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Pod 72: Dan Gordon – the man behind Gordon Biersch!

Hilarious Gordon Biersch YouTube video referenced  The Gordon Biersch way to deliver kegs! Sign-up for Audible and get a FREE month! Sam:                      All right. Let’s bring in our guest today. Sergio, pretty pumped. We’re at Gordon Biersch Brewery and we’re sitting with Dan Gordon. Sergio:                  We’re not only at Gordon Biersch, we’re at the headquarters…

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Hustle Valley 4: Event Planning w/ Cori Lambert

Cori Lambert left the world of account management to pursue a more hands on career: event planning. From Long Beach, California, she worked her way up to the Bay Area to jump-start an exciting adventure with Stuart Event Rentals, gaining a behind the scenes pass to any Silicon Valley affair. From LinkedIn to the PGA…

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From the Vault: Our Podcast w/ RANDY HAHN from the San Jose Sharks!

Originally recorded in August of 2017 and re-released in March of 2018… Sam & Serg sit down with San Jose Sharks Television broadcaster, “the voice,” Randy Hahn. This legend has been calling Sharks games since the beginning back in 91 and has won 8 emmys! Grab your favorite sharks jersey and listen in as we…

WhatUp #65: The Bay Area’s Favorite Sandwich w/ Ike Shehadeh of Ike’s Place

In its humble beginnings, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches started on 16th and Mission amongst the bustle of San Francisco. Now, with 40 locations and a new partnership with NFL player, Marshawn Lynch, Ike Shehadeh is taking over the west coast one dutch crunch at a time. The sandwich mogul started his rocky journey as a…

WhatUp #63: Cannabis Laws w/ Buddy’s Cannabis

Weed is now legal in Silicon Valley and it’s already a big business. Today we’re sitting with Matt Lucero of Buddy’s Cannabis, the states first legally licensed recreational marijuana dispensary. Buddy’s storefront has everything from basic Pre rolled joints to Cannabis infused churros. Listen in as Serg and I learn the ins and outs of…

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WhatUp #58: 49ers Exec Robert Alberino (Diving deep into Marketing Strategies)

WhatUp… super pumped to bring you this episode with Robert Alberino – the Executive Producer and VP of the San Francisco 49ers. Robert’s energy is infectious… and in this episode we dive deep into the 49ers marketing strategies… and as always good expect cheasy jokes and good stories. Let’s dive in PitchTank: just go to…

WhatUp #56: Intro to new format and HUSTLE VALLEY #1

Starting January 1st, 2018 WhatUp Silicon Valley is moving to a network format. Every Monday through Friday we will bring you a Podcast all about professional development and what’s going down in Silicon Valley. This special episode is an introduction to our new once a month pod featuring all the hosts – Hustle Valley. WhatUp…

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WhatUp #55: Silicon Valley’s Incubator for the Food Industry w/ Foodspace + Co

Joe Schumaker is no stranger to the entrepreneurial hustle and grind. His first business, Cosmopolitan Catering is well known in the South Bay for it’s delicious recipes and corporate campus cafes. Listen in as we sit down with Joe to hear more about his story and his latest venture Foodspace + Co. Joe is also…

WhatUp #52: How the Doritos Locos tacos were born…

Get your Movie Pass! DTSJ Transformation of Guadalupe River area /  Janice Bitters shout out Elvis’ Coffee Shop Social Listening ABOUT NetBase NetBase Case Studies Cheap Razors delivered monthly to your door from Dollar Shave Club! (Sam’s favorite) Teddy Ruxpin is back as a popular holiday gift! Doritos locos To learn more about NetBase, hit us up and Sergio will get you complimentary…

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WhatUp #51: Flying High w/ SJC!

Jonathan Vader, the Marketing Manager, at SJC sits down with the guys to talk all things relating to Silicon Valley’s Airport – SJC. Register for the Turkey  Trot here Carl Guardino Podcast Young Professionals Ugly Sweater Mixer on 12/14 Check out Clask & Flask in Campbell! Jonathan Vader, Marketing Manager @ SJC Norman Y. Mineta…

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WhatUp #50: Exploring the world of Cupcakes (w/ Andrea from FROST Cupcake Factory)

Frost Cupcake Factory is a winner of the Food Network’s hit TV Show “Cupcake Wars”. In this episode, you’ll hear us discuss how Andrea went from Adult Beverage Salesperson connoisseurto channeling her inner child and tackling the entrepreneurial journey as a baker. Next time you’re in downtown Campbell, drop by Frost and try their cookie…

WhatUp #49: President of the 49ers – Al Guido.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become the President of a professional sports team? In this episode you’ll hear first hand how Al Guido’s work ethic was monumental in his journey to ultimately becoming the President of the San Francisco 49ers. Shout Outs and Mentions: Contact the 49ers #BayAreaUnite for California Fire Relief…

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WhatUp #48: Noah Kagan (Tech life in Austin vs. Silicon Valley)

Born and raised in San Jose, Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint and has since created four multi-million dollar businesses. His latest obsession is Sumo.com (free marketing tools for small businesses to become big). He founded AppSumo.com (daily deals for entrepreneurs) and has a popular podcast on business, Noah Kagan Presents. In this episode we discuss Noah’s take…

