Podcast with Ann O’Dea, Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Republic

On Season 2 Episodeof the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor interviews Ann O’Dea.

Ann O’Dea is the Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Republic, an award-winning online publication for science and technology news. Silicon Republic also runs annual event called “Future Human,” formerly “InspireFest,” bringing the top minds from technology, science, and the arts together. Ann was awarded as the Woman of the Year, Media, at Irish Tatler Awards 2014, and was also the 2014 Net Visionary awardee of Irish Internet Association in 2014.

Podcast with Ann O'Dea

My last couple years of high school I had gone a little bit wild and I had this idea in my head that it was too conventional to go to university , so at the age of 17 I hopped on a plane, to my mother’s horror, and moved to Italy. I lived in Italy for a couple years, and France for a year and a half. — Ann O’Dea

On this episode of Think Like a Founder, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Anne O’Dea’s thoughts on…

  1. Her chronic shyness as a child
  2. How the only way to do business is with integrity
  3. Her love of birdwatching

Learn more about Ann’s work at Silicon Republic on their website. 

Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

Series Producer: Róisín Hunt

Sound Design: Marc Ream 

Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan 

Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas

Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

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