48 episodes

Building a company isn't easy. We chronicle the unfiltered stories, struggles, and successes of early-stage founders as they are forged into the leaders of tomorrow.

The Founder's Forge Podcast Axon Collective, LLC

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Building a company isn't easy. We chronicle the unfiltered stories, struggles, and successes of early-stage founders as they are forged into the leaders of tomorrow.

    RAW - Jason Centeno, CEO of Trashmitter

    RAW - Jason Centeno, CEO of Trashmitter

    This week we talk to Jason Centeno, CEO of Trashmitter live on Twitter Spaces! Jason is hoping to solve the last-mile problem of trash with an “Uber-like” driver network with a crypto token incentive. Take a listen!

    Reach out to Jason: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncenteno/

    Jason on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedadnextdoor_/

    Learn more about Trashmitter: https://trashmitter.com/

    Reach out to Phill: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-reed-a7743096/

    Reach out to Owen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/owendavidgoode/

    An Axon Collective Podcast: https://axoncollective.com/

    • 41 min
    RAW - Intro to Founder's Forge Raw and Phil Reed

    RAW - Intro to Founder's Forge Raw and Phil Reed

    Welcome to Founder's Forge Raw by Axon Collective!

    Every week we'll talk to a founder or thought leader live on Twitter Spaces! Join us Thursday's 5:00pm EST @founders_forge

    In this episode, we introduce RAW and Phil Reed who will be hosting alongside Owen Goode and Marcus Smith.

    This Podcast is a production of Axon Collective, LLC: axoncollective.com

    Hosted by:

    Marcus Smith: linkedin.com/in/marcusthesmith/
    Owen Goode: linkedin.com/in/owendavidgoode/
    Phil Reed: linkedin.com/in/philip-reed-a7743096/

    Interested in coming on the show? Reach out to us by email, or on Twitter!

    #foundersforge

    • 23 min
    "Hey, I Can't Come Mow Today" - SMS Marketing Automation for Small Businesses

    "Hey, I Can't Come Mow Today" - SMS Marketing Automation for Small Businesses

    Today Owen talk's to Hunter Baker, co-founder of Leanr - a sales messaging automation tool for small businesses. Owen and Hunter talk about what its like to found a business while your still in college, the need for a tool like this, some of the difficulties of founding a business in a developing tech hub like Houston, and how Hunter found and partnered with his co-founder! Check it out!

    Check out Leanr at https://www.tryleanr.com/

    Find Hunter on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hunterwbaker/

    Hunter's recommended resource: https://www.mfmpod.com/

    Want to come on the show? Fill out a questionnaire, and learn more on our Medium page, or find us on Twitter and Instagram!

    #foundersforge

    • 19 min
    Accounting for More Bad Math w/ CPA Mari Ramirez

    Accounting for More Bad Math w/ CPA Mari Ramirez

    We're re-releasing a nearly year-old episode where Marcus interviews Mari Ramirez, one of Austin's most prolific CPAs and founder of multiple small businesses in Central Texas. Learn how she got her start in accounting, why most CPAs only do taxes and neglect bookkeeping, and how being an accountant actually just means you're a therapist. And just how important is math anyway?

    Check out Open Bookkeeping, and download their free budget tool.

    Find Mari on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maricpa/

    Want to come on the show? Fill out a questionnaire, and learn more on our Medium page, or find us on Twitter and Instagram!

    #foundersforge

    • 23 min
    Setting Entrepreneurs Up for Success with High Value Connections in the Entrepreneur Ecosystem w/ Connector Weston Woodward

    Setting Entrepreneurs Up for Success with High Value Connections in the Entrepreneur Ecosystem w/ Connector Weston Woodward

    This week, Marcus talks to Weston Woodward. Weston is a producer, connector, and community builder based in Austin, TX. They dive head-first into what it means to be a connector and ecosystem builder and just how helpful they can be to founders. They also unpack what the heck an entrepreneurial ecosystem even is and how it’s changed in recent history.

    Get in touch with Weston:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/westonwoodward/

    Find out more about Iron Light Labs:
    https://ironlightlabs.org/

    Reach Out to Us:

    Marcus Smith: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusthesmith/
    Axon Collective: https://axoncollective.com
    #foundersforge

    Want to come on the show? Fill out a questionnaire, and learn more on our Medium page, or find us on Twitter and Instagram!

    #foundersforge

    • 22 min
    Brian McCullough on the Stigma of Entrepreneurship

    Brian McCullough on the Stigma of Entrepreneurship

    This week, Owen and Marcus have the incredible privilege of chatting with Brian McCullough, founder, author, and host of one of our favorite podcasts Techmeme Ride Home. We talk about what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, how there’s almost a stigma there, how the entire industry is in a shift, what it means to be a nerd and why it matters, and Brian shares his insight on whether or not now is a good time to start working on your own business, (spoiler alert: it is). Brian is one of the most knowledgeable people in the tech industry and his insights are vital to understanding the era we’re in and how we got here.

    Get in touch with Brian:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmcc/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianmcc

    Find out more about what Brian has going on:
    The Techmeme Ride Home Podcast
    How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone
    The Ride Home Fund

    Brian's Book Recommendation:
    The Prize by Daniel Yergin

    Reach Out to Us:

    Marcus Smith: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusthesmith/
    Owen Goode: https://www.linkedin.com/in/owendavidgoode/
    Axon Collective: https://axoncollective.com

    #foundersforge

    Want to come on the show? Fill out a questionnaire, and learn more on our Medium page, or find us on Twitter and Instagram!

    • 33 min

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