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The 5-Minute Founder

By Shawn Ketcham

Brief conversations with entrepreneurs, innovators, and company founders

  1. 1.
    S4 E35: Overcoming Challenges of Managing Freelancers08/20/2019
    19:20
  2. 2.
    S4 E34: My Approach to Segmenting an Email Marketing List08/19/2019
    26:21
  3. 3.
    S4 E33: Gaining Confidence Through Multiple Early Sales08/16/2019
    18:33
  4. 4.
    S4 E32: Old Seeds Planted Sprouting Unexpectedly08/15/2019
    15:00
  5. 5.
    S4 E31: Finding the Solution After the Problem Arises08/13/2019
    20:36
  6. 6.
    S4 E30: Maintain, Grow, and Refine08/12/2019
    11:08
  7. 7.
    S4 E29: Hiring a Salesperson with $008/09/2019
    15:49
  8. 8.
    S4 E28: Using a Phone Number to Increase Conversions08/08/2019
    29:03
  1. 9.
    S4 E27: What's Your Why?08/07/2019
    17:03
  2. 10.
    S4 E26: Launch a Website for Your Business in a Day08/05/2019
    15:51
  3. 11.
    S4 E25: How I Got a Sale, Step by Step08/02/2019
    21:23
  4. 12.
    S4 E24: Overcoming the Sunk Cost Fallacy08/01/2019
    12:08
  5. 13.
    S4 E23: How to Overcome Issues with an Employee07/31/2019
    18:20
  6. 14.
    S4 E22: Trying to Find Work Life Balance in a Startup07/30/2019
    19:40
  7. 15.
    S4 E21: Should I Just Quit?07/29/2019
    18:27
  8. 16.
    S4 E20: Just-In-Time Knowledge07/26/2019
    16:11
  9. 17.
    S4 E19: Sparking Curiosity in Sales Pitch07/25/2019
    23:08
  10. 18.
    S4 E18: How Getting Customer Feedback Can Improve Your Business07/24/2019
    17:03
  11. 19.
    S4 E17: Working Through Startup Pain Points One at a Time07/23/2019
    24:08
  12. 20.
    S4 E16: Building Trust Through In-Person Selling07/22/2019
    23:22
  13. 21.
    S4 E15: Increase Sales by Asking Your Customers the Right Questions07/21/2019
    16:48
  14. 22.
    S4 E14: Hiring Multiple People to Do the Same Job07/19/2019
    18:50
  15. 23.
    S4 E13: Using Discounts to Attract New Customers07/17/2019
    29:03
  16. 24.
    S4 E12: Continuous Small Improvements May Add up over Time07/16/2019
    30:34
  17. 25.
    S4 E11: Creating Processes to Scale07/15/2019
    23:19
  18. 26.
    S4 E10: Great Tool for Training Employees07/12/2019
    19:21
  19. 27.
    S4 E9: Got My First Two Sales Today07/11/2019
    25:07
  20. 28.
    S4 E8: Testing to See What Works07/10/2019
    22:10
  21. 29.
    S4 E7: Leveraging Established Relationships to Grow Your Business07/09/2019
    18:40
  22. 30.
    S4 E6: Offering a Free Sample to Generate Business07/08/2019
    32:25
  23. 31.
    S4 E5: Who to Hire First?07/05/2019
    19:02
  24. 32.
    S4 E4: Building a Business Website and Selling Online in 2 Days07/04/2019
    27:41
  25. 33.
    S4 E3: How to Stay Lean in a Bootstrapped Startup07/03/2019
    7:56
  26. 34.
    S4 E2: What Are My Skills as an Entrepreneur?07/02/2019
    11:31
  27. 35.
    S4 E1: I'm Starting a New Company07/01/2019
    24:46
  28. 36.
    S3 E29: Things Always Take Longer Than You Think [Ryan Wong, Visier]05/30/2019
    12:20
  29. 37.
    S3 E28: Growing a Mobile Games Company [Kenshi Arasaki, A Thinking Ape]05/29/2019
    15:53
  30. 38.
    S3 E27: Online Wealth Management Platform for Canadians [Chris Nicola, WealthBar]05/28/2019
    12:18
  31. 39.
    S3 E26: Why Keeping Your Startup's Team Local Is Crucial [Rakesh Soni, LoginRadius]05/27/2019
    14:06
  32. 40.
    S3 E25: Overcoming the Personal Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur [Matias Marquez, Buyatab Online]05/24/2019
    12:10
  33. 41.
