10 episodes

Hinwin presents - FundBMC. BMC is an acronym for Builders, Makers, & Creators. We have real conversations about the real life struggles of starting a real business from nothing. We want to share stories from people who really went through the grinder, to encourage more founders to find their own path, and to help you make your own contribution to the world. So, let's get some more BMCs funded.

Or watch us on YouTube (https://hin.win/bmc/yt)

Fund BMC Van Nguyen, Hong Quan

    • Entrepreneurship
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Hinwin presents - FundBMC. BMC is an acronym for Builders, Makers, & Creators. We have real conversations about the real life struggles of starting a real business from nothing. We want to share stories from people who really went through the grinder, to encourage more founders to find their own path, and to help you make your own contribution to the world. So, let's get some more BMCs funded.

Or watch us on YouTube (https://hin.win/bmc/yt)

    Interview: Jonathan Basker #JobHunting #Resumes #NonTechnical

    Interview: Jonathan Basker #JobHunting #Resumes #NonTechnical

    Hong (@quan) and Jonathan (@basker) have a chat about finding a job during downturns and how to prepare yourself for the best outcome. Topics include: job hunting during COVID-19 (2:00), Hong's first job (8:06), how to get into tech/startups without a technical background (10:24), how to know if your resume isn't working (16:04), what a day in the life of a startup recruiter looks like (17:32), the best tool to help you look credible (19:00), an important tactical way to stand out with your resume (19:35), and why (if you can) skip the resume entirely (20:17).

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    • 30 min
    Interview: Arlan Hamilton #VentureCapital #ItsAboutDamnTime #Underrepresented

    Interview: Arlan Hamilton #VentureCapital #ItsAboutDamnTime #Underrepresented

    Hong (@quan) and Arlan (@arlanwashere) have a chat about the wild ride of investing in underrepresented groups. Topics include: how to invest in the underrepresented (2:14), how venture capital works (7:31), her first million podcast (13:26), almost being on reality TV (16:19), whether Asian Americans are considered underrepresented (17:47), and her new book "It's About Damn Time" (22:59).

    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pXY0ae27_ts

    • 28 min
    Interview: Brian M Wang #StartupDad #Leadership #ExecCoaching

    Interview: Brian M Wang #StartupDad #Leadership #ExecCoaching

    Hong (@quan) and Brian (@brianmwang) have a candid chat about parenthood while founding a startup business, how founder egos can get in the way (and how to fix it), and what is executive coaching. Topics include: a true story fable of founder ego getting solved (1:17), tips for a new #StartupDad (7:36), balancing life with your partner (14:16), the biggest tip for parents (16:50), what is executive coaching (17:24), who pays for it (24:24), and how to make the most of coaching/advice/feedback (25:43).

    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VHsRhM1tXzw

    • 30 min
    Interview: Christine Tsai #500Startups #Fundraising

    Interview: Christine Tsai #500Startups #Fundraising

    Hong (@quan) and Christine (@christine_tsai) talk about 500Startups (500S), the venture capital firm & accelerator, its international expansion, and how to attract more diversity in entrepreneurship. Topics include: how the two met (1:01), details about 500S (1:48), differences compared to another accelerator (3:02), what makes 500S stand out (4:39), a huge hit from an unexpected place (7:58), on why 500S has an international expansion (9:19), differences between regions & markets (13:05), on how to attract diversity in VC & entrepreneurship (18:36), and the 500S application cycle & how to apply (26:39).

    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bMuqtnVYOvw

    • 32 min
    Interview: Steve Blick #Marketing #Cycling

    Interview: Steve Blick #Marketing #Cycling

    Hong (@quan) and Steve (@blick) talk about their love of cycling, what marketing is, how to do marketing well, and how it is evolving over time. Topics include: what Blick is known for (0:58), the history of Oakley (2:34), what stood Oakley apart from the competition (3:49), powering through a troubling situation (5:37), what the goal of marketing actually is (7:41), how Blick turned a rough situation into an amazing opportunity (8:28), the essence of marketing (11:42), where great marketing comes from (14:29), what's next in the world of marketing (17:44), where to find Blick now (23:56).

    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pA6dg3A9XTA

    • 26 min
    Interview: Joyce Park #RealTalk #WomenInTech #106miles

    Interview: Joyce Park #RealTalk #WomenInTech #106miles

    Hong (@quan) and Joyce (@troutgirl) talk about 106miles, the realities of Silicon Valley ecosystem, women in technology, and how to succeed in a more gender balanced economy. Topics include: getting into tech (00:51), dramatic firing (01:54), getting into entrepreneurship (02:36), what is 106miles (04:07), the hard truth about some VCs (04:35), sudden health changes (06:07), how 106miles helps with tackling hard issues (07:10), realities of the entrepreneurship journey (08:11), how failure in Silicon Valley isn't really failure (10:05), how to nurture your confidence (12:02), how to pick good startup ideas and business models (16:36), what to tell the next generation of founders (21:22), examples of women centric businesses (23:35), on dealing with historically based gender biases (24:35), on female VCs/CTOs/cofounders today (26:10).

    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_o_wrG0NnqE

    • 34 min

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