Ep12: Neal Bloom (Tacos and Tech) $1.5B = Cost to Send Astronauts on Space Shuttle. Priceless = Value of Helping Others Discover Their Calling. Dude’s Done Both.

Neal Bloom launched 84 astronauts into space on $150M Rocketdyne engines while working on the Space Shuttle program. He described NASA perks. Not to be outdone, Startup Talk gave Neal an 8oz water for talking with us. Along with his college buddy, he ideated his first startup, Portfolium, Inc., while they both worked on rockets

Today, Neal is SoCal lead for Hired, Inc., a software company that connects the right talent with the right opportunity. He also volunteers as an analyst at Tech Coast Angels – San Diego. As a board member of Startup San Diego, he is helping to scale the most impactful convener and catalyst of startup activity in the region.

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