55 episodes

The Founder is a show that features world-class entrepreneurs and their early stories of ingenuity, struggle and perseverance to get their companies off the ground. Kallaway goes in-depth with founders in straight talk, uncensored conversations to understand their thoughts, feelings and actions behind the big decisions that influenced the direction of their startup. At the end of each episode, founders share their 1-2 favorite ideas for other businesses they wish existed and we riff on how they'd bring them to market.Think My First Million meets Joe Rogan meets How I Built This.

The Founder Kallaway

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

The Founder is a show that features world-class entrepreneurs and their early stories of ingenuity, struggle and perseverance to get their companies off the ground. Kallaway goes in-depth with founders in straight talk, uncensored conversations to understand their thoughts, feelings and actions behind the big decisions that influenced the direction of their startup. At the end of each episode, founders share their 1-2 favorite ideas for other businesses they wish existed and we riff on how they'd bring them to market.Think My First Million meets Joe Rogan meets How I Built This.

    55. Kendrick Nguyen | Republic (democratizing startup investing)

    55. Kendrick Nguyen | Republic (democratizing startup investing)

    Kendrick Nguyen is the Co-Founder & CEO of Republic.During the episode, we break down:The origin story for building Republic and what makes it different from other crowdfunding platformsHow the team thinks about building products for the next wave of Millennial and Gen Z investors The Republic platform product mix including access to private companies, crypto projects, real estate deals, video games and moreRepublic’s autopilot project which acts as a pseudo robo-advisor for private ...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    54. Kevin Lee | Immi (healthy ramen)

    54. Kevin Lee | Immi (healthy ramen)

    Kevin Lee is the Co-Founder of Immi.During the episode, we break down:Immi’s origin storyLaunching the #1 community for product managers (Product Manager HQ) and top 3 keys to community buildingThe massive market opportunity for healthy ramen and other “better for you” Asian American foodUsing a data driven approach to unlock the core product attributes of Immi (low carb, high protein, plant based)Biggest food & beverage trends for the next 5 years“Sleepy” food categories (other than rame...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    53. Lucie Fink | Lucie Fink Media (lifestyle influencer)

    53. Lucie Fink | Lucie Fink Media (lifestyle influencer)

    Lucie Fink is a lifestyle influencer and Founder of Lucie Fink Media.During the episode, we break down:Her journey to go from neuroscience major to lifestyle influencerHer experience working as the lead on-camera talent for Refinery29How to think about leaving your corporate job and starting on your ownGoing beneath the hood and breaking down the most important revenue streams for a content creatorThe struggles in life as an influencerHow to build a content team that supports brand deals with...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    52. Oliver Zak, Selom Agbitor | Mad Rabbit (tattoo aftercare)

    52. Oliver Zak, Selom Agbitor | Mad Rabbit (tattoo aftercare)

    Oliver Zak and Selom Agbitor are the Co-Founders of Mad Rabbit.What started as a side project during their senior year at Miami University, turned into a DTC juggernaut that’s taking over the tattoo industry. Mad Rabbit does $4M/year in sales and recently inked a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank. During the episode, we break down the playbook to starting a company in college, the power of building community and go behind the curtain of what it’s really like to film an episode of Shark Tank....

    • 58 min
    51. Robbie Bent | Inward (guided breathwork)

    51. Robbie Bent | Inward (guided breathwork)

    Robbie Bent is the Co-Founder & CEO of Inward.Inward is a next generation mental health company, combining physical spaces (ice baths + saunas) and the largest library of breathwork content in the world. Prior to Inward, Robbie spent 4 years working on growth at the Ethereum Foundation, a $300 billion cryptocurrency. He also runs a Clubhouse Show on Psychedelic Medicines and loves resilience challenges. You can learn more about him here and follow him on twitter @robbiebent1. Tune in to h...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    50. Anne Mahlum | solidcore (high intensity pilates)

    50. Anne Mahlum | solidcore (high intensity pilates)

    Anne Mahlum is the Founder & CEO of solidcore.solidcore is an intense, full body workout that combines pilates and strength training. With over 70 corporate-owned studios nationwide, it's one of the biggest winners in the boutique fitness industry. And for good reason! Their workouts live up to their name as they generate a core burn unlike any other.Tune in to hear Anne’s incredible story!And remember, at the end of the episode, we ask Anne to brainstorm other business ideas that she’d e...

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

casey-palmer ,

Wish there were more

I enjoy this podcast above all the other start up/ entrepreneurship podcasts. Kallaway asks stunning questions that dig deep and gets into the details with a compelling sense of respect and enthusiasm. Wish there were more I could listen to!

Billmatic212 ,

Enjoying this show!

Kallaway does an awesome job digging in with guests. Well made show and awesome guests!

Anunciate ,

Such a well crafted show

Genuinely appreciate the attention to detail that Kallaway pays when interviewing, assembling, and publishing these shows. You can tell he cares and this is going to be a great resource for aspiring (and current) founders well into the future

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