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High level interviews with the movers and shakers in the world of emerging technology. We cover everything in the post-Covid world including startups, raising capital, emerging AI, Drones, Micromobility, all the way to simple HR issues. Hear from CEOs and Entrepreneurs about the issues that affect them. Join us each week on ViewStub.com
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John Laster is a technology attorney and the founder of Laster Law, PLLC. With a background in technology, entrepreneurship, and creative strategy, he brings innovative solutions to his clients. Prior to becoming an attorney, he spent 10 years working in the video game industry including time as a Twitch Partnered Streamer. He’s worked with start-ups and major tech companies and has been a recipient of the Microsoft Xbox MVP Award for 9 years straight. He understands the unique landscape of issues technology companies face and loves to help creative people find solutions to their needs.
Sonny Soi has been with TriNet for several years consulting technology companies in Florida with HR and Benefits. Having previously worked for start-ups in creating a market for their products, he understands the importance of founders to focus on what they do best while providing great benefits to their teams. Sonny has also sold technology companies as an intermediary during his time working in mergers and acquisitions.
He graduated from Rutgers University, completed the Mergers and Acquisitions program at The Wharton School, is a Six Sigma Black Belt Professional, and the current President of the Central South District of St. Vincent de Paul in Orlando.
Joey is an Orlando native with a passion for all things technology. He is the Manager of Business Development at BlueWave Resource Partners, a boutique recruiting firm focused on scaling rapid-growth startups and venture capital backed companies. Joey has been hands-on in helping grow awareness of the Orlando tech community through participation in local Meetups and co-founding one of the newest initiatives, Project Orlando.
His first endeavor was importing and distributing Malaguti motorized driven scooters from Italy. Recent projects included launching the experiential arm of Brightbox a VC backed national kiosk phone charging network (now owned by Luxor/EBSCO Industries) and bringing to market the first photo booth Digital-Out-of-Home network. Over the years he has represented and fashioned several brands in the United States and Europe. He received a BA in Political Science and Marketing from the University of Florida, with certifications in International Relations and Latin American studies. Joel has sold everything from Apps to coffee. In addition, he is an active startup board advisor and volunteers with the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/