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#84: The Magic of Immersion for Startups and VCs with Upfront Ventures Partner Kara Nortman

43:36 | May 7th

Kara Nortman is the co-founder of Seedling and partner at Upfront Ventures. In this interview she recounts her evolution as a creative child from an adventurous family, to her role as a partner in the largest and most tenured venture capital fund in ...Show More
#83: Building Business Success Through Culture And Leadership with SendGrid CEO Sameer Dholakia

59:38 | Apr 30th

It takes guts, grit, and an uncommon dose of wisdom to lead a business team. Sameer Dholakia has all three qualities, plus two decades of leadership experience in enterprise software. Dholakia is the CEO of SendGrid, one of the world’s premier email...Show More
#82: The Most Efficient Way to Evolve Your Company Culture While Scaling-Up

48:01 | Apr 23rd

Last week on the show, we heard some insight into what a tight-knit company culture looks like. This week we will be getting some insight on how a company can preserve this culture on a large scale. On today’s episode of Powderkeg Igniting Startups, ...Show More
# 81: How to Build a Strong Company Culture with Jason Price of Covideo

42:14 | Apr 16th

Startups consider countless opportunities before getting a strong foothold in their market. They look for what products their audience wants, and why they don’t have it already. A lot of time can be spent researching, building and figuring the best c...Show More
#80: Practical Ideas, Habits, and Behaviors to Do Better Work with Max Yoder of Lessonly

44:03 | Apr 9th

Share before you’re ready. Leaders learn the answer. In this episode of Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, you’ll meet Max Yoder making his third appearance on the podcast. As the CEO of Lessonly, a rapidly scaling tech company in Indianapolis, Max views ...Show More
#79: How Successful Startup Teams Avoid Startup Failure

43:26 | Apr 2nd

One of the most valuable experiences that entrepreneurs can learn from is the mistake that cost another entrepreneur their dream. Whether you’re building your first company or your tenth, entrepreneurship is full of uncertainty. And while success is ...Show More
#78: Professional Networking Tips from Evan Burfield from Union and Stephen Ozoigbo of LIONS@frica

54:03 | Mar 26th

Networking is similar to a contact sport like football, soccer or basketball. If you don’t really put in the work, then you might as well stay on the sideline. Building a network can be a little intimidating -- whether you are just starting out, navi...Show More
#77: A Master Class on Product Development Process with Innovatemap

55:08 | Mar 12th

The product development process needs far more than just an exciting idea and money. Your idea is just the beginning. You also need a team to get it out of the dream phase, and a plan to keep it on track. Not to mention, a marketing strategy that cle...Show More
#76: Inside Corporate Innovation and Startup Collaboration with Chris Gray of Cummins

51:05 | Mar 5th

Corporate innovation marks an enormous opportunity for tech companies today. Large organizations are embracing innovation and disruption to stay competitive in their industries, sometimes partnering with startups that can provide efficient solutions....Show More
#75: How Thought Leadership Marketing Wins Customers with Chris Lucas and Nick Tippmann

51:21 | Feb 26th

Thought leadership marketing goes far beyond solidifying your industry expertise and authority. What’s more important (and more difficult) is establishing trust and influence. This is what creates an entry point for your customers. It’s often not a q...Show More
#74: How to Promote Company Culture Through Clever Marketing w/ Max Yoder and Kyle Lacy of Lessonly

33:32 | Feb 19th

A well-defined company culture serves several purposes. First, it lays out the values that drive the company’s success. Second, it helps employees understand how to create that success. Third, it tells the world what makes the company unique. That la...Show More
#73: Why Employer Branding Matters, and How to Scale It with Tiffany Sauder of Element Three

51:28 | Feb 12th

Branding. It’s one of the most important elements of any company, but it’s also something startup owners might not know how to go about creating. Fortunately, our guest on this episode of the Igniting Startups podcast is a leading expert on all thing...Show More
#72: How to Grow Your Business Through Strategic Acquisition with Jessica Mah and Tom Gabbert

