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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)

Fund BMC Van Nguyen, Hong Quan

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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: Suzan Bond #FounderTruths #MentalHealth #Startups

    Interview: Suzan Bond #FounderTruths #MentalHealth #Startups

    Hong & Suzan talk about the realities of being a startup founder, mental health in leadership, and the ups & downs of startups in general.

    • 27 min
    Interview: Stephen Green #Fundraising #Impact #Community

    Interview: Stephen Green #Fundraising #Impact #Community

    Hong (@quan) and Stephen Green (@PDXStephenG) talks about how showing up for other people can create a huge impact in the community, startup vs. small business, turning your bank into an active participant in your finances and discrimination. Topics include: Why VCs aren’t beholden to businesses (4:29), differences of startup and small business (7:24), the value of granting first check deals to founders (19:08), Stephen’s dream job — the sneaker world (22:37), choosing to show love to the oppressor (30:02).

    • 35 min
    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

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