PluggedIN HQ

PluggedIN has reimagined the way inventive, high-growth companies connect with talent. We offer a scientific approach that connects job seekers to companies through our automated recruitment and matchmaking platform.
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PluggedIN is reimagining the way inventive, high-growth companies connect with enterprising and technical talent.

This podcast will bring you interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders who have built teams and can share hiring philosophies, insights, tips and best practices. Our goal is to provide you with an operating system for hiring smarter.

Hosted by Colleen Liebig


Aug 15, 2017

In this episode, we sit down with Keisha Mabry, social entrepreneur, speaker and author of Hey Friend: 100 Ways to Connect with 100 People in 100 Days. Keisha provides tips, tricks, and best practices for networking and building your personal brand. 

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Twitter: @KeishaMabry

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Jul 6, 2017

Get a peek into NYC's startup ecosystem in this episode with guest, John Lynn. John has his hands in just about every facet of the NYC ecosystem, from former Program Manager at Startup Institute, a renowned talent development organization that prepares job seekers for careers in entrepreneurship; a mentor at various startup accelerators, including Techstars; co-founder of The Studio Project, which introduces the concept of 'Ecosystems as a Service' to corporate, government and academic institutions; co-founder of the NYC Innovation Collective, a network of 87 accelerators in New York City. John is also an alum of Washington University, and an anchor for WashU students looking to break in to NYC's startup community. In this episode, we discuss the Studio Project's concept of Ecosystems as a Service, what makes a great entrepreneur, and what it means to be a successful employee at a high-growth startup company.  

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Nov 10, 2016

Host Colleen Liebig is joined by Suzanne Magee, CEO of Bandura Systems to discuss online security and why it is a lucrative field for software developers and entrepreneurs.

Connect with Suzanne Magee on LinkedIn and make sure to visit the Bandura Systems website to learn more about what they offer.


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Oct 20, 2016

We are pleased to have Dr. Mary Jo Gorman, Lead Managing Partner of Prosper STL join host Colleen Liebig.

Prosper STL is an Entrepreneur Startup Accelerator for Women based in St. Louis, MO that is open to women around the world.

On this podcast we dig into the process of building a great team as a first time founder, common mistakes and ways to avoid the potholes, what investors look for in a company, how to create a feedback loop through an advisory board, and much more!

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Oct 5, 2016

Colleen Wilson, Founder & CEO of Collaborate Chicago, former Product Marketing Lead at Square Capital, shares multiple fantastic career tips from her business education & career experience. 


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Sep 28, 2016

Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, CEO & President of RippleNami is our guest on this episode of PluggedIN HQ with host Colleen Liebig.

RippleNami has set out to provide unconnected people with simple mapping technologies to better visualize the resources or situations relevant to them.  Working with NGOs, logistics providers, aid organizations, and governments in several developing countries, the company has already begun to realize its mission and establish a global presence.

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Sep 21, 2016

Through a Venture Capital Lens: Building a World-Class Startup Accelerator

Brian Dixon, COO of Capital Innovators is our guest on this episode of PluggedIN HQ with host Colleen Liebig.

We dig into: 

  • How Brian leveraged his legal knowledge and went from being a J.D. to an
    unpaid intern to COO at Capital Innovators (CI) in just a few short years.
  • How CI's mentorship network is the life-blood of their program. 
  • CI has made the list of top 10 startup accelerators in the country for the last 3 years. Brian elaborates on their key differentiating factors
  • What they look for in a founder when evaluating investment opportunities.

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Sep 7, 2016

Kirk Newcombe, Client Executive at Andela, is our guest on this episode of PluggedIN HQ with host Colleen Liebig.

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Aug 31, 2016

Francis Chmelir, Executive Director of ITEN & Kathleen Bauer, Community Director of T-REX guest on this episode of PluggedIN HQ with host Colleen Liebig.


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Aug 29, 2016

Gabe Lozano of LockerDome shares his thoughts with host Colleen Liebig on what has helped him build a solid team as they continue to grow as a company in St. Louis, MO.


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