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Discussing all things entrepreneurship, startups, creativity, businesses, innovations, self-awareness and everything in-between. Hosted by Joshua Davidson, Eddie Contento and Chris Coleman. Brought to you by ChopDawg.com.

    Episode 040 — Brett Hagler on Bringing Change to The Status Quo with Non-Profits

    Episode 040 — Brett Hagler on Bringing Change to The Status Quo with Non-Profits

    Imagine living without a safe home, having your family exposed to life-threatening dangers, no clean water, living in your own filth. This is real life for over 828 million families living in slums without adequate housing, in need of a better solution.

    With this understanding Brett Hagler of New Story Charity knew he needed to help find a solution.

    His solution came in the form of a nonprofit — New Story Charity. Not only would it provide incredible housing to those who need it the most, but it would also provide them with clean water, sanitation, and protection. And the best part; the ability for New Story Charity to do this at scale for countless families.

    We talk with Brett, our first nonprofit guest, about making a difference, turning the nonprofit sector inside out, his time at Y Combinator, operating with transparency, hiring the best, and the very important partnerships that make creating new, sustainable housing at low costs a reality.


    Enjoy our 40th episode of #thePawdcast!

    New Story Charity’s Website:
    http://newstorycharity.org

    New Story Charity’s Donation Page:
    http://newstorycharity.org/donate

    New Story Charity’s Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/newstorycharity

    New Story Charity’s Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/newstorycharity

    New Story Charity’s Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/newstorycharity

    Brett Hagler’s Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/BrettHagler

    Y Combinator’s Website:
    http://www.ycombinator.com

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    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pawdcast/id1071470844?mt=2

    Listen to this episode on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/pawdcast/episode-040-brett-hagler-new-story-charity

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    http://chopdawg.com/podcast//episode-040-brett-hagler-new-story-charity

    About #thePawdcast — Discussing all things entrepreneurship, startups, creativity, businesses, innovations, self-awareness and everything in-between. Hosted by Joshua Davidson, Eddie Contento, and Dan DiGangi. Brought to you by ChopDawg.com.

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    • 58 min
    Episode 039 - How The Co-Founder Of LeadPages/ConvertPlayer Engages & Scales

    Episode 039 - How The Co-Founder Of LeadPages/ConvertPlayer Engages & Scales

    In less than four years, Simon Payne's company grew from just two other founders and himself; to over one hundred and fifty employees worldwide, with over $38,000,000.00 in venture capital raised.

    In case that isn't impressive enough for you, Simon would soon after that leave his company, challenging himself to do it all again with his second venture. This time, all by himself.

    We're joined this week by Simon, the founder of both LeadPages and his newest company, ConvertPlayer, to discuss all things partnership, entrepreneurship, scaling, generating venture capital, creating revenue, and maximizing efficiency and output with large teams. We discuss his fundamental output that translates to exponential growth. We cover what makes a great co-founder, and what to look for in your initial hires. We even chat about how to handle operations when being remote.

    You're in for a treat this week, #PawdcastNation, as we bring you Episode 039 of #thePawdcast, with Simon Payne, straight from Prague!

    ConvertPlayer Website:
    https://convertplayer.com

    LeadPages Website:
    https://www.leadpages.net

    Simon Payne’s Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/SimonPrague

    Listen to this episode on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pawdcast/id1071470844?mt=2

    Listen to this episode on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/pawdcast/episode-039-simon-payne-convertplayer-leadpages

    Listen to this episode on ChopDawg.com:
    http://chopdawg.com/podcast/episode-039-simon-payne-convertplayer-leadpages

    About #thePawdcast — Discussing all things entrepreneurship, startups, creativity, businesses, innovations, self-awareness and everything in-between. Hosted by Joshua Davidson, Eddie Contento, and Dan DiGangi. Brought to you by ChopDawg.com.

    Episode Background Music Provided by BenSound.com. #thePawdcast Theme Song Provided by the talented Eddie Contento of ChopDawg.com.

