Podcast Episodes

Season 4 – Episode 17: Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson

Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse, talks Mark Zuckerberg, events, training, education, partnerships, family and your listeners questions. Ryan Carson only works four days a week. In fact, all of Treehouse only works four days a week, doesn’t have any managers, and yet it’s still a fast-growing online coding school that brings technology education to the masses. Under Ryan’s guidance as co-founder and CEO, Treehouse is a blossoming venue to learn how to build a website, code an app, and more. How does he get anything done with only a four day work week? We asked Ryan to share his origin story and so much more. Location: Portland, OR

Current Gig: CEO and Co-Founder, Treehouse.

Season 4 – Episode 16: The Notting Hill Moment

“I’m just a founder standing in front of a founder asking him to start a company with him!” Jason asks Ru to be his partner, asking himself the question how much of your company should you give up when you bring on a partner and sharing some of his watermelon rather then owning the whole grape. Found out if he says ” I do! I will”?

Season 4 – Episode 15: The Online Fireside Chat Interview

Scott lets us listen in while he is interviewed across the globe with the Online Fireside Chat with 5 super Entrepreneurs including Alysia Silberg, a nominee for the Inspiration Award, Founder and COO of Acceleforce, and a UN Global Champion for Women’s Empowerment in Entrepreneurship. Sudha Kheterpal is a British-Indian musician best known as the percussionist in Faithless. In 2008 she toured with The Return of the Spice Girls. She has also played with K-Klass, Kylie Minogue, Melanie Williams, Jo Roberts, Corduroy, Mark Morrison, Rae and Christian, Ian Brown, Talvin Singh, and Dido. Founder of Shake Your Power – Clean tech & STEAM ed. through music.

Season 4 – Episode 14: C’MERE – A Co-Founder Story – Part 2


Ru Barksfield is CEO and Co-Founder of Fat Unicorn, working with some of the world’s largest brands to invent, prototype and build new hardware and software solutions and bring them to market to solve specific problems. Now working on the worlds first fat loss on demand product, C’MERE – (pronounced ” come here” ) now available on iOS and Android with Jason Allan Scott.

Rupert is a creative and talented exec with over 15 years of experience in the tech, marketing, advertising and event industry. His career has covered most of the globe and dealing with world leaders to CEO’s of the top tech firms. Never satisfied with a ‘No’ or ‘Can’t’ he is an expert in analysing P&L or projects budgets` to find the areas that will provide more cost efficient routes.

Disrupter, Advisor, Board Member, Investor, Writer, Speaker, CEO of FATUnicorn & PayPer, Husband, Father, and; An expert in finding solutions to tough problems.

Skills include:
• Leadership and Direction, Mentorship and Advising
• A cultivator of talent and bringing young people into the AdTech industry
• Helping bringing brands to life and interacting with their customers
• Expert business modeller and creating revenue streams around tech ideas
• Never stopped by the words ‘no’ and ’can’t

Clients Include: Barclays, Nike, NBA, Google, YouTube, The FA, NFL, MLB, Vodafone, Verizon, HP, Cirque du Soleil, Samsung, AEG, Danone, Live Nation and EMI, SEEDRS, VR, AI

Specialties: Leadership, Team Creation & Resorce Managment, P/L Budget Management & Cost Control, Company and Project Strategy, Project Direction, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Relationship Management, Process Improvement & Implementation, Creative Ideation and Implementation – welcome Ru to the Guestlist.

Season 4 – Episode 13: C’MERE – A Co-Founder Story – Part 1

Ru Barksfield is CEO and Co-Founder of Fat Unicorn, working with some of the world’s largest brands to invent, prototype and build new hardware and software solutions and bring them to market to solve specific problems. Now working on the worlds first fat loss on demand product, C’MERE – (pronounced “come here” ) now available on iOS and Android with Jason Allan Scott.

Rupert is a creative and talented exec with over 15 years of experience in the tech, marketing, advertising and event industry. His career has covered most of the globe and dealing with world leaders to CEO’s of the top tech firms. Never satisfied with a ‘No’ or ‘Can’t’ he is an expert in analysing P&L or projects budgets` to find the areas that will provide more cost efficient routes.

Disrupter, Advisor, Board Member, Investor, Writer, Speaker, CEO of FATUnicorn & PayPer, Husband, Father, and an expert in finding solutions to tough problems.

Skills include:
•  Leadership and Direction, Mentorship and Advising
•  A cultivator of talent and bringing young people into the AdTech industry
•  Helping bringing brands to life and interacting with their customers
•  Expert business modeller and creating revenue streams around tech ideas
• Never stopped by the words ‘no’ and ’can’t

Clients Include: Barclays, Nike, NBA, Google, YouTube, The FA, NFL, MLB, Vodafone, Verizon, HP, Cirque du Soleil, Samsung, AEG, Danone, Live Nation and EMI, SEEDRS, VR, AI

Specialties: Leadership, Team Creation & Resorce Managment, P/L Budget Management & Cost Control, Company and Project Strategy, Project Direction, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Relationship Management, Process Improvement & Implementation, Creative Ideation and Implementation – welcome Ru to the Guestlist.

Season 4 – Episode 12: Welcome to the Guestlist Mr. Adam Parry!

Jason Speaks to Adam Parry, another EVENTREPRENEUR in Frankfurt, Germany. Adam is the Editor of www.eventindustrynews.co.uk (EIN) – a worldwide online news portal for the events industry. Adam is experienced in feature writing and journalism, Adam, over the last six years, has developed EIN into the dynamic ‘go to’ title for the events industry, building relationships with trade associations, suppliers, promoters and organisers – whilst delivering the perfect interactive platform for the market.

Adam is also the Co-Founder of the Event Technology Awards that, for the first time in the UK, recognised the use of technology across many event disciplines. Adam tells tells us his founder story, shares some secrets, some gripes, and his love for the events industry and fitness.

Adam’s email address is editor@eventindustrynews.co.uk

Season 4 – Episode 11: Meet Jackie Mulligan and ShopAppy!

Jackie Mulligan champion events in the North, speaker and founder of her own digital start-up ShopAppy.com shares her story and answers listeners letters. ShopAppy was founded by Jackie Mulligan, who loves shopping in her home town of Saltaire. She and many of her friends were worried about seeing many of the great local shops struggling because of the increasing competition from supermarkets and online shopping giants. She even saw some shops closing to become online sellers – leaving vacant shops in the town. Jackie explains “I realised how happy it made me feel to have these lovely shops so close by, and how enjoyable it was to shop locally where you could speak to shopkeepers about the products because they had chosen them and they had bought them. I also noticed that in the local shops, residents talked to each other, shopping local just makes us all feel more connected and happy. I called it feeling ‘shopappy’ because I am a cockney and always drop my H’s”

She also met lots of people who cared a lot about shopping local, but when they got home from work the shops were closed.

Jackie set about creating ShopAppy. Jackie is delighted that it is launched, she says “ShopAppy will give every independent in every local town a 24-hour shop window, doesn’t take commission on sales and encourages shoppers to look at what amazing things are on their doorstep. It is great to have convenience but it is also great when you feel good about where you shop. That’s what might make us all shopappy!”

Season 4 – Episode 10: Brian Cuban is on The Guestlist Podcast!

Brian Cuban is an American attorney, author, and activist. He is often interviewed on Male Eating Disorders and a lawyer and activist in the areas of First Amendment issues and hate speech. Listen as Brian talks to Jason about addiction, family, love, acceptance, body dysmorphia, being a lawyer and his new book, “The Addicted Lawyer”. Find him on http://www.briancuban.com and @bcuban