Will Richman is the founder of GrowthGenius and Bitmaker Labs. Before that he worked in Wealth management at BNY Mellon and spent 12 months backpacking through Asia and Europe. Will is also a graduate of the Honor’s Business Administration program at Ivey Business School.
GrowthGenius is a software service to help you get sales meetings with your ideal clients.
In this episode we talk about the pros and cons of working for a big company versus a startup, what the process of starting a company feels like and the effects on mental health. We talk about digital nomads and the importance of building a company to share success with others. We also bounce around ideas on how people can experiment and test with different jobs to see what career is best for them.
How to get investors for your business - 43:00
Framework for deciding to work for a startup versus a big company - 45:20
“The biggest problems are not technology problems but human problems” - 1:12:10
What is Will’s meditation process and what apps does he use? 52:55
The darkest moments that Will went through as an entrepreneur - 54:08
The original idea and early days of Growth Genius (the definition of success) - 37:27
Was it scary leaving BNY Mellon to go into entrepreneurship? - 22:30
Buying a one-way ticket to Vietnam, backpacking Southeast Asia and how it changed him - 32:05
Why Will Decided to come back to Canada to start a company, Digital Nomads and the importance of community? - 35:25
Full interview and video: https://bit.ly/atila-tv-will
Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhFP5j6wtE8
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