45:44 | Feb 5th

Imagine you’ve founded a business and led it to profitability. Your growth plan is working, your company culture is strong, and there’s a clear path to sustained prosperity. But you discover another business owner whose vision complements yours. Then...Show More
#71: From Failure to Success: How Global Entrepreneur Kamran Elahian Co-founded 3 Unicorns

27:29 | Jan 29th

It wasn’t long ago that world-changing technology could only be built in a few places, by a few people, at prohibitively high costs. But that time has passed. High-speed internet and cloud computing have opened opportunities for people everywhere to ...Show More
#70: Why Social Impact and Corporate Responsibility Are Good Business: Josh Driver and Selfless.ly

16:00 | Jan 15th

With 2019 well underway, our third and final Pitch Night in-between-isode should be helpful for founders busy planning their startup’s goals and milestones for the year. The subject is social impact and the positive business results it can deliver, f...Show More
#69: How to Pour a Beer Investors Will Love: Josh Springer and Bottoms Up Beer Dispenser

17:23 | Jan 8th

We’re back with another special Pitch Night episode! This time, we’re exploring what successful tech disruption looks like in an industry not typically known for innovation or adoption of new technology: food and beverage, or F&B. Specifically, can t...Show More
#68:How Disrupting Computer Science Education Makes Better Software Engineers: Prah Veluvolu & Mimir

13:45 | Dec 18th, 2018

With the year coming to a close and the holiday season in full swing, we at Powderkeg wanted to give you something special in this episode of the Igniting Startups podcast. For any listeners who’ve never had the pleasure of attending one of our pitch...Show More
#67: How to Create a Minimum Viable Product Development Process with Andrew Goldner of GrowthX

59:05 | Dec 11th, 2018

Launching a tech product can be a very rocky road for a startup. Technical issues are common, and user feedback during the early days of rollout is often focused around bugs and glitches rather than the product’s core features. This makes it difficul...Show More
#66: How Learning to Code Ignites Your Career in Tech: LIVE with Ruben Harris and Chok Ooi

53:52 | Dec 4th, 2018

The U.S. tech industry is booming, but there’s a shortage of skilled talent to match all the new positions being created. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics have estimated there will be 1.4 million open comput...Show More
#65: The Big Opportunity in Midwest Tech Startups with Chris Olsen of Drive Capital and Mike Seidle

42:44 | Nov 27th, 2018

For decades, the communities to watch for the next batch of disruptive tech companies were along the coasts in cities like San Francisco, New York, and Boston. But that trend has started to change. Today, you’re just as likely to find the seeds of a ...Show More
#64: LIVE from Nashville Entrepreneur Center: How Community Resources Fuel Startup Growth

50:13 | Nov 19th, 2018

Starting a company is often a solitary journey. Until they have enough traction to hire their first employees, founders tend to spend much of their time working alone. A little support for a young startup can go a long way, and that’s where community...Show More
#63: The Tennessee Tech Census: How a Culture of Grit Fuels Four Rising Tech Communities

1:16:24 | Nov 14th, 2018

Building and scaling a company takes determination. It takes a team with an indomitable spirit who won’t take “no” for an answer. The same is true for tech communities. To grow and thrive, a community and all its members must display perseverance and...Show More
# 62: How to Build Turnkey HR Processes with Dawn Lively of Fullstack & Mike Kelly of DeveloperTown

51:51 | Nov 8th, 2018

When you’re busy building an innovative tech company, your time is at a premium. Crucial concerns like developing your product and finding customers usually take center stage, making it easy to put off the more mundane matters of payroll and benefits...Show More
#61: The Denver and Boulder Tech Censuses: How Investing in Culture Powers Thriving Tech Communities

1:14:55 | Oct 30th, 2018

Situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, Denver and Boulder have long been popular destinations for people in search of beautiful scenery, fresh air, good food and healthy living. And over the past decade, they’ve also become choice c...Show More
# 60: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Future for Tech: A Conversation with Four Local Leaders

31:55 | Oct 24th, 2018

Diversity and inclusion are arguably the most important issues in tech culture right now. Companies on and between the coasts, from startups to global corporations, recognize more and more the positive impacts of improving diversity and inclusion. In...Show More
#59: Unveiling the Cincinnati Tech Census: Building a World-Class Tech Community Between the Coasts

