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Startup of the Year Podcast raises the bar for startups around the world by providing further insight on the emerging companies featured in our Daily Dealflow newsletter, and by highlighting newsworthy stories and global trends affecting the startup ecosystem.

Startup of the Year Podcast raises the bar for startups around the world by providing further insight on the emerging companies featured in our Daily Dealflow newsletter, and by highlighting newsworthy stories and global trends affecting the startup ecosystem.

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United States

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Startup of the Year Podcast raises the bar for startups around the world by providing further insight on the emerging companies featured in our Daily Dealflow newsletter, and by highlighting newsworthy stories and global trends affecting the startup ecosystem.

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English


Episodes

#0089 - Accelerating Startups with Travis Holoway, Rodney Williams, and Lesa Mitchell

5/19/2022
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a panel discussion from our last Summit called “Startup Lessons from Accelerating Startups” with Travis Holoway and Rodney Williams of the Established Ventures portfolio company, SoLo Funds (solofunds.com), and Lesa Mitchell, formerly of Techstars and now with HighAlpha Innovation. The crew talk about helping people and their “fastest growing fintech” startup and other startup tips and lessons learned. Also, we are continuing our...

Duration:00:18:47

#0088 - Jenn Lim Returns To Talk About Leadership And Building A Company Culture

5/15/2022
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a conversation between our long-time friend Jenn Lim from Delivering Happiness and the author of Beyond Happiness and our Co-CEO, Jen Consalvo, when the two talk about leadership and building a company culture, amongst interesting topics. Also, we are continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community during every episode. In this episode the company is Home Lending Pal, which is a unique marketplace that...

Duration:00:32:21

#0087 - NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks Discusses Grit, Passion, Leadership, And Legacy

5/6/2022
In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a conversation between NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks and Lakshmi Shenoy, the CEO of Embarc Collective, the two will chat about grit, passion, leadership, and legacy at the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit. Derrick played 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016. He is also now the EVP of Corporate and Community Business...

Duration:00:18:36

#0086 - Lawyer Nick Outman Talks About Setting Up A Startup For Success From A Legal Perspective

4/27/2022
In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a conversation between Nick Outman of the law firm Hill Ward Henderson (www.hwhlaw.com) and Lauren Coffey from Tampa Bay Inno and Tampa Bay Business Journal. The two talk about funding and setting up a startup for success from a legal perspective at the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit. Also, we are continuing our new segment where we highlight one startup from our community during every episode, and in this episode that...

Duration:00:19:37

#0085 - Andrew Nguyen From BARK Chats About Product Strategy And The Product Mindset

4/21/2022
In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a conversation between Andrew Nguyen from BARK and Matt Hunckler of Powderkeg, when they talked about product strategy and the “product mindset” at our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit. Andrew is a customer obsessed product leader who builds and grows consumer products. He’s a human centered problem solver with over a decade of experience leading digital product teams across BARK, Zappos, Capital One, and AOL (e-commerce,...

Duration:00:18:57

#0084 - Jesse Middleton From The Community Fund and Flybridge Talks About Building a Brand and Community

4/12/2022
In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a conversation between Jesse Middleton, who is the General Partner at Flybridge and Co-Founder at The Community Fund and Matt Hunckler of Powderkeg, which is a long time partner of Established and Startup of the Year. Flybridge is a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on supporting ambitious founders leveraging the power of community. They have over $700M under management across five funds and five pre-seed funds…so Jesse...

Duration:00:35:43

#0083 - Funding Panel With Julia Taxin, Sherman Williams, Heather Buffo, and Saxon Baum

4/5/2022
In this episode you’re going to hear a Funding Panel discussion that took place as part of our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit. The panel consisted of Julia Taxin from Grotech, Sherman Williams from AIN Ventures and Scout Ventures, and Heather Buffo from Republic along with Saxon Baum from Florida Funders. We live streamed our Summit, so if you were not able to attend in-person, make sure to watch it on our Youtube channel at: soty.link/ESTYouTube We are also excited to announce that...

Duration:00:30:50

#0082 - Jenny Fielding From The Fund Chats About Venture Capital and Building One of the First Corporate Accelerators

3/24/2022
In this episode you’re going to hear an interview with Jenny Fielding from our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit. who is a General Manager at The Fund. During the interview, Jenny talks about building one of the first corporate accelerators and her career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. We live streamed our Summit, so if you were not able to attend in-person, make sure to watch it on our Youtube channel at: soty.link/ESTYouTube We also once again talk about TaxTaker, which...

Duration:00:19:32

#0081 - Anna Mason from the Rise of the Rest Fund Is Passionate About Investing Between the Coasts

3/18/2022
In this episode you’re going to hear a conversation that I had with Anna Mason from the Rise of the Rest Fund and Revolution about investing between the coasts and investment themes. The conversation took place during our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit presented by ReliaQuest, hosted by Embarc Collective, and powered by Established. We also want to again mention that we live streamed the event, so if you were not able to attend in-person, make sure to watch it on our Youtube channel...

