Every day, we at Hutchison PLLC work with founders and entrepreneurs as they fight and grind and stress and push to bring their visions to reality. We are inspired by their incredible stories of success, of failure, of reworking and trying again.
The one reason startups fail, with VentureSouth's Charlie Banks
As the managing director of VentureSouth, Charlie Banks has invested over $60 million in over 90 companies. Some of them have been amazing success stories - but he’s seen his share of failures as well. Today, he talks about what the founder should be looking for in an investment partner, and he shares the one major reason that startups fail.
Building Equity: The Entrepreneurship of Venture Capitalists, with Leeds Illuminate's Susan Cates
For entrepreneurs, seeking funding from a venture capital firm can seem intimidating. But, it's important to remember that those investors are entrepreneurs, too. In this episode, learn about what it took to start Leeds Illuminate, a venture fund founded by Susan Cates in 2020.
The Exit: Everything You Need to Know but Didn’t Know to Ask about Startup Acquisitions
Today we’re diving deep into what most startups dream about and are striving for - the exit. Hutchison PLLC partner and mergers & acquisitions expert attorney Dan Fuchs shares what both founders and buyers should be looking out for throughout the acquisition process.
From career inertia to Momentum in tech, with Jessica Mitsch Homes
Jessica Mitsch Homes has always been focused on teaching and helping others, but she had no clue that that passion would lead her into a career in tech. Today, Jessica talks about her company's start in American Underground, why she’s passionate about cultivating talent from underrepresented groups, and what’s ahead for her growing startup.
Why Culture, Leadership, and DEI Matter in Startups, with Donald Thompson
How can leaders foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture - even when their business is first starting out? When every dollar and every minute matters, culture can be secondary to everything else that needs to be done to keep the business afloat. So today, Donald Thompson shares how he created an affordable solution to DEI with his startup.
When Two is Better Than One: Murphy’s Naturals and The Loading Dock story with Philip Freeman
After decades of writing business ideas down, Philip Freeman decided to start Murphy's Naturals so he could solve a simple problem: his wife kept getting bitten by mosquitos. And then when that business grew too big for his garage, he founded The Loading Dock to solve his new problem - and help other entrepreneurs along the way.
Founder Shares, Thanks for interviewing Kristen Hopkins! Her content on Social and Emotional Learning WILL paradigm shift the world. I know it! Thanks too to Earfluence for producing the podcast.
Kristen may have heard water trickle from the apartment above as the second hint from God but thankfully she listened. The download she received and shares in all her ventures unlocks the restrictive mindsets which have bound generations. We all need to impliment the wisdom she uncovered; I'm excited to read Dangers of the Mind.
Trevor Schmidt and Bob Freedman serve up the gold
Enjoyed the discussion with Bob, particularly his plan to pursue entrepreneurship knowing he could return to a job if he had to - but planning to avoid that result if at all possible! Trevor’s conversational style as host is easy on the audience. I look forward to more episodes! Matt Miner