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The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

Location:

United States

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The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.

Language:

English

Contact:

702-727-9598


Episodes

It Doesn't Matter Who Has the Bigger Startup

3/8/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the ugly truth about comparing your success to other businesses. When founders meet, the first person to speak often sets the tone of the conversation; many don’t even want to dig deep into the hardships one must endure to attain success. And is money the only metric for growth?

Duration:00:33:50

How Founders Get Rich Without An Exit

3/1/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about getting rich without selling your business. They discuss how getting too focused on getting rich causes missed opportunities, is selling your Startup necessary, the cash stacking effect, and spending money you haven’t earned yet.

Duration:00:35:05

How to Make Potential Failure Less Scary

2/22/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about getting through a Startup failure. While your mind can make it seem bigger than it is, most people won’t remember when a business shuts down, and that processing your emotions include assessing your failure to get back up!

Duration:00:32:36

Why Doesn't Anyone Understand What I'm Going Through?

2/15/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the hard part of being a founder - nobody understands what you do. Founders need people they can talk to about their job, someone mentally and emotionally willing to support their journey, and why the lack of support can hold them back.

Duration:00:28:51

I Can't Have That, And That's Okay

2/8/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the cost of ambition. They discuss the levels in which aspiration is achieved, how starting a business involves: a series of unique conditions, the three basic levers of ambitions, and the uncertainty of the returns a founder has to consider.

Duration:00:36:27

Many Startups Shutdown a Few Times Before They Succeed

2/1/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the truth about Startup shutdowns. That shutdowns always happen to Startup businesses, several bad decisions don’t mean a complete failure, and second chances can happen when you’ve asked the critical Why’s.

Duration:00:39:11

When am I "too old" to Start a Startup?

1/25/2021
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about when it’s too late to launch a Startup. How gained experience equips founders to get through Startup challenges, the liabilities and the stakes involved when founders start late, why our 20’s is the golden decade to test and fail.

Duration:00:49:32

What Do We Lose When We Sell Our Startups?

1/18/2021
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the emotional toll on Founders when they sell their business, how to spend time when the Startup is gone, losing authority and level of importance, if there’s a way to prepare to become an ‘exited’ Founder.

Duration:00:37:33

We Can't Keep Ignoring Founder Emotions

1/11/2021
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the impact of Founders feeling uncomfortable about sharing their emotions, why you are being put in the wrong light, unpacking emotions to show vulnerability, and the difference between problems and emotions.

Duration:00:35:35

Founders: All We Make are Bad Decisions

1/4/2021
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about using passion to pursue a business, how to differentiate novelty from passion, why founder burnout is common, and why identifying your theme is important before starting a business.

Duration:00:38:12

The Benefit of a Hard Reset

11/23/2020
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Elliot talk about the benefits of a hard reset for a Startup, letting go of liabilities in exchange for a fresh start, and identifying priorities when going through a hard reset.

Duration:00:33:04

Why Every Founder Needs a Founder Group

11/16/2020
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about why founders need to belong in a therapy group, the benefits of voicing out your worries as an individual, and setting goals for yourself, not just your Startup.

Duration:00:58:13

When Are Founders Just Employees?

11/9/2020
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Elliot talk about how founders struggle to negotiate their compensation, what should happen in cap table discussions, and why founders should rethink how they get paid.

Duration:00:28:42

We get Paid in Finishes, not Starts

11/2/2020
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Elliot talk about spending a decade to build a business from scratch, how past success can’t dictate the next success, and why nothing matters until the end goal is reached.

Duration:00:34:40

You Are NOT Your Startup

10/26/2020
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss why founders should separate themselves from their Startups, the lack of predecessors to guide young founders, what else to focus on besides building the business, and maintaining individuality.

Duration:00:32:06

How to Translate What Investors Tell Us

10/19/2020
Our focus in today’s episode is listening to what investors are actually saying. Wil and Elliot discuss the direct and indirect ways investors say ‘No’, the passive-aggressive questions, when founders become annoying, and how investors should behave.

Duration:00:45:29

Why Don't We Feel Like We've Made It

10/12/2020
Wil and Sam look back at the early stages of their Startups, how to gauge financial security, why an early start is an accelerant, tough conversations with investors, and incredible stories of successful Startup businesses.

Duration:01:11:33

Why aren't Founders more Transparent?

10/5/2020
Wil and Andrew define the lines between genuine curiosity and transactional conversations in building relationships, how topics and answers have consequences, and getting people to open up about themselves by sharing a little bit of yours.

Duration:01:06:07

What Do We Owe Our Employees?

9/28/2020
In this episode of the Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil Schroter & Elliot Schneier redefines the unwritten social contract between employers and employees, the problems that arise when issues remain unheard, and how transparency has changed the leadership approach of Startups.

Duration:00:43:37

Why No One Tells Founders, It's Over, Move On

9/21/2020
Are you working yourself into the ground without making much progress, if any? In this episode of the Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil Schroter & Elliot Schneier break down the failure of their company AffordIt, what actually happens when you run out of VC money, and when you should drop the ego & focus on doing what’s best for your mental health instead. Listen in to hear what our VC’s did when we ran out of money!

Duration:00:40:33