This week, staff writer Will Yakowicz talks about how Boxed, a bulk grocery mobile app, has automated its largest fulfillment center with robots. The company could've fired 75 percent of its warehouse employees, but the CEO, Chieh Huang, committed to retraining every employee whose job was displaced by a bot. Jon Fine, Inc. executive editor, takes a stand against Huang's strategy and the group discusses the implications of automation and its affect on employment.
Staff reporter Emily Canal, talks about the scene she witnessed during a Shark Tank casting call during New York Tech Day, which attracted 300 hopeful founders. Shark Tank, the ABC reality show that follows entrepreneurs as they pitch investors in hopes to receive funding, hosted the audition to find contestants for the show's ninth season. Canal discusses the tips Mindy Zemrak, the supervising casting producer for Shark Tank, shared for how to nail a 60-second elevator pitch.
Lastly, the crew interviews Adrian Cable about how he founded and sold Light Blue Optics.