Radio Cade

Radio Cade is a podcast brought to you by the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida. Radio Cade introduces listeners to inventors and their sources of motivation and inspiration. Learn about their ...more

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September 21, 2022 00:36:16
Florida Innovation Speaker Series: Dr. Sylvia Wilson Thomas

Florida Innovation Speaker Series: Dr. Sylvia Wilson Thomas

Sylvia Wilson Thomas joins host James Di Virgilio for a limited series that explores stories of innovation, patent protection, and product commercialization in the state of Florida. Dr. Sylvia Wilson Thomas leads the University of South Florida research enterprise and is the first African American female to lead an R1 university research program in Florida. Dr. Thomas also serves as President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering in Medicine and Biology Florida West Coast Section, advisor for Society of Women Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers, and member of the Board of Directors for Black Girls Code and Florida Senate Appointee to the Florida Education Fund Board of Directors. This series was made possible in partnership with the Cade Museum, Florida House on Capitol Hill, and the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. ...

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September 14, 2022 00:35:13
Florida Innovation Speaker Series: Paul Sohl

Florida Innovation Speaker Series: Paul Sohl

Paul Sohl, joins host James Di Virgilio for a limited series that explores stories of innovation, patent protection, and product commercialization in the state of Florida. Paul Sohl is the CEO of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, an economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, and the University of Florida. This series was made possible in partnership with the Cade Museum, Florida House on Capitol Hill, and the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. ...

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June 08, 2022 00:24:18
Stefano Alva: Chief Financial Officer of Farm to Flame Energy

Stefano Alva: Chief Financial Officer of Farm to Flame Energy

Stefano Alva, joins host Richard Miles to discuss how Farm to Flame Energy is providing affordable and renewable power in areas across the country. “So, the fuel that we're using to power our generators is really where our patent is around, which is the way that we convert the biomass into a powderized fuel that is very uniform and it behaves in a very predictable way. So, what has been a challenge in the industry is really to be able to overcome the different types of biomass that are available and be able to find the system where you can create a uniform output out of this mixed biomass waste. And that's exactly what our patent focuses on and what our expertise really lies in.” Stefano Alva is Chief Financial Officer of Farm to Flame Energy. Farm to Flame Energy was a Fibonacci Finalists in the 2021 Cade Prize Competition for Innovation.  To learn more about Farm to Flame Energy visit their website at ftfenergy.com or visit Wefunder.com/farmtoflameenergy2  ...

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June 01, 2022 00:24:14
Tready Smith: CEO of Bayshore Capital and Chairman of the Board for USA Rare Earth

Tready Smith: CEO of Bayshore Capital and Chairman of the Board for USA Rare Earth

Tready Smith, CEO of Bayshore Capital and Chairman of the Board for USA Rare Earth, joins host Richard Miles to discuss rare earth metals, what its like running an investment firm, and what she looks for in potential investment companies.   "We believe the team that is trying to bring an idea to market is crucial and having a, we call it a purpose-built team that has been rounded up. Having people on the team who have specific capability and experience in an area makes that team either successful or not successful. So having that purpose-built team where you look at it, you can say, oh, I see why every member of that team is critical to the success of this idea. People drive ideas, people have relationships, people are the critical part of investment success."   In this episode, Smith also shares advice for young entrepreneurs and what it was like growing up with an entrepreneur father.  ...

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May 25, 2022 00:28:06
Russell Donda: Great Lakes Innovation & Development Enterprise

Russell Donda: Great Lakes Innovation & Development Enterprise

Russell Donda, the Entrepreneur in Residence at Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise, joins host Richard Miles to discuss the secrets to startup success.   "It is the beginning of an idea, [i]f the startup is going to be successful… that idea should be novel. Secondly, it takes generally a serious plan and then working that plan and working that plan includes the other important component of startups. And that is funding, bringing money in to move that startup along."   In this episode, Donda discusses the five fundamentals for startup companies, and his own professional path that brought him to where he is today. ...

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May 04, 2022 00:27:10
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Santh Sathya: CEO of LuftCar, LLC

Santh Sathya joins host Richard Miles to discuss how his company, LuftCar LLC, is revolutionizing the realm of regional transportation, providing both sustainable and affordable multipurpose mobility vehicles.  Sathya and his company are in the process of developing hydrogen powered, modular, autonomous air and road mobility electric vehicles with vertical takeoff and landing: “A lot of people have to travel hundreds of miles to go to a large commercial airport to take an overseas trip or take a long-distance flight. So, what we are doing is promoting an alternative for those people to fly from their little hometowns, from the rural areas, from small cities to these bigger commercial airports and both those sides”.  In this episode, Sathya discusses how the movies he saw in his childhood inspired him to find a solution to the problems many face regarding regional transportation—only about 28% of the American population has access to air travel, because it is too tedious or expensive, but Sathya believes it does not have to continue to be this way. He believes inventors should collaborate and solve similar problems together. ...

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