Entrepreneurship

Interview with Stephen Glaus on the Unmanned Uncovered Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of being on the Unmanned Uncovered Podcast hosted by Stephen Glaus. In this interview we had a great chat about how I got started in the industry, drones for good, what we are up to at Watts Innovations, and all things unmanned. In addition we go into detail about how to continue moving forward after a certain business or business model doesn’t quite succeed. This gives a bit more insight as to what I have been up to in the past few years and I hope you enjoy it! 

For anyone in the unmanned aviation space I highly encourage you to check out Stephen’s Unmanned Uncovered podcast!

 

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Drones & Cybersecurity: Interview with Jeff Parisse, Senior Aviation Analyst

Jeff Parisse has been in the unmanned aircraft space for many years. His specialties include UAV use for mapping, agriculture, infrastructure inspection, you name it. He has recently been specializing in Cybersecurity with a deep understanding of drone technology and how the data they capture may be used for malice in the wrong hands.

Recently in the news, Chinese made drones have been put in the spotlight for allegedly sharing customer’s private data with the Chinese government. In addition, consumer drone manufacturer DJI (who has 80% of the drone market share in the USA) has just released a “Government Edition” of their aircraft, which does not send any data back to DJI or any third parties. This begs the question: “What kind of information is being shared?” 

I am deeply fascinated by this subject, as it has so many implications that can affect practically anyone who relies on drones for a service or utility. In this interview, Jeff and I discuss exactly what kind of data these drones may be collecting, how criminals are utilizing drones to hack into vulnerable networks, and how concerned the average drone pilot should be regarding cybersecurity. This is a fascinating topic that continues to change and evolve each and every day.

 

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Fabricating Parts in Your Basement: Interview with Erick Royer of Stepcraft CNC Systems

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Erick Royer of Stepcraft CNC Systems. Stepcraft is the manufacturer of high end, easy to use CNC machines that allow users to fabricate parts in their very own home. Join in as we discuss how he used Kickstarter to launch his first product, the journey he went through to scale the business, and the endless possibilities of making your very own parts at home with these machines.

We are living through an incredible time of DIY, inventorship and entrepreneurship. As Erick explains, so many of his customers have purchased a small CNC machine from him, started a side hustle- which has now evolved into a full time business. This is a really great listen for anyone looking to make things at home. Hope you enjoy!

 
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Interview from the Drone Trainer Podcast- with Chris Anderson

Here is a recent interview I did with Chris Anderson from the Drone Trainer Podcast. Chris has an awesome website called The Drone Trainer, where he offers online drone training. If you are looking to get into drones and are looking to become a service provider of some sort- he has some great resources so definitely check it out.

 

In this interview, join me and Chris as we chat about various topics from how I got involved in the RC Heli / Drone world, taking your passion from a hobby to a business, all the way to how to market your business utilizing social media- with everything in between. I hope you enjoy! 

 

 

 
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Taking the First Steps to Becoming a Professional Drone Pilot

I get this question all the time: “I am really interested in getting into the drone business, but how do I start?” Most people who ask this question already have their FAA Part 107 certificate but just have no idea how to get jobs.

Being in the drone service provider industry for almost a decade taught me many things: jobs are tough to get. But… once you get your foot in the door and prove that you know your stuff, jobs are more likely to come your way.

Here’s a brief audio clip that explains in my opinion the best way to get started. It’s extremely simple and is only three steps:

1) Buy a drone and become the best pilot in the world. Literally fly every day and become the best at your craft.

2) Become FAA Part 107 certified (or similar in your country)

3) Use the internet & social media (Twitter, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn) to search for professional drone operators and businesses in your area. Contact them and ask to work for free. Offer to help, go on some jobs with them, see where you can add value to their business. Within no time you will be positioning yourself to either add to their team or take your newfound knowledge and do your own thing.

I hope this helps!

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Episode 2: Beau Rials

Beau Rials is a world-class host of Direct Response Television Marketing programs. Simply put – he is a “Pitchman” for As Seen on TV Commercials. Beau has hosted over 170 infomercials for various products ranging from golf clubs to kitchen mops, with a little bit of everything in between. Starting as a radio personality on the west coast, he broke out in the world of infomercial hosting and the rest is history.

In the second High Voltage podcast, Bobby & Beau chat about his experience in this fascinating industry, some of the most popular As Seen On TV products ever sold, his most successful product he ever pitched, and what inventors should know about inventing a product for mass markets. 

Run-time: 1:10:22

LINK:

Beau’s Website

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Episode 1: Jordy Klein

Jordy Klein is a cinematographer best known for his underwater and aerial filming. Raised in Florida by a father who was a pioneer in underwater filming, Jordy took what his father taught him and brought it to another level. He uses any means necessary to get the shot, whether that means attaching a camera to a drone, car, crane, helicopter- you name it.

In the first ever High Voltage Podcast interview, Bobby and Jordy discuss growing up in the film business, Jordy being in THREE helicopter crashes, work-life balance as a full time cinematographer, and turning your passions into your profession.

Runtime: 1:02:35

LINKS:

http://www.Jordy.com

https://www.facebook.com/XCamAerialsLLC

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