    S3 E24: Ridesharing Between Canadian Cities [Flo Devellennes, Poparide]05/23/2019
    15:51
  34. 42.
    S3 E23: Culture First Before Strategy [Ian Crosby, Bench]05/22/2019
    20:26
  35. 43.
    S3 E22: Custom Fit Insoles Measured Using Your Smartphone [Shamil Hargovan, Wiivv]05/21/2019
    12:38
  36. 44.
    S3 E21: Serial Founder Runs for Mayor of Vancouver [Ken Sim, Nurse Next Door]05/20/2019
    16:02
  37. 45.
    S3 E20: Starting a Lending Business at Age 22 [David Gens, Merchant Advance Capital]05/17/2019
    12:34
  38. 46.
    S3 E19: Save AWS Costs Through Monitoring and Automation Tool [Louis-Victor Jadavji, Taloflow]05/16/2019
    11:39
  39. 47.
    S3 E18: Tech That Enables Civic Engagement for Your Local Community [Colleen Hardwick, PlaceSpeak]05/15/2019
    12:58
  40. 48.
    S3 E17: Founder Builds and Exits Industrial Wastewater Treatment Company [Colleen Legzdins, Axine Water Technologies]05/14/2019
    25:54
  41. 49.
    S3 E16: Startup Investment Platform for the Canadian General Public [Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, FrontFundr]05/13/2019
    11:05
  42. 50.
    S3 E15: You Get Where You Want to Go as Long as You Start and Don't Stop [Tara Bosch, SmartSweets]05/10/2019
    8:31
  43. 51.
    S3 E14: Pivoting from Selling Nutrition Products to Selling Healthcare Leads [Zeeshan Hayat, Prizm Media]05/09/2019
    16:55
  44. 52.
    S3 E13: Competitive Intelligence for Smarter Decision Making [Jason Smith, Klue]05/08/2019
    9:53
  45. 53.
    S3 E12: Starting a Coding Bootcamp with Six Co-Founders [Jeremy Shaki, Lighthouse Labs]05/07/2019
    12:58
  46. 54.
    S3 E11: Marketing for Real Estate Agents [Rebecca Troelstra, AvenueHQ]05/06/2019
    11:47
  47. 55.
    S3 E10: Matchmaking Site Evolves into Tech Accelerator [Shafin Diamond Tejani, Victory Square]05/03/2019
    14:28
  48. 56.
    S3 E9: PR Tips and Other Gems from Founder of Legal Software Startup [Jack Newton, Clio]05/02/2019
    19:36
  49. 57.
    S3 E8: How to Create a Landing Page That Converts [Rick Perreault, Unbounce]05/01/2019
    16:26
  50. 58.
    S3 E7: Using Indiegogo to Launch Automated Indoor Garden [Valerie Song, AVA]04/30/2019
    10:12
  51. 59.
    S3 E6: How This Entrepreneur Targeted Active LinkedIn Users to Grow His Real Estate Software Business [Simeon Garratt, Spark]04/29/2019
    10:53
  52. 60.
    S3 E5: How to Perform at a High Level [Cam Speck, Fitplan]04/26/2019
    16:31
  53. 61.
    S3 E4: Stemcell Biotech Company with Double Digit Growth for 20+ years [Allen Eaves, STEMCELL Technologies]04/25/2019
    11:56
  54. 62.
    S3 E3: Growing to 24.5M Users with No Venture Funding [Darshan Kaler, Tradable Bits]04/24/2019
    16:35
  55. 63.
    S3 E2: The Challenges of Acquiring Early Customers [Catherine Dahl, Beanworks]04/23/2019
    12:36
  56. 64.
    S3 E1: The Highs and Lows of Being an Entrepreneur [Jake Tyler, Finn AI]04/22/2019
    13:36
  57. 65.
    S2 E25: The Importance of Timing in Any Startup [Brian Saab, Unearth]03/22/2019
    14:44
  58. 66.
    S2 E24: Rand Fishkin on Why Venture Capital Is Not Always the Best Path for Founders [Rand Fishkin, SparkToro]03/21/2019
    14:30
  59. 67.
    S2 E23: Why Culture Fit Is so Important When Hiring in a Startup [Adam Greenberg, iUNU]03/20/2019
    11:07
  60. 68.
    S2 E22: Women-Led Book Publishing Company That Puts Authors First [Ingrid Emerick, Girl Friday Productions]03/19/2019
    18:27
  61. 69.
