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Podcast 23: How to Raise Venture Capital Outside of Silicon Valley with Mike Belsito

Mike Belsito is a startup business developer who loves creating something from nothing. Mike has spent nearly ten years in various startup companies as an early employee, leader, and co-founder. This week we talk to Mike about new book, How to Raise Venture Capital Outside of Silicon Valley is a great primer for entrpreneurs who […]

Podcast 20: Dr Sean Wise on Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job

Dr Sean Wise, author of the new book Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Ryerson University Entrepreneurship Program, producer of the Canadian entrepreneurship show The Naked Entrepreneur TV and consultant for Dragons’ Den (like the Shark Tank) is an expert at entrepreneurship and we are […]

Podcast 19: David S. Rose: The Man, The Legend, and Original Inventor of the iWatch

When I read the following words, I nearly peed my pants: I’ve been an entrepreneur for, oh, half a century or so, and I’m still making most of these mistakes! (And yeah, these are mistakes…his list is bang on target). When I grow up I wanna be Lucas or Jason, who not only know the […]

Podcast 12: Joanna Penn on How To Be an Indie Author-Entrepreneur

Joanna Penn, NYT Bestselling Indie Author and popular podcaster, has a masters degree in theology from Oxford. Joanna then spent 13 years working in IT consulting. She would implement accounts payable into large corporates. Like many cubicle slaves… she was paid well, traveled lots, had what you are “meant to want” in life and was […]

Podcast 10: Building Enterprise Software Companies from a Venture Capitalist

Frank Artale is a managing partner at Ignition, a boutique early-stage venture capital firm investing in enterprise software. He joined the firm in 2011. Before that, Frank was the GM of Windows NT, working alongside the now CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella. He founded Consera which was sold to HP. Then he worked for Accel […]

Podcast 5: Growth Hacking and Startup Ideas with Patrick Vlaskovits

New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Entrepreneur and co-founder of Superpowered, Patrick Vlaskovits, talks about how to apply growth hacking and lean startup principles to your company to find product-market fit and avoid common mistakes and pitfalls many entrepreneurs fall into. From coming up with startup ideas to evaluating them and marketing them, […]