1:13:57 | Oct 16th, 2018

Building a mature, flourishing tech ecosystem is far from an easy task. It takes the unwavering dedication of many talented people over many years, and success is never a guarantee. But it can be done, and those working “in the trenches” of tech entr...Show More
#58: Cross-Selling in Tech Communities with Stout Street Capital, Kirsten Moorefield & Jeb Banner

47:10 | Oct 9th, 2018

When tech startups use each other’s products and services, they give each other added opportunities to grow, and the entire startup community gets a lift. There’s good reason, then, for tech communities to support cross-selling between companies at t...Show More
#57: How to Leverage Regional Tech Differences for Fundraising Success w/ David Hall and Mike Preuss

54:08 | Sep 5th, 2018

As we discussed in our opening episode of Season 2, raising money for your startup works differently between the coasts than it does in Silicon Valley, New York, or Boston. Non-coastal founders need to build strong relationships and prove their busin...Show More
#56: How to Fundraise in the Midwest w/ Venture Capitalist Don Aquilano, Shwetha Pai & Brian Powers

49:01 | Aug 21st, 2018

The data has shown that fundraising is a different kind of beast for Midwest-based startups. Unlike the investing scene in Silicon Valley, which is characterized by fierce competition and bullish investors, fundraising in the Midwest is grounded in a...Show More
#55: Investor Updates: The What, Why, and How w/ Ari Newman of Techstars and Mike Preuss of Visible

39:20 | Aug 14th, 2018

If your startup has secured funding or you’re currently seeking it, then you may have heard about the importance of investors updates. Keeping your investors informed about what’s going on within the company helps them better advise you and can direc...Show More
#54: Superconnector Secrets: How to Stop Networking and Start Connecting with Scott Gerber

51:52 | Aug 8th, 2018

No one likes the person at the conference or cocktail hour who’s only interested in promoting their company and handing out business cards. This shameless “networker” mentality will not only annoy everyone else in the room, but also hurt your busines...Show More
#53: Why Tech Census Data Is Critical to Startup Growth Between the Coasts - A Roundtable Talk

58:49 | Jul 31st, 2018

If you want a tech community to grow, develop and thrive, it helps to know where it stands right now—how far it’s come, what advantages it has and what’s still holding it back. That’s exactly why Powderkeg teamed up with Raidious, an enterprise-grade...Show More
#52: Remote Work 2 - Liam Martin of Time Doctor & Staff.com on Benefits, Obstacles, & Best Practices

1:03:35 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Here at Powderkeg, we believe the rising remote work movement goes hand-in-hand with our mission to connect the amazing tech communities growing and thriving across the country. In a previous episode of the podcast, the CEO and COO of Indianapolis-ba...Show More
#51: Why Working Moms Make Great Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Employees with Sarah Lacy of Pando

40:08 | Jun 26th, 2018

Let’s face it: In the tech world, motherhood is often viewed as something undesirable. Many employers and professional women think that having children will distract them from work, decrease their productivity, and make them less effective leaders. B...Show More
#50: Secrets to Industry Disruption w/ Voicemail Inventor Scott Jones, w/Summer Crenshaw & Ry Walker

47:52 | May 15th, 2018

And…we’re back! Powderkeg: Igniting Startups returns after a brief hiatus with something of an experiment ahead of season two of the podcast. (We’re calling it an “in-between-isode.”) This show features a Q&A-meets-pitch event featuring one veteran e...Show More
#49: Mastering Remote Work Cultures and Company Acquisitions with the CEO and COO of Formstack

54:03 | Oct 24th, 2017

Modern technology has made telecommuting and working remotely easier than ever before, opening the door for businesses to find and hire the best talent no matter where in the world they live. However, Chris Byers and Dustin Sapp will tell you that hi...Show More
#48: Rise of the Rest Roundtable Part 2: Innovation, Inclusivity and the Indiana Advantage