    S2 E21: When Is the Right Time to Scale Your Startup? [Anne Weiler, Wellpepper]03/18/2019
    9:36
  62. 70.
    S2 E20: The Challenges of Finding the Right Talent for Your Startup [Ambika Singh, Armoire]03/15/2019
    13:05
  63. 71.
    S2 E19: Balancing Growth While Remaining Lean in a Startup [Nick Denny, APImetrics]03/14/2019
    15:43
  64. 72.
    S2 E18: Why Quality Is Your Best Growth Strategy [Fran Dunaway, TomboyX]03/13/2019
    11:50
  65. 73.
    S2 E17: Blogger Turned Founder Brings On-Demand Premium Video Production to Creators [Heather Christothoulou, Inspo Network]03/12/2019
    16:43
  66. 74.
    S2 E16: Starting Your Business Will Take Longer Than You Think [Nevin Shetty, Blueprint Registry]03/11/2019
    10:36
  67. 75.
    S2 E15: $27.9M Crowdfunding Record Holder Allows Creators to 3D Print Nearly Anything, Including Food [Dan Shapiro, Glowforge]03/08/2019
    21:22
  68. 76.
    S2 E14: The Art of Understanding Your Customers [Robi Ganguly, Apptentive]03/07/2019
    12:51
  69. 77.
    S2 E13: Machine Learning Software That Enables Clean Tech Research [Slava Agafonov, Energsoft]03/06/2019
    21:04
  70. 78.
    S2 E12: AI That Helps Improve Pronunciation of Non-Native English Speakers [Sarah Daniels, Blue Canoe]03/05/2019
    10:55
  71. 79.
    S2 E11: Overcoming Growth Challenges and Hiring the Right People [Eddie Behringer, Snap! Raise]03/04/2019
    10:24
  72. 80.
    S2 E10: Why Customer Obsession Is the Most Important Thing to This Founder [Daryn Nakhuda, Mighty AI]03/01/2019
    10:21
  73. 81.
    S2 E9: Using Drones to Fight Climate Change [Grant Canary, DroneSeed]02/28/2019
    24:10
  74. 82.
    S2 E8: Using Tech to Ease Pain of Immigration Process [Xiao Wang, Boundless]02/27/2019
    19:24
  75. 83.
    S2 E7: The Uber of Car Maintenance [Ed Petersen, Wrench]02/26/2019
    10:31
  76. 84.
    S2 E6: Growth Is the Number One Most Important Thing in a Startup [Stefan Kalb, Shelf Engine]02/25/2019
    10:41
  77. 85.
    S2 E5: The Challenges of Manufacturing a Hardware Product [Mike Grabham, Package Guard]02/22/2019
    16:04
  78. 86.
    S2 E4: How Raising $100M Fueled This Home Services Marketplace Company [Matt Ehrlichman, Porch]02/21/2019
    14:32
  79. 87.
    S2 E3: Why Focus Is Important to This Creative Storytelling Startup [Matt Hammersley, Novel Effect]02/20/2019
    7:57
  80. 88.
    S2 E2: Startup Creates Artifical Intelligence That Builds AI [Rajeev Dutt, DimensionalMechanics]02/19/2019
    12:04
  81. 89.
    S2 E1: Why a Good Marketing Plan Was the Key to Profitability for This Innovative Disk Imaging Company [Aaron Suzuki, SmartDeploy]02/18/2019
    11:08
  82. 90.
    Bonus 1: Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor Focuses on Music Tech in Nashville [Mark Montgomery, Flo Co]02/11/2019
    18:21
  83. 91.
    S1 E30: From Filmmaker to Founder, A Director's Journey of Creating an Emmy Award Winning Production Company [David Shadrack Smith, Part2 Pictures]02/05/2019
    22:30
  84. 92.
    S1 E29: Turning a Blog on Urban Agriculture into a Consulting Business [Henry Gordon-Smith, AGRITECTURE]02/04/2019
    10:10
  85. 93.
    S1 E28: Techstars Startup That Makes...Handmade Leather Shoes? [Chris Echevarria, Blackstock & Weber]02/01/2019
    16:52
  86. 94.
    S1 E27: Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles, The Challenges of Starting a Business in an Industry That Didn't Exist [Jeremy McCool, Hevo]01/31/2019
    22:53
  87. 95.
