18 episodes

As we hear The Startup Story of some of the most successful companies in the world our focus is singular…
To give you the belief and courage to Start Your Story.
Every successful startup began with a single decision. It’s not about the dream, it’s not about the vision, it’s about having the courage to take that very first step -- to start.
How did UBER grow to $50 billion? How did Spanx become massively successful without one dime of venture capital? The stories are out there. But The Startup Story goes even deeper. What exactly did they do to go from idea to launch? What was that first step and how did they decide to take it?
Each week, hear from the courageous founders behind some of the most successful brands in the world as they share their Startup Story. We’ll unpack the early beginnings, and uncover those first steps that ultimately led them to where they are today.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur who’s in the thick of it and not making much progress, or feeling stuck in the fear of failure, not sure if you have what it takes, this podcast was created for you.

The Startup Story James McKinney

    • Education
    • 5.0, 35 Ratings

As we hear The Startup Story of some of the most successful companies in the world our focus is singular…
To give you the belief and courage to Start Your Story.
Every successful startup began with a single decision. It’s not about the dream, it’s not about the vision, it’s about having the courage to take that very first step -- to start.
How did UBER grow to $50 billion? How did Spanx become massively successful without one dime of venture capital? The stories are out there. But The Startup Story goes even deeper. What exactly did they do to go from idea to launch? What was that first step and how did they decide to take it?
Each week, hear from the courageous founders behind some of the most successful brands in the world as they share their Startup Story. We’ll unpack the early beginnings, and uncover those first steps that ultimately led them to where they are today.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur who’s in the thick of it and not making much progress, or feeling stuck in the fear of failure, not sure if you have what it takes, this podcast was created for you.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings
35 Ratings
RFMyers03 ,

Great Conversation!

I love the episode with Darbie Angell! She’s such a down to earth, courageous, and inspirational person! Hearing her story and all the ways that she has been told no but didn’t let that stop her made me feel like anything is possible. I appreciated the way that James led the conversation as well. He asked insightful questions and ones that I was thinking as well. Overall this was a great episode and found a ton of value from it!

Matt-C. ,

A truly motivational and a must listen Podcast!

James is truly an inspired interviewer with a unique skill of drawing out much more in a story than most people could. He connects very well with all his guests in a very professional, entertaining and informative way. The Start Up Story has a huge range of skillful entrepreneurs with very different backgrounds and goals. I currently work for Destiny Rescue an anti-trafficking organization that is committed to ending sex-slavery around the world and I for one am more motivated and encouraged each time I listen to this podcast to continue the fight and grow the entrepreneurial side of Destiny Rescue. Keep up the great work, I look forward to hearing what’s next.

DBuCreatives ,

dBu Creatives

I’m founder of dBu Creatives, an entertainment strategy consulting and management firm that focuses on the intersection of business-creative-social impact. I reached out to James because I wanted our client, Tiffany Sorya and Novel Education Group, to share her story about launching her homeschooling and education agency. In our early conversations, it was very clear that James’s approach to the entrepreneurial journey and the story-telling that goes along with that was incredibly unique and had an angle unlike anything I’d heard before. This show’s ability to delve into the backstory behind the “fame” and success of its guests inspires me personally as an entrepreneur even beyond our client’s presence on the show. My favorite part is the tangible action items James shares in each episode - what we can personally do as entrepreneurs to take our ventures to the next level. James is an incredible host, genuine and authentic person, and has a brilliant way of being disarming and eliciting the best from the banter. So glad I got into this show. And I can’t wait until it and its concept blows up into a full on phenom. Because it will.

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