Join host Matt Watson as he goes into the complex world of automotive technology with a twist of entrepreneurial spirit. In this episode, Matt sits down with the innovative mind behind WebBuy and the visionary founder of Pauldron, CTO Steve Dimock.
Buckle up as they traverse through the rugged landscapes of Montana, exploring the untamed frontier of tech industry growth. From the emergence of pioneering companies like Onyx to the burgeoning computer science programs igniting young minds, Montana’s tech scene is a force to be reckoned with.
Unveil the challenges of crafting an online car-buying platform with Steve Dimock, where the scarcity of software talent in Kansas is just the tip of the iceberg. Dive deep into the complexities of digital retailing solutions and the quest for transparency in the automotive realm.
Explore the innovative strategies employed by WebBuy and Pauldron to revolutionize the car buying process, promising not just efficiency, but a newfound trust between dealerships and consumers. Discover how they’re slashing dealership wait times and reshaping the very fabric of automotive retail.
Peel back the layers of technological ingenuity as Matt and Steve dissect the AI-powered revolution in vehicle service contracts. From personalized recommendations to seamless follow-ups, witness the future of automotive maintenance unfold before your eyes.
And don’t miss out on the riveting tale of Steve Dimock’s latest venture, Pauldron, where partnerships pave the road to success and experience meets innovation head-on.
Tune in as Matt Watson and Steve Dimock navigate the fast lanes of tech entrepreneurship, leaving no stone unturned in their quest to reshape the automotive landscape, one byte at a time.
Automotive tech and startup WebBuy and Pauldron with CTO Steve Dimock. 0:01
Tech industry growth in Montana. 1:03
Challenges in creating an online car-buying platform. 2:19
The complexity of car buying process and digital retailing solutions. 6:11
Car buying process and software to improve trust and efficiency. 9:51
Digital retailing for car dealerships. 14:51
Digital retailing adoption in the automotive industry. 21:28
Automotive digital retailing and new company Pauldron. 26:35
AI-powered vehicle service contract follow-up system. 31:25
Go-to-market strategy for a new venture. 36:45
Ever wondered how tech is transforming the dusty world of paving and construction? Join us on the podcast as we chat with Bryce Wuori, CEO of PaveWise, who turned a family business into a cutting-edge tech company!
Here’s what you’ll learn:
From asphalt to algorithms: How Bryce pivoted a traditional business and tackled industry challenges with software solutions. Weathering the storm: Discover how PaveWise uses AI to predict and avoid costly weather disruptions, saving businesses time and money. Bootstrapped to VC-backed: Get the inside scoop on building a tech startup from scratch, including funding strategies and scaling with an offshore team. Idea bucket or chaos vortex? Learn how PaveWise manages innovation in a fast-paced environment, prioritizing the right ideas for success. Customer-first: From building for themselves to listening to users, understand how PaveWise adapts and delivers value. From dusty boots to trade shows: Uncover PaveWise’s unique go-to-market strategy for connecting with clients in the real world.
Ready to pave the way to your own success? Tune in to the podcast and get inspired by Bryce Wuori’s story!
Paving technology and construction with the CEO of PaveWise. 0:00
Paving industry challenges and software solutions. 1:05
Weather impacts on construction work and proactive planning. 4:34
Construction software development and entrepreneurship. 8:56
Scaling a tech startup with a CTO. 15:31
Managing and prioritizing ideas in a fast-paced startup environment. 23:46
Entrepreneurship, product development, and customer feedback. 27:00
Software development challenges and sales strategies. 32:32
Go-to-market strategies for tech companies. 36:56
Ready to supercharge your test automation and launch your startup to new heights? Elevate your company’s efficiencies with insights from Chris Harbert, Founder and CEO of Testery, on mastering test automation and scaling globally.
Forget the tired advice about needing a Silicon Valley address. Chris defied the odds, building a thriving remote-first company from his home base in Columbia, Missouri. We’ll unpack his journey, from the early days of bootstrapping to tackling the challenges of scaling millions of tests daily.
