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How to turn nothing into something. Two startup founders interview successful entrepreneurs from around the world to find out what it takes to start with nothing and build a fire 🔥

(Formerly called the WeStrive Podcast: Episodes #1-#70)

Hosted by:
Cory McKane | CEO - WeStriveApp.com
Farhaj Mayan | CEO - HireKanna.com

Building Fires Cory McKane & Farhaj Mayan

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 248 Ratings

How to turn nothing into something. Two startup founders interview successful entrepreneurs from around the world to find out what it takes to start with nothing and build a fire 🔥

(Formerly called the WeStrive Podcast: Episodes #1-#70)

Hosted by:
Cory McKane | CEO - WeStriveApp.com
Farhaj Mayan | CEO - HireKanna.com

    #20 Carl Copeland | CEO - Möbius Air

    #20 Carl Copeland | CEO - Möbius Air

    Carl is one of the brightest engineers there is and he's been building a game-changer of a product that's going to reflect just how talented he is. Carl & his team are representing the good 'ol US of A in the launch of the new Formula One Electric Air Race! It's going to be the world's first electric air race and Carl's team is the only team competing for the USA.

    The electric motor he built will be powering the USA plane and in the podcast, we have the breaking news on who the pilot will be.

    Make sure you tune in to hear the announcement, hear more about this amazing new racing league, and to learn about how Carl got to where he is today.



    Farhaj and I hope you enjoy the episode!

    Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

    • 51 min
    #19 Paul Yacoubian | Co-Founder - Copy.ai

    #19 Paul Yacoubian | Co-Founder - Copy.ai

    Angel investor, startup mentor, and now founder himself - Paul Yacoubian has done basically everything in the startup world at this point. After gaining access to a powerful AI (artificial intelligence) software, GPT-3, Paul and his Co-founder Chris decided they wanted to do something powerful with it.

    They set out to make the world's greatest copy-generator and they have done just that. Personally, Farhaj and I use Copy.ai at least once a week for our own companies. It's a mind-blowing software and you should definitely check it out after listening to the episode. 



    Farhaj and I hope you enjoy the episode!

    Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

    • 55 min
    #18 Yash & Puneet | Aevus

    #18 Yash & Puneet | Aevus

    Yash Santani & Puneet Chadha are the founders of aevus.ai and they are absolutely changing the world. They are both Johns Hopkins grads who are actively trying to improve the lives of diabetics around the world.

    "We are building an AI-powered prescription guidance platform for treating Type-2 diabetes - Precision Rx. All it does is give a doctor a second pair of clinical eyes"

    They discovered that health systems have been accumulating health data for 30+ years and it basically just sits there. Now, they are taking that data to help doctors more accurately prescribe drugs and they are well on their way to having a live product. They already have access to millions of data points and their team is chalk-full of some of the world's smartest people.


    Farhaj and I hope you enjoy the episode!

    Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

    • 46 min
    #17 - Martin Lien | Founder @ Respond Flow

    #17 - Martin Lien | Founder @ Respond Flow

    Martin Lien has one of the coolest startup stories out there. His story begins in Norway, where he was born and raised...and then he ends up attending the University of Oklahoma (just a bit of a culture shock, no?). After college he found himself working at a company and noticed a problem. The solution to this problem would end up becoming Respond Flow. He was trying to help grow the company through texting and he just couldn't find a single solution that would help him send mass texts to customers.

    Going with the, "I can't be the only one having this problem" approach, he set off to build the company that he has today. Throughout the episode, we break down specific concepts like the change in day-to-day tasks (from when he was the only employee to now managing 20+), how to split equity with co-founders early on, fundraising during Covid-19, and so much more!

    Farhaj and I hope you enjoy the episode!

    Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

    • 56 min
    #16 Greg Hallman | Founder @ Ocupath

    #16 Greg Hallman | Founder @ Ocupath

    Greg Hallman is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and he's also an extremely successful entrepreneur. A few years ago, he wanted to get into the OKC Thunder Startup accelerator, Stitch Crew, (the same accelerator Farhaj & I have done) but he didn't have a company. He went through his list of company ideas and Ocupath was born.

    After a lot of hard work, his company was able to win multiple grants, one of them being a $1 million contract with the US Navy...so awesome! Ocupath is a VR product for Corporate Training. They are, "REDEFINING THE WAY WE TRAIN, RECRUIT AND RETAIN THE NEXT-GEN WORKFORCE.".

    Throughout the podcast, Greg breaks down what an SBIR loan is, we go into his side business Crudoolandia, and we cover everything you need to know about the VR world.

    I personally learned about 20 things this episode so I hope you enjoy it!

    Be sure to check out Ocupath.com

    Greg and his wife also own a restaurant chain in OKC called Crudoolandia

    Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

    • 57 min
    #15 Jordan Walker | Founder @ Yac

    #15 Jordan Walker | Founder @ Yac

    Jordan Walker has been successful in the startup world for a while now. Yac started with an idea and a very successful ProductHunt campaign. After getting thousands of companies on their waitlist, Jordan and his team knew they were onto something big.

    Yac is voice messaging for teams and, personally, I’m a huge fan. You can only text so much to your team members and phone calls are mostly unnecessary. Being able to send a quick voice message whenever you want to speak your mind is exactly what the world needs.

    Their team has already raised millions of dollars and landed some top-level partnerships with companies the likes of Slack. I hope you enjoy the episode and leave 5-stars if you can 💪

    Check them out here: yac.com

    Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

    • 38 min

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Cory, host of theWeStrive: The Entrepreneurship Podcast, highlights all aspects of business, success and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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