Episode 37: Wearable Technology in the Smart City with Yona Shtern
Updated: Apr 25
Join TheSmartCity.Blog Podcast Co-Hosts, Alan Cross & Grant Furlane as they focus on the Wearable Technology in the Smart City with Yona Shtern, CEO of Hapbee.
Yona Shtern is CEO of Hapbee – a publicly-traded, wearable wellness technology company that is on a mission to improve the lives of 10 million people. Hapbee (which trades under the ticker symbol HAPB on the TSXV) puts people in control of how they feel, work, play and sleep – all without the nasty side effects of ingesting pills, drinks or any other substances that carry all kinds of nasty side effects that come with ingesting and metabolizing them.
Hapbee allows users to play the same magnetic signatures that compounds like melatonin, caffeine, adenosine, nicotine, and CBD would otherwise release in your body to trigger feelings like deep sleep, awake, drowsy, calm, focus and relaxed. Think Spotify for how you want to feel. It’s totally Star Trek, totally game-changing and totally works. Athletes, military vets, and professionals are among the growing community of Hapbee users.
Yona is a serial entrepreneur and business builder who has successfully scaled disruptive businesses in technology and consumer goods. He was CEO of Arrive (digital parking), CEO of Beyond the Rack (e-commerce marketplace), Board Member at Swap.com (resale marketplace) and previously led e-commerce & database marketing for Saks Avenue, Avon Products and Microcell Telecommunications. He was Start Up Canada’s Entrepreneur of The Year in 2014 and is a frequent speaker to management students at McGill University (his alma mater), Yale and at many start-up and business conferences.
He is married to the inspirational Chef Nathalie Kaspy (Criminologist, Chef, Founder of DoughNats and finalist for RBC Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019). Their union and her counsel are what drive him every single day. Together they have raised 5 incredible children – Sarah & Jake (based in LA), Isabelle (living in Paris), and Adam and Grace (in Montreal).
Please join Yona Shtern with Co-Hosts Alan Cross & Grant Furlane as they discuss Wearable Technology on April 27th, 2022, at the SmartCity.Blog.