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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.

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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

In Our Darkest Hour, Where Do We Find Hope?

9/1/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about optimism. An optimistic leader creates an optimistic environment. Despite the onslaught of negativities and failures, and success seemingly slipping away, when a Founder remains optimistic, he can always redirect his focus on what to do next. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top Founderstherapy@startups.com What to...

Duration:00:22:56

Great Ideas Start as Dumb Ideas

8/30/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about dumb ideas. It’s no surprise that most of the successful Startups today started off as a completely bad idea. As it turns out, when given the time to evolve, the market to mature, and the target audience to be open about it, the dumbest idea can become the most profitable company. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of...

Duration:00:20:15

Why Is Everyone Counting My Money?

8/25/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about how some founders can’t flaunt their money. Founders worked for it, sacrificed their health and time, and at some point, even settled for less compensation for the company to grow. They earned it, and yet some people find it appalling just because they don’t have it. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:32:44

Beware of the Absentee Landlord in the Cap Table

8/23/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about what happens when you leave your Startup. You can’t simply assume that you’ll still be compensated for the equity without continuously providing value to the company’s growth. It’s a simplified Math problem. If you don’t work, you don’t get paid. If you’re not adding value, you won’t be compensated. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast...

Duration:00:43:11

Startup Culture is a Reflection of its Founders

8/18/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the kind of culture you as a founder can create within your own organization. Everything you do has implications and if you let instigators of negativity be, you’re allowing a nasty culture to spread. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top Founderstherapy@startups.com What to Listen For

Duration:00:38:26

Why Cofounders Often Don't Last

8/16/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about cofounder breakup. Likened to marriage, having a cofounder requires commitment that comes with consequences when and if the Startup fails and coming up with an action plan when the business turns out to be a total flop. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top Founderstherapy@startups.com What to Listen For

Duration:00:34:10

The Case for Growing Slowly

8/9/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about taking the slow growth approach. Instead of going full force too fast early on, take the time to understand whether the bets you’re paying back or not and when it’s time to change direction. Don’t follow the narrative that you need to accelerate right away. Follow the circumstances and consequences, and move at the pace that you’re supposed to take. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:33:43

Don't Rush Into Your Second Act

8/4/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about founders rushing into building their next Startup. After a successful exit, most founders are overly eager to start their next big idea and land another win. They want to act upon it while they are in the momentum and prove that they aren’t a one-hit wonder. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:33:33

It's not What We Own - It's Whether It's Liquid

7/26/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about liquidation probability. Many Startup founders make the wrong decision to lose interest in what they currently have and start pursuing something else in the hopes of a much bigger outcome, completely skipping the part where they first have to gauge the probability of success. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:37:00

That Founder Sold for Too Little!

7/21/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about opinions that do not matter when a company sells. A lot of founders are stigmatized for selling their Startups for too little. Too little in a sense that these non-founders only think of the numbers and not the value and work put into building the business. And the glaring truth is that they have never had that much money in their entire life! So their opinions aren’t valid. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:35:57

When Can I Feel Good About Taking a Break as a Founder?

7/19/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about putting every down for a much needed break. No, you can’t say, “I can’t take a break yet.” Or say, “Your hands are tied at the moment.” It’s critical that you take a break in between milestones, unless you want to get stuck on productivity and run dry on creativity. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:36:31

Forget Big Ideas - Start with Your North Star

7/14/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about focusing on what you are trying to achieve before taking action on any big ideas you might have. Some of these ideas don't necessarily lead you to where you want to go. Some, if pursued, just end up in failures and frustrations. Instead, focus on where you want to go and then figure out how you want to get there. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast...

Duration:00:39:10

Adding Staff Isn't a Sign of Success, Adding Revenue Is

7/12/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about how increasing your staff does not necessarily mean growth, but a deliberate liability. Many people just focus on increasing the number of their employees and do not think about the cost of hiring more people. Yes, you need more people to get work done faster. Yes, you need additional minds to pitch in new ideas. But what if your revenue is lower than the liabilities? Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:34:05

The Curse of the 37-Year Old Founder

7/7/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the dues founders pay for neglecting their health. Pushing yourself too much, putting your body through so much pressure, and then ignoring the warning signs as they come, you’re unconsciously trading your life for the success of your company. Don’t curse yourself in the process! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/beginNetwork of Top...

Duration:00:46:01

When Our Startup Works for Everyone But Us

7/5/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about what happens when things work for everyone else but not for you. The effort founders put into our Startup is a sacrifice in all forms and shapes, to the extent of spending less time with family, neglecting our health, or even getting a pay cut just to keep the business rolling. Yes, you are the founder but you’ve become a slave to your own business. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:32:50

Can You Change People?

6/30/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about changing a person’s personality (or the attempt to do so). It’s one of the factors founders cannot control and it’s silly to keep telling the same person what they should be doing more than once. It’s a waste of energy, a waste of time, and definitely a lost cause. Put your time and effort into someone else! Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:38:17

The Last Mile is the Most Important

6/28/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about burnout when you’re nearly at the end of your Startup journey. Every sacrifice and risk you’ve taken will become useless if you feel tired and decide to take a break at the most crucial time and that’s when you’re at the last step of closing the deal. The trick is to surround yourself with people who will help you get through this phase. Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup...

Duration:00:35:44

How We Leave is How We're Remembered

6/23/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about avoiding unpleasant breakups. There always comes a time when you need to part ways with people, friends, staff, even investors. Every bad breakup can seriously damage your reputation in any means possible simply because some harbor vindictive emotions and speak negatively against you. What can you do then to avoid that? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:40:08

What Happens to My Startup After I Sell?

6/21/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about what happens after you sell your Startup. Beyond the big paycheck that will certainly make your life better, is the lingering attachment you have for your company and what becomes of it after you give up ownership and control over it. And what about the employees you’re leaving behind? Will they be well taken care of? Sign up for the Startups Newsletter https://www.startups.com/newsletter Resources: Startup Therapy...

Duration:00:38:27

If We Want Power, We Create Power

6/16/2021
In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about power struggle. A lot of us are used to hearing people telling us what we should and shouldn’t do, what we can and cannot achieve just because these people have tried it or have been in a similar situation. What they don’t realize though is the difference in capacity and skills. What works for them may not work for you, and what works for you didn’t work out for them. Sign up for the Startups...

Duration:00:39:31