64 episodes

Meet Ethan, host of Startup Savant, is a business podcast about the stories, challenges, and triumphs of fast-scaling startups and the founders who run them.

https://startupsavant.com/podcast
@startupsavantpodcast
For feedback, interview requests and more, connect with us at podcast@truic.com

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Meet Ethan, host of Startup Savant, is a business podcast about the stories, challenges, and triumphs of fast-scaling startups and the founders who run them.

https://startupsavant.com/podcast
@startupsavantpodcast
For feedback, interview requests and more, connect with us at podcast@truic.com

    CEO of SCORE on Making the Most Out of Mentorship

    CEO of SCORE on Making the Most Out of Mentorship

    #63. On this episode of Startup Savant Podcast Bridget Weston, CEO of SCORE, shares her insights on business mentorship. SCORE is a nationwide network of over 10,000 volunteers that offers free one-to-one mentorship, workshops, and assistance with business plans to small business owners across the US. Weston discusses the importance of goal-setting, clear communication, and having skin in the game for success. She also explains how SCORE is using AI to better connect small business owners with mentors who meet their needs. The episode highlights SCORE's track record of success in helping start over 30,000 new businesses and add over 82,000 jobs last year.

    SCORE Links:
    - https://www.score.org/
    - https://www.instagram.com/score_mentors/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/score-mentors/
    - getstarted@score.org

    Startup Savant Links:
    - https://startupsavant.com/podcast
    - https://www.youtube.com/@StartupSavantPodcast/
    - https://www.instagram.com/startupsavantpodcast/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-savant/

    • 45 min
    Navigating API Vulnerabilities: Escape's Path to Startup Success

    Navigating API Vulnerabilities: Escape's Path to Startup Success

    #62: Ethan chats with Tristan Kalos and Antoine Carossio, the co-founders of the cybersecurity startup Escape. The main objective of Escape is to assist companies in developing secure GraphQL applications by identifying and resolving any security concerns in their API. Tristan and Antoine share how they first met and how their unique skills contributed to the development of Escape. The group discusses their research and development process for Escape and how a research paper inspired their algorithm. Tristan and Antoine discuss their successful recruitment strategies and hiring process for engineers. They explain how their early strategic marketing led to a mass of inbound calls and how Escape's continuing technical blogging marketing strategy has succeeded.

    Escape Links:
    - https://escape.tech/
    - https://twitter.com/EscapeTechHQ
    - https://discord.gg/G9FEuFuKfd
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/escapetech/

    Startup Savant Links:
    - https://startupsavant.com/podcast
    - https://www.youtube.com/@StartupSavantPodcast/
    - https://www.instagram.com/startupsavantpodcast/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-savant/

    • 47 min
    How to Build a Team That Can Take on the World with Linkby

    How to Build a Team That Can Take on the World with Linkby

    #61: Adrian Fagerlund and Ethan discuss Linkby, a global two-sided marketplace connecting advertisers and premium publishers. They explore Linkby's role in facilitating this relationship and their plans for future expansion. Their conversation also touches on the other co-founders, Chris and Andrew, their roles, and the group dynamic as a team. Adrian gives Ethan a glimpse at Linkby’s unique hiring process.

    Mention the Startup Savant podcast for free services on Linkby!

    Linkby Links:
    - https://linkby.com/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianfagerlund/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/linkby/

    Startup Savant Links:
    - https://startupsavant.com/podcast
    - https://www.youtube.com/@StartupSavantPodcast/
    - https://www.instagram.com/startupsavantpodcast/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-savant/

    • 48 min
    From Zero to $8.3 Billion: How Tipalti's Founder Created a Payment Giant

    From Zero to $8.3 Billion: How Tipalti's Founder Created a Payment Giant

    #60: Chen Amit joins Ethan to chat about his fintech startup, Tipalti, a global, scalable, and holistic payables automation system. Chen recalls the process of creating Tipalti and deciding to start as a one-man show. The pair discuss what factors led to Tipalti’s success and growth, how skills from Chen’s former poker career are useful for business, and his evolutions of leadership. Chen also provides valuable insight on handling difficult situations, creating a high-quality team, and knowing when to say no or walk away.

    Tipalti Links:
    - https://tipalti.com/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tipalti/
    - https://www.instagram.com/tipalti/
    - https://twitter.com/tipalti/

    Startup Savant Links:
    - https://startupsavant.com/podcast
    - https://www.youtube.com/@StartupSavantPodcast/
    - https://www.instagram.com/startupsavantpodcast/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-savant/

    • 51 min
    Unlocking the Potential of Virtual Fashion with Seamm

    Unlocking the Potential of Virtual Fashion with Seamm

    #59: Marina Martianova joins Ethan to discuss her innovative web3 digital fashion startup, Seamm, a startup that produces virtual replicas of physical fashions to be utilized in the metaverse, in tandem with fashion houses. The pair chat about the future of the metaverse, refining an investor pitch, and building Seamm as a two-sided marketplace.

    Seamm Links:
    - https://www.seamm.io/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-martianova-84198810a/

    Startup Savant Links:
    - https://startupsavant.com/podcast
    - https://www.youtube.com/@StartupSavantPodcast/
    - https://www.instagram.com/startupsavantpodcast/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-savant/

    • 31 min
    Finding Your Startup's 'Why' with Andy Choi of Do Good Points

    Finding Your Startup's 'Why' with Andy Choi of Do Good Points

    #58: Andy Choi joins the podcast chat about his mission-driven startup and how he found the 'why' behind his company. Andy is the founder of Do Good Points, a nonprofit and tech startup hybrid that offers a rewards system for charitable donations incentivizing people to give back to their communities.

    Check out the Cashing Out podcast: https://cashingout.exitwise.com/

    In this episode we dive into:
    - How Do Good Points leveraged data to create a hyper-targeted customer base
    - Why as a founder you should be searching for solutions, not problems
    - The value of Effective Altruism

    Do Good Points Links:
    - https://www.dogoodpoints.com/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyhchoi/

    Startup Savant Links:
    - https://startupsavant.com/podcast
    - https://www.youtube.com/@StartupSavantPodcast/
    - https://www.instagram.com/startupsavantpodcast/
    - https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-savant/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Ethan P 50000000 ,

Lesser Known Founders, Excellent Advice

This is one of my new favorite business podcasts. The conversations with these startup founders get into topics that are really impactful to my business. The hosts ask good questions and have good banter. Highly recommend!

Beezz101 ,

Inspiration and sensational

I feel inspired to start an empire after listening to this podcast. It’s very motivational to hear how other founders launched their startups. 10/10 bravo

Jgersky ,

Interesting and insightful

I love listening to this on my way home from work. I have a long commute and it really helps to pass the time. I like to hear about different entrepreneurs and how they got their start. The questions that Annaka and Ethan ask are always really good. They always ask the questions that I want to hear as well as some that I wouldn’t think to ask.

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