The Startup Story

By James McKinney

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.

  1. 1.
    Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic
    1:26:19
  2. 2.
    James McKinney, founder of Grindology
    30:30
  3. 3.
    Christina Stembel, founder of Farmgirl Flowers
    1:09:33
  4. 4.
    Tom Fairey, founder of Stakester
    1:03:15
  5. 5.
    Eric Girouard, founder of BRUNT Workwear
    1:11:57
  6. 6.
    Brandon Muñoz , founder of Monkwood Studios
    1:05:38
  7. 7.
    Terran and Quinton Lewis, founders of Herb’N Eden
    1:22:45
  8. 8.
    Matt Barnett, founder of Bonjoro
    1:05:43
  1. 9.
    David Roger, co-founder of Felix Gray
    1:00:15
  2. 10.
    2020 Wrap-Up
    21:21
  3. 11.
    Marco Zappacosta, co-founder and CEO of Thumbtack
    1:06:04
  4. 12.
    Gabi Lewis, co-founder of Magic Spoon
    1:00:43
  5. 13.
    Dylan Jacob, founder of BrüMate
    1:33:20
  6. 14.
    Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE Foundation
    1:06:50
  7. 15.
    James McKinney, Episode 100
    17:25
  8. 16.
    Kelsey Carroll, founder of Stand Up Stations
    1:06:34
  9. 17.
    Richard Garriott, Video Game Creator and Astronaut
    1:34:31
  10. 18.
    Steve Jurvetson, co-founder of Future Ventures
    1:23:40
  11. 19.
    Adam Robinson, founder of GetEmails
    1:08:57
  12. 20.
    Cristina Lynch, founder of Mi Golondrina
    1:06:01
  13. 21.
    Russ Perry, founder of Design Pickle
    1:11:24
  14. 22.
    Taylor Toynes, co-founder of For Oak Cliff
    1:09:35
  15. 23.
    Jennifer Bett Meyer and Melissa Duren Conner, founding partners of Jennifer Bett Communications
    1:09:30
  16. 24.
    Jeff Rogers, founder of Howdy Jeff
    1:07:42
  17. 25.
    Julie Bornstein, co-founder of The YES
    1:05:36
  18. 26.
    Jeff Biggars, co-founder of Biggar Hat Store
    58:03
  19. 27.
    Jason McCann and FUSE Workspace
    30:17
  20. 28.
    Victoria Alonsoperez, founder of Chipsafer
    57:51
  21. 29.
    Ben Chestnut, co-founder of Mailchimp
    58:24
  22. 30.
    MJ Gottlieb, founder of Loosid
    58:32
  23. 31.
    Keith Nowak, founder of Ten Thousand
    1:14:15
  24. 32.
    Startup Story LIVE: Erik Huberman
    51:01
  25. 33.
    Chelsie Lee, founder of Shipsi
    53:15
  26. 34.
    Startup Story LIVE: Jason McCann
    1:00:34
  27. 35.
    Esti Chazanow, co-founder of LIV Watches
    55:18
  28. 36.
    Startup Story LIVE: Chris George
    57:40
  29. 37.
    Carolyn Rodz, founder of Hello Alice
    1:00:00
  30. 38.
    Startup Story LIVE: Emma Rose Cohen
    1:00:33
  31. 39.
    Christina Stembel, founder of Farmgirl Flowers
    1:14:01
  32. 40.
    Startup Story LIVE: Sean Cannell
    1:03:46
  33. 41.
    Recap: Startup Story LIVE
    29:15
  34. 42.
    Michael Coles, founder of Great American Cookie Company
    1:04:21
  35. 43.
    Jaime Schmidt, founder of Schmidt’s Naturals
    1:06:30
  36. 44.
    Luke Fox, founder of WhiteFox Defense Technologies
    1:02:23
  37. 45.
    Minnie Ingersoll, partner at TenOneTen Ventures
    1:02:04
  38. 46.
    Dave Bolotsky, founder of Uncommon Goods
    1:05:00
  39. 47.
    BONUS: Success Amidst Coronavirus
    29:57
  40. 48.
    Eric Bandholz, founder of Beardbrand
    56:04
  41. 49.
    Naysa Mishler, founder of Everest Effect
    1:01:46
  42. 50.
    Running a Business During the Coronavirus Crisis
    35:42

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