31 min

Episode 39: Jamie Opalchuk A Dealmaker's DNA with Ilan Jacobson

    • Investing

What goes into creating a company culture? How do you foster a community of mentorship within your company? These are some of the questions that today’s guest will address in this conversation.
 
Jamie Opalchuk is the Founder and CEO of HostPapa. In today’s episode, you’ll learn more about how he got there and what he thinks about building and running a company today. Listen to the episode to hear Jamie speak about his first entrepreneurial experience as a lemonade stand owner, how COVID has changed watercooler talk and after-hours networking, and how he views failure.
 
Topics Discussed in This Episode
 

Why Jamie started HostPapa originally and what his goals were
What life was like for Jamie growing up
Whether it’s upbringing or genetic makeup that makes people act on their ideas
How Jamie’s upbringing makes him less risk-averse
What’s happening as watercooler talk and other networking becomes rarer
The time between the lemonade stand and HostPapa
How Jamie views failure
Whether failure should be an option
What Jamie has learned about scaling
Creating a company culture
Scaling mentorship within a country
Jamie’s continuous learning habits
The importance of routine

 
Related Links
 
Jamie Opalchuk
HostPapa
 
Quotes From the Show
 
“I had a couple other businesses, and I decided to solve my time constraints, I would start another business.”
 
“Great companies are built on people and ideas and vision, and then execution.” 
 
“When I was in school, procrastination was a habit.” 
 
“Small steps lead into big marches” 

What goes into creating a company culture? How do you foster a community of mentorship within your company? These are some of the questions that today’s guest will address in this conversation.
 
Jamie Opalchuk is the Founder and CEO of HostPapa. In today’s episode, you’ll learn more about how he got there and what he thinks about building and running a company today. Listen to the episode to hear Jamie speak about his first entrepreneurial experience as a lemonade stand owner, how COVID has changed watercooler talk and after-hours networking, and how he views failure.
 
Topics Discussed in This Episode
 

Why Jamie started HostPapa originally and what his goals were
What life was like for Jamie growing up
Whether it’s upbringing or genetic makeup that makes people act on their ideas
How Jamie’s upbringing makes him less risk-averse
What’s happening as watercooler talk and other networking becomes rarer
The time between the lemonade stand and HostPapa
How Jamie views failure
Whether failure should be an option
What Jamie has learned about scaling
Creating a company culture
Scaling mentorship within a country
Jamie’s continuous learning habits
The importance of routine

 
Related Links
 
Jamie Opalchuk
HostPapa
 
Quotes From the Show
 
“I had a couple other businesses, and I decided to solve my time constraints, I would start another business.”
 
“Great companies are built on people and ideas and vision, and then execution.” 
 
“When I was in school, procrastination was a habit.” 
 
“Small steps lead into big marches” 

31 min