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Somewhat Frank

Nov 22, 2021

On this special episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber) and John Guidos (@JohnGuidos) are joined by Jen Consalvo (@noreaster) and talk about drone tugboats, NFTs, alien origins, and more.”

The group also celebrate the following from their networks:

Frank, Jen, and John also also invite listeners to participate in the following upcoming events:

  • Startup of the Year then join our community and if you’re one of the 100 startups selected you could be in the running. More info at
  • NASA iTech Cycle II Forum startup competition on Dec 8-9 - register at Announced out Startup of the Year Summit is happening in Tampa on Jan 25-27
  • The Consumer Technology Association Foundation is bringing our CES Pitch Competition ( sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs back live to CES 2022! The pitch event will take place Thursday, January 6th at 1:00 PM PT on the Startup Stage in Eureka Park.

The group talks about these new books/articles:

  • Agree! There are more than one ways to fry an egg. - Founders, Stop Obsessing Over Venture Funding (
  • A drone tugboat - A tugboat made a 1,000-mile voyage around Denmark. The pilot was in Boston. (
  • Were we created by aliens in a Lab? - Our universe was made by aliens in a lab, theorises Harvard scientist (
  • This is kind of bonkers - How Four NFT Novices Created a Billion-Dollar Ecosystem of Cartoon Apes (
  • So you’re saying they are priceless? - Science proves it: Most NFTs are worthless (
  • So true - Why It Feels Like This Year Is Going By Too Quickly, According to Experts | Apartment Therapy (
  • New laws forming around working from home in Portugal - The government in Portugal passes a law to help remote workers (
  • Beyond Happiness by Jenn Lim (
  • Beyond Diversity by Rohit Bhargava and Jennifer Brown (

We are also still watching the following shows/movies:

  • Succession on HBO Max
  • Working Moms Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11
  • The Morning Show

We also want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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