125 episodes

The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

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    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

    It's not What We Own - It's Whether It's Liquid

    It's not What We Own - It's Whether It's Liquid

    In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about liquidation probability. Many Startup founders make the wrong decision to lose interest in what they currently have and start pursuing something else in the hopes of a much bigger outcome, completely skipping the part where they first have to gauge the probability of success.

    • 37 min
    That Founder Sold for Too Little!

    That Founder Sold for Too Little!

    In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about opinions that do not matter when a company sells. A lot of founders are stigmatized for selling their Startups for too little. Too little in a sense that these non-founders only think of the numbers and not the value and work put into building the business. And the glaring truth is that they have never had that much money in their entire life! So their opinions aren’t valid.

    • 35 min
    When Can I Feel Good About Taking a Break as a Founder?

    When Can I Feel Good About Taking a Break as a Founder?

    In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about putting every down for a much needed break. No, you can’t say, “I can’t take a break yet.” Or say, “Your hands are tied at the moment.” It’s critical that you take a break in between milestones, unless you want to get stuck on productivity and run dry on creativity.

    • 36 min
    Forget Big Ideas - Start with Your North Star

    Forget Big Ideas - Start with Your North Star

    In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about focusing on what you are trying to achieve before taking action on any big ideas you might have. Some of these ideas don't necessarily lead you to where you want to go. Some, if pursued, just end up in failures and frustrations. Instead, focus on where you want to go and then figure out how you want to get there.

    • 39 min
    Adding Staff Isn't a Sign of Success, Adding Revenue Is

    Adding Staff Isn't a Sign of Success, Adding Revenue Is

    In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about how increasing your staff does not necessarily mean growth, but a deliberate liability. Many people just focus on increasing the number of their employees and do not think about the cost of hiring more people. Yes, you need more people to get work done faster. Yes, you need additional minds to pitch in new ideas. But what if your revenue is lower than the liabilities?

    • 34 min
    The Curse of the 37-Year Old Founder

    The Curse of the 37-Year Old Founder

    In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the dues founders pay for neglecting their health. Pushing yourself too much, putting your body through so much pressure, and then ignoring the warning signs as they come, you’re unconsciously trading your life for the success of your company. Don’t curse yourself in the process!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

SyTh007 ,

Episode 96 Rocks‼️

This episode was the absolute best. Both my lawyer & accountant have cautioned me and my partners; the honeymoon is good the breakup & divorce not so much.

Your dispassionate logic and voices of wisdom were exactly what I needed thank both so mucj‼️

/Sly

MeleW2 ,

Wow.

I just started listening to this podcast and after listening to just two episodes I’m seriously wondering if I need to listen to anything else.

Zac@AT3Tactical ,

Great content, great delivery

Really like this podcast.

5 stars because it’s refreshing to hear from people who have actually “been there done that” vs all the fake gurus out there.

Also, a bonus 6th star because the hosts are actually good podcasters. Lots of good podcasts have hosts that aren’t that great to listen to. These dudes are the real deal.

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