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614Startups is the fastest growing community of startup founders and investors in Columbus, Ohio. We use media and educational events to connect startup founders with the investors and resources they need to launch and scale impactful startups. Our podcast, news feed, newsletter, and events reach the influential decision-makers that are driving the Columbus startup ecosystem forward.

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614Startups is the fastest growing community of startup founders and investors in Columbus, Ohio. We use media and educational events to connect startup founders with the investors and resources they need to launch and scale impactful startups. Our podcast, news feed, newsletter, and events reach the influential decision-makers that are driving the Columbus startup ecosystem forward.

Join our community, engage with our content, make connections, and get involved.

    The Startup Whisperer with Warner Moore, Gamma Force

    The Startup Whisperer with Warner Moore, Gamma Force

    In this episode of the 614Startups Podcast, host Elio Harmon sits down with Warner Moore, the visionary founder of Gamma Force. Gamma Force is dedicated to building a culture of excellence in cybersecurity by empowering businesses to protect their most valuable assets. Warner shares his journey as a founder and delves into the core values that guide his leadership philosophy, including putting people first, taking ownership, and always doing the right thing. Join Elio and Warner for an inspiring conversation about the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and values-driven leadership.

    Listen now and discover how Warner Moore is transforming the cybersecurity landscape with a people-first approach.

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    • 42 min
    Ortho-Beastly with Brock Leonti, Prescribe FIT

    Ortho-Beastly with Brock Leonti, Prescribe FIT

    Welcome to another exciting episode of the 614Startups Podcast with your host, Elio Harmon! In this episode, Elio sits down with Brock Leonti, the innovative Founder of Prescribe FIT, a full-service remote monitoring and lifestyle health coaching solution tailored for orthopedic practices and their patients.



    Brock takes us through his inspiring entrepreneurial journey, from founding a home health agency and an STNA education center to spearheading one of the fastest-growing health tech companies in Columbus, Ohio.



    Dive into the critical issue of orthobesity, a pandemic affecting orthopedic health, and discover how Prescribe FIT is revolutionizing patient care by empowering orthopedic practices to enhance health outcomes and surgical success.



    Brock also opens up about his experience raising a remarkable $4.8 million Series A round led by Refinery Ventures, offering invaluable tips and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.



    Don't miss this insightful conversation! Remember to like, subscribe, and share the 614Startups Podcast to stay updated on the latest in the startup ecosystem.


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    • 43 min
    Balancing Entrepreneurship and Well-being

    Balancing Entrepreneurship and Well-being

    In this episode, Elio Harmon discusses the daily disciplines required to be a successful business leader or entrepreneur without sacrificing physical or mental health. He emphasizes the importance of time management, regular physical activity, mindful eating, and setting boundaries. He also highlights the significance of mental health practices such as mindfulness and seeking support from a network of peers, mentors, and advisors. The key takeaway is that taking care of oneself is essential for long-term success in both personal and professional life.

    Takeaways

    Effective time management is crucial for maintaining balance and focusing on what truly matters.

    Regular physical activity is a powerful stress reliever and mood booster.

    Mindful eating and hydration have a direct impact on energy levels and mental clarity.

    Incorporating mindfulness practices and setting boundaries can help maintain mental well-being.

    Quality sleep is vital for cognitive function, emotional regulation, and overall health.

    Networking and seeking support from peers, mentors, and advisors is important for navigating challenges effectively.

    Taking care of oneself is a necessity for long-term success in both personal and professional life.

    "Effective time management is crucial for maintaining balance."

    "Exercise is a powerful stress reliever and mood booster."

    "What you fuel your body with has a direct impact on your energy levels and mental clarity."

    Chapters 00:00 Balancing Business and Well-being: Daily Disciplines for Success

    02:01 Maintaining Health in High-Demand Careers

    03:23 Thriving in Business and Personal Well-being


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    • 5 min
    Dealing with Self-Doubt as an Entrepreneur

    Dealing with Self-Doubt as an Entrepreneur

    Self-doubt is the lack of confidence in oneself and one's abilities, which can paralyze entrepreneurs and prevent them from taking necessary risks. It can stem from past failures, fear of failure, or a lack of external validation. Self-doubt is a common issue for entrepreneurs due to the inherent risks of entrepreneurship, the pressure to succeed, and the isolation of the entrepreneurial journey. Strategies to combat self-doubt include acknowledging and accepting it, focusing on accomplishments, seeking support and mentorship, practicing self-compassion, and taking action despite doubts.

    Takeaways
    Self-doubt is a normal part of the entrepreneurial journey and can be managed.
    Reflecting on past accomplishments can boost confidence and counteract negative thoughts.
    Building a supportive network of peers, mentors, and advisors is crucial for combating self-doubt.
    Practicing self-compassion and treating oneself with kindness can reduce the impact of self-doubt.
    Taking small incremental steps towards goals can help overcome self-doubt and build momentum.

    Chapters
    00:00 The Impact of Self-Doubt on Entrepreneurs
    03:03 Strategies for Overcoming Self-Doubt

    • 5 min
    Shiny Object Syndrome: The Silent Killer of Entrepreneurial Success

    Shiny Object Syndrome: The Silent Killer of Entrepreneurial Success

    Join host Elio Harmon in this relevant and practical episode of 614Startups as we delve into the perils of Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS) and its impact on entrepreneurial success. Discover how this common distraction can derail your startup's progress and drain valuable resources. Elio breaks down why SOS is a silent killer, shares personal insights, and offers actionable strategies to combat it. Tune in to learn how to stay focused, set clear goals, and practice discipline to ensure your business thrives. Don't miss this essential guide for entrepreneurs striving to build something great.


    Chapters

    00:00 The Dangers of Shiny Object Syndrome

    03:30 Strategies to Combat Shiny Object Syndrome

    05:07 Staying Focused on Long-Term Success

    Takeaways


    Shiny object syndrome can derail progress and prevent entrepreneurs from achieving their goals.
    Fractured focus, drained resources, and perpetual starting are the consequences of shiny object syndrome.
    To combat shiny object syndrome, entrepreneurs should set clear goals, implement a decision-making process, practice discipline and accountability, and schedule regular reviews.
    Staying focused on long-term goals and resisting the urge to constantly chase new ideas is crucial for sustainable success.

    Like, subscribe, and share to support your fellow entrepreneurs!

    • 5 min
    Beyond the Tech: Building a Successful Tech Business with Big Kitty Labs

    Beyond the Tech: Building a Successful Tech Business with Big Kitty Labs

    Welcome to the 614Startups Podcast, where innovation meets insight! Host Elio Harmon invites you on a journey through the dynamic world of entrepreneurship with seasoned experts Tushar Kulkarni and Morgan Koth from Big Kitty Labs.



    With over 14 years of pioneering software design and development, Big Kitty Labs has been at the forefront of crafting high-performance mobile and web solutions for diverse businesses. But they're not just about cutting-edge tech; they're about empowering startup founders to navigate the intricate path towards building thriving companies, not just cool technologies.



    Join us as Tushar and Morgan share their wealth of experience, offering invaluable advice on the strategic intricacies of entrepreneurship. From conceptualization to execution, they unravel the secrets behind transforming innovative ideas into sustainable ventures.



    Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, seasoned startup enthusiast, or simply curious about the intersection of technology and business, this podcast promises to inspire, educate, and elevate your entrepreneurial journey. Tune in to the 614Startups Podcast and unlock the blueprint for entrepreneurial success!



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    • 1 hr 11 min

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