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UK's No.2 ranked startup podcast. We bring you the honest realities of startup life, from early-stage founders who are only a couple of steps ahead. 

Founded & Grounded Ollie Collard & Dr Becky Sage

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

UK's No.2 ranked startup podcast. We bring you the honest realities of startup life, from early-stage founders who are only a couple of steps ahead. 

    Hexa Finance: Breaking Stereotypes & Reimagining Finance for Startups 🌟

    Hexa Finance: Breaking Stereotypes & Reimagining Finance for Startups 🌟

    🚀 The incredible journey of Hexa Finance is not just a tale of success; it's a true story of how being bold and true to yourself can pay dividends.  
    🦋 From a simple idea in 2016 to launching amidst the global lockdown, co-founders Ben Davies and Stu Mason have navigated it all. 🛣️💡


    🤝 They dive deep into their journey, sharing the sacrifices made, the critical role of timing, and the essence of trust and understanding in their partnership. 🕒🤗


    🔍 Discover how their extensive industry experience has shaped Hexa Finance, bringing a unique blend of simplicity and relatability. 🏗️📈


    📣 Key Highlights from the Episode: 🌟


    🤝💪The Power of Teamwork: Ben and Stu stress the significance of a team that complements your skills and fosters mutual support. 


    🚫🧠 The Art of Saying 'No': Learn the value of simplicity in complexity. Embracing your niche, the bravery in critical decisions, and the wisdom in choosing your battles. 


    🌍💼 Making Finance Relatable: Steering away from traditional corporate norms, Hexa Finance champions an open & comfortable environment, demystifying finance and making it accessible to all. 


    🔍 Tune in to unearth how these driven entrepreneurs are reshaping the finance landscape, making it more approachable and understandable. 🌐🗣️


    💡 Uncover why business challenges aren't just obstacles, but pathways to greater achievements. 🚀🏆


    🤔 Curious about how businesses can flourish even in tough times? This episode holds your answers. 🌧️➡️🌈


    🎙️ Perfect for those seeking real experiences and insights from early-stage business owners. Don't miss out! 🔍💡
    Support the showProudly sponsored by our wonderful partners:

    National Protective Security Authority - NSPA: The Secure Innovation campaign helps you take steps to protect your business from hostile threats. Don’t leave it too late. Use the link to download the quick-start guide now:

    NPSA.gov.uk/innovation

    Hexa Finance: Hexa provides business finance to help you grow from start-up to success. To access your free consultation, simply go to:

    hexafinance.co.uk/contact

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Yuup: Turning Experiences into Businesses

    Yuup: Turning Experiences into Businesses

    🚀 To bootstrap or raise capital? 🧐 How do you build an engaged community to drive growth? 🌱 These are questions hot on your lips as an early-stage founder.


    🤝 Meet serial entrepreneur, Dominic Mills. After exiting his first startup, he found himself at a crossroads. A personal problem led to him founding his second startup  Yuup -  a marketplace that connects people with local experiences. 🌟


    🎧 Tune in as we unpack the highs and lows, the sacrifices, and the surprising joys of the whirlwind that is the life of a founder.


    We delve into the importance of community, localism, and entrepreneurship. 🏙️


    Here are 3️⃣ key reasons to tune into this episode:


    1️⃣ Community as a Catalyst: Learn from Dominic's experience with 'Yuup' about the power of community in accelerating business growth 📈


    2️⃣ Balancing Acts: Hear Dominic's take on the advantages and challenges of bootstrapping versus taking on external funding 💰


    3️⃣ Leadership Mastery: Discover how to become an effective leader 👤


    Your voice matters — let us know your thoughts on socials. 💎


    LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. 
    Support the showProudly sponsored by our wonderful partners:

    National Protective Security Authority - NSPA: The Secure Innovation campaign helps you take steps to protect your business from hostile threats. Don’t leave it too late. Use the link to download the quick-start guide now:

    NPSA.gov.uk/innovation

    Hexa Finance: Hexa provides business finance to help you grow from start-up to success. To access your free consultation, simply go to:

    hexafinance.co.uk/contact

    • 1 hr 12 min
    More Happi: Overcoming Fear and Burnout: Unveiling the Power of Coaching

    More Happi: Overcoming Fear and Burnout: Unveiling the Power of Coaching

    🔒 Want to unlock the secrets to overcoming fear, addressing burnout, and finding happiness ? 💫 All through the power of coaching...

    Meet Ashleigh Tennent, founder of More Happi - a coaching platform, transforming the industry to make coaching more affordable to everyone.

    😱 Hear how Ashleigh conquered her fear of public speaking and recognised burnout before it was too late. 

    💼 Discover how coaches make a difference in both personal and professional growth

    🌟 Dive into Ashley's journey and how she built a successful coaching business that's changing lives.

    5 reasons to tune in.

    1️⃣ Overcoming Fears and Limiting Beliefs: Learn how Ashleigh tackled her fear of public speaking, which was rooted in her childhood

    2️⃣ Addressing Burnout: Discover how Ashleigh recognized and navigated burnout with the guidance of a coach, emphasising the importance of reflection and gaining perspective.

    3️⃣ The Power of Mentors: Understand the difference between mentors and coaches

    4️⃣ Scaling a Business Model: Experience Ashleigh's journey of establishing a coaching platform and the challenges she faced while ensuring quality and meeting market demand.

    5️⃣ Embracing Failure: Explore the speaker's personal experiences with failure and the vital lessons learned

    🎧 Ready to explore the power of coaching and overcoming challenges? Hit play now!