54:18 | Oct 17th, 2017

Last Thursday was a huge day for the Indianapolis tech community. AOL co-founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour bus stopped by, and ten high-growth startups competed for a chance to win a cool $100,000. In the end, the grand prize went to the wat...Show More
#47: LIVE! Rise of the Rest Part 1: Stories & Strategies from 5 Breakthrough Tech Entrepreneurs

58:25 | Oct 10th, 2017

This Thursday, AOL co-founder Steve Case’s sixth Rise of the Rest tour is making a stop in Indianapolis, IN, where Powderkeg’s headquarters are proudly located. Ten local tech companies will participate in a pitch competition that showcases the best ...Show More
#46: Expert Product Design 101: A Case Study with the CEOs of Canvas and Innovatemap

47:22 | Oct 3rd, 2017

A company’s product is its lifeblood. It’s the one thing most responsible for a company’s success or failure, which is why smart product design is an absolute must for every business. And truly expert-level product design goes much deeper than nailin...Show More
#45: Tech Platform Scaling & User-Generated Content Secrets w/ Sarah Adler, CTO of Spoon University

51:14 | Sep 26th, 2017

Building and scaling a tech platform is no easy task even for someone with a background and years of experience in software development, let alone a recent college grad with no formal tech education. But that’s exactly what Sarah Adler did when she c...Show More
#44: How Don Wettrick of StartEdUp Teaches Life-Changing Innovation Secrets to High School Students

44:45 | Sep 19th, 2017

An education in innovative thinking can change a person’s life, opening the door to more fulfilling careers and better opportunities to make a real impact on the world. Unfortunately, it’s not something most people are likely to receive in a traditio...Show More
#43: The Visionary and The Integrator: How Co-Founders of PERQ Work Together to Supercharge Growth

58:04 | Sep 12th, 2017

A talented co-founder can be an incredible asset to an entrepreneur, providing a second set of shoulders to bear the responsibilities of business and a second opinion to test ideas against. The right co-founder can compliment your strengths, compensa...Show More
#42: How to Develop Your Inner Visionary Superpower with Scott Hill of PERQ

46:00 | Aug 29th, 2017

At Powderkeg, we believe every entrepreneur has their own personal superpower that makes them great at what they do. Scott Hill’s superpower is being a visionary—that is, being exceptionally capable of seeing opportunities that others can’t and under...Show More
#41: Startup Fundraising 101 with Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Innovation Expert Rachael Qualls

50:43 | Aug 22nd, 2017

A brief glimpse at Rachael Qualls’ resumé will convince you that she’s a true innovator in the world of venture capital and angel investing. A brief meeting with her at a Powderkeg pitch night in Kansas City, MO, convinced me that I had to invite her...Show More
#40: Top Finance Secrets for Overcoming Healthcare Obstacles with Susan Bratton and Stryker Warren

39:23 | Aug 15th, 2017

The U.S. healthcare industry is in the midst of a rapid evolution to accommodate changing government legislation, market pressures and technological opportunities. The environment is ripe for disruption by innovative startups, but health tech founder...Show More
#39: How Customer Success Can Be Your Company’s Secret Weapon with Don Aquilano and Haresh Gangwani

48:27 | Aug 8th, 2017

Following last month’s announcement that Powderkeg has officially become a product company, my team and I have been doing some intensive planning on how to build a world-class customer experience (CX). With this in mind, I sought out Haresh Gangwani ...Show More
#38: How to Announce and Build a Tech Product on a Bootstrap Budget with DeveloperTown Partner

58:02 | Aug 1st, 2017

Last Thursday evening, in front of an audience of more than 600 tech entrepreneurs, professionals and investors, I had the privilege of making a monumental announcement. My company, Verge—a community of over 10,000 members in 8 cities across the cou...Show More
#37: Time-Tested Tips for Building Winning Products from Powderkeg’s Kevin Bailey and Robert Harris

53:06 | Jul 25th, 2017

My ongoing search for the best and brightest tech entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley leads me to a lot of remarkable founders building incredible companies all around the world. But for this episode of Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, I decided I’d lo...Show More
#36: C-Level Brand Marketing and Innovation Secrets from ExactTarget CMO Turned VC, Tim Kopp

