Too often Silicon Valley has become the new Hollywood of broken promises and dashed dreams. Is the startup journey weighing you down? Are you searching for your own coffee shop conversation that turns into a $5M check? Weekly, Philip Topham, The Savvy Founder and Armchair sociologist, explores the startup struggle and what it means to be founder and Chief Everything Officer. Philip will be interviewing guests and sharing his own experiences uncovering the raw truths and hard earned “aha” moments. So if you’re feeling locked out of the startup insider secrets and looking for a smoother path then tune in where we help you save you time, money and heartache.
Ep 60: Startup Advice – Failing Forward? What Does That Mean? How To Move on to the Next Big Thing, When the First Thing Wasn’t so Good? with Jon Shower (Encore)
“Fail fast. Fail Forward.” We have all heard that Silicon Valley saying. But what does that mean? In this show, Jon Showers, share his brutally honest journey about what it means to Fail Forward. You’ll hear that his founder journey is only just starting. Jon has a great background from a military career, to athletic […]
Ep 59: What Does Your Startup Do? The Dreaded 30-second Pitch!
The 30-second pitch. You are at an event, meeting, or party and someone asks you, “What do you do?”; “I’m the founder of the so and so company”; “What’s that?” You’ve just been asked to give your 30-second pitch. In this episode, I cover the key steps to creating a compelling 30-second pitch, that gets […]
Ep 58: My Product is Great! So, What’s Wrong?
“Everyone thinks my product is great!” In this episode, I discuss the biggest problem founders face with their products. This issue falls into the ‘stupid human tricks’ category. I share a story about a recent interview of The Savvy Founder – where I can’t even remember the 4-letter word that every founder should know — […]
Ep 57: Founder to CEO?? Investor Says “No Way,” You say “Yes Way!”
“As soon as we finish our Round-A we’ll look for a real CEO.” Sound familiar? All too often there is a belief that Founders just don’t have what it takes to become a CEO and build a big company that makes the investors lots of money. Founders don’t have the skills to lead a big […]
Ep 56: An African Entrepreneurship Journey-with Alex Kalanda-Ceo Ayambe
In this episode, The Savvy Founder interviews Alex Kalanda, CEO and Founder of Ayambe Talent Solutions. This interview is a great example of the entrepreneurial journey and spirit; it’s a lifelong job; entrepreneurs live to solve problems and make things better for other people. In this interview it’s clear Alex won’t stop – even when […]
Ep 55: Solving Big Problems, Best Practices For a Mission-Driven Startup – with Joshua Wohle CEO Mindstone￼
Solving big problems takes a different approach – in this interview with Co-Founder Joshua Whole, we dive into the topic from top to bottom. The show is a bit longer than the normal 30’minutes but well worth the insights. Mindstone’s mission and the big hairy problem is “to surface and accelerate the world’s informal learning.” […]
So much knowledge
I think this show is fantastic, Philip has whit and he has knowledge and in the short time this show has been out I’ve listened to quite a few insights that were worthy of me pulling out pen and paper and pressing pause to write them down! Thank you Philip well done!