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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

#0031 - Navigating 2020 with the Founders of ShearShare, Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell

7/8/2020
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from Courtney Caldwell and Dr. Tye Caldwell, the co-founders of ShearShare, which is the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app, which is also of the Startup of the Year Alumni company and Established Ventures portfolio company. During the episode, we hear some interesting insights from two Black startup entrepreneurs as they navigate the COVID-19 landscape and provide their thoughts about the Black Lives Matter...

Duration:00:40:46

#0030 - Investment Trends and Strategies with Investor Josef Merrill

6/12/2020
On this episode of the Startup of the Year podcast, Frank Gruber talks with investor Josef Merrill about investment trends and strategies and his work at Sputnik ATX, an Austin based accelerator that funds makers and founders and helps people reach their full potential by creating an ecosystem to attract hard-working nerds, connect them with investors, and train them for success. Sputnik ATX's accelerator application deadline is June 30th, so make sure to apply now at:...

Duration:00:13:26

#0029 - Virtual Office Hours Highlights

5/27/2020
On this episode, we hear highlights highlights from our Virtual Office Hours, where we answered questions from multiple startups. The office hours were hosted by Rich Maloy from our team and also included commentary from Jen Consalvo and Frank Gruber. We plan to do more of these virtual office hour events in the future so keep a lookout for upcoming events, as we look forward to continuing to offer opportunities to startups. On another note, please join us as we celebrate female...

Duration:00:19:47

#0028 - Highlights from the Startup of the Year Special Event: Startups & COVID-19

5/11/2020
On this episode, we hear highlights from the Startup of the Year virtual event, where we learned about various efforts by startups in the Startup of the Year community that are doing great work to help during this COVID 19 pandemic. The startups that participated in the event were involved were Aperiomics, Fiveable, Kamana, Lazarus 3D, and OneMilo. The amazing panel of experts that were involved with the event included: As always, please check out the Established website and...

Duration:01:00:40

#0027 - Investor and Product Discussions with Rafiq Ahmed and Mitul Patel of Dipalo Ventures

4/21/2020
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talks with Rafiq Ahmed and Mitul Patel about their new fund at Dipalo Ventures and about their experiences developing products. Rafiq Ahmed is the Managing Director at DiPalo Ventures, an early-stage investment fund interested in connected hardware and hard tech. Rafiq also has experience developing mobile products expertise including design of Motorola Mobility's first apps, which was acquired by Google. Lastly, he was also...

Duration:00:37:09

#0026 - Veteran Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders

4/14/2020
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talks with US veteran startup founders Blake Hall and Kimberly Citizen about how their military experience helped them with their roles as startup entrepreneurs. Blake Hall is the founder of ID.me, a digital identification platform where individuals can verify who they are online and receive discounts and benefits if they are part of groups like first responders, the military, students or teachers. Blake was awarded the Bronze...

Duration:00:39:37

#0025 – Mentoring with Larry Berlin of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

3/27/2020
In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talks with Larry Berlin, an entrepreneur and angel investor, who teaches and mentors at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Larry also talk about his work with the "New Venture Challenge” every year, where 30 teams compete for a total of $1M for the tops winners. Frank also catches up with Reed Alexander the Relationship Manager, SMB Partnerships at American Airlines. The two talk about the products and travel...

Duration:00:18:35

#0024 – Startup Opportunities in Tampa

3/9/2020
On this episode, Frank Gruber talks with Lakshmi Shenoy, the CEO of Embarc Collective about startup opportunities in Tampa, Florida. The two also catch up about Lakshmi's journey and how she became the CEO of a nonprofit that has the goal of helping Tampa Bay startups build bold, scalable, thriving companies. They also talk about Embarc Collective's recent launch event, which brought attention to the investment landscape of the Southeast United States, and much more.

Duration:00:16:30

#0023 – Catching Up With Startup of the Year Finalists Immertec and SecondKeys

3/2/2020
On this episode, we hear from two of the finalists from last year's Startup of the Year Summit. First, Frank Gruber talks with Erik Maltais, the CEO & Co-Founder of Immertec, about their new approach to surgical training that transports surgeons into the surgical suite for real-time training in virtual reality. We also talk with Richard Munassi, the Cohort Director at Tampa Bay Wave, who referred Immertec to the Startup of the Year program. We also hear from Amber Hayes and Mars McClain,...