But it’s not just about bragging rights. Chris gets real about the software testing trenches, sharing the nitty-gritty of managing 3,000 concurrent tests and navigating a crowded market. He reveals the secrets to his success, including finding your niche and embracing cutting-edge tools like Playwright and Cypress.
Looking ahead, Matt and Chris explore the future of testing, where low-code and no-code solutions are changing the game. Plus, Chris shares his hard-won entrepreneurial wisdom, from facing rejection to the mental toughness needed to weather storms like economic downturns and business successes.
This episode is packed with actionable insights, whether you’re a seasoned QA engineer or a wide-eyed startup founder. So, grab your headphones, hit play, and join us as we optimize your test automation journey with Matt Watson and Chris Harbert!
Starting a tech company in Columbia, MO. 1:35
Scaling test automation at scale with reliability. 7:15
Software testing challenges at scale. 12:49
Software testing challenges and opportunities in a crowded market. 17:29
Software testing and development trends. 22:35
Risk-taking and success in the tech industry. 27:37
Resilience and staying motivated despite challenges. 33:33
Sales and scaling a business. 37:45
Balancing product development for small and large businesses. 41:55
Startup success, testing, and podcasting. 46:25
Want to learn how an ambitious entrepreneur built a global print-on-demand empire from scratch? Then you’ll love this conversation between Matt Watson and James Berdigans, founder and Executive Chairman of Printify.
James shares his inspiring story of starting Printify after his previous business failed due to inventory issues. He realized the potential of print-on-demand and set out to create a platform that empowers anyone to start an online merch store without risk.
Matt draws on his own experience in screen printing as a teen to understand how digital printing transformed the industry. He’s fascinated to learn how Printify handles the complex logistics behind custom printing millions of unique products daily.
You’ll discover the challenges of managing a distributed remote team across 30 countries, policing copyright infringement on a massive scale, and ensuring quality control when every order differs.
This engaging conversation provides fascinating insights into building a global tech company from the ground up. James offers invaluable advice on entrepreneurship, persevering through challenges, and just starting a business. You might even be motivated to turn your own creative ideas into an online storefront.
Get ready to dive into the thrilling world of cybersecurity and deep fakes with Matt Watson and Aaron Painter, founder and CEO of Nametag. Aaron is a tech whiz who has created cutting-edge technology, revolutionizing how we verify identities online.
Buckle up for this episode as Aaron shares his identity theft experience and how it inspired him to develop Nametag. Matt and Aaron also discuss the deceptive power of deep fakes and the challenges of combating misinformation today. They explore the responsibility of social media platforms in verifying user identities and how Aaron’s brainchild is helping to tackle this issue.
As the conversation unfolds, Aaron shares invaluable insights into creating a loyal and engaged workforce, highlighting the critical role of culture, training, and security measures in today’s dynamic business landscape.
This episode is a must-listen if you’re ready to learn about secure authentication, deep fakes, and building a resilient business culture. So, hit that play button and prepare to be blown away by the knowledge that could revolutionize how you navigate the digital realm!
Join Matt Watson and Chuck Rinker in a lively chat about the cutting-edge world of AI in hiring, customer service, and healthcare. They dive into the fascinating realm of AI personalities and avatars, exploring how these technologies revolutionize communication in various industries.
Chuck, the brains behind PRSONAS™, breaks down the use of AI personalities in customer service and the creation of avatars that dodge the uncanny valley. The duo then dives into healthcare communication, where AI-powered avatars speak the language of inclusivity.
From AI-powered avatars for diverse language support to virtual assistants enhancing hospital visits, they uncover the endless possibilities of AI-driven innovation. Tune in as they discuss the role of AI in recruitment, customer service, and software development, offering insights into its limitations and potential.
Don’t miss out on Chuck’s journey, his therapeutic love for hands-on work, and his bold take on innovation and inclusivity in business. Tune in to this engaging conversation about entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of AI technology!