If you’re an entrepreneur, you know that nothing is traditional about building a startup. That’s why three friends (Dan, Dave, and Savannah) decided to sit down and talk about the unconventional ways of starting a business. The team, as well as the occasional guest entrepreneur, will discuss mindset, advice, and startups in the Louisville area.
Episode 21 - Mike Jackson
On episode 21, we're talking with Mike Jackson: Managing Owner at Agriblock Farms, aka Kentucky Greens Co, and Market Manager at Farm + House Louisville.
Topics we discuss include growing up with a passion, having a passion project fail and growing from that, lean on what exists, pivoting with patience and persistent, building to benefit, failure is feedback, helping your customers with what you offer, incubators, not being afraid to ask for help, evaluating your team to be ready, volunteer and shop local, and you're not alone.
Episode 20 - Harry Wilson
On episode 20, we're talking with Harry Wilson: an award winning sales and leadership professional who is the Co-Founder & CEO of Limitless Minds.
Topics we discuss include: Having an athletic competitiveness and a grit mindset, imposter syndrome, failure is feedback, reward is correlated to handwork, let your customers help build the product, shorten your gap between potential and now, motivation needs activation, be open to change, use investment for growth, process feedback and avoid distractions, deciding on 'yes,' come back to your original fire, and taking risks to not let opportunities sit on the table.
Episode 19 - Tendai Charasika
On episode 19, we're excited to sit down with Tendai Charasika. He's a high-performing leader with an innovative mindset. Tendai is the former CEO of SuperFan, and is the current Chief Strategy Office for Sailing Wealth Advisors.
Topics we discuss include: it’s okay to try something, athletics and startups: the story of climbing to the top, there’s no substitute to finding what you’re passionate about, the human elements help you stand out, the importance of exits, population, and corporate engagement in a startup community, nothing changes if nothing changes, the startup worlds gets you out of your comfort zone, learning on the fly and leaning on your team, and making your life all about experiences.
Episode 18 - Chris Weidmar
For episode 18, we're sitting down with Chris Weidmar! He's a technology leader with a background in business development, human centered design, and new product deployments. He's also the co-founder of Party Horses.
Topics we discuss include: working for yourself, if you can't sell you won't make it, finding a partner that compliments your skills, technology is always changing, building a team who cares, using early money to prepare for the future, Party Horses, learning as you go, criticism isn't the end, and Memento Mori.
Episode 17 - Jennifer Williams
Our special guest for episode 17 is Jennifer Williams. She’s a Cuddle Clones co-founder who recently exited. Jennifer is currently the VP of Business Development at Dianthus and a Hustler & Tinkerer at Working Title Lab.
Topics we discuss include: the good problem of going viral, moments of pause in entrepreneurship, collaboration is important but can sometimes be limiting, find and utilize your cofounder’s skillset, lean into change and new-ness, research should be your first step into being a founder, have realistic expectations, DETECT model of ideas, failure is not the worst thing; just ‘existing’ is, figure out your long term goals early, and you don't always have to solve an apparent problem.
Episode 16 - Roland Achenjang
On episode 16, we're talking with Roland Achenjang. They're the Founder & CEO at C2 Keep (a Slingshot Ventures portfolio-company.) Roland wears a lot of hats; he's an Entrepreneur, Healthcare Leader, Author, Meditation Coach, and Podcaster.
Topics we discuss include disparities between frontline and managers in the workforce, going all out, finding ways to feel supported, being aware of what you don’t know, reducing your scope to ‘must have,’ don’t focus solely on the light or dark side; find the middle, figuring out the next step that’s best for you, putting your ideas into the universe as a place to start, failing vs learning, not letting hurt continue to hurt you, closing the loop for your users, rerouting instead of doing things wrong, and letting your opportunities help others define themselves.