All articles by Joe Cunningham

EPISODE 009: Jeannette Hanna – World of Cheddar, Interactive Design

Listen to an interview with Jeannette Hanna

This week we have Jeannette Hanna of World of Cheddar. Hanna is a student at SU and specializes in interactive design exploring also virtual reality, augmented reality, and other new technology and media. Listen here for a really interesting and fun show.

Jeannette Hanna: Exploring the World of Interactive Design

Mastering the art and science of the interface

As a student at Syracuse University, Jeannette Hanna is a policies studies major, but she also explores a brave new world. As a perpetual student of technology and innovation, Hanna also enjoys tapping into the world of interactive design.

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.