Find A Way Podcast

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#56 Community Builder w/ Lloyed Lobo

Lloyed Lobo, an entrepreneur, podcast host and community builder, experienced the Gulf War as a young refugee in Kuwait, witnessing the strength of community in evacuating the population to safety. As the co-founder of fintech platform Boast.Al, he leveraged the Community-Led Growth model to bootstrap the company to $10 million in annual recurring revenue while also co-founding Traction, a community empowering more than 100k innovators through connections, content, and capital.

Lloyed is also the author of ‘From Grassroots To Greatness: 13 Rules to Build Iconic Brands with Community Led Growth’ (foreword by Jason Lemkin), which covers tactical advice from community-led businesses both big and small, such as Apple, Harley Davidson, Nike, Crossfit, HubSpot, and many more to help readers attract passionate and devoted fans of their own. The book topped Amazon’s new release charts in various categories, including Startups and Business Technology, within mere hours of its pre-sale launch.

Lloyed has been covered in Fox Business, Techcrunch, SF Business Journals, Forbes, and several other publications. He has also been a speaker at more than 100 conferences and podcasts including SaaStr, Entrepreneurs on Fire, Marketing School, Mixergy, and more.


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#55 Soldier Entrepreneur w/ Abhinav Prakash

Abhinav is a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces and social entrepreneur who has carved out a reputation for challenging the status quo. He strives to build on the wealth of international experience and cultural learnings that he has accumulated from travel to over 50 countries. 

As an avid photographer, he is used to seeing things in different perspectives from most people with a very keen eye for detail. With AP Performance Consulting, his latest venture, he is determined to make meaningful contributions in society and to the overall development of individuals in the community. 

Recent work experience has been with several of the top organizations around the world including those in the NHL, NBA, MLS as well as NBA India, Canada Basketball, and more. Abhinav is also a passionate advocate for women and minorities in sports and leadership. 

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#054 Financial Literacy w/ Doina Oncel

Doina Oncel is a changemaker, founder, innovator, social entrepreneur, and a licensed financial broker, building communities and helping families with access to financial literacy. 
She was named the 2021 WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. Additionally, Doina has been nominated for the 2021 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards and the 2020 WomenTech’s Global Awards in The Women & Diversity in Tech Ally of the Year. Furthermore, Doina was nominated for the 2018 Premier’s Award by George Brown College. 

Doina is named a Role Model for Canadians by Barbie’s “You can be anything campaign” to help celebrate today’s career woman and to inspire young women everywhere to pursue careers of their choice. She is also named a Trailblazer by Women in IP of the Institute of Canada for the work done so far to create opportunities for the next generation to enter STEM fields. 

Because of her leadership, hEr VOLUTION is known as an award-winning organization recognized for the Achievement of Young Women in STEM by ImpactAI. 

Doina is currently working on helping women and families build a legacy through financial literacy. 

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#053 Intellectual Property w/ Siamak Riahi

Siamak is the founder and CEO of Riahi Patents, Inc. 

He has over 18 years of experience in research, development, and intellectual property. 

After spending about a decade in academia, he needed more challenges and decided to use his technical expertise in the Intellectual property world. He started working for an IP search firm in the U.S. and started his own patent research business after a few years. 

After moving to Canada in 2018, he started working with startups, SMEs, and investors on IP strategy needs. Currently, the Riahi Patents team is working with startups that have secured government funding through the IRAP program to strategize their IP assets.


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