All articles by Joe Cunningham

EPISODE 008: Brian Pincelli – Local Government, Technology, and Startups

Listen to an interview with Brian Pincelli

This week we have Brian Pincelli, principal planner on the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board speaking about the local government's relationship with startups and entrepreneurs.

Volu: Giving Non-Profits the Tech They Need

“Doing more good better”

When Chris McCarthy came up with Volu, he didn’t do it in a vacuum. A 40 Below community engagement volunteer, McCarthy was tasked with organizing and promoting non-profit work in the greater Syracuse area. The website he had to work with was not very helpful. In fact, McCarthy found, many non-profit organizations across the globe were having the same problems: mainly, tech.

Episode 007: WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Listen to an interview with members of WISE

This week we have members of WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship talking about their annual Symposium event coming up April 21st at Syracuse University, as well as the WISE Women's Business Center that helps launch and support women entrepreneurs.

Women-Owned Businesses and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

According to, over the past decade and a half, the number of women-owned businesses has grown substantially by 54% (roughly 8 million). However, though 30% of companies are now owned by women, only 5% of venture capital is invested in women-owned ventures.

EPISODE 006: Jeff Knauss, The Digital Hyve

Listen to an interview with Jeff Knauss of The Digital Hyve

This week we have Jeff Knauss, president and partner of The Digital Hyve, an online marketing firm in CNY. Our podcast continues from our tech profile on Tuesday (read the full article here). Listen here for the full interview:

The Digital Hyve: Interview with Jeff Knauss

Meet Jeff Knauss: President of The Digital Hyve

From being a 40 Under 40 recipient in 2014, on the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Central New York and CNY Sales and Marketing Executives, to President of The Digital Hyve, Jeff Knauss is an extremely dynamic local businessman who is helping companies advance their footprint online.

EPISODE 005: Brian Caufield, Folksware Technologies

(Podcast) Listen to an interview with Brian Caufield

This week we have Brian Caufield, a freelance programmer, and his company Folksware Technologies.

Networking Solutions: A Look at Teracai

TERACAI: a local company that creates a wide range of technical business solutions

Business today is almost impossible without technology. Whether it is a budding startup or an established corporation looking to upgrade, questions about making expectations become reality almost always involve some sort of box that is connected to the internet.

EPISODE 004: Mitchell Patterson, Hack Upstate

(Podcast) An Interview with Mitchell Patterson of Hack Upstate

The Next Best Thing Stories about Innovation This week we have Mitchell Patterson, co-founder of Hack Upstate. Special thanks to Sarah Roche and Tony Kershaw for hosting the program this week! For more info on Hack Upstate and how to sign up for the upcoming April 11-12th event, visit their website at

ONICS: The Intelligent Car System

An Interview with CNY native Aaron Speach, founder & CEO of ONICS, the intelligent car system.

77% of Americans admit to texting and driving, which is also the number one killer of American teens.