    • 38 min
    Episode 038 - How To Fine-Tune Purchasing Habits When Launching A Startup, According To Cole Oliver

    Episode 038 - How To Fine-Tune Purchasing Habits When Launching A Startup, According To Cole Oliver

    We're joined this week on #thePawdcast with entrepreneur, football fanatic, shoe connoisseur, and finance enthusiast, Cole Oliver, to discuss CHDR, a free, automatic financial management startup that helps you make the most out of your money.

    Cole founded CHDR (pronounced cheddar) to solve a real issue that he was facing as a college student. Spending too much money after a night on the town, he wanted to understand better his purchasing habits. The solution? CHDR, the app.

    CHDR breaks down your personal spending habits, where you’re spending the most money, the major sinkholes draining your bank account without ever noticing, and helps you make small corrections over time. Cole also details how he crafted a technical product with little to no technical experience, claimed the #1 spot on ProductHunt’s homepage, and raised a little over $1,000,000 from investors in less than a year.

    Prepare not only to be inspired this episode, #PawdcastNation but to be better budgeters, and budget conscious folks too. So without further ado, Episode 038 of #thePawdcast with Cole Oliver of CHDR!

    CHDR’s Website:
    http://chdr.com

    Savings Radar’s Website:
    https://savingsradar.com

    Listen to this episode on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pawdcast/id1071470844?mt=2

    Listen to this episode on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/pawdcast/episode-038-cole-oliver-chdr

    Listen to this episode on ChopDawg.com:
    http://chopdawg.com/podcast/episode-038-cole-oliver-chdr

    About #thePawdcast — Discussing all things entrepreneurship, startups, creativity, businesses, innovations, self-awareness and everything in-between. Hosted by Joshua Davidson, Eddie Contento, and Dan DiGangi. Brought to you by ChopDawg.com.

    Episode Background Music Provided by BenSound.com. #thePawdcast Theme Song Provided by the talented Eddie Contento of ChopDawg.com.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 037 - How Alex Berman Stacked $1M Of Revenue In Just 6 Months For A Dev Shop

    Episode 037 - How Alex Berman Stacked $1M Of Revenue In Just 6 Months For A Dev Shop

    Imagine being the one responsible for generating an additional $9,000,000 in leads for your company, and in less than one business quarter at that. Not unbelievable enough for you yet? How about closing over $1,000,000 in additional revenue for that same company, in less than six months.

    Surely, you do not believe this is something one person could do.

    However, for one man, the guest on #thePawdcast for this week, Alex Berman, this is simply the norm.

    Alex Berman dives deep into his past, learning how to not only become one of the top marketers, influencers, and well-rounded hustlers on the internet, but how he is helping agencies around the world scale their revenue dramatically with fewer ad dollars, and with less time, than ever before.

    We chat a lot on this podcast about how any company, any startup, any enterprise can become better marketers. What goes into a great marketing strategy? What is the most overrated thing that most of you are doing? What about the most underrated? What are the small things that you can start applying to your business, today, that will have compounding interest on your growth in the coming months?

    We cover this all on Episode 037 of #thePawdcast with Alex Berman, and the only thing that you need to do is listen. Bon appetite to the knowledge that awaits you!


    Listen to this episode on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pawdcast/id1071470844?mt=2

    Listen to this episode on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/pawdcast/episode-037-alex-berman-expertment27

    Listen to this episode on ChopDawg.com:
    http://chopdawg.com/podcast/episode-037-alex-berman-expertment27

    Experiment27 Website:
    http://www.experiment27.co

    Alex Berman’s YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/alxberman

    Alex Berman’s Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/alxberman
    About #thePawdcast — Discussing all things entrepreneurship, startups, creativity, businesses, innovations, self-awareness and everything in-between. Hosted by Joshua Davidson, Eddie Contento, and Dan DiGangi. Brought to you by ChopDawg.com.

    Episode Background Music Provided by BenSound.com. #thePawdcast Theme Song Provided by the talented Eddie Contento of ChopDawg.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 036 - Erik X Raj Explains Why Most Entrepreneurs Are Bad Communicators

    Episode 036 - Erik X Raj Explains Why Most Entrepreneurs Are Bad Communicators

    It's remarkable to think how underrated communication is when it comes to leadership, management, and of course, entrepreneurship. Most aren’t taking the time to appreciate this skill, or more importantly, learn to better apply this incredible asset to their daily lives.

