Episodes

Nov. 14, 2023

Venture Voices: Venture Studios, Global Living, and VC Tactics with Dallas Price of Forum Ventures

Welcome to the Be Atento Podcast series, Venture Voices! Join us as we delve into the dynamic world of venture capital and entrepreneurship by sitting with leaders in venture capital who are sharing insights on VC Trends exp…
Oct. 10, 2023

Tulsa-based Sneakerhead turned Tech Revolutionary: Venita Cooper shapes an honest marketplace through AI start-up, Arbit

Dive into the journey of one of Tulsa’s, Venita “Coop” Cooper. Hear how a passion to create a space for sneakers on Historic Black Wall Street turned into a startup called Arbit that is bringing honest transparency in the wo…
Sept. 21, 2023

SquadTrip: The Future of Group Travel Management with Founder Darrien Watson

In this episode of the Be Atento Podcast, we sit down with Darrien Watson, the visionary founder of SquadTrip, a SaaS platform revolutionizing group travel. Explore how SquadTrip simplifies booking and payments, making group…
April 18, 2023

Payfactory: Pivoting Through the Advancement of the Payment Revolution

In this podcast episode, Michael Basch, Founder and Managing Partner at Atento Capital, interviews Ruston Miles, CEO of Payfactory, and Marvin Jones, Head of Strategic Partnerships / Co-Founder of Payfactory, a company that …
March 27, 2023

The Journey to Making a Tulsa-Based Start-Up a "Boardroom-Name"

Host: Adele Weaver, Managing Partner of Pre-Seed Investments at Atento Capital. Guest: Jamie Ostroe, Co-Founder & Head of Content at B2B Reviews. She/Her/Hers Pronouns. In this podcast episode, Adele Weaver, Managing Partner…
Feb. 16, 2023

First-Time Founders Solve for the Future of Compliant Texting

Matt Morfopoulos and Martin Langelo Lien recognized the demand for compliant SMS text messaging for businesses to engage with their consumers effectively. To meet this need, they founded Volt, an innovative platform that is …
Jan. 26, 2023

Launching a Female-Founded Relationship App

Founder and licensed therapist Jordan Green shares her story about founding Remble, a relationship and mental health app that allows users to master their mental health, improve their relationships, and become their best sel…
Jan. 12, 2023

Creating a Venture Studio in Tulsa

Tulsa’s newest Venture Studio, 19 Days, identifies problems and builds businesses to solve them! Atento’s founder and General Partner, Michael Basch, interviews Joey Wignarajah about their first year and first business.
Dec. 22, 2022

Athletes to Entreperneurs: Their Route to Building a Start-Up (Part 2)

We're back with part 2 of Athletes to Entrepreneurs: Their Route to Building a Start-Up. In this episode, Fansub founders Brandon King and Chris Davis give voice to their experience in the ACT House accelerator program. They…
Nov. 17, 2022

Athletes to Entreperneurs: Their Route to Building a Start-Up (Part 1)

oin us this month's episode of "Be Atento" as Will Gray, Managing Director, has a conversation with Brandon King and Chris Davis, a couple of the founders of Fansub. Fansub is an online platform enabling live stream events, …
Oct. 27, 2022

From Operations to Investments with Jordy Albert

This month on the “Be Atento” podcast Susan Spears, Investment Partner, will be interviewing Jordy Albert, co-founder and General Partner of Walkabout Ventures. Walkabout Ventures is a pre-seed and seed stage fund that focus…
Sept. 22, 2022

PatchRX on Building a Startup

This month Atento’s Managing Partner, Michael Basch, hosts one of the founders from Patch RX! PatchRx is improving prescription adherence and helping their users remember to take their medication through data-driven technolo…
June 9, 2022

DéVon Christopher Johnson and BleuLife Media Group

This week, DéVon Christopher Johnson, the founder and CEO BleuLife Media, joins Aaron Whigham in an inspirational discussion. They talk about their shared history of being entrepreneurs since they were young, why DéVon found…
March 31, 2022

Victor Hwang and Right to Start

In this episode of the Be Atento podcast, Aaron is joined by Victor Hwang, CEO of Right to Start. Victor is an economic growth expert. His ideas have shaped the economic lives of millions of people worldwide. His work has h…
Feb. 17, 2022

Growing with InTulsa

Join us for another episode of the Be Atento podcast! Aaron is joined by Aaron Miller, Head of Strategic Partnerships, and Louie Napoleone, Director, Partner Operations of InTulsa to talk about how to recruit both people an…
Feb. 2, 2022

Build In Tulsa with Ashli Sims

Join us for another episode of the Be Atento podcast! Aaron speaks with Ashli Sims, Development Lead at Build in Tulsa. They discuss how Build in Tulsa is working to create a scalable, replicable tech-forward ecosystem in Tu…
Jan. 20, 2022

Devon Laney and 36 Degrees North

Join us for another episode of the Be Atento podcast! Aaron and special co-host and producer Jesse talk with Devon Laney, President & CEO at 36 Degrees North. Aaron and Jess talk with Devon about his entrepreneurial journey,…
Aug. 27, 2021

Dominique Clarke, Tulsa Remote, and Building Community

Join us for another episode of the Be Atento podcast! Sean and Aaron talk with Dominque Clarke, Director of Member and Alumni Experience for Tulsa Remote. She talks about the work Tulsa Remote has been doing, how many people…
July 22, 2021

Jeanine Suah and Speaking the Right Language

Join Atento Capital for the tenth episode of Season 2 of our podcast, Be Atento. In this episode, we talk to Jeanine Suah, Founder of Fynd, a platform for Black founders seeking capital, community, and content. Jeanine tells…
June 17, 2021

Tammy Torkleson and Bringing the Napkin to Reality

Join Atento Capital for the tenth episode of Season 2 of our podcast, Be Atento. In this episode, we talk to Tammy Torkleson, the founder of Indigo Technology, which is a business that helps people with tech ideas turn them …
May 28, 2021

Dominick Ard'is, ACT House, and Diligence Over Time = Growth

Join Atento Capital for the ninth episode of Season 2 of our podcast, Be Atento. In this episode, we talk to Dominick Ard’is, the founder of The ACT House, which is a global platform for team formation and startup creation. …
April 23, 2021

Malachi Blankenship, i2E and Investing in the Ecosystem

Join Atento Capital for the seventh episode of Season 2 of our podcast, Be Atento. In this episode, we talk to Malachi Blankenship, the Venture Advisor & Director of Business Development at i2E, Inc. works in helping entrepr…
April 8, 2021

Libby Ediger and Tulsa’s tech talent of the future

Join Atento Capital for the sixth episode of Season 2 of our podcast, Be Atento. In this episode our two hosts Aaron and Sean talk to Libby Ediger, the Executive Director of Holberton School in Tulsa, which is a school built…
March 11, 2021

Shelly Bell and Black Girl Ventures

Join Atento Capital for the 5th episode of Season 2 of our podcast, Be Atento. In this episode our two hosts Aaron and Sean talk to Shelly Bell, the CEO of Black Girl Ventures, a social enterprise for people who identify as …