About #InnovationCity

Behind The Mic

Michael T. Johnson

Co-Host

Michael is Co-Founder and Chief Creative at SLAM! Agency, a digital storytelling agency that helps brands realize and reach their highest potential. He’s a firm believer in the creating powerful emotional connections through content and empowering people to tell stories from their own unique perspectives.

Through his career, he has had the opportunity to work with clients ranging from Grammy award winning producers to national non-profits and major brands, including St. Jude Children’s research hospital, Post Cereals, American Cancer Society, MTV, and AB/Inbev.

Tyler Kelley

Tyler Kelley

Co-Host

Tyler Kelley is Co-Founder & Chief Strategist at SLAM! Agency. He’s also a professional speaker, tennis player and conscious business advocate. With 18+ years in the results-driven marketing space, Tyler has earned a reputation for anticipating user trends and developing proactive strategies to drive brands forward. As a speaker, he has shared the stage with digital brands like Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest and Buzzfeed.

Travis Sheridan

Co-Host (occasionally)

Travis Sheridan is President at CIC Venture Cafe Global Institute. He’s also an entrepreneur, consultant, professional speaker, writer and actor/comedian who is passionate about entrepreneurship as a driver for economic development and using data to make informed business decisions. He frequently speaks on topics such as business growth, communication, leadership, creativity, branding and social media.

Travis Sheridan

About #InnovationCity

Innovation City is a podcast featuring the innovators, disruptors and creators behind the innovation movement. Imagine a place where you can break through the status quo of business as usual and realize your life’s purpose. A place where you can have an impact and shape the future. This place exists in cities across the world. In this innovation podcast we introduce you to the disruptors, innovators, and creators behind the movement.

#InnovationCity gives you an inside look at how rapidly business and culture are changing thanks to increasing diversity and inclusion, heightened creativity, and a stronger and better-connected business community.

The podcast is a collaboration of Venture Cafe St. Louis, Venture Cafe Miami and SLAM! Agency.

Venture Cafe is a global organization that has local operations in:

  • Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Miami, Florida
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Sydney, Australia

Venture Cafe hosts the largest weekly gathering of innovators in the world and provides an opportunity for people to connect in order to make things happen.

SLAM! Agency is a digital storytelling agency that helps brands realize and reach their highest potential. The agency works directly with brands, SMBs, and non-profits and collaborates with traditional media and advertising agencies. They take a mindful approach to marketing strategy, video storytelling, branded social media, and digital advertising.

Innovation City podcast
Natalia Martinez of CIC Miami chats with Tyler and Michael.

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