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Self Improvement for High-Growth Entrepreneurs and SaaS Leaders outside