21 episodes

Welcome to Startup Stories from the Treehouse, where we bring you the most captivating tales of entrepreneurship. Each episode is a new adventure, featuring entrepreneurs who turned their dreams into reality. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just getting your feet wet, 'Startup Stories from the Treehouse' is your inspiration to build, innovate, and soar. Tune in, and let's start the adventure together!

Startup Stories from the Treehouse Todd Gagne

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Welcome to Startup Stories from the Treehouse, where we bring you the most captivating tales of entrepreneurship. Each episode is a new adventure, featuring entrepreneurs who turned their dreams into reality. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just getting your feet wet, 'Startup Stories from the Treehouse' is your inspiration to build, innovate, and soar. Tune in, and let's start the adventure together!

    Unlocking AI's Potential: 5 Actionable Steps for Startup Success S02E08

    Unlocking AI's Potential: 5 Actionable Steps for Startup Success S02E08

    In this episode of The Treehouse podcast, host Todd Gagne sits down with Andy Jorgensen to explore the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for startups. They discuss innovative AI use cases across various industries, the importance of prompt engineering skills, and fostering creativity in AI utilization. The conversation also touches on building trust and transparency in AI applications and staying ahead of the latest trends and developments. Listeners will gain valuable insights and actionable steps to harness AI for driving innovation and growth in their startups. If you're a software founder looking to turn your idea into a successful startup, Wildfire Labs offers a proven 6-month program with expert mentors and development resources to help you build and scale your company.

    To learn more about AI, get your own ticket to the 2024 AI Edge Summit!

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    • 52 min
    From Idea to Reality: Lessons from Kommu's Journey on Building a Successful Startup S0207

    From Idea to Reality: Lessons from Kommu's Journey on Building a Successful Startup S0207

    This week on Startup Stories from the Treehouse, we chat with Bo Abrams, co-founder and CEO of Kommu—a trust-based home-sharing and travel network. Bo’s entrepreneurial journey began with a personal challenge: balancing travel costs while renting. His experiences led to the creation of Kommu, which allows users to share homes with trusted connections. Despite early setbacks in his academic pursuits, Bo's perseverance and innovative thinking turned a problem into a thriving business. Tune in to hear Bo’s insights on identifying real problems, iterating solutions, and taking decisive action. This episode is a must-listen for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking inspiration and practical advice from someone who turned an idea into a successful startup.

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    • 53 min
    Navigating the Startup Journey: Insights from a Two-Time Founder Michael Zuercher - S2E6

    Navigating the Startup Journey: Insights from a Two-Time Founder Michael Zuercher - S2E6

    Embark on a journey of entrepreneurial wisdom with seasoned founder Michael Zuercher in this week's podcast episode. From launching his first startup as a 19-year-old to leading a company with hundreds of employees, Michael shares invaluable insights and lessons learned along the way.

    Discover the power of embracing the learning curve, as Michael dives into his early days of entrepreneurship and the importance of continuous growth. Explore the evolution of communication in a growing company, from organic interactions to intentional strategies for remote teams.

    Learn the art of ruthless prioritization and focusing on what truly matters to drive progress and success. With actionable takeaways for founders, this episode offers practical advice on cultivating a learning mindset, prioritizing effectively, and fostering clear communication.

    Join us as we unravel the journey of a startup founder and glean wisdom from Michael's experiences. Tune in to the full episode for a deep dive into the world of entrepreneurship.

    • 57 min
    Their Fingerprints are Everywhere - Matt Eberhart's Journey as a Cybersecurity CEO S02E05

    Their Fingerprints are Everywhere - Matt Eberhart's Journey as a Cybersecurity CEO S02E05

    During Todd’s conversation with Matt Eberhart - CEO at Query.ai - the theme of fingerprints kept coming up. But it wasn’t the fingerprints of criminals he was gathering, it was something else.

    But I’m getting ahead of myself. Matt Eberhart began his career as a cybersecurity analyst for a large Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). From there Matt went from technical work to team leadership to sales/marketing leadership, then eventually into leadership roles in a number of startups. That led Matt to the CEO role at Query.ai, a federated search company that is growing rapidly.

    • 50 min
    Digital Destiny: Logan Hughes' Odyssey from Conventional to Digital Mastery - S2E4

    Digital Destiny: Logan Hughes' Odyssey from Conventional to Digital Mastery - S2E4

    During my podcast conversation with Logan Hughes, his journey unfolded as a compelling narrative of transition, determination, and insight into the essence of entrepreneurship in the digital age.

    Key Takeaways:
    * Build your personal brand, early and often. Be authentic
    * Find your why. People want to use products from people they believe have a compelling story.
    * Entrepreneurs should find some sort of work-life balance.

    Ready for more? Subscribe to the Wildfire Labs substack to get podcast summaries and more insight on how to build a tech startup.

    • 48 min
    Launch Codes: Decoding Go-To-Market Success S2E3

    Launch Codes: Decoding Go-To-Market Success S2E3

    In our latest episode of Startup Stories from the Treehouse podcast, I had the honor of speaking with Jim Malpede, a Go-To-Market expert in the software sales space with an impressive track record at companies like Taleo and SAP Concur. Jim talked about his professional journey, sharing insights that are gold for anyone at the helm of a startup. His experiences laid bare the foundational elements of sales strategy, market assessment, and the nuanced art of leadership in the startup ecosystem.

    • 52 min

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AspiringEntrepreneur123 ,

Essential Listening for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Startup Stories from the Tree House is a fantastic resource for aspiring entrepreneurs. Each episode is packed with practical advice and inspiring stories from successful startup founders and industry experts. Todd’s engaging and approachable style makes complex topics accessible, covering a wide range of subjects. It's a must-listen for anyone starting their own business, providing the knowledge and inspiration needed to thrive in the startup world.

Midwest Startups ,

Great Stories

I love hearing the stories about these startups and their lessons learned.

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I enjoyed it

Hey uncle Todd, you did a great job at making your podcast interesting and entertaining and also easy to understand. I enjoyed your podcast.

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