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Taking a cross country tour and featuring some of the most interesting startups and founders each city has to offer

Startup Roadshow Will Crowley

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Taking a cross country tour and featuring some of the most interesting startups and founders each city has to offer

    Episode 07 - DC

    Episode 07 - DC

    Big thanks again to the founders we spoke with on this episode: 

    Daniel Miller - Fundrise
    Rick Robinson - Urgently
    Brittany Heyd - 1776

    Below are links to some of the things mentioned in the show:

    Western Development Corporation
    3 World Trade Center Deal through Fundrise
    First Lady Vists Fundrise project Maketto
    Urgently and MapQuest Roadside Assistance
    Urgently and AT&T Connected Car partnership

    Here’s a couple of other super interesting and successful Austin startups (maybe potential companies to feature next time the podcast is in town..):

    Mytonomy - Video Q&A Platform for College and Career
    Speek - Simple and smart conference calling
    Social Tables - Cloud based software for the hospitality industry
    Hinge - Social discovery network and dating app
    Id.me - Lets users prove your identity and group affiliations online
    Tie Society Netflix for menswear.  Members rent from an online selection of high-end accessories
    Soundtracker Discover music through your friends.  Pandora + Facebook

    • 28 min
    Episode 06 - Austin

    Episode 06 - Austin

    Big thanks again to the founders we spoke with on this episode: 

    Amir Eligazy  - Cratejoy

    Jacqueline Hughes - Austin Startup Week

    Jack Holt - Mattr

     

    Below are links to some of the things mentioned in the show:

    -BitsBox, monthly code projects for kids https://bitsbox.com/

    -Steve Spangler Science Club, http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/club/ 

    -Capital Factory, Austin’s center of gravity for entrepreneurship  http://capitalfactory.com/

    -Joshua Baer, Capital Factory Executive Director and Austin Startup Guru http://capitalfactory.com/mentor/joshua-baer/  

    -Presentation made by Josh giving people everything they need to know about Austin startup scene http://www.slideshare.net/joshuabaer/intro-to-the-austin-startup-scene

    -Battle of the Tech Bands http://austintechnologycouncil.org/event_cal/battle-of-the-tech-bands-2/ 

    -Drake + Ford + Mattr = Social Media Success http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/creative/2015/04/ford-drake-big-win-for-austin-marketing-startup.html

    -Flat Track Coffee http://flattrackcoffee.com/ 

    -Brew & Brew http://www.thebrewandbrew.com/ 

    -Houndstooth Coffee http://www.houndstoothcoffee.com/ 

     

    Here’s a couple of other super interesting and successful Austin startups (maybe potential companies to feature next time the podcast is in town..)

    Atlas Wearables : The top of the line wearables for fitness enthusiasts 

    Sparefoot - Find and Reserve Self Storage Units Online 

    Fansided - The Ultimate Home for Sports Fans

    Spokefly - Bike Rentals On-Demand

    Main Street Hub - Helping small and local businesses embrace digital marketing 

     

    LawnStarter - The easiest way to book lawn care online 

    • 26 min
    Episode 05 - Philadelphia

    Episode 05 - Philadelphia

    Big thanks again to the entrepreneurs we spoke with on this episode:

    Morgan Berman -  MilkCrate

    Ted Man - SnipSnap

    Lucinda Duncalfe - Real Food Works 

    Here are links to a few resources for those looking to learn more about startups and entrepreneurship in Philadelphia:

    Philly Startup Leaders - one of the main groups for entrepreneurs - they organize a number of events throughout the year

    DreamIt Ventures - Based out of Philly, Dreamit is one of the leading seed accelerator programs in the US, mentors and accelerates a batch of ~10-15 startups each summer.

    StartupPHL - Colaborative early stage venture fund between city of philadelphia department of commerce and the philadelphia industrial development corporation 

    SeedPhilly- Provides working space, resources, and mentorships for philly startups

    Benjamin’s Desk - One of the many great coworking spaces in the city 

    The Hive - Coworking space in the cool neighborhood of Old Town serving female entrepreneurs 

    Technical.ly/Philly - Great blog covering tech/entreprenuship/investing in the City. Also has event and job listing

    Venture For America in Philadelphia - Absolutely awesome program that is in a handful of cities across the country, glad to see they’re working with some of the coolest startups in town

    Here’s a couple of other super interesting/successful Philly startups (maybe potential companies to feature next time the podcast is in town…)

    DuckDuckGo - Search engine with a focus on privacy and security  

    Relay - Improving communication between businesses and their customers , plus there from my neck of the woods in Radnor!

    Curalate- Marketing with the power of images

    Scholly- Bringing financial aid to the smartphone world (also caused a fight on Shark Tank!!)

     

    RJ Metrics - Built a fantastic e commerce analytics and BI tool for businesses (seen crazy growth in employees, valuation, and customers)

    • 38 min
    Episode 04 - Seattle

    Episode 04 - Seattle

    Enjoyed learning all about the Seattle startup scene this episode, hope you did too.  Check out the links below for more info:

    https://www.vamo.com/

    http://www.thegrayl.com/

    http://fledge.co/

     

    Great cowering space and innovation center for Seattle entrepreneurs http://www.impacthubseattle.com/

    Awesome resource for all things startup in Seattle http://startupseattle.com/

    List of Seattle based startups http://seattle.startups-list.com/

    Startup Weekend’s HQ is in Seattle  http://seattle.startupweekend.org/

     

    Reach out to the show via twitter https://twitter.com/startuproadshow

    Give it a download and a rating on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ph/podcast/startup-roadshow/id976797696?mt=2 

     

     

    • 32 min
    Episode 03 - Atlanta

    Episode 03 - Atlanta

    Took a trip south to Atlanta to learn a lot about a town doing plenty to become an attractive home to the next wave of big tech startups. All of the companies we featured in our episode are thriving thanks to a young workforce, low cost of living, and a growing VC network in Atlanta. Check out the podcast to hear more and see the links below for additional information.

    www.weand.co/
    www.roadie.com/
    partpic.com/

    Popular coworking space in Atlanta: atlantatechvillage.com/

    The hub of Atlanta's startup ecosystem: 
    www.hypepotamus.com/

    Check out more at our blog and on twitter

    • 25 min
    Episode 02 - Las Vegas

    Episode 02 - Las Vegas

    In this episode, we head to Vegas, not for the casinos and the nightlife, but to interview two very interesting startups that call Las Vegas home.

    Fandeavor: www.fandeavor.com/
    Wedgies: www.wedgies.com/

    To learn more about the Las Vegas startup scene, checkout the links below

    http://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/why-the-las-vegas-startup-scene-is-still-perfect-for-many-entrepreneurs.html

    http://www.downtownproject.com/about/

    http://www.wired.com/2014/01/zappos-tony-hsieh-las-vegas/

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    • 22 min

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