10 episodes

In a world where talent is evenly distributed but venture capital is concentrated in coastal silos, smart startup money is heading for the Midcontinent. The MidCon Markup podcast uncovers the inspiring stories of our visionary tech entrepreneurs and the investors who believe in them. Listen, learn, and make your Midcon Markup! Hosted by Cortado Ventures.

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In a world where talent is evenly distributed but venture capital is concentrated in coastal silos, smart startup money is heading for the Midcontinent. The MidCon Markup podcast uncovers the inspiring stories of our visionary tech entrepreneurs and the investors who believe in them. Listen, learn, and make your Midcon Markup! Hosted by Cortado Ventures.

    When Necessity is the Mother of Invention in Postpartum Care

    When Necessity is the Mother of Invention in Postpartum Care

    Tune in to the 8th episode of #MidconMarkup, where host Cody Merrill has an eye-opening conversation about the good, the bad, & the ugly of the postpartum experience with special guest Dr. Pinkey Patel, CEO and founder of Myri Health. Dr. Patel’s healthcare career as a pharmacist and pre/postnatal trainer has allowed her to see firsthand how the system was failing women. Myri was born out of her passion and the feedback of thousands of moms - but getting male-dominated VCs to buy in? That's been a whole other challenge. Join us as Dr. Patel talks about the startup hustle and how she is on a mission to drive systemic change and make sure no new mom ever feels alone again.

    • 34 min
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    When Necessity is the Mother of Invention in Postpartum Care

    When Necessity is the Mother of Invention in Postpartum Care

    Tune in to an eye-opening conversation about the good, the bad, & the ugly of the postpartum experience with special guest Dr. Pinkey Patel, CEO and founder of Myri Health. Dr. Patel’s healthcare career as a pharmacist and pre/postnatal trainer has allowed her to see firsthand how the system was failing women. Myri was born out of her passion and the feedback of thousands of moms - but getting male-dominated VCs to buy in? That's been a whole other challenge. Join us as Dr. Patel talks about the startup hustle and how she is on a mission to drive systemic change and make sure no new mom ever feels alone again.

    • 34 min
    From Norway to Oklahoma to Live Lifelong Entrepreneurship Dream

    From Norway to Oklahoma to Live Lifelong Entrepreneurship Dream

    Tune in to hear Cortado portco CEO Martin Lien share about realizing his lifelong dream of being a venture-backed tech founder in the United States and how he leverages his unique background to create sustained organizational success.

    • 46 min
    From $2B Exit to AI Startup Disrupting the Energy Industry

    From $2B Exit to AI Startup Disrupting the Energy Industry

    It's not every day that you get to hear from a core management team member behind a $2B transaction. Tune in to hear how Cortado Portco CEO Blake Bixler helped drive meteoric growth in midstream energy and why he chose to invest and become the CEO of an AI analytics company poised to disrupt the energy industry and numerous other legacy sectors with a footprint in the Midcontinent.

    • 46 min
    Women’s Healthtech: From Patient to Founder with Allison Watkins

    Women’s Healthtech: From Patient to Founder with Allison Watkins

    Investors like when founders have a personal connection with the problem they are solving, but when it comes to women's health, sometimes it can be difficult to share. Watkins-Conti CEO Allison Watkins shares her incredible journey into entrepreneurship that gives new meaning to "necessity is the mother of invention."

    • 43 min
    Investment Banking. Law. Venture Capital. Why not all 3? with Bear Federman

    Investment Banking. Law. Venture Capital. Why not all 3? with Bear Federman

    While some professionals pursue careers in law or investment banking, others pursue venture capital. One anomaly out there has managed to do all three before the age of 30 with stops at USC and Harvard Law along the way. Tune into our latest MidCon Markup episode with Oklahoma's own Bear Federman to learn the method to his high achieving madness.

    • 26 min

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