Dare to Startup is a podcast that tells the real-life stories of early-stage business owners on the brink of success. Our host, Tyler Olson (EO Minnesota), is a former Global Student Entrepreneur Awards winner, Accelerator graduate and current EO member. On this show, Tyler has in-depth conversations with GSEA and Accelerator participants to gain insight into the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Together, they explore the entire entrepreneurial experience and get to the core of why these startup founders decided to embark on the journey of launching a business. These guests come from all industries and countries around the world. Tune in to hear them share their inspirational stories and renew the daring spark of your own entrepreneurial dreams. Dare to Startup is a podcast made by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.
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Building Your Vision with Daniela Blanco
Setting out to “strategically lose” her first business competition, Daniela Blanco of Sunthetics has since been listed in Forbes 30 Under 30, MIT’s Top Innovators Under 35 in Latin America and was featured in the National Geographic documentary Own the Room on Disney+. Daniela discusses the importance of listening to feedback and shares her perspective on the unique gift that entrepreneurs enjoy by being able to shape their company according to their personal vision and values. Website: https://sunthetics.io/pages/team Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunthetics_nyc/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sunthetics/
Building Resilience Through Obstacles | Kat Samardzija
Katarina Samardzija, a former GSEA US National Finalist and CEO of Locker Lifestyle, a certified 100 percent women-owned company, shares her story of rebuilding after a devastating fire, serving on the FedEx Entrepreneur Advisory Board, balancing multiple roles as a business owner and the importance of persistence.
Meaningful Work & Success | Daniel Dubois
Starting out by selling moss door-to-door at five years old, serial entrepreneur Daniel Dubois, a former GSEA and Accelerator-participant-turned-EO member, shares his story of raising US$1 million at the age of 21 while working with AirBnB. He is currently striving to make homeownership accessible to everyone through his newest venture, Key Living.
The Value of Mentorship & Pivoting | Harvinder Power
In the first episode of Dare to Startup, Tyler Olson speaks with 2020 GSEA Global Champion, Harvinder Power, a “doctorpreneur” who combined his passions for engineering, medicine and entrepreneurship to improve physiotherapy through his company, Motics. Harvinder talks about the importance of a long-term vision when making critical decisions, the value of mentorship as an entrepreneur, and encourages early-stage entrepreneurs to fight to make their dreams a reality.