    Without being able to communicate properly, express feelings, and share ideas, no matter how talented your team is, no matter how driven you are, you're setting yourself up to fail. That is why this week's episode of #thePawdcast is so exciting for us to bring to you, #PawdcastNation.

    This week we’re bringing you one of the top speech pathologists in the world. Erik X. Raj joins us to discuss how you can become a better communicator through the use of the written word, your vocals, and body language!

    Erik is a fully certified speech-language pathologist (Ph.D., CCC-SLP) that works with school-aged children with verbal language and articulation deficiencies. Erik is also a professional speaker, entrepreneur, and app developer. We’ll dive deep into Erik's upbringing, what put him on his path to becoming a speech pathologist, learning and pursuing app development, and becoming a better communicator. This episode will provide you the perfect blend of actionable steps, insights, and motivation to succeed.

    With that said and without further ado, enjoy Episode 036 of #thePawdcast with the renowned, Jersey-native, Erik X. Raj!

    Erik X Raj's Website:
    http://erikxraj.com

    Erik X Raj's Mobile Apps:
    http://erikxraj.com/apps

    Erik X Raj's Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/erikxraj

    Erik X Raj's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/erikxraj

    Erik X Raj's Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/erikxrajslp

    Listen to this episode on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pawdcast/id1071470844?mt=2

    Listen to this episode on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/pawdcast/episode-036-erik-x-raj

    Listen to this episode on ChopDawg.com:
    http://chopdawg.com/podcast/episode-036-erik-x-raj

    About #thePawdcast — Discussing all things entrepreneurship, startups, creativity, businesses, innovations, self-awareness and everything in-between. Hosted by Joshua Davidson, Eddie Contento, and Daniel DiGangi. Brought to you by ChopDawg.com.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 035 - Rei Wang On Why Most Mainstream Investors Ignore Student Entrepreneurs

    Episode 035 - Rei Wang On Why Most Mainstream Investors Ignore Student Entrepreneurs

    Imagine a student-run venture fund, backed by a prestigious venture capital firm, focused on supporting the nationwide community of student entrepreneurs.

    Seems cool, right?

    Here is the best part, you don't need to imagine this. It already exists, and it is called the Dorm Room Fund, backed by First Round Capital.

    We're joined this week on #thePawdcast with the Director of the Dorm Room Fund, Rei Wang and discuss all things student entrepreneurship, investing, raising capital and education, wrapped into an incredible one and a half hour podcast of pure and practical bliss!

    We discuss Rei’s upbringing, living in multiple countries, her career path from the early days of General Assembly, and joining the First Round and Dorm Room Fund team. We learn about students becoming entrepreneurs and the keys to a student's success. We cover the insights that venture capital firms look for, and how to get noticed on an investor's radar, especially in the perspective of the Dorm Room Fund.

    With that said and without further ado, enjoy Episode 035 of #thePawdcast with the one, the only, Rei Wang!

    Listen to this episode on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pawdcast/id1071470844?mt=2

    Listen to this episode on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/pawdcast/episode-035-rei-wang-dorm-room-fund

    Listen to this episode on ChopDawg.com:
    http://chopdawg.com/podcast/episode-035-rei-wang-dorm-room-fund/

    Dorm Room Fund Website:
    http://dormroomfund.com

    First Round Capital Website:
    http://firstround.com

    Rei Wang's Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/heyreiwang

    Rei Wang's Website:
    http://www.reiwang.com

    About #thePawdcast — Discussing all things entrepreneurship, startups, creativity, businesses, innovations, self-awareness and everything in-between. Hosted by Joshua Davidson, Eddie Contento, and Daniel DiGangi. Brought to you by ChopDawg.com.

    Episode Background Music Provided by BenSound.com. #thePawdcast Theme Song Provided by the talented Eddie Contento of ChopDawg.com.

    • 1 hr 14 min

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