Shots & Bytes

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

20 episodes of Shots & Bytes since the first episode, which aired on September 10th, 2015.

  • Uber for Private Events - Host Founder talks about getting started in the on demand bartender business

    September 21st, 2018  |  Season 4  |  54 mins 29 secs
    bartenders, entertainment, events, mobile, podcast

    Michelle Carazas comes on to talk about starting Host, a mobile app that connects local vetted bartenders with event hosts. Hear her journey from growing up traveling the world, to starting Host and getting into the incubator that accelerated the business.

  • A Coding Bootcamp for Veterans, Rod Levy talks about starting this exciting venture

    September 14th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  33 mins 42 secs
    army, chicago, education, marines, navy, software development, technology, veterans

    A Chicago coding bootcamp teaching veterans to code. Rod Levy comes on to talk about his journey starting up this non-profit, how they get funding and placing these veterans in jobs after they graduate.

  • Jimmy Huber, Infotech CEO & IT Rockstar talks about security, growth and the rise of the mobile worker

    September 7th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 17 secs
    business, interview, technology

    Central Illinois IT Solutions Firm Infotech has been in an explosive growth mode over the last several years and We've been lucky enough to talk to Jimmy Huber, the founder and CEO many times on the show. Today we learn whats been happening over the last year and a half - what they are looking into and providing clients - and as always a bunch of wisdom about starting and running a business.

  • Inspiring Students with Technology at eSpark Learning

    May 5th, 2017  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 40 secs
    education, interview, startup, technology

    This edtech startup has raised over 10 million dollars and has worked with over 80k students ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade. They do this through personalized learning and empowering teachers to transform their classrooms with differentiated instruction. Luke is the CTO and Blake the director of engineering, join us to talk about the technology and process and partnerships that make eSpark so successful.

  • Becoming The Best Team in Chicago with Derek Nelson

    April 28th, 2017  |  Season 3  |  57 mins 12 secs
    design, interview, marketing, technology

    This week Derek joins us to discuss hiring for his company Clique, how he manages his family life when he cant "shut off" and we talk about how Clique has become one of the best teams to work for in Chicago, and whats next now that they have reached that goal.

  • Running an Unconventional Branding Agency

    April 21st, 2017  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 16 secs
    design, interview, startup, technology

    Ava St. Claire comes on the show to talk about starting up The Moonrose Agency and the challenges she has faced as a minority in technology. We talk about the difficulties of the business side of small business, why she has a psychic on staff and the many awesome things Ava is working on with Moonrose.

  • Changing Health Insurance With Endeavor Plus

    April 14th, 2017  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 13 secs
    health care, interview, startup

    This week, Vincent Esposito comes on to talk about Endeavor Plus, an innovative health insurance company that is looking to challenge some of the big players in the industry like Blue Cross and Blue Shied, Cigna, etc. We talk about how Vinny transitioned into the Healthcare, and insurance industries from banking on wall street, what Endeavor offers to employers and employees and what they are hoping for in the near future.

  • Making Media Collaborative and Transparent With Hearken

    April 6th, 2017  |  Season 3  |  55 mins 6 secs
    interview, media, startup, technology

    Corey Haines is the CTO and CoFounder of Hearken, a company with the small mission of making the media more transparent by boosting readers engagement during the reporting process.

  • What to Expect When Getting Into Tech

    September 8th, 2016  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 23 secs
    chat, technology

    Brent Williams joins us this week to talk about what he is doing to assist people looking to switch careers, or if you are coming out of college and looking to join a really good company. What do you look for, how do you get in the door? Listen to the full episode now.

  • If I Cut Off My Arm, I Will 3D Print A New One

    September 1st, 2016  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 41 secs
    interview, manufacturing, startup, technology

    Mike Moceri joins us this week to talk about his 3d printing business, how he got into it and why he came up with MakerOS, a platform for 3d printing businesses. If you're like me and think 3d printing is all about widgets, listen as Mike talks about the real world applications 3d printing is being used for today.

  • A Chat About Code Reviews with Shara Miller

    August 25th, 2016  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 36 secs
    chat, technology

    This week we focus a little more on the tech side of things and discuss code reviews with Shara Miller. Shara is an Engineer at a leading advertising agency here in Chicago, and has many years of experience working on the web.

  • IT Solutions 12 months later with Jimmy Huber

    August 18th, 2016  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 28 secs
    business, interview, technology

    Jimmy is back after 12 months and shares all the new things going on at Infotech Solutions. We also talk about his new venture, becoming the "Wireless Guy" in his local community. New offices, new VP, new clients, new employees and a new baby coming soon too.

  • Seamless Technology for Senior Care with Donovan Morrison of Luna Lights

    August 4th, 2016  |  Season 2  |  39 mins 28 secs
    interview, startup, technology

    Luna Lights is taking a new approach to fall prevention. It prevents and detects falls and keeps you connected to the ones you love.


    In this episode we talk about senior care, technology and how Luna Lights is using such a seamless implementation that the user doesn't even have to turn it on at night.

  • Tech Diversity with Dominic Liddell of Tech While Black

    July 28th, 2016  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 41 secs
    interview, technology

    Dominic Liddell is helping black adults reach their career and business goals in tech as well as educating companies about diversity in tech by creating programs and opportunities through Tech While Black.

  • Starting Up A Branded Video Content Company with Christian Ramirez

    July 15th, 2016  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 24 secs
    interview, media, startup

    Christian Ramirez is an incredibly driven and talented entrepreneur. He founded Two Gents Digital with his friend and produce some of the most visually stunning content you can get as a brand.

  • Performance Reviews Suck! Jennifer and Landon Shoop are Changing that with Fizz

    July 8th, 2016  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 37 secs
    interview, startup, technology

    Jennifer and Landon Shoop are a husband and wife team taking on how performance reviews are done with their new service, Fizz. Thought up when Landon was frustrated with how antiquated and mundane the system for reviews was, they built Fizz keeping rating fairness and transparency in mind.