“O The Innovation” Podcast

a deep dive into tech startups

“O The Innovation” brings you the voices behind the tech city that is under everyone’s radar. Every other week you’ll hear about all of the innovation happening in Central Florida from start up founders to corporate business leaders.

If you’ve only come here for the rides, you don’t know the half of it. We’ve got billionaire tech unicorns, founders raising millions, and if you tune in to each episode, you may just find another reason to bring your talents to the city beautiful.

Available for steaming on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify as well as several other streaming platforms, “O The Innovation” is produced by the Orlando Tech Council, a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that works to advance Broad-based Prosperity™ by strengthening Orlando’s economy, amplifying Orlando’s story, championing regional priorities, empowering community leaders and building a brilliant region.

Episode 4

Seeing Through The World of Virtual Reality

What is virtual reality? According to Merriam Webster, it is an artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (such as sights and sounds) provided by a computer and in which one’s actions partially determine what happens in the environment

But again… what is virtual reality?

In this episode, we hear from two experts who explain what virtual reality is, why it’s important, and where the future of VR goes.

Episode 3

How to scale your startup

With every entrepreneur aiming to become the next unicorn startup, entrepreneurship has never been more popular. But what happens after you start? Startups don’t become unicorns because you start a company, there is a lot more work that goes into it. That’s exactly what we dive into with our conversation with 3 entrepreneurs.

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Episode 2

The Rise Of The Video Game Industry

In 2019, the video game industry’s revenue was 7x the revenue of the whole music industry and 3x the box office. The video game industry has been on the rise and continues to grow each and every year. One of the key cornerstones of this industry is Orlando, Florida. In this episode, we dive into how video games have gone mainstream and why Orlando continues to play a large role in this expanding industry.

In this episode, you will hear from Daryl Holt, Vice President / General Manager (EA-Tiburon, EA SPORTS Austin, & EA SPORTS Madrid), Sean Pinnock, CEO of CyberDream, Creator of Virtual Battlegrounds (#2 on Steam Charts), and Deanna Galbraith, Founder / Creative Director at Captilight

Episode 1

The Year That Audio Took Center Stage

Got Zoom fatigue? Don’t worry, we all have it. But that’s one of the main reasons that audio has been on the rise lately. Platforms like Voxtell and Yac are changing the way that not just companies, but teams interact with each other. Clubhouse is connecting people from around the world. And the best part about audio is that you can always do things while you’re listening. Want to learn while driving? Listen to a podcast. Want to connect with someone while cooking dinner? Jump on Clubhouse. Want to go for a walk while checking in on your team? Send a Yac.

In this inaugural episode, you will hear from Justin Mitchell, CEO/Founder of Yac and Junior Smizmaul, CEO/Founder of Voxtel.

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