44:31 | Jul 18th, 2017

We talk a lot about the power of great mentors here on Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, and today I’m thrilled to introduce one of the most influential mentors I’ve had in my life. Tim Kopp is an experienced brand and digital marketer who’s taught me mu...Show More
#35: Expert Finance Tips to Power Your Company’s Growth from the Founders of mAccounting and Emplify

59:35 | Jul 11th, 2017

“Cash is king,” the old saying goes, and every entrepreneur will realize at some point along their journey that their business can’t run smoothly without a good financial model. But the intricacies of bookkeeping and accounting can be a bit daunting ...Show More
#34: Blazing Your Own Trail and Strategic Risk Taking with Vidyard Co-Founder and CEO

33:36 | Jun 20th, 2017

Michael Litt (@michaellitt) is the CEO and co-founder of Vidyard, a leading provider of video hosting software for businesses and the kind of high-growth company you might expect to find in Silicon Valley. Although the company completed the prestigi...Show More
#33: How to Level Up Your Marketing Game with Sales Funnels and Storytelling

42:41 | Jun 13th, 2017

If your business doesn’t have a clear, step-by-step process for turning curious consumers into paying customers, you could be losing revenue in missed opportunities. Fortunately, marketing whiz Russell Brunson provides expert advice in this week’s ep...Show More
#32: How Shane Mac of Assist Raised Funding for His Startup Without Ever Asking for Money

1:05:21 | Jun 6th, 2017

Shane Mac, a Silicon Valley transplant from his hometown of Pekin, Illinois, is a master of building authentic relationships based on trust and personal connection. In fact, he’s so good at winning people over with his honest Midwestern brand image, ...Show More
#31: Unlocking Your Company’s Potential Through Commitments to Diversity and Personal Wellness

49:34 | May 30th, 2017

Heather Hartnett took a nontraditional path to the world of venture capital, and it’s ignited a great passion for enabling social change through technology and business. She now leverages her experience to help founders build better companies through...Show More
#30: Cooperating and Competing with Large Companies to Grow Your Startup

51:09 | May 23rd, 2017

Brand marketer and venture capitalist Dave Knox is an expert in relationships between large companies and startups, as he has extensive experience working in both worlds. Knox began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he consistently pushed the en...Show More
#29: Startup CEO’s Guide to Bootstrapping to Profitability and Hosting Industry-Leading Conferences

49:21 | May 16th, 2017

Clint Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Emma, a SaaS company out of Nashville, TN, that has created a new standard of success for bootstrapping businesses and hosting innovative, engaging conferences. Smith and his co-founder conceived Emma’s email...Show More
#28: FOWNDERS Guide to Millennial Motivation and Audience Building with Gerard Adams

48:14 | May 9th, 2017

The “Millennial Mentor” Gerard Adams is a thought leader for his generation and is rapidly becoming a role model for young entrepreneurs around the world. You probably know Adams as the co-founder of Elite Daily, an online news platform and the “Voi...Show More
#27: Insider’s Guide to Raising Capital and Getting Funded with CNBC’s Alicia Syrett

56:30 | May 2nd, 2017

Alicia Syrett is the founder and CEO of Pantegrion Capital, a seed and early-stage angel investment firm based in New York. You might know her better as a recurring panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch or MSNBC’s Your Business, where you’ll see her fieldin...Show More
#26: What I Learned About Business Strategy From Interviewing 25 Tech Entrepreneurs and Investors

31:24 | Apr 25th, 2017

On the first 25 episodes of Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, we’ve been able to share dozens of best practices and actionable insights through interviews with leading tech entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders. We’ve also learned the personal st...Show More
#25: Startup Marketing Master Class with Growth Hacking Gurus Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

50:28 | Apr 18th, 2017

Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown are the world’s leading experts on growth hacking. The two first worked together at Qualaroo, a marketing SaaS solution they grew to millions in recurring revenue before Ellis sold the company in 2016. At the same time th...Show More
#24: Content Marketing Magic for Business Growth with Brian Clark of Copyblogger & Rainmaker Digital

