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Accelerate: The Journey of Entrepreneurship

Episode 2 of Newchip’s podcast accelerate features interviews with Noah Kagan, the Chief Sumo at AppSumo, Paul Della Maggiora, the Founder & CEO at GoBeep Inc., and Trevor Lain, the Founder & CEO at LexAlign.

In the second episode of Season 1, our team at Newchip talks to these three individuals about finding passion and purpose in their work. Overall, the common thread through the interviews is these entrepreneurs recounting their journeys to get where they are.

Listen above to hear how they’re being problem solvers, finding purpose in their work, and changing the world one idea at a time. Want to learn more about these entrepreneurs? Keep scrolling for brief bios on each featured guest this week:

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Noah Kagan, Chief Sumo at AppSumo

Noah Kagan has worked at Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Entrepreneur27 and Mint.com in the past. In 2007, he founded KickFlip, a payment company for social games, before working on Gambit.

In March 2010, Kagan founded AppSumo and Sumo Me which is an email marketing tool for website developers. He runs a YouTube channel, a personal blog called OKdork and a podcast where he teaches valuable lessons from his journeys. Noah was also a Keynote Speaker at Newchip’s Q3 Online Demo Day.

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Paul Della Maggiora, Founder & CEO of GoBeep Inc.

Paul Della Maggiora is an entrepreneur and mentor with global software sales, design, and support experience. Before founding GoBeep Inc., he’s previously led sales engineering, product, and design teams at Cisco Systems, Lexmark, Motorola, Avaya, and NCR.

His professional specialties include SaaS, Retail & Hospitality, and mentoring Founders. Paul is also a member of Newchip’s March 2020 Accelerator Cohort and graduated in September.

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Trevor Lain, Founder & CEO of LexAlign

Trevor Lain is a legal expert in Fintech, Regtech, and Insurtech. He went to the University of North Carolina & Columbia for undergrad before heading to Yale for his JD.

Prior to founding LexAlign, he worked at several prominent law firms (Clearly, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati; O’Melveny & Myers LLP) before shifting to advising startups on regulatory issues surrounding compliance and risk. Trevor graduated from Newchip in August as a member of the February 2020 Accelerator Cohort.

We have a new episode coming out next Wednesday on our podcast channel, so make sure to mark your calendars! The Accelerate podcast is available to listen and download on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify and iTunes.

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