Recent Episodes

Startup Compliance with Sam Li

Ian Bergman sits down with Sam Li, the dynamic founder and CEO of Thoropass. This episode delves deep into the world of compliance for startups, unpacking the complexities and challenges that new tech companies face when navigating the demanding landscape of information security and privacy standards.

Navigating the Paradox of Innovation with Robyn Bolton

Ian Bergman engages with Robyn Bolton, innovator extraordinaire and founder of MileZero, known for her strategic acumen from her time at P&G to the insights gained under Clay Christensen’s tutelage. Robyn dives into her life as a risk-averse innovator, revealing how she molds breakthrough ideas into actionable strategies within the rigid frameworks of large corporations.

The Power of Dissatisfaction and Navigating Uncharted Routes to Innovation with Christy Canida

Christy Canida, Senior Director at Alchemist, joins host Ian Bergman for a deep dive into the intricate universe of corporate innovation. Christy's diverse background, spanning from the biotech industry to the helm of startups like Instructables—which later found its home with Autodesk—paints a vibrant backdrop to their conversation.

About AlchemistX:
Innovators Inside

What is new in Corporate Innovation, and why is it so hard?
Join us for a series of interviews with thought leaders and high achievers in Corporate Innovation. Through intimate conversations with host Ian Bergman, we explore what makes Corporate Innovation so hard. Guests range from established stars to the most exciting up-and-comers. Innovators Inside is a must-listen for anyone trying to instill a culture of curiosity into a large corporation.

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Ian Bergman
Podcast Host,
Managing Director AlchemistX
As a self-described general-purpose nerd and corporate innovation agitator, Ian loves working at the intersection of emerging tech startups and the innovation needs of established organizations.
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Mercedes Fawns
Marketing Manager,
Mercedes has been working as a writer, editor, and communications professional for nearly 10 years and brings a passion for words and communicating the human experience into the digital marketing space.
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