Duration:00:24:26

#0022 – Kathryn Rose of wiseHer Discusses the Value of a Network

2/20/2020
Kathryn Rose, the founder of wiseHer, discusses her technology platform that provides on-demand expert advice to women in business. She also tells her startup story and talks about the value of having a strong network and support system, and much more…

Duration:00:21:15

#0021 – Checking In with Erica Duignan the Founding Partner of 1000 Angels

2/14/2020
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber checks in with Erica Duignan, the founder of 1000 Angels and co-founder of Reign Ventures. Erica chats about her long-time involvement as a judge at the Startup of the Year pitch competitions and her work as an investor with a focus on technology, and much more...

Duration:00:23:21

#0020 – Investing in Startups with Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital

1/30/2020
In this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talks with Sarah Kunst of Cleo Capital. The two chat about Sarah's experience working at a startup and then her work as an investor and running an investment fund, where she raised $3.5M, which is the largest first-time fund raised by an African American woman. Sarah also talks about her team's use of Investment Scouts to find and vet potential portfolio companies. She also discusses the differences when investing in an LLC...

Duration:00:32:03

#0019 – Startup of the Year’s Top Investor Interviews of 2019

1/23/2020
On this special episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast we will be looking back to some of our best investor interviews of 2019. Specifically, we catch Frank Gruber's conversation with Mark Cuban the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank. Frank chats with Steve Case, the AOL founder about what types of investments he likes to make, the importance of leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs, and...

Duration:00:25:16

#0018 – Alternative Capital Opportunities for Startups

12/30/2019
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Rich Maloy the VP Engagement at Established talks with Thor Culverhouse, CEO of Lighter Capital, and John Willard the Managing director of Silicon Valley Bank, about revenue-based financing. They also discuss alternative capital opportunities and structures and ways to finance your startup that are not tradition venture capital methods, and more…

Duration:00:41:14

#0017 – 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

12/13/2019
Frank Gruber is joined by co-hosts Jen Consalvo, Rich Maloy, Lori Thiel, and John Guidos from the Established and Startup of the Year team, and they discuss the following Startups that would make great 2019 holiday gifts: Gift Guide: PixYogiFiAnyware SolutionsThe Last GameboardSmart BeatLast Bottle ClothingPressa BottleHobbyDB Also discussed in this episode: OROS Apparel (Inspired by NASA) coatsThe 2019 goop Holiday Gift Guides Music Attributions: Jungle Juice - WataboiJingle Bells...

Duration:00:40:23

#0016 – Artificial Intelligence Learning with Elnaz Sarraf of ROYBI

12/10/2019
Elnaz Sarraf, the CEO of artificial intelligence startup ROYBI, provides candid stories about running one of the world’s up-and-coming educational companies. ROYBI Robot is the world’s first smart toy robot designed to help children ages three through seven learn multiple languages and STEM skills. Elnaz also discusses ROYBI being featured on the cover of Time Magazine as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019.

Duration:00:26:25

#0015 – Startup Insight and Pointers with SVB

11/26/2019
Silicon Valley Bank's Vice President of Startup Banking, JP Giannini, discusses tips for startup founders to grow an early stage company. Among other topics, JP also provides insights for companies that are looking to raise strategic capital to scale their business.

Duration:00:29:53

#0014 – Summit Recap with re:3D the 2019 Startup of the Year

11/7/2019
On the latest episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast our co-hosts Frank Gruber and Lori Thiel provide a recap of the 2019 Startup of the Year Summit that took place in Memphis, Tennessee. They also talk about all of the festivities, best startup pitches, and interview this year’s Summit winner Samantha Snabes and talk with her about her company re:3D’s efforts to empower local change-makers by developing quality, industrial printers that can be adapted in new markets. Additionally, for...

Duration:00:42:01

#0013 – Startup Outlook Report 2019 with SVB

11/1/2019
Each year, Silicon Valley Bank releases an invaluable compendium of insights about the current state of the industry and thoughtful projections for the year ahead. Looking at trends that range from hiring, to raising capital, to general building conditions, the survey is a result of meticulous reporting, dedicated analysis, and, most importantly, observations from founders, investors, and partners in the space. For this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, host Rich Maloy sits down...

Duration:00:11:01

#0012 – Summit Preview featuring Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital

10/8/2019
Most of the Startup of the Year podcast team is already Walkin’ in Memphis in advance of the 2019 Startup of the Year Summit — which is less than a week away — but two of our co-hosts, Frank Gruber and Lori Thiel, are still on hand and on mic to discuss all the exhilarating things attendees can expect at the event; from the raucous kickoff reception at the Hu. Hotel to the awarding of the $100,000 grand prize. They're also proud to announce that over 40% of the founders/co-founders competing...

Duration:00:49:30