16 episodes

Let me let you in on a little secret... even the most successful entrepreneurs don't know what they're doing.

In this podcast I call on the help of a diverse group of founder friends to empower you with the insights, lessons, and resources to build the next big thing.

Crashing U‪p‬ Randy Ginsburg

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Let me let you in on a little secret... even the most successful entrepreneurs don't know what they're doing.

In this podcast I call on the help of a diverse group of founder friends to empower you with the insights, lessons, and resources to build the next big thing.

    #16 with Dr. John Torrens - Using ADHD to Your Entrepreneurial Advantage

    #16 with Dr. John Torrens - Using ADHD to Your Entrepreneurial Advantage

    Randy Ginsburg (@GinsburgRandy) is joined by Dr. John Torrens. Dr. Torrens is an award winning Professor of Entrepreneurial practice and two-time Inc. 5000 entrepreneur with 25 years leading high growth companies. He’s also a faculty member of the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises. But above all, he’s now the author of the book Lightning in a Bottle: How Entrepreneurs Can Harness Their ADHD to Win, where he shares his experience with ADHD as an adult and shines light on both positive and negative effects it can have on striating and growing a company a company. They cover the commonalities of ADHD among entrepreneurs and how entrepreneurs can manage the downsides of ADHD to use it to their competitive advantage.

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    • 27 min
    #15 with Mindy Zemrak - Shark Tank Casting, Show Secrets, and Lessons Learned

    #15 with Mindy Zemrak - Shark Tank Casting, Show Secrets, and Lessons Learned

    Randy Ginsburg (@GinsburgRandy) is joined by Mindy Zemrak (@mindycasting). Mindy is the Emmy nominated Supervising Casting Producer for the 4 time Emmy Award winning ABC series Shark Tank. Mindy has been part of Shark Tank since season one and oversees the entire casting process searching for the best entrepreneurs from around the country. She has over 15 years of experience in casting in addition to working on a variety of tv shows and feature films including Jeopardy! National College Championship, World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, Beyond the Tank, America’s Greatest Makers, American Idol, Top Chef, I Survived a Japanese Gameshow, Expedition Impossible, Oprah’s Your OWN Show and many more. They discuss her journey in casting, landing a spot on the show, behind-the-scenes secrets, and shark lessons to help you be a better entrepreneur.  

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    • 27 min
    #14 with Taylor Offer - Starting Feat Clothing, Proprietary Materials, and Finding Happiness

    #14 with Taylor Offer - Starting Feat Clothing, Proprietary Materials, and Finding Happiness

    Randy Ginsburg (@GinsburgRandy) is joined by Taylor Offer (@TaylorOffer), Taylor is the founder of Feat Clothing and a top influencer on LinkedIn. He’s also a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient and the founder of TaylorPark agency where he helps small businesses improve their digital marketing. We discussed his decision to enter the competitive apparel space, the benefit of developing proprietary materials, the unglamorous side of entrepreneurship and much more.

    If you liked this episode and want more content from me, please leave a positive review below and subscribe to my newsletter Crashing Up where I share weekly thoughts and finds for curious, entrepreneurial minds. You can also check out my website randymginsburg.com or follow me on Twitter.

    • 24 min
    #13 with Tommy Searle - Wellnest, Social Mental Health, and Founder Dilemmas

    #13 with Tommy Searle - Wellnest, Social Mental Health, and Founder Dilemmas

    Randy Ginsburg (@GinsburgRandy) is joined by Tommy Searle (@tommysearle7), a recent University of Michigan graduate and the co-founder & CEO of Wellnest, a brand new social mindfulness and self-care app. The app encourages speech-to-text journalling and helps users improve their mindfulness by leading them through guided question sets applicable to many real-life situations. 

    Tommy and Randy discuss the idea behind Wellnest, early user insights, 2021 product roadmap, the future of social mental health, founder mental health struggles and much more. 

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    • 34 min
    #12 with Ryan Sneddon - The Rise of Local News

    #12 with Ryan Sneddon - The Rise of Local News

    Randy Ginsburg (@GinsburgRandy) sits down with Ryan Sneddon, the founder of Naptown Scoop, an email first local media company covering the city of Annapolis, Maryland. He currently sends all the happenings and important news three times a week. With thousands of traditional local media outlets dying out and mainstream media becoming increasingly political for ratings, it’s never been a better time to start a local digital media company.

    They discuss the advantages of digital first local media, building a community within a community, and newsletter growth tips. 

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    • 33 min
    #11 with Jesse Kay - Digital Athletes & Makin' Lemonade

    #11 with Jesse Kay - Digital Athletes & Makin' Lemonade

    Randy Ginsburg (@GinsburgRandy) is joined by Jesse Kay, the CEO of Vyber Media, a digital consulting agency helping Fortune 500 brands and professional athletes better connect, engage and monetize their relationships through social media and digital marketing strategies. Notable clients have included Fanatics, Steiner Sports, and pro skater Paul Rodriguez. He also hosts “Trendsetters with Jesse Kay,” a podcast focused on sharing practical lessons and stories from some of the best minds on the planet to help inspire young men and women to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. He’s had an amazing slate of past guests such as Mark Cuban, Jack Dorsey, Erika Nardini, Adam Schefter and Gary Vaynerchuk.

    They discuss navigating a brand through the shifting digital landscape, why an athlete’s popularity is no longer based only on their in-game performance, how Jesse and hundreds of other college students started a non-profit and raised $125,000+ for COVID relief.


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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

jshan46 ,

Crashing up

Amazing podcast! Learn something new from each one. Super engaging and inspiring.

Abbysinga19 ,

Entertaining yet informative

Randy's interviews always leave me equally entertained and informed. The conversations are inspiring and often show the value of persistence and thinking outside the box. It's refreshing to hear about technology and entrepreneurship with such authenticity and transparency. I appreciate the humor and honesty of Randy as a host as well as his guests. Definitely recommend.

abluestine16 ,

A must listen

Highly recommend this pod! Randy delivers insightful content with some of the best up and coming minds in the entrepreneurial space. If you’re looking to learn and develop as an entrepreneur, this is the pod for you!

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