92 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.

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    • 4.4 • 13 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.

    #0092 - Erica Duignan Minnihan Returns To Talk About Investing And The We-Economy

    #0092 - Erica Duignan Minnihan Returns To Talk About Investing And The We-Economy

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Erica Duignan Minnihan Returns! Erica is a long-time community member and the Founder and General Partner at Reign Ventures. She was at our 9th Annual Summit and talked with Matt Hunckler from Powderkeg about investment strategies and her interest in the new “We-Economy.”
    We are again continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community. In this episode that company is Supliful, which is an all-in-one platform for Creators to launch and operate their own food or food supplement brand effortlessly. Their approach unifies the entire business cycle – from product selection all the way through e-commerce enablement and order fulfillment – into a single digital platform with no upfront costs. Creators can do what they do best and create great content and engage with their audience, while Supliful takes care of the rest. Go to https://supliful.com to learn more!
    Lastly, 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
    Checkout Startup of the Year at www.startupofyear.com
    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: 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. 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. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us

    • 17 min
    #0091 - NFTs With Nick O’Neill From The Nifty

    #0091 - NFTs With Nick O’Neill From The Nifty

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, I talk with my long-time friend, Nick O’Neill, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Nifty (www.thenifty.com). The Nifty is a Web3 metaverse company with an audience of aspiring and existing NFT collectors and creators. They host daily shows, provide NFT market monitoring software, and are building an NFT ecosystem.
    We are again continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community. In this episode that company is Maka Social, which is an app that breaks down the cultural and psychological barriers which prevent us from meeting the people who are around us every day and form lasting bonds with those people more quickly. Whether you are trying to meet business contacts, new friends, a romantic partner, or just have a momentary conversation, Maka Social makes it easy. Visit maka.social to learn more!
    Lastly, 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
    Checkout Startup of the Year at www.startupofyear.com
    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: 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. 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. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us

    • 43 min
    #0090 - Navigating A Startup During A Pandemic With Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell from ShearShare

    #0090 - Navigating A Startup During A Pandemic With Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell from ShearShare

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a panel discussion from our last Summit with Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell from ShearShare, who both talk about navigating a startup during a pandemic, and more. ShearShare (shearshare.com) is an Established Ventures portfolio company and they are the #1 salon and barbershop booth rental app that creates customized, all-inclusive co-working spaces to boost revenue for all industry pros and owners.
    We are again continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community. On this episode, the company is Viva Equity Fund, based out of Austin, Texas. Viva is a housing network that allows tenants the flexibility of renting at market rates, while earning up to 8% cash back, which converts into interest-bearing equity at the end of their lease. Learn more by visiting their website: viva.fund.
    We live streamed our Summit, so if you were not able to attend in-person, make sure to watch it on our YouTube channel at: soty.link/ESTYouTube
    Lastly, 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
    Checkout Startup of the Year at www.startupofyear.com
    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: 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. 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. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us

    • 18 min
    #0089 - Accelerating Startups with Travis Holoway, Rodney Williams, and Lesa Mitchell

    #0089 - Accelerating Startups with Travis Holoway, Rodney Williams, and Lesa Mitchell

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a panel discussion from our last Summit called “Startup Lessons from Accelerating Startups” with Travis Holoway and Rodney Williams of the Established Ventures portfolio company, SoLo Funds (solofunds.com), and Lesa Mitchell, formerly of Techstars and now with HighAlpha Innovation. The crew talk about helping people and their “fastest growing fintech” startup and other startup tips and lessons learned.
    Also, we are continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community during every episode. In this episode the company is BlueRecruit, which is a direct-hire marketplace for skilled-trade workers who want to build their career and the companies desperate for their talent. They have removed the inefficiencies of resumes and job posts and focus on the skills and experiences that matter. Go to bluerecruit.us to learn more!
    We live streamed our Summit, so if you were not able to attend in-person, make sure to watch it on our YouTube channel at: soty.link/ESTYouTube
    Lastly, 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
    Checkout Startup of the Year at www.startupofyear.com
    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: 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. 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. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us

    • 18 min
    #0088 - Jenn Lim Returns To Talk About Leadership And Building A Company Culture

    #0088 - Jenn Lim Returns To Talk About Leadership And Building A Company Culture

    On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a conversation between our long-time friend Jenn Lim from Delivering Happiness and the author of Beyond Happiness and our Co-CEO, Jen Consalvo, when the two talk about leadership and building a company culture, amongst interesting topics.
    Also, we are continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community during every episode. In this episode the company is Home Lending Pal, which is a unique marketplace that focuses on mortgage equality by using artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technology to de-identify Home Mortgage Decision Act data early in the process. Home Lending Pal’s primary focus is borrower education while protecting them from predatory lending and/or lending discrimination. Go to homelendingpal.com to learn more!
    We live streamed our Summit, so if you were not able to attend in-person, make sure to watch it on our YouTube channel at: soty.link/ESTYouTube
    Lastly, 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
    Checkout Startup of the Year at www.startupofyear.com
    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: 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. 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. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us

    • 32 min
    #0087 - NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks Discusses Grit, Passion, Leadership, And Legacy

    #0087 - NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks Discusses Grit, Passion, Leadership, And Legacy

    In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a conversation between NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks and Lakshmi Shenoy, the CEO of Embarc Collective, the two will chat about grit, passion, leadership, and legacy at the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit.
    Derrick played 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016. He is also now the EVP of Corporate and Community Business Development for the Vinik Sports Group.
    Also, we are continuing our new segment where we highlight one startup from our community during every episode, and in this episode the company is interviewIA, a company that is committed to systematically building an Inclusive Future of Work in a world where organizations can be objective and inclusive in hiring to create thriving, diverse, engaged cultures of high-performing employees.
    interviewIA is redefining the actual practice of interviewing by creating the first solution to bring human calibration, structure, and data-driven interview outcomes into one, fully integrated, easy-to-use cloud application. interviewIA uses deep learning Intelligence Amplification technology and human-centered design to redefine the method of interviewing. Go to: www.interviewia.com to learn more!
    We live streamed our Summit, so if you were not able to attend in-person, make sure to watch it on our YouTube channel at: soty.link/ESTYouTube 
    Lastly, 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
    Checkout Startup of the Year at www.startupofyear.com
    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: 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. 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. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us

    • 18 min

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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.

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

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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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