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Welcome to The Seed-The Startup Journey – THE Entrepreneurship Podcast sharing origin stories of amazing founders and their companies in less than 20 minutes. This podcast is made for YOU, the curious student, talented innovator, and aspiring entrepreneur!

Throughout this series, we will explore various startup journeys by discovering the genesis story behind these startups and gathering advice. Through our conversations, we hope to inspire and plant the seed of innovation in the minds of our listeners.

Let's grow together! 🌱

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The Seed – The Startup Journey Rick Liu

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to The Seed-The Startup Journey – THE Entrepreneurship Podcast sharing origin stories of amazing founders and their companies in less than 20 minutes. This podcast is made for YOU, the curious student, talented innovator, and aspiring entrepreneur!

Throughout this series, we will explore various startup journeys by discovering the genesis story behind these startups and gathering advice. Through our conversations, we hope to inspire and plant the seed of innovation in the minds of our listeners.

Let's grow together! 🌱

http://start.seedstartupjourney.com/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-seed-startup-journey/support

    Building The Sandbox Metaverse – Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder & COO

    Building The Sandbox Metaverse – Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder & COO

    What if there’s a world where YOU can hang out with The Smurfs, chill with Snoop Dogg, become a Rollercoaster Tycoon, AND fight off The Walking Dead? A world where you can build anything you want, play games, build games, and at the same time... make money?

    Today we’ll be chatting with the Co-Founder of The Sandbox, Sebastien Borget, who’s building a blockchain-based gaming world alongside some incredible partners. Even Adidas recently bought land in The Sandbox and will begin to build their own experience within the metaverse. 

    How did they start, and where are they headed? Let's explore Sebastien's startup journey!

    Check out The Sandbox here:

    https://www.sandbox.game/

    Interested in learning more about NFTs? Check out our previous video with the Founder of The Metakey NFT Project: https://youtu.be/coNFcDmhZWg



    Magic Portal:

    (00:00) – Intro

    (00:49) – Sandbox & Spending $10,000+ on virtual land?

    (06:24) – Becoming an entrepreneur

    (09:43) – How did you get started?

    (11:52) – Hardest challenges along your journey

    (13:07) – What does the future look like?

    (17:22) – Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

    (19:30) – This or That!

    (20:58) – Learn more about NFTs!


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    • 21 min
    Corporate vs. Startup – Allan Chow, CTO at Bucket Listers

    Corporate vs. Startup – Allan Chow, CTO at Bucket Listers

    If you’re a student like me who's interested in startups, you might have this question… What do I do after graduation? 

    Should I start my own company right away, or get some experience at a larger company? Or maybe I should work at a startup? 



    Well, today we’ll be chatting with Allan Chow. Allan has worked at a large corporation – Boeing, was at Grubhub when it was transitioning to a public company, and was also one of the first few employees at Chowbus. 

    Now, Allan is the CTO at Bucket Listers. I hope that through exploring his journey, you can derive some insights as to what you might wish to do with your career!

    Watch this episode on YouTube

    For highlights & takeaways, check out our Instagram!



    Magic Portal:

    (00:52) – Deciding on a career path fresh out of college

    (03:40) – Making websites for restaurants in exchange for food

    (05:18) – Scaling making websites into a venture?

    (06:05) – Joining Grubhub

    (06:51) – Joining Chowbus & Launching it in St. Louis

    (08:12) – Challenging moments at a startup

    (10:03) – Work at a Corporate vs. Startup?

    (12:58) – What attracts you to a company?

    (15:33) – Goal in 5-10 years

    (17:09) – This or That!

    (20:44) – Best Advice Ever Received

    (22:24) – Takeaways


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    • 22 min
    The KEY To The Metaverse – Matty, Founder of The Metakey (NFT Project)

    The KEY To The Metaverse – Matty, Founder of The Metakey (NFT Project)

    NFTs? The Metaverse? MILLION-dollar sales of ape pictures??  

    You've probably wondered... WHY? Are these people crazy??  

    Well, today we’ll be chatting with the founder of a popular NFT project – Matty, also known as DCL Blogger, and hopefully our conversation will answer some of your questions.  

    Matty is the Founder of The Metakey, an NFT project that gives you the key to the metaverse. The Metakey is ONE token that can be used across multiple platforms to transform into avatars, game items, exclusive game perks, course material, virtual land access, activate discounts, and much more!

    Check out this episode on YouTube to see what the keys look like! 

    For more explanation on what the metaverse is, follow our Instagram!



    Magic Portal:

    (01:00) – What are NFTs??

