SmallBizPod #77 – business innovation – every idea is a startup

Interviews on creating business success from innovation with Ori Gal of NuLens, Joe Batista of Hewlett-Packard and Indian VC Kanwal Singh of Helion Ventures.

By Alex Bellinger
30th November 2008 at 6:32 pm

This week SmallBizPod #77, the small business advice podcast, heads to the Economist Innovation Summit supported by UK Trade and Investment and focuses on innovation in business including interviews with Ori Gal, ceo of Israeli startup NuLens, Joe Batista, director and chief creatologist at Hewlett-Packard and Kanwal Singh, managing director of Helion Ventures.

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Show Notes



• 00:00 Alex introduces what to expect in this week’s episode.
• 02:10 Sponsors section featuring Eva Rene of LEBO SL, a member of, on successful exporting. The full interview can be found here.


• 05:25 Interview with Ori Gal, ceo of NuLens, on running a startup based around one innovative idea or invention, using R&D to discover other business opportunities, disrupting markets, creating a business infrastructure around innovators and the challenge of IP and patents.

• 13:47 Interview with Joe Batista, director and chief creatologist at Hewlett-Packard on, curiosity, passion and how to dismantle your business to take another look at research, IP and your brand to make new connections and build new business opportunities.

• 21:50 Interview with Kanwal Singh, managing director of Indian venture capital firm Helion Ventures, on innovative business models in India, the importance of cultural relevance and the outlook for venture capital in an economic downturn.

• 31:04 Book Review from John Peden of LetsMove.In who reviews Marketing on a Beermat by Chris West.

• 33:20 Comments from Ed Stivala and a response on the postponement of income-shifting in the Pre-Budget Report.

• 38.38 MusicAnomie
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  1. […] recorded an audio review of Marketing on a Beermat by Chris West which you can check out on SmallBizPod who very kindly published […]

  2. Dan Course says:

    Good show, especially liked all the individual interviews.



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