The brightest entrepreneurial minds discuss all that it takes – the grit, the money, the obstacles, the passion, and the humor – to build a company from launch to exit. Join in with hosts and renowned leaders, Erin Patinkin (CEO & Founder of Ovenly) and Natasha Case (CEO & Founder of Coolhaus) every Thursday for fascinating conversations about the journey to succeed in business. Produced by Eater and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
How to Create a Billion Dollar Company Ethically
Erin and Natasha talk to BlocPower founder Donnel Baird about what social entrepreneurship means and about his effort to reduce global warming and help at-risk communities through job building. Donnel tells the hosts about trying to create the "Google of green energy" and how BlocPower not only measures its success by the revenues and returns it generates--200% year-over-year revenue growth with an eye on a billion-dollar valuation--but the overall net positive effect it has on the communities it works with via providing economic opportunities.
Dermalogica’s CEO: If You People-Please, You’ll be Mediocre
Erin and Natasha talk to Dermalogica co-founder Jane Wurwand about how and why Dermalogica achieved its remarkable ascent — from its identification of white space in the skin care market, to its original take on grassroots marketing, to its focus on empowering aestheticians with information and quality product. It's a brand truly built from scratch and scaled all the way to a successful exit to Unilever.
How Refinery29 Founder Piera Gelardi Learned to Let Go
Erin and Natasha talk to Refinery29 co-founder Piera Gelardi about impostor syndrome and being your own cheerleader, how her company is trying to change who has access to opportunities, and the emotional rollercoaster of running an ever-changing company and eventually ceding authority over key areas of the business.
Ari Weinzweig, Founder of Michigan's Anarchist Food Empire Zingerman's
Erin and Natasha talk to Ari Weinzweig about Zingerman's unique model, how he fights the pressure to conform, and why vision is integral to the survival of a business.
Co Founders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer on How Witchsy’s Misfit Marketplace Helps Artists Win
Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer talk to Natasha and Erin about the moments of difficulty that triggered their decision to become entrepreneurs. They started Witschy, a marketplace for artists, in part as a way to move on from personal struggle. And the site is highly personal for the co-founders—a curated extension of their mutual tastes.
Gazin and Dwyer discuss their entrepreneurial philosophy and tell the story of how they built an Etsy competitor that became cash flow positive with hundreds of thousands of dollars of revenue in the first year.
Away co-founder Jen Rubio unpacks building a brand beyond a suitcase
Jen Rubio, co-founder of travel brand Away (creators of cultishly loved suitcases) talks with Erin Patinkin and Natasha Case about how a college dropout with no experience in the worlds of travel or luggage built one of the most talked about travel companies of 2018. She and her partner raised capital, gained loyalty, and disrupted a staid space through the power of storytelling and consistent pitching. She maintains that building Away as a lifestyle brand, not a suitcase company, opens up a bright future for them and their partners.
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Erin & Natasha, host of the Start to Sale podcast, highlights all aspects of business, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
I just binge watched season 1 and ate it all up. This podcast is so applicable to female entrepreneurs and every episode is so engaging. Looking forward to the next season.
I'm a female founder who wishes a podcast like this had been around when I started my business 20 years ago. Thoroughly enjoying the down-to-earth vibe, the insightful questions founded in Natasha and Erin's real-world experience, and the inspiring guests.