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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

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 247 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

    #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

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    • 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

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    • 38 min
    #14 Vincent Dorrian | Co-Founder $350M Exit

    #14 Vincent Dorrian | Co-Founder $350M Exit

    Vincent Dorrian never expected to be the co-founder of a company that exited for $350 Million. When his business partner approached him with the idea for EcoAtm in the early 2000's, the future success was something he could have only dreamed of.

    EcoAtm is a company that provides a kiosk that allows you to exchange your old cell phones for cash. Over the past 10+ years they've collected/recycled over 25 million phones and they exited to the parent company of RedBox several years ago.

    Throughout the episode, Vincent emphasizes the importance of IP, setting a roadmap, and what it takes to have a $350M exit. 

    Check them out here: ecoatm.com

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    • 40 min
    #13 Garrett Scott | CEO - Pipedream Labs

    #13 Garrett Scott | CEO - Pipedream Labs

    Garrett Scott and his co-founder gave his company the name Pipedream because what they're trying to accomplish sounds just like that...like a dream. Their goal within the next several years is to take advantage of the tunnel systems in cities to deliver goods, supplies, etc. to homes through underground tubes. I'll let Garrett's website blurb explain:

    "Pipedream is a network of underground tubes that offers near-instantaneous delivery of objects to and from homes and businesses." BOOM! They are going to shape the future of delivery and we couldn't be happier to have him on our show. Enjoy!

    "Someday we'll be able to ship things with teleportation. Until then we'll use Pipedream." - Garrett Scott

    Follow his journey here: pipedreamlabs.co

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    • 41 min
    #12 Adelle Archer | CEO - Eterneva

    #12 Adelle Archer | CEO - Eterneva

    I first heard about Adelle while watching Shark Tank years ago. Despite the bright spotlight of being on national television (and having millionaires yell at you), she remained composed and very well-spoken. They even landed a deal with Mark Cuban! Now, years later, their company is growing even faster than they were before and they also just raised a massive funding round!

    At Eterneva, they help with your grieving process by turning the ashes of your lost loved ones into diamonds. Adelle and her team do an incredible job of helping individuals through such a terrible event in one's life. Throughout the episode we go through what it took for her to get to where she is today, how the idea started, her experience on Shark Tank, and so much more.

    Receive a free Welcome Kit with the code BUILDINGFIRES at checkout at eterneva.com

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    • 46 min
    #11 Russell Wilde Jr. | COO - Front Office Sports

    #11 Russell Wilde Jr. | COO - Front Office Sports

    Russ Wilde and his business partner started working on a simple sports blog years ago...they never could have imagined what it would become. Most people write a few posts and then quit. Only a few can stick around creating quality content for years and years until they finally find their big break.

    After multiple funding rounds, countless staff hires, and 1000's of articles, Front Office Sports is now one of the most successful sports news platforms on the planet. Their articles reach massive news networks on a daily basis and are read by millions. Join us as we dive into Russell's story on how he & his business partner grew Front Office Sports to what it is today.

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    • 46 min

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