47:56 | Apr 11th, 2017

Brian Clark is a serial entrepreneur of several seven-figure online businesses, including Rainmaker Digital (which is actually now an eight-figure software company), where he currently serves as CEO. And guess what? He did it all without moving to Si...Show More
#23: Startup Strategies from a 5-Exit Founder and NYC Venture Partner

40:27 | Apr 4th, 2017

Knowledge comes with experience, and Jeff Leventhal has 25 years of experience in the tech startup world, including leading five companies from idea to exit and investing in many others. It’s an understatement to say he’s learned a few things on his ...Show More
#22: Powerful CEO Habits for Getting the Most Out of Networking Events

1:03:20 | Mar 28th, 2017

Meeting the right people at the right time can catapult your business to the next level. But it’s difficult to make connections that go deeper than a LinkedIn invite, and it's far too easy to play it safe at networking events, which makes forging aut...Show More
#21: Proven Business Leadership Habits from the CEO of SendGrid

1:03:29 | Mar 21st, 2017

It takes guts, grit, and an uncommon dose of wisdom to lead a business team. Sameer Dholakia has all three qualities, plus two decades of leadership experience in enterprise software. Dholakia is the CEO of SendGrid, one of the world’s premier email...Show More
#20: Startup Accelerator Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know with NYC Angel Investor

48:21 | Mar 14th, 2017

Erica Duignan Minnihan knows what investors like to see in startups, and she knows the difficulties founders face meeting those expectations. She has more than 10 years of experience in early-stage startup investing, and now she’s out to help both in...Show More
#19: How to Unleash Your Team’s True Power with Team Building, Team Learning, and Company Culture

36:07 | Mar 7th, 2017

Max Yoder is a lifelong learner and trailblazer who knows that clearly-defined processes empower employees to level-up their quality of work from average to exceptional. Yoder is the cofounder and CEO of Lessonly, a team learning software platform t...Show More
#18: Inside Innovation, Negotiation, and Virality with Emerson Spartz of Dose

44:14 | Feb 28th, 2017

Emerson Spartz has hunted down and capitalized on patterns in business since he was 12 years old. Fast-forward 18 years, and Spartz is the CEO of Dose, a digital media company that reaches 200 million Millennials every month with content designed to...Show More
#17: How to Clear Your Mind, Calm Your Nerves, and Pivot Like a Pro with Jenny Blake

52:31 | Feb 21st, 2017

“Pivoting” might seem like a dirty word in business, but Jenny Blake has learned to embrace it. Not only that, but she’s built her career around it, becoming a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author who teaches others the positive value of ...Show More
#16: Leading Remote Teams and Podcasting for Business Growth

44:17 | Feb 14th, 2017

Michael Sacca is a modern renaissance businessman who inspires tens of thousands of entrepreneurs each week with his podcast Rocketship.fm and has climbed the ranks to become the President of a multi-million dollar business that supports companies an...Show More
#15: How Startup Grind Bootstrapped from Zero to One Million with Derek Andersen

50:36 | Feb 7th, 2017

Derek Andersen was a bit of a world traveller growing up, as his family split their time between several countries in Europe and their home in Tampa, Florida. He kept traveling as an adult, jetting all around the globe to build startup communities an...Show More
#14: Paul Singh on Growing Startups and Investing Outside of Silicon Valley

46:07 | Jan 31st, 2017

Paul Singh is embracing the changing nature of the venture capital—or VC—game. Formerly a partner at 500 Startups, an international VC seed fund and startup accelerator, Singh noticed that high-growth tech companies were starting to pop up all acros...Show More
#13: Masterclass On Customer Service and Loving Your Haters with Jay Baer of Convince & Convert

50:04 | Jan 24th, 2017

Jay Baer is a social media expert, consultant, thought leader, keynote speaker, podcaster, startup investor, and NY Times bestselling author of five books. He’s the most retweeted person in the world among digital marketers, which makes him practical...Show More
#12: MBA in Corporate Innovation and Startup Disruption with LISNR Founder Rodney Williams

