In this episode we continue our series from 1871 with Village Capital’s cohort and interview Matt Wilkerson and Byron Hsu from Paragon One and Melissa Risteff from Couragion. Completely different and innovative ed-tech companies moving our education system forward.

A special event at 1871 with Village Capital’s ed-tech cohorts. We speak with Nasir Qadree about Village Capital and how their program redefines Venture Capital models. And speak with Dan Nash Co-founder of Comprendio, about Comprendio’s innovative ed-tech model.

Jack Abramoff (a US lobbyist for many years) and I discuss what lobbyism is, and some basics behind what lobbyists do. We learn about the process and how it interacts with business and society as it is important for all professionals to be involved with the legislative process.

We meet Nicole Yeary, founder of Ms. Tech. Nicole and I discuss problems and struggles of starting a business and what she is doing to help, mentor, and inspire women to become entrepreneurs.