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AI startup advisor 'force multiplier'  who shapes serendipity by connecting and illuminating the dots that matter ( aka 'The Merchant of Light' ) leveraging deep relationship capital with recognized personal brand ( advised 28 AI startups past 8 years )

Specialize in working with underdog, underestimated, under appreciated early stage AI startups in healthcare, wellness / mental health, enterprise working with cofounders to shape business strategy, product market fit, pitch guidance to close pre seed, seed, Series A funding in fractional C level role to scale smarter, faster, and better.

An ​‘Intentional Learner' for decades he treats every experience as an opportunity to learn with curious and growth mindset where intelligence can be nurtured, expanded, and changed over time.

Active speaker on #AugmentedIntelligence will become #futureofwork so see

Five Key Traits of Top Performers 

1. Intellectual firepower ( especially fluid intelligence )
2. Values  ( Integrity first ) 
3. Passion ( clarity and conviction ) 
4. Proactive work ethic ( team player )  
5. Authentic ( be yourself )

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
It means your brain is designed to think up new ideas, solve problems and have insightful “eureka” moments. Imagination is more important than knowledge. 

#RichardFeynman shares a secret insight into understanding vs. knowledge.

Understanding lets you transfer knowledge to new domains to progress faster with a combination of top-down and bottom-up learning or fluid intelligence a must have for #futureofwork

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AI Innovation Circle June 10, 2021

An Exclusive Partnering Program for Investors, Founders & Strategics Advancing AI for Healthcare & Life Science

PANEL DISCUSSION: Start-up Scalability & How to Drive A Successful Exit?


Moderator: Steve Ardire, AI Start-up Advisor / Cofounder, SignalAction.AI
Bill Reichert, Partner & Chief Evangelist, Pegasus Tech Ventures
Vibhor Gupta, Director and Founder, PangaeaData.AI
Uzair Rashid, Head of New Product Development, Cardinal Health
Aldo Carrascoso, CEO, InterVenn