Yuval Yarden // Host
Yuval Yarden began her career working at early stage startups but quickly found that her true calling was innovation ecosystem building. She served as the first Executive Director of Philly Startup Leaders, and then transitioned to being the Director of Ecosystem Engagement at Global Entrepreneurship Network. She has met ecosystem builders world wide, and is excited to capture their learning on this show.
Now, she serves as the Director of Business Development for Paperstreet, a startup focused on supporting founders in raising capital effectively. Yuval graduated from Temple University in 2013 with a B.A. in Strategic Communications.
Kevin Chemidlin // Producer
Kevin Chemidlin’s journey as a podcaster began in May 2018 when he launched Philly Who?, the podcast telling the stories of the doers, thinkers, and performers of Philadelphia. Since then, the hourlong podcast has released an episode each week and has become one of the most popular podcasts in Philadelphia, according to Billy Penn.
Before podcasting, Kevin was a software developer. He graduated from Temple University in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He was a founding member, President, Arranger, and beatboxer in OwlCappella, Temple’s first co-ed a cappella group.
Charlton Cunningham // Magician
Charlton Cunningham is an Ecosystem Builder in Atlanta, GA focused on building up social capital, and leveraging for others. He has over five years experience in his city growing, connecting, and supporting stakeholders within the innovation ecosystem, including founders, investors, universities, corporations, and the local government.
Charlton previously held community roles at Oust Labs, Startup Atlanta, Shadow Ventures, and Sandbox ATL working on brand strategy, experience design, and community activation. When he’s not working he can usually be found commiserating over Atlanta sports or reading about technology, culture, & startups.