BONUS: Fantasy Football w/ Pro Football Focus (Jeff Ratcliffe)

Jeff Ratcliffe from Pro Football Focus (PFF) joins the guys. Expect to hear his career transition from Anthropology College Professor to Fantasy Football expert! Jeff is currently the Head of Fantasy at PFF, Podcast Host AND an award winning SiriusXM Host! Jeff was one of the main inspirations for the WhatUp Silicon Valley Podcast – listen…

WhatUp #47: Amazon HQ2 in SJ? (w/ The Silicon Valley Business Journal)

The Silicon Valley Business Journal joins the pod to discuss the possibility of Amazon’s second HQ coming to San Jose and a quick update on Google’s move to DTSJ along with other updates. A few time stamps & Shout Outs: SVBJ updates @ 4:00 Amazon HQ2 intro @ 7:30 Outrageous things cities are doing to…

WhatUp #46: Words of Wisdom with Sharks Legend Jamie Baker

“Why would I worry about a shot I haven’t taken” … Biggest Sharks Goal Ever @ 1:30 College Life @ 6:00 Music & the Doors @ 8:00 Sports being a positive impact @ 13:45 Warriors Parade @ 14:30 Off-season life @ 19:00 Season life @ 24:00 Actually, Fine, Should – words you SHOULDN’T say @…

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WhatUp #45: Joshua Russell – A representation of the Hustle & Grind that is Silicon Valley

In today’s podcast we sit down with Joshua Russell. An accomplished author, sports media Pro, art enthusiast and even a banker. Expect to hear some ghost stories as well… Shoutouts Silicon Valley Business Journal SV Creates Content mag 10/19 pickup party Sj leadership Svo/ SV next Pb wolf Dirtbag dan Winchester mystery house Little boy…

BONUS: Startups pitching LIVE @ G-Startup in Silicon Valley!

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.  This might sound familiar because we had Ryan Baird from G-Startup  on Podcast 39. On September 14th, 2017 our…

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Sam & Serg #42: Silicon Valley Clean Energy is Saving you Money and you might not even know it

Pamela Leonard from Silicon Valley Clean Energy joins the pod to discuss how you might be saving money on your energy bill and not even know it.  In addition to some local craft beer talk and how she got to where she is today. Shoutouts 9/23:  Ludwig’s Oktoberfest 9/26: Live Podcast & Comedy Jam w/…

Sam & Serg #41: Larry Krueger from KNBR (Live @ Levi’s Stadium)

Larry Krueger sits down with us live from the KNBR Studio at Levi’s Stadium!  Listen in as the guys talk football on opening day, what it takes to work in radio (and with Gary Radnich), that one time Larry met Howard, college football in Silicon Valley, 49ers 2017 outlook, fantasy talk and Larry’s bold Super…

Podcast 40: THE Sports Bar in Downtown San Jose – Rookies Sports Lodge

We made it to our 40th Podcast!  Sitting down with our go to SPORTS Bar in Downtown San Jose.  Listen in as we explore the dynamics of family businesses and masterminding with industry peers for success! Check Rookies out:  RookiesLodge.com Shout Outs Podcast Movement 2017 Recap Flemings Steakhouse 3rd Annual Civic & Gov Tech Showcase…

Podcast 39: Tips for Start-ups with Ryan Baird from G-Startup

Exploring the Startup world, investing in the product or the person and learn from Ryan Baird of G-Startup worldwide. Stay tuned for some actionable tips for your next pitch! Ryan has been a judge on our Annual PitchTank event which is held at eBay.     Shout Outs Sushi Randy Frost Cupcakes Jamie Baker Randy…

Podcast 37: Warriors Outsiders (Fan boy to Main Stage @ Championship Parade)

Sam & Serg sit down with Grant Liffmann… Co-Host and Creator of the Warriors Outsiders. Listen in as Grant went from Warriors fan to broadcasting on the main stage of the Warriors Championship parade with Ros Gold Onwude and the rest of the team! Time Stamps Intro of Grant Liffmann @ 2:20 The Legend that…

Podcast 36: Randy Hahn – 8x Emmy Winner and SJ Sharks TV Broadcaster

Sam & Serg sit down with San Jose Sharks Television broadcaster, “the voice,” Randy Hahn. This legend has been calling Sharks games since the beginning back in 91 and has won 8 emmys! Grab your favorite sharks jersey and listen in as we interview this Bay Area sports legend! Legendary play by play broadcaster for…

Podcast 35: The Dirtbag Dan Show

Today we’re going to be interviewing our favorite rapper from San Jose (AKA the ZAE), Dirtbag Dan. This DirtBag has a major Event (BOTZ 8) coming up on 7/28-29 in San Jose. So grab your pen and pad, you’ll want to take notes on this episode! Shout Outs Uproar Brewery Alvarado Brewery Grant from Warriors…

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Podcast 34: Pool Parties at the Fairmont in Downtown San Jose!

The secret is out… The Fairmont in downtown San Jose is the place to be this summer!  Listen in as we get an insider look at their DETOX pool parties!  Register today for the Pool Party on 7/23 and mark your calendar for labor day weekend too! Check out this video showing just how cool…