The Founders Live Podcast tells stories of unique and inspiring entrepreneurship from around the world.
120 - David Pawlan of Aloa: Outsourcing Product Development & Tips To Hire Smarter
This was a Founders Live Conversations we held online. We interviewed David and Dawei from Aloa in a general discussion on outsourcing, when you know you are ready to bring on a development partner, how to find the best talent possible and the most...
119 - Alexandra Reynolds of Metrolla: Just Do It! You Have To Put Yourself Out There To Find Success
Nick Hughes is joined by Alexandra Reynolds, who is the CMO and cofounder of Metrolla, from Seattle, WA. Metrolla brings new voice and vision to LiDAR technologies to help achieve automation. Nick and Alexandra jump into a fun and lively conversation...
118 - Anthony Torres of BitHippie: We Take Care of Authorization So You Can Build Your Products
Nick Hughes is joined by Anthony Torres CEO and Cofounder of BitHippie from New York. Reusability fuels innovation, BitHippie is a tech startup offering Authorization as a Service to those building software for themselves or others. Nick and Anthony start their conversation by talking about Founders Live NYC and Anthony's experience pitching and winning the event. Then they dive into Anthony's story and journey to create BitHippie, what problem did he see in the world that needed to be solved, where he thinks the automation and authorization industry is headed, and where he thinks he can take the company. Lastly, we hear a few founder tips and lessons learned from Anthony. This is an enjoyable conversation with many tips and lessons learned and hope it helps you today on your journey.
117 - Joe Altieri of FlexScreen: Revolutionizing The Window Screen As Seen On Shark Tank
Nick Hughes is joined by Joe Alteri, President and Founder of FlexScreen from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. FlexScreen is the world's first and only flexible window screen. Our patented, simple, problem-solving design is turning heads in the industry, earning multiple awards, and selling millions. A paradigm-shifting product, FlexScreen is revolutionizing the window industry. Nick and Joe jump into a fun and wide-ranging conversation starting with his background and how he got into entrepreneurship in the first place. As Nick usually points out, it starts with a problem and in this case we hear how Joe discovered an unmet need in the window screen niche market. We then hear about Joe's Shark Tank experience, what it was like to prepare and pitch in the studio and how the resulting deal goes down. Lastly, Joe shares his quick tips for early stage entrepreneurs on how to stay focused and in the game. This is an great conversation with many tips and lessons learned from a veteran founder, and we hope it helps you today on your journey.
116 - Cooper Wechkin of RyeStrategy: A Pledge To Save The World From Climate Catastrophe
Nick Hughes is joined by Cooper Wechkin, Founder & CEO of RyeStrategy from Seattle, WA. RyeStrategy is Accurate Carbon Footprinting, Simplified. Supported by a strong network of industry professionals, we offer carbon neutrality solutions tailored...
115 - Jason Cavness of Cavness HR: What Military Service Teaches You About Startups and Entrepreneurship
Nick Hughes is joined by Jason Cavness, who is CEO and Founder of CavnessHR in Seattle, WA and also a very early Founders Live member who Nick refers to him as a Founders Live OG. "At CavnessHR, our goal is to help small business owners save both time and money. We offer different solutions based on the number of workers." Nick and Jason jump into a interesting and exciting conversation starting with how they met and Jason's early memories of Founders Live when it was still called Feature Friday in a small basement in Seattle. Nick learns this was the place where his advice to Jason led to him starting his startup and naming it CavnessHR. We then hear more about Jason's past in the military and the lessons he learned during his service which influence him as a professional, then into how and why he started his HR company. The conversation ends with some tips and lessons for other early stage entrepreneurs. This is a very interesting conversation and we hope it helps you today on your journey.
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FoundersLIVE provides visibility and resources to help Founders achieve more success. Startup Founders have tons of challenges to work through; I think that by hearing the experiences of of other founders, you can learn from and get inspired by their stories and advice. This is a great podcast- interesting guests, useful tips, and Nick Hughes is very passionate about helping other entrepreneurs be successful. I highly recommend it!!
Great content for startups. I’ve learned a lot, always topical.