Duration:00:20:12

#0080 - Author and Investor, Mert Iseri, Discusses His New Book “Exit Right”

3/11/2022
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an interview that our Team did with author-extraordinaire, Mert Iseri, at our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, which we hosted with Embarc Collective in Tampa, Florida. Mert is from MATH Venture Partners and he talks about how a startup can “Exit Right,” which is also the name of his new book that came out on February 15, 2022. The book helps founders learn the aspects that go into selling their startups and “delivers the...

Duration:00:26:36

#0079 - Blake Hall Talks About the Path that ID.me Took to Become a Startup Unicorn

2/23/2022
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an interview that Frank Gruber did with Blake Hall, the Founder and CEO of ID.me, at our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, which we hosted with Embarc Collective in Tampa, Florida. Over the last decade, Blake and his team turned their startup into a unicorn business, while developing a way to simplify and share your identity online securely. We also want to again mention that we live streamed the event, so if you were not...

Duration:00:37:12

#0078 - Tampa Bay Lightning Owner, Jeff Vinik, Chats About Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship

2/18/2022
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a fireside chat that Frank Gruber did with Jeff Vinik at our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, which we hosted with Embarc Collective in Tampa, Florida. Aside from standing up Embarc Collective, Jeff is the owner of the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion, Tampa Bay Lightning. He is also an incredibly accomplished entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. His efforts are transforming the Tampa Bay region as it was recently...

Duration:00:31:59

#0077 - Eric Ingram and SCOUT Bring Home the 2021 Startup of the Year Award

2/9/2022
On this special episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from Eric Ingram, the founder and CEO of SCOUT, which was the big winner of the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, which just took place in Tampa Florida. Scout is an amazing company that is developing orbital products and services to enable a new era of space safety and transparency – adding eyes to space and spacecraft. During the Summit, we had our top startups all pitching for the chance to take home the...

Duration:00:36:29

#0076 - 2021 Startup of the Year Summit Preview

1/21/2022
On this special episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, our team provides a preview of what will be going on during our 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, which will take place in-person down in warm Tampa, Florida, from January 25th - 27th with our local host and partner Embrac Collective and our title sponsor, ReliaQuest, who is also sponsoring the People’s Choice Award. Listeners can find more information about the Summit at: https://summit.startupofyear.com We also thank all of...

Duration:00:14:38

#0075 - ReliaQuest Founder and CEO, Brian Murphy, Talks About Building a Unicorn

1/7/2022
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, talks with Brian Murphy, who is the Founder and CEO of ReliaQuest. ReliaQuest is the leader in Open XDR-as-a-Service and they are known for being the force multiplier for security operations teams. Frank also again talks about the upcoming Startup of the Year Summit, which will take place in-person down in warm Tampa Florida from January 25th - 27,...

Duration:00:26:00

#0074 - Rohit Bhargava Talks About His New Book "Beyond Diversity"

12/10/2021
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, talks with Rohit Bhargava about his new book “Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World.” Rohit is an innovation and marketing expert and the founder of the Non-Obvious Company. He is also a Wall Street Journal best selling author of six business books and also teaches marketing and innovation at Georgetown University. We...

Duration:00:34:32

#0073 - Beyond Happypalooza with Jenn Lim

12/2/2021
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, talks with Jenn Lim during the Beyond Happypalooza event, which featured tons of amazing and inspirational speakers including Adam Grant, Dr. Peter Diamandis, and many others. Jenn is the co-founder and CEO of Delivering Happiness and wrote the new book “Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact.”...

Duration:00:21:45

#0072 - Startup of the Year Alumni Spotlight with Aperiomics, Klickly, PopCom, and re:3D

11/5/2021
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, introduces an Alumni Spotlight Panel discussion from our 2020 Summit, hosted by our very own COO, John Guidos. The alumni panel included the CEO and Co-Founder of Aperiomics, Crystal Icenhour. We also hear from Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene from Flat Out of Heels and PopCom. The panel also included Cooper Harris, the Founder and CEO of Klickly, which is...

Duration:01:03:54

#0071 - Marc Nager of the Greater Colorado Venture Fund Talks About Building a Community

10/28/2021
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, introduces an “Ask Me Anything” session that Rich Maloy from our team did with Marc Nager during our 2020 Summit. Marc is the Co-Founder Startup Weekend, former CEO of UP Global, CCO at Techstars, MD of Telluride Venture Accelerator, and currently Partner at Greater Colorado Venture Fund. The 2021 Startup of the Year Summit is coming up in January...

Duration:00:32:22

#0070 - Ben Hood of WattBuy Wants You To Save Money On Electricity To Help Save The Planet

10/20/2021
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, talks with Ben Hood who is the Co-Founder & CTO at WattBuy (wattbuy.com). Wattbuy is a one-of-a-kind energy marketplace that helps you lower your annual electricity bill by up to 40%. They work with only PUC-licensed energy companies to provide you with options specifically tailored to your home - allowing you to have confidence that you are getting...

Duration:00:39:44