    S1 E26: Why Mission Is Important to This Venture Backed Healthcare Startup [Iyah Romm, Cityblock Health]01/30/2019
    13:15
  88. 96.
    S1 E25: Placing Tiny Cabins Outside of Major Cities, The Challenges of Scaling a Capital Intensive Business [Jon Staff, Getaway]01/29/2019
    13:32
  89. 97.
    S1 E24: Unlocking Value, Why a Hardware Security Startup Pivoted from B2C to B2B [Bernhard Mehl, Kisi]01/28/2019
    9:30
  90. 98.
    S1 E23: Using Artificial Intelligence in Histology to Accelerate Cancer Research [Ke Cheng, HistoWiz]01/25/2019
    10:58
  91. 99.
    S1 E22: How Listening to Customers Catapulted This Sports Recruiting Software Company [Matt Wheeler, SportsRecruits]01/24/2019
    11:43
  92. 100.
    S1 E21: Why This Founder Quit His Job at J.P. Morgan to Create a Cryptocurrency [Will Martino, Kadena]01/23/2019
    9:59
  93. 101.
    S1 E20: Brooklyn Tech Company Builds HD Maps for Autonomous Vehicles [Ro Gupta, CARMERA]01/22/2019
    14:48
  94. 102.
    S1 E19: How to Use Business to Be a Light in the Developing World [John Salzinger, MPOWERD]01/21/2019
    11:13
  95. 103.
    S1 E18: Coding for Kids, An App That Teaches Children Programming Through Building Games [Jocelyn Leavitt, Hopscotch]01/18/2019
    13:46
  96. 104.
    S1 E17: Brooklyn Rideshare Startup to Bring Tech to Dollar Vans [Su Sanni, Dollaride]01/17/2019
    14:54
  97. 105.
    S1 E16: Building Brands for Fun Physical Products [Jason Feinberg, FCTRY]01/16/2019
    9:55
  98. 106.
    S1 E15: YC Startup Uses Robots to Disrupt Life Sciences Sector [Chiu Chau, Opentrons]01/15/2019
    14:10
  99. 107.
    S1 E14: Launching the 1st Whiskey Distillery in New York City Since Prohibition [Colin Spoelman, Kings County Distillery]01/14/2019
    11:17
  100. 108.
    S1 E13: Helping Farmers Increase Yield Using Data Visualization [Allison Kopf, Agrilyst]01/11/2019
    10:55
  101. 109.
    S1 E12: Why a Burned Factory Didn't Stop This Startup Entrepreneur [Flora Pringle, Cracked Candy]01/10/2019
    9:14
  102. 110.
    S1 E11: How to Leverage Community to Grow an Indoor Urban Farming Startup [Tobias Peggs, Square Roots]01/09/2019
    10:36
  103. 111.
    S1 E10: Why Is Starting a Company Harder Than Residency? [Timothy Peck, Call9]01/08/2019
    10:51
  104. 112.
    S1 E9: Launching a Brooklyn Sneaker Brand with Zero Dollars for Marketing [Ryan Babenzien, Greats]01/07/2019
    9:39
  105. 113.
    S1 E8: A Childhood Dream Turned into Reality, Building a US Based Eyewear Manufacturer [Gerard Masci, Lowercase]01/04/2019
    9:32
  106. 114.
    S1 E7: How Event Agency Landed The New Yorker and Google as First Clients [Mia Choi, MAS Event + Design]01/03/2019
    9:34
  107. 115.
    S1 E6: Andreessen Horowitz Backed Startup Connects Tech with Food Stamps [Jimmy Chen, Propel]01/02/2019
    9:33
  108. 116.
    S1 E5: Anti-Smartphone Designed to Help You Disconnect, A Different Kind of Tech Startup [Kai Tang, The Light Phone]12/21/2018
    11:59
  109. 117.
    S1 E4: Founder Builds Company to Invent High Tech Physical Products [Marco Perry, Pensa]12/20/2018
    15:05
  110. 118.
    S1 E3: Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur Creates Dog Food Tested on Humans [Brett Podolsky, The Farmer's Dog]12/12/2018
    8:43
  111. 119.
    S1 E2: Serial Founder Creates FinTech Startup to Serve Hourly Workers [Avi Karnani, Alice]12/12/2018
    14:11
  112. 120.
    S1 E1: How to Survive Two Recessions, A Pioneering Agency's Rise to the Top [Michael Lebowitz, Big Spaceship]12/11/2018
    11:06

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