123 episodes

Startup of the Year Podcast raises the bar for startups around the world by providing further insight on the emerging companies featured in our Daily Dealflow newsletter, and by highlighting newsworthy stories and global trends affecting the startup ecosystem.

Startup of the Year Podcast Established

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

Startup of the Year Podcast raises the bar for startups around the world by providing further insight on the emerging companies featured in our Daily Dealflow newsletter, and by highlighting newsworthy stories and global trends affecting the startup ecosystem.

    #0123 - CEO of TheLi.st, Ann Shoket, Discusses Networking and Community for Women Entrepreneurs

    #0123 - CEO of TheLi.st, Ann Shoket, Discusses Networking and Community for Women Entrepreneurs

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, our host, entrepreneur, and investor, Frank Gruber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankgruber) is joined by Ann Shoket, Founder of New Power Media and CEO of TheLi.st, a private community of innovators and entrepreneurs devoted to helping each other network, succeed, and thrive in a competitive environment. 
     
    In this interview, Ann discusses loneliness, the role networking holds in today's competitive environment, and the importance of creating a highly curated, highly valuable community for female entrepreneurs.
     
    We invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to: www.est.us/join    
     
    Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at: www.est.us   
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: www.podcast.startupofyear.com
     
    Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: www.soty.link/ESTYouTube  
       
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    Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource. Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. Checkout Startup of the Year at: www.startupofyear.com    
     
    The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminates at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.   
     
    Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Check out Established at: www.established.us 
     
    Connect with us on X - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us 
     

    • 15 min
    #0122 - Indiegogo CEO Becky Center discusses the growth and development of Indiegogo

    #0122 - Indiegogo CEO Becky Center discusses the growth and development of Indiegogo

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, our host, entrepreneur, and investor, Frank Gruber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankgruber) is joined by Becky Center, CEO of crowdfunding behemoth Indiegogo. In this interview, we discuss the growth and development of Indiegogo, the expansion of crowdfunding, and how to handle partnerships, success, and failure in an ever-changing economy. 
     
    We invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to: www.est.us/join    
     
    Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at: www.est.us   
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: www.podcast.startupofyear.com
     
    Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: www.soty.link/ESTYouTube  
       
    *** 
    Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource.     Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. Checkout Startup of the Year at: www.startupofyear.com    
     
    The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminates at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.   
     
    Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Check out Established at: www.established.us 
     
    Connect with us on X (formerly Twitter) - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us 

    • 26 min
    #0121 - GameStop CEO, Author, and Entrepreneur Gary Kusin Discusses His New Book “Always Learning: Lessons on Leveling up from GameStop to Laura Mercier”

    #0121 - GameStop CEO, Author, and Entrepreneur Gary Kusin Discusses His New Book “Always Learning: Lessons on Leveling up from GameStop to Laura Mercier”

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, our host, entrepreneur, and investor, Frank Gruber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankgruber) is joined by Gary Kusin, Co-Founder of GameStop and Laura Mercier Cosmetics, former President and CEO of Kinkos, and author of his new book “Always Learning: Lessons on Leveling up from Gamestop to Laura Mercier.”  
     
    Be sure to check out Kusin’s new book, “Always Learning: Lessons on Leveling up from Gamestop to Laura Mercier.” You can order it here: www.GaryKusin.com.
     
    We invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to: www.est.us/join    
     
    Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at: www.est.us   
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: www.podcast.startupofyear.com
     
    Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: www.soty.link/ESTYouTube  
       
    *** 
    Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource.     Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. Checkout Startup of the Year at: www.startupofyear.com    
     
    The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminates at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.   
     
    Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Check out Established at: www.established.us 
     
    Connect with us on X (formerly Twitter) - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us 

    • 45 min
    #0120 - Beyond the Buzzwords: How AI Can Be Leveraged to Support Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

    #0120 - Beyond the Buzzwords: How AI Can Be Leveraged to Support Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankgruber) introduces a panel of entrepreneurial experts as they discuss the emergence of AI and how to utilize this new tool in support of entrepreneurial endeavors. This panel, which took place at the Established House at SXSW 2024, and features insight from:
     
    Sherrod Davis, Co-Founder and CEO of Ecomap Technologies
    Nicola Corzine, Founding CEO and Executive Director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
    Ryan Groves, CEO and Founder of Slyngshot, a platform that helps new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch their big ideas
    Brittany Sickler, Director of Ecosystem Development / Office of Investment and Innovation at the US Small Business Administration
     
    We invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to: www.est.us/join    
     
    Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at: www.est.us   
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: https://podcast.startupofyear.com/ 
     
    Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: https://soty.link/ESTYouTube 
       
    *** 
    Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource.     Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. Checkout Startup of the Year at: www.startupofyear.com    
     
    The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.   
     
    Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Check out Established at: www.est.us 
     
    Connect with us on X (formerly Twitter) - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us 

    • 55 min
    #0119 -  Serial Entrepreneur Paulo Andrez Chats About His New Book “Zero Risk Startup”

    #0119 -  Serial Entrepreneur Paulo Andrez Chats About His New Book “Zero Risk Startup”

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber (http://linkedin.com/in/frankgruber) interviews serial entrepreneur and unicorn investor, speaker, and author, Paulo Andrez as we’ll talk about his new book, Zero Risk Startup which comes out in May 2024. Get your copy of the book here: https://amzn.to/4aoRJgZ
     
    We invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to: www.est.us/join    
     
    Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at: www.est.us   
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: www.podcast.startupofyear.com
     
    Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: www.soty.link/ESTYouTube  
       
    *** 
    Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource.     Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. Checkout Startup of the Year at: www.startupofyear.com    
     
    The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.   
     
    Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Check out Established at: www.est.us 
     
    Connect with us on X (formerly Twitter) - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us 

    • 35 min
    #0118 - Investor Extraordinaire Arlan Hamilton Explores Her New Book “Your First Million”

    #0118 - Investor Extraordinaire Arlan Hamilton Explores Her New Book “Your First Million”

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an interview with Arlan Hamilton that took place at the Established house at SXSW in Austin, Texas. 
    Arlan is the Founder and Managing Partner at Backstage Capital and the author of her new book “Your First Million.” What’s amazing is she launched a $20M+ fund from scratch while she was homeless. She has invested in 200+ companies led by underrepresented, underestimated founders. She is the author of the bestselling book, It’s About Damn Time, and the host of the popular visual podcast, Your First Million. Check this all out at Arlan’s website: https://arlansfirstmillion.com 
     
    Arlan is also hosting a large event April 9th to 12th in Los Angeles. Aspiring or current entrepreneurs, investors, job seekers, and hiring managers are encouraged to check out Your First Million LIVE in LA, which is an event designed to amplify underestimated voices and talent. During the event, you’ll receive the tools, resources, and connections to empower you to thrive as you work towards Your First Million! https://www.yourfirstmillion.live
     
    We invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to: www.est.us/join    
     
    Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at: www.est.us   
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow
     
    Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: www.podcast.startupofyear.com
     
    Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: www.soty.link/ESTYouTube  
       
    *** 
    Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource.     Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. Checkout Startup of the Year at: www.startupofyear.com    
     
    The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.   
     
    Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Check out Established at: www.est.us 
     
    Connect with us on X (formerly Twitter) - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

BreezyFG ,

Industry Knowledge

This podcast has evolved from just focusing on startups to introducing more people and orgs from across the tech industry. Keeps me up to date on new trends and what's happening across the country regarding tech, startups, funding and more.

pm9090 ,

A Fun Listen.

Always insightful and good to hear the conversations that are relevant today. Well done guys.

JBOFO ,

Fun & Informative

Great resource on startups, founders, and how these incredible companies are addressing issues and enhancing lives.

I also love the fun the co-hosts have - makes the podcast lively and extra-enjoyable.

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