PodcastBus with Sumeet Shah

 The Power of Community for Startups & Brands



Join us on our live PodcastBus (yes, a podcast recording that takes place on a moving bus) on Wednesday June 13th as Linerun Live discusses the Power of Community for Startups & Brands with Sumeet Shah, VC in Residence at Galvanize NYC. In this unique live mobile experience, Sumeet will share the inner workings of why startups and brands should embrace community and how each party ultimately benefits from a symbiotic relationship.


What is the PodcastBus?

The PodcastBus is an unconventional bus ride that's part conference session, part networking event and part sightseeing tour.

The PodcastBus is an innovative take on the traditional fireside chat that transforms a standard coach bus into a live podcast studio. We harness the often overlooked social aspect of travel to create memorable experiences for attendees and speakers alike.Our events connect people to insights, stories and advice from thought noted experts and thought leaders across various industries. Each event generally consists of two parts:

  1. Live Podcast Recording on board the bus
  2. Curated breakout activities at a local food hall, restaurant or foodie neighborhood

Part live mobile podcast experience on a bus, part food hall social in Manhattan. Come for perspective, leave with insight.


About Sumeet Shah (VC in Residence, Galvanize NYC)

Sumeet assists members with fundraising advice and guidanceas the VC in Residence at the New York City campus of Galvanize, an 8-campus strong community making education and growth accessible to anyone – especially underrepresented groups in the tech industry.

Prior to Galvanize, Sumeet was the Chief Strategy Officer at the US division of NewsPicks, a refined news experience where content is picked by experts and thought-leaders. The platform was designed to bring users the most important stories with commentary from trusted experts across the world.

Before NewsPicks, Sumeet handled sourcing and new investments as a Principal at Brand Foundry Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on low-tech and high-tech consumer products and devices. Overall, he has over 9 years of experience across the startup and private equity industries, formerly running new business strategies at Gist Digital and handling business development and project work at Gotham Consulting Partners. He also assisted in the creation of XRC Labs, a consumer and retail accelerator run by Kurt Salmon and Parsons, as the Program Manager for their inaugural class and Head of Strategic Partnerships for their second class.

Sumeet graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering, where he specialized in Biomechanics.


The Details:

6:15pm – Begin check in to meeting point (generally in front of Whole Foods Chelsea)

6:40pm – Event start and discussion with enroute to a local food hall

7:15pm – Arrival to Food Hall Destination, activity and collaborations, curated connections

8:15pm – Recap of activity and presentations to group

8:45pm - Depart from Food Hall Destination & shuttle to original meeting point (optional)