    (02:30) – Why are people spending millions on ape pictures?

    (04:20) – Crypto to the moon & crashing back – Matty's venture into NFTs

    (06:58) – What is The Metakey?

    (09:06) – Conception of The Metakey

    (11:17) – From Civil Engineering to Building the Metaverse

    (13:15) – Lessons from starting The Metakey

    (15:04) – Building a following

    (16:31) – How do you identify good NFT projects?

    (18:17) – Where are we headed? The future of NFTs

    (20:01) – Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

    (21:38) – This or That?


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    • 23 min
    From Zero To One... SIX Times – Jeff Solomon

    From Zero To One... SIX Times – Jeff Solomon

    One of the hardest things to do is to create something from nothing. To go from zero to one.

    Today we’ll be chatting with someone who has done that SIX times – Jeff Solomon. Jeff is a 6-time serial entrepreneur with 3 exits, the most notable one being the selling of his SaaS CRM company Velocify in 2017 for $128M. Jeff also Co-Founded the accelerator Amplify.La, and he is also a high school entrepreneurship teacher! 

    Okay, that's making entrepreneurship sound too easy... it's not! Jeff's first venture actually crashed and burned! Let’s explore his startup journey!



    Magic Portal:

    (00:38) – Have you always known you wanted to become an entrepreneur?

    (01:41) – Failing Macroeconomics & Switching to English Major??

    (03:23) – The first venture (crashed and burned)

    (06:07) – After that failure... what did you do next?

    (07:14) – What motivates you?

    (08:44) – When do you decide to exit your company?

    (10:45) – Most challenging part about entrepreneurship

    (12:50) – Common qualities between successful entrepreneurs

    (14:15) – Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

    (16:14) – Advice for students interested in startups

    (18:29) – This or That!



    Learn more about Jeff and his companies below!

    Personal Website: https://bak.me

    Markup Hero: https://markuphero.com



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    • 22 min
    Starting... and SELLING Companies at 16 – Calix Huang

    Starting... and SELLING Companies at 16 – Calix Huang

    Why is it that every time we chat with a 16-year-old, their stories just get crazier and crazier?

    At 16, Calix Huang has already started... and SOLD TWO of his companies. How did he do that? Let’s find out!



    If you'd like our weekly episodes summarized in one-minute startup droplets, subscribe at https://www.seedstartupjourney.com/



    Magic Portal:

    (00:00) – Intro

    (00:46) – Calix – an Entrepreneur?

    (01:12) – Homeschooling

    (02:18) – Tennis, Ethical Hacking & Entrepreneurship

    (05:34) – Origin Story of Hours

    (07:52) – Growth Hacking Hours

    (10:39) – Acquisition of Hours

    (15:21) – Thoughts on Entrepreneurship after Acquisition

    (16:47) – Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    (18:38) – Next Steps

    (19:14) – This or That!

    (21:14) – Takeaway


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    • 21 min
    By Founders, For Founders – Jamie Lin, Founder of AppWorks & President of Taiwan Mobile

    By Founders, For Founders – Jamie Lin, Founder of AppWorks & President of Taiwan Mobile

    Did you know that the person who founded the “Y Combinator” of Taiwan is also the youngest telecom President?



    Today we’ll be chatting with Jamie Lin, a serial entrepreneur, investor, and father. Jamie is the founder of AppWorks – an accelerator, VC, and school, built By Founders, For Founders. AppWorks has currently helped over 400 startups valued in total at over $17.4B!!



    Oh, and did I mention Jamie is also the President of Taiwan Mobile?

    This is a startup journey you don't want to miss!



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    Magic Portal:

    (00:00) – Intro

    (00:49) – Becoming an Entrepreneur 

    (02:10) – Leaving the US for Taiwan?

    (04:24) – What is AppWorks?

    (06:44) – Mastermind since 2009?

    (08:45) – Failures & Challenges

    (11:31) – It's not the clock that wakes me up, it's my dream

    (13:05) – Traits for successful entrepreneurs? 3H & Delta

    (14:37) – What would you be doing if you didn't start AppWorks?

    (16:11) – Time travel – what would you say to the young Jamie?

    (16:35) – Managing Stress

    (18:48) – Recommendation to 100x your learning

    (20:16) – This or That!

    (21:19) – Takeaways


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    • 22 min

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Goldenseek ,

Great podcast with great guests

This podcast is awesome, and Rick is a great interviewer! And incredibly, he’s able to pack so much insight into < 20 min. Worth listening to every episode!

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