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The Bridge inspires founders to overcome barriers, build more efficient paths, explore new ideas, and connect with other entrepreneurs on the journey of building a generational company.

The Entrepreneur's path can be a lonely one. It doesn't need to be. Take the Bridge.

The Bridge Justin Vandehey

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Bridge inspires founders to overcome barriers, build more efficient paths, explore new ideas, and connect with other entrepreneurs on the journey of building a generational company.

The Entrepreneur's path can be a lonely one. It doesn't need to be. Take the Bridge.

    From Kickstarter to the Queen of Scotch w/ Carin Luna-Ostaseski, Founder of SIA Scotch Whisky

    From Kickstarter to the Queen of Scotch w/ Carin Luna-Ostaseski, Founder of SIA Scotch Whisky

    Carin Luna-Ostaseski, Founder of SIA Scotch Whisky, joins the show to talk aboutThe process Carin went through to kickstart the SIA brand, and being the first hispanic woman to found a Scotch brand.The state of the spirits industry and how SIA positions itself and competes with other liquor brands in the beverage category. The "bonsai tree" method of building your company, and the importance of "starting in your own backyard" when launching a brand.

    • 18 min
    The "Mamba" of brand marketing and the future of MarTech with Adam Katz, CEO of Sightly

    The "Mamba" of brand marketing and the future of MarTech with Adam Katz, CEO of Sightly

    Adam Katz, CEO of Sightly, joins the show to talk aboutAdam's journey from IC to becoming the CEO at Sightly and leading from the frontThe evolution of the marketing tech category and generating an authentic brand voice in the era of AI.How Kobe Bryant inspired Sightly's Brand Mentality vision and narrative.Caitlin Clark and the future of the WNBA brand and women's sports.Defining your brand through what you say AND what you do.

    • 31 min
    Lessons learned from 300 pitch meetings w/ Andrew Firestone, CEO of Mermaid Chart

    Lessons learned from 300 pitch meetings w/ Andrew Firestone, CEO of Mermaid Chart

    Andrew Firestone, CEO of Mermaid Chart, joins the show to talk about:The venture studio model and building Mermaid Chart out of Open Core Venture Studio.Stepping into the CEO role at Mermaid and building an open-sourced approach to the diagramming and creator tools industry.Unlocking go-to-market and investing in channels that create accumulating advantages for Mermaid.Lessons learned from raising capital and taking 300 meetings in four months for Mermaid Chart (and eventually closing a round...

    • 22 min
    From the kitchen to the boardroom w/ Matt Wadiak, Co founder of Blue Apron and CleanUp

    From the kitchen to the boardroom w/ Matt Wadiak, Co founder of Blue Apron and CleanUp

    Matt Wadiak, Co founder and former COO Of Blue Apron, and CEO and Co founder of CleanUp joins the show to talk about- Founding Blue Apron and being one of the first movers in meal planning and e-commerce ingredient market. - The importance of capital planning and cash flow and the importance of picking markets.- Key ingredients to succeed as an entrepreneur in the food space.- How customer acquisition has evolved in the D2C space and what founders can do to ensure the cream rises to the ...

    • 23 min
    Eliminating food waste, odors, and fruit flies with Harry Tannenbaum, Co founder of Mill

    Eliminating food waste, odors, and fruit flies with Harry Tannenbaum, Co founder of Mill

    Harry Tannenbaum, Co founder of Mill, joins the show to talk about.Harry's experience at Nest and building products that are really good for that planet.The Mill process of finding PM fit as a hardware startup.Harry's decision to go DTC, "core vs. context", and how he thinks about evaluating BD and partnership collaboration opportunities Lessons learned from Harry as a first time founder and the importance of ideating tactfully.

    • 40 min
    From paycheck to purpose with Joel Pollick, CEO and Cofounder of Percent Pledge

    From paycheck to purpose with Joel Pollick, CEO and Cofounder of Percent Pledge

    Joel Pollick, Co founder and CEO of Percent Pledge, joins the show to talk aboutThe three main challenges that consumers wrestle with when it comes to giving back.Building a culture of giving, shifting from paycheck to purpose, and a generation that gives moreThe importance of reinforcing your mission...over, and over again.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Farzad Rashidi ,

Awesome show!

Justin is an excellent host! I had the pleasure of coming on to the show as a guest, and I must say I was blown away by the quality of the podcast.
From pre-recording steps, to the episode itself, he asked me very insightful questions that enabled me to share interesting info on the show.
I highly recommend the podcast to any founder.

adamthehomegame ,

Love this show

Not only is it exciting to hear foundational stories from probably the smartest people on the planet, but it’s illuminating to get a peek inside a true “strength of network” relationship as Justin brings friends and colleagues from his years as a professional, role models, and peers across verticals. It really proves how good Justin is in his field, and why he’s so perfect in this role as host.

AkaBradHall ,

Good stuff

Justin is a great interviewer and earns a listen. Engaging, informational and doesn’t ramble for an hour on 15 min of content like many others. Keep it up Justin!

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