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Confessional stories of entrepreneurs in the trenches sharing their successes, challenges and their best advice to our listeners. Tune in for real, GRITTY stories told by founders themselves.

Impact Founder is a media company, debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is sexy or easy.

We tell the real stories of entrepreneurs so you don't fee alone in your experience as a founder.

Founder Confessionals by Impact Founder Kristin Darga

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

Confessional stories of entrepreneurs in the trenches sharing their successes, challenges and their best advice to our listeners. Tune in for real, GRITTY stories told by founders themselves.

Impact Founder is a media company, debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is sexy or easy.

We tell the real stories of entrepreneurs so you don't fee alone in your experience as a founder.

    Jay Hirschfeld of 41North Food

    Jay Hirschfeld of 41North Food

    Jay Hirschfeld is the CEO/President of 41North. 41North grows leafy greens, herbs, edible flowers, microgreens, and other vegetables for the direct local market providing fresh produce year-round. 41North also hosts private farm-to-table dining events and educational workshops.

    "Our farm lost 100% of its restaurant customers and revenue within a 24-48 hour period during the initial lockdown order in March. We immediately built out a delivery CSA platform that we launched that week and in 6-7 weeks tripled revenue." - Jay Hirschfeld

    To connect with Jay, visit https://41northfood.com/

    This episode is brought to you by Founders First System.

    Founders First System is a simple framework of metrics and disciplines that helps keep founders healthy, happy, and productive as they build their companies and change the world.

    For June and July 2020, Founders First System is offering Impact Founder subscribers a highly discounted membership to Peak Ability, a program for founders who've committed to track and improve their health and happiness.

    Join Peak Ability today at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/groups/2284899?utm_source=manual.

    You can also join the free Founders First community at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/ or by searching for Founders First Community in the app store on your smartphone.

    About Impact Founder
    Impact Founder is an independent social impact media company with a solution. We tell the untold stories, through in-depth inquiries delving into the failures and triumphs of entrepreneurs.
    Visit https://www.impactfounder.com/ to share your story of entrepreneurship.

    • 34 min
    Pivoting During COVID 19 with Larry Wall Jr.

    Pivoting During COVID 19 with Larry Wall Jr.

    Larry Wall Jr. is the Founder and CEO of MTreatment, a company that helps you access all of your healthcare data through an easy and interactive portal.

    In this conversation, Kristin and Larry discuss entrepreneurship during the pandemic and what entrepreneurs are doing to pivot. Larry also shares his passion for the healthcare system to become less fragmented and how his company is helping people navigate the fragmented healthcare system.

    You can connect with Larry on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrence-wall-jr-39a0aa9

    This episode is brought to you by Founders First System.

    Founders First System is a simple framework of metrics and disciplines that helps keep founders healthy, happy, and productive as they build their companies and change the world.

    For June and July 2020, Founders First System is offering Impact Founder subscribers a highly discounted membership to Peak Ability, a program for founders who've committed to track and improve their health and happiness.

    Join Peak Ability today at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/groups/2284899?utm_source=manual.

    You can also join the free Founders First community at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/ or by searching for Founders First Community in the app store on your smartphone.

    About Impact Founder
    Impact Founder is an independent social impact media company with a solution. We tell the untold stories, through in-depth inquiries delving into the failures and triumphs of entrepreneurs.
    Visit https://www.impactfounder.com/ to share your story of entrepreneurship.

    • 49 min
    Jennifer Peters of JustBe Kitchen

    Jennifer Peters of JustBe Kitchen

    Jennifer Peters is the founder of JustBe Kitchen, a paleo and gluten-free cafe whose mission is to serve mindful mouthfuls from a conscious kitchen with kindness on a plate.

    "As a restaurant, we were forced to shut down because of COVID and adopt a new way of operating. It accelerated initiatives that were part of our vision and has allowed us to bring to life what we feel is the true purpose of the business." - Jennifer Peters


    Find out more about JustBe Kitchen and Jennifer at https://linktr.ee/justbekitchen

    This episode is brought to you by Founders First System.

    Founders First System is a simple framework of metrics and disciplines that helps keep founders healthy, happy, and productive as they build their companies and change the world.

    For June and July 2020, Founders First System is offering Impact Founder subscribers a highly discounted membership to Peak Ability, a program for founders who've committed to track and improve their health and happiness.

    Join Peak Ability today at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/groups/2284899?utm_source=manual.

    You can also join the free Founders First community at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/ or by searching for Founders First Community in the app store on your smartphone.

    About Impact Founder
    Impact Founder is an independent social impact media company with a solution. We tell the untold stories, through in-depth inquiries delving into the failures and triumphs of entrepreneurs.
    Visit https://www.impactfounder.com/ to share your story of entrepreneurship.

    • 21 min
    Gretchen Bartek of Adelska

    Gretchen Bartek of Adelska

    Gretchen Bartek is the founder and CEO of Adelska Date Night, a company that curates private date night experiences for Denver couples.

    "Our startup was finally on a high growth trajectory, and then schools closed and I had to add full-time homeschool teacher to my list of priorities." - Gretchen Bartek

    Visit https://www.adelska.com/ to connect with Gretchen and her team.

    This episode is brought to you by Founders First System.

    Founders First System is a simple framework of metrics and disciplines that helps keep founders healthy, happy, and productive as they build their companies and change the world.

    For June and July 2020, Founders First System is offering Impact Founder subscribers a highly discounted membership to Peak Ability, a program for founders who've committed to track and improve their health and happiness.

    Join Peak Ability today at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/groups/2284899?utm_source=manual.

    You can also join the free Founders First community at https://community.foundersfirstsystem.com/ or by searching for Founders First Community in the app store on your smartphone.

    About Impact Founder
    Impact Founder is an independent social impact media company with a solution. We tell the untold stories, through in-depth inquiries delving into the failures and triumphs of entrepreneurs.
    Visit https://www.impactfounder.com/ to share your story of entrepreneurship.

    • 16 min
    Katie Hilborn

    Katie Hilborn

    Welcome to The Founder Confessional Podcast

    I’m Kristin Darga, from Impact Founder and I’m happy you’re joining us today for this conversation from Denver Startup Week 2019.

    Denver Startup Week is the main hub for entrepreneurs in Denver and has completely altered the startup scene in Colorado.

    Each year, over 15,000 people come together to celebrate entrepreneurship and share best practices on building companies.

    During the week, we captured the hardships, the triumphs, and the lessons learned from founders.

    These conversations represent the real, the gritty, and the unsexy side of what it’s really like to own a business.

    For more stories about the entrepreneurial journey, visit https://www.impactfounder.com/

    Don’t stress anymore about your healthcare coverage sign up today at https://www.peakmed.com/

    Please enjoy this episode from Denver Startup Week.

    • 7 min
    Dhinakar Kompala Ph.D.

    Dhinakar Kompala Ph.D.

    Welcome to The Founder Confessional Podcast

    I’m Kristin Darga, from Impact Founder and I’m happy you’re joining us today for this conversation from Denver Startup Week 2019.

    Denver Startup Week is the main hub for entrepreneurs in Denver and has completely altered the startup scene in Colorado.

    Each year, over 15,000 people come together to celebrate entrepreneurship and share best practices on building companies.

    During the week, we captured the hardships, the triumphs, and the lessons learned from founders.

    These conversations represent the real, the gritty, and the unsexy side of what it’s really like to own a business.

    For more stories about the entrepreneurial journey, visit https://www.impactfounder.com/

    Don’t stress anymore about your healthcare coverage sign up today at https://www.peakmed.com/

    Please enjoy this episode from Denver Startup Week.

    • 7 min

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