54:43 | Jan 17th, 2017

Rodney Williams is the Founder and CEO of LISNR, one of the most disruptive companies in the IoT space and the world of mobile connectivity. You can find Rodney on Twitter (@rodneybwilliams) on twitter and his company at LISNR.com. LISNR was launche...Show More
#11: Mike Dillard on Reinventing Yourself, Thinking Big, and Food Innovation

57:19 | Jan 10th, 2017

Mike Dillard is a serial entrepreneur who is creating a new technology that you’ll be able to put in your house and will supply all of the organic produce that you would want on a monthly basis. In order to bring his idea to life, Dillard teamed up w...Show More
#10: The Magic of Immersion for Startups and VCs w/ Upfront Ventures Partner Kara Nortman

48:12 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Kara Nortman is the co-founder of Seedling and partner at Upfront Ventures. In this interview she recounts her evolution as a creative child from an adventurous family, to her role as a partner in the largest and most tenured venture capital fund in ...Show More
#9: How to Build Traction, Gain Customers, and Grow with DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg

34:26 | Dec 27th, 2016

Gabriel Weinberg is the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo, an Internet search engine that doesn’t track you or your personal data (https://duckduckgo.com/). And in an industry dominated by goliaths like Google and Yahoo, DuckDuckGo does more than 3 bill...Show More
#8: Masterclass On Building Influence with Luis Garcia of Ambition Media and AgentSteven

1:07:47 | Dec 20th, 2016

Luis Garcia is one of the most influential people on Instagram. As of the publication of this podcast, Garcia’s three Instagram accounts alone (@AgentSteven, @MotivationMafia, and @PositiveVibesQuotes) have more than 6 million followers and get more ...Show More
#7: Build Wealth and Invest in Yourself with Jordan Wirsz at Savant Investments

1:00:50 | Dec 13th, 2016

Jordan Wirsz manages $100 million in real estate investments as CEO of Savant Investment Partners. Jordan is a nationally recognized real estate expert who has been recognized by members of the U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Nevada state government, a...Show More
#6: The Power of Corporate VC and Startup Philanthropy w John Somorjai at Salesforce Ventures

33:04 | Dec 6th, 2016

John Somorjai is Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and head of Salesforce Ventures. Salesforce has over 3,000 partners and 150+ enterprise cloud and SaaS companies in their current investment portfolio. They’ve also had 30+ exits and...Show More
#5: From Hollywood to Hackathons: Inside Startups w/ Cooper Harris, Founder at Klickly

47:17 | Nov 28th, 2016

Our guest today is Cooper Harris, who not only has an impressive background, but has an impressive background in two different fields! She started her career in New York, where she landed a part in the soap opera, As The World Turns. But she eventua...Show More
#4: How to Fund Your Startup and Hire A Players w/ MapQuest Co-Founder Chris Heivly

41:49 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Our guest today is Chris Heivly, who just might be the world’s first actual map geek. I say that because he co-founded one of the first online navigation tools, MapQuest. Some of you listeners may be too young to remember MapQuest and the wonderful...Show More
#3: The Key To Building Real Wealth and Confessions of a Master Connector w Cole Hatter

55:20 | Nov 15th, 2016

This master connector has built a network that includes the likes of Robert Herjavec from Shark Tank, James Altucher creator of the James Altucher Show, Jack Canfield author of Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul and Lewis Howes from The School of Great...Show More
#2: How To Scale A Software Business + SaaS Leadership w/ Jeremy Roche, CEO At FinancialForce

40:30 | Nov 15th, 2016

A SaaS innovation and leadership conversation with FinancialForce.com CEO and President, Jeremy Roche (@Jeremy_Roche). With more than 20 years of experience building and leading both public and private technology companies, Jeremy brings a wealth of ...Show More
#1: How to Invest In Your Talents, Build Your Team, and Tell Your Story w/ Kristian Andersen

52:16 | Nov 7th, 2016

Learn from serial SaaS entrepreneur and investor Kristian Andersen (@KristianIndy). And while I had met a lot of people in school, I had never met anyone like him. Andersen is positive but direct, which I believe is the key to why he is able to acco...Show More