Episode 60: Featuring Michael Trezza and Patrick Henry

Michael Trezza - Lithyem

Michael Trezza, CEO of Lithyem, an internet design and development agency sat down with Rise Up Radio hosts, Jared Kelley and James Carmody to discuss how his passion for art and technology led to the creation of Lithyem. Trezza, who has a background in fine art and computer science technology tells Carmody and Kelley, “Something about technology just always made sense to me. I spoke that language well. Mixing art with technology seemed to come together into the space that I’m in now.” After a company he went to work for after college closed, Trezza realized that company still had a large client base, so he discusses how he took part of the team he worked with and they started their own company. Trezza, discusses the new non-profit called ‘Project Disrupt’. The project still in its infancy and team building stages, has a mission to educate young people and students on what he calls the disruptive technologies. Things like robotics, AI and genomics which means jobs 10 years from now will be not only be completely different, but the jobs we have today will not even exist in 10 years. He also unpacks how the name ‘Project Disrupt’ was born. “Students and young people are being educated in jobs today that are not going to be here 10 years from now. They’re not being trained in the things they are going to be needed to get those jobs that will be here in 10 years from now.” He goes on to say they want to show young people and students there are things that are going to change the world and it’s their generation that can move the ball forward. They will also need to understand how to make responsible decisions when it comes to what to do with that technology.

Patrick Henry - QuestFusion

Patrick Henry CEO of QuestFusion and author of the book, , “Plan, Commit, Win-90 Days to Creating a Fundable Startup”, sat down with Rise Up Radio hosts Jared Kelley and James Carmody to unpack how his book and QuestFusion are helping entrepreneurs more efficiently and rapidly grow their businesses. “One of the biggest things entrepreneurs lose sleep over at night is raising capital for their companies. That’s one of their most persistent, kind of chronic issues, and the other thing is a lot of these entrepreneurs when I meet with them really don’t have some of the basic business things they would need to run and finance a company.” Henry breaks down each aspect covered in his book and how planning and committing leads to winning. “The book takes you through the stepping stones of climbing the hierarchy of raising outside capital”. He goes on to explain ‘Plan, Commit, Win-90 Days to Creating a Fundable Startup’ isn’t about starting a company and then having a fundable startup in 90 days, but that it is for those companies who have already gone through the “bootstraps” and the friends and family financing stages and are now looking for their first round of getting outside capital.

Take Action

1.  To learn more about Lithyem visit Lithyem or email Michael Trezza at Michael@lithyem.net

2. QuestFusion provides strategic and tactical guidance for startups and emerging growth companies. Learn more at QuestFusion.