    If you're able to support an amazing cause on behalf of Laura Rawlings, please do kindly donate to Macmillan Cancer, link below

    https://coffeefundraising.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising/cm23059103


    Business finance designed for you. Expert, tailored finance solutions to help take your business from start-up to successSecure Innovation - by NPSA & NCSC. Protect your innovation, don’t leave it too late. Click the link below to find out moreDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showProudly sponsored by our wonderful partners:

    National Protective Security Authority - NSPA: The Secure Innovation campaign helps you take steps to protect your business from hostile threats. Don’t leave it too late. Use the link to download the quick-start guide now:

    NPSA.gov.uk/innovation

    Hexa Finance: Hexa provides business finance to help you grow from start-up to success. To access your free consultation, simply go to:

    hexafinance.co.uk/contact

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Flow Neuroscience: Pioneering a Drug-Free Pathway for Depression (season finale)

    Flow Neuroscience: Pioneering a Drug-Free Pathway for Depression (season finale)

    Around one in six adults in the UK are experiencing depression. Antidepressants help many, but not all, and they have side effects. Here’s where Flow Neuroscience comes in - by developing a drug-free way of treating depression. 
    Erin Lee - CEO of Flow Neuroscience, joins Ollie and Laura to talk about how the new headset works and what her role as CEO involves.

    Tune in to hear more about:
    The tricky balance of pricing the product and finding the right clients.The challenge of building trust and partnerships in the health sector.The importance of being yourself, especially in work. The joy of being at the start of a new business and doing something you’re passionate about. The importance of committing to the user experience.How it's OK not to have all the answers.How the headset can be used in tandem with drugs under the supervision of clinicians.To get 15% off your Flow Headset input during check-out: FNG15. 

    For your chance to win a FREE FLOW headset, simply make sure you subscribe to the Founded & Grounded podcast (if not already), comment on this post (below) and leave a review via Apple Podcasts. A winner will be chosen at random. 

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/olivercollard_tdcs-mentalhealth-innovation-activity-7079415596110467072-pCZE?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop
    Support the showProudly sponsored by our wonderful partners:

    National Protective Security Authority - NSPA: The Secure Innovation campaign helps you take steps to protect your business from hostile threats. Don’t leave it too late. Use the link to download the quick-start guide now:

    NPSA.gov.uk/innovation

    Hexa Finance: Hexa provides business finance to help you grow from start-up to success. To access your free consultation, simply go to:

    hexafinance.co.uk/contact

    • 53 min
    Unyoked: Tapping into mother nature

    Unyoked: Tapping into mother nature

    Twin brothers Chris and Cam started Unyoked with a couple of cabins in the wild in their homeland of Australia. Today, they are a globally recognised nature brand, closing in on 100 sustainable off-grid cabins in four countries - recently launching here in the UK.  

    They’ve had it all thrown at them - bush fires, floods and even coronavirus, but the brothers have tackled these challenges with resilience and positivity.  Find out how they’ve kept the faith and helped create their own category.


    Support the showProudly sponsored by our wonderful partners:

    National Protective Security Authority - NSPA: The Secure Innovation campaign helps you take steps to protect your business from hostile threats. Don’t leave it too late. Use the link to download the quick-start guide now:

    NPSA.gov.uk/innovation

    Hexa Finance: Hexa provides business finance to help you grow from start-up to success. To access your free consultation, simply go to:

    hexafinance.co.uk/contact

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Johnny Palmer: The Power of Personal Responsibility to unleash your Inner Entrepreneur

    Johnny Palmer: The Power of Personal Responsibility to unleash your Inner Entrepreneur

    "Business is the best way of creating positive change in the world".

    Buckle up for this unmissable episode where we speak to a passionate business leader and activist, Johnny Palmer, onboard his Boeing 727. 

    With his multiple ventures in software, renewables, media production, hospitality, property, and manufacturing, we uncover Johnny's secret to being a successful serial entrepreneur. 

    We discuss his core values of disruption, growth, and sustainability, the importance of delegation and trust, building a support network, and dealing with loneliness in business. 

    - The Power of Projects: how to balance business, family, and personal interests
    -Johnny's blueprint to go from idea to execution
    - How work and life should interlink
    - You must take personal responsibility
    - How to nurture embryonic concepts
    - The importance of learning and how Johnny's brain is wired not to recognise failure
    - How discipline and small daily habits can be transformational 
    Support the showProudly sponsored by our wonderful partners:

    National Protective Security Authority - NSPA: The Secure Innovation campaign helps you take steps to protect your business from hostile threats. Don’t leave it too late. Use the link to download the quick-start guide now:

    NPSA.gov.uk/innovation

    Hexa Finance: Hexa provides business finance to help you grow from start-up to success. To access your free consultation, simply go to:

    hexafinance.co.uk/contact

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Adamliamclem ,

Knowledge with every episode

I feel like every episode I listen to I learn something new even with being involved with new startups for 8 years.

If you are looking for a podcast all about entrepreneurship with structure and that you can take learning and put in your business or the businesses you work with then look no further!

andysammons ,

Fantastic

Insightful discussion about Flow Neuroscience headset- the presenters are clearly able to ask the questions that we want answers to. Listened to on a long walk- will go back to listen to others too. Fantastic!

magda_kosciolek ,

A must for startupers!

A podcast filled with honesty and insight. The format - bits of an interview followed by discussion by Ollie and Laura - allows for unpacking the deeper lessons. Every episode leaves me inspired!

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