11 episodes

Entrepreneurs describe the real-life choices they are making to realize their start-up dreams. Hear from founders as they answer the ultimate question - is it worth the price? Hosted by Drew Adams.

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Entrepreneurs describe the real-life choices they are making to realize their start-up dreams. Hear from founders as they answer the ultimate question - is it worth the price? Hosted by Drew Adams.

    Karly Pavlinac - CEO of WAAM - Creating Access to World's Best Celebrity Trainers for $19 / month

    Karly Pavlinac - CEO of WAAM - Creating Access to World's Best Celebrity Trainers for $19 / month

    Karly Pavlinac is building a platform called WAAM that allows everyday people to subscribe to workouts conducted by the world’s best celebrity trainers for $19 / month. She has a growing list of customers asking for access to her apps beta and ½ million dollars in funding. But road has not been easy. From sleeping on a mattress in her parent's living room, to having a loan of money essentially stolen by a disreputable app development company, Karly's story is about perseverance.

    • 49 min
    Don Shin - CEO of CrossComm on The Most Common Pitfalls Startups Experience When Building an App or Platform

    Don Shin - CEO of CrossComm on The Most Common Pitfalls Startups Experience When Building an App or Platform

    Don Shin is the CEO of CrossComm, an app development studio which is applying some of the most cutting edge technologies to the business problems of its' customers.  In this episode we discuss augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, Bitcoin and the market opportunities these technologies open up.  Also, Don describes the most common pitfalls that startups experience when building out an app or technology platform. Check out this episode with Don Shin, the CEO of CrossComm.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Eli Sheets, Founder of IdeaBlock - Using Blockchain to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

    Eli Sheets, Founder of IdeaBlock - Using Blockchain to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

    Eli Sheets is the founder of IdeaBlock, an innovative new technology platform that leverages the power of blockchain to provide immutable and provable timestamps for intellectual property. Essentially, IdeaBlock's customers can prove when they first had their ideas, which helps them defend their intellectual property rights.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Joe Colopy - Co-founder and CEO of Bronto sold for $200M in 2015

    Joe Colopy - Co-founder and CEO of Bronto sold for $200M in 2015

    Back in early 2000’s, Joe Colopy left his job to build a software product - without funding or without even a firm idea of what to build. 15 years later Joe sold his company for $200M to Netsuite, without diluting his share with venture investment or debt. In this episode we talk about Joe’s upbringing, how he founded his company, found his first customers, partnered up with his co-founder, as well as how and why he sold the company and what it like to be on the other side.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Mark Johnson, Founder of HotelChatter sold to CondeNast

    Mark Johnson, Founder of HotelChatter sold to CondeNast

    Back in the early 2000s, Mark started writing reviews for hotels. When he saw it start to gain traffic, he thought there could something bigger in this.  Over the course of 10 years, Mark turned that idea into content business that he eventually sold to Conde Nast.  I talk with Mark about what it was like to build and exit that business.

    But before we get into all that we spend time talking about Mark’s newest project Foodboro, angel investing and what its like to be a limited partner in a venture fu

    • 1 hr 32 min
    James Avery - CEO of Adzerk, ad serving platform earning +$5M a year

    James Avery - CEO of Adzerk, ad serving platform earning +$5M a year

    In this episode, I talk to James Avery founder and CEO of Adzerk about how he turned a small ad network doing 1 thousand dollars a month in revenue into an ad platform doing over 5 million a year.

    James talks about the different ways he priced the product and how unexpected invitation to stick around in a meeting at a customer’s office led him realize his key product differentiator and helped formulate the product strategy.

    James describes his company as “seed-strapped”.  Listen on!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Mgj14 ,

The Process

Drew is a thoughtful host and this show really gets into the process of birthing a start-up. Looking forward to the next wave of shows & guests!

CaseyJCallanan ,

A wealth of information and knowledge

Learning so much about the journey of an entrepreneur and what it takes to navigate this incredibly demanding process. This podcast is motivating to me every time I listen. Great stuff!

Gildas17 ,

Life in a Start-Up

This is a great show to understand the interior struggles and successes of the people behind the start-up companies sprouting around you.

Drew is a gracious host. His thoughtful questions produce great nuggets of advice and inspiration. I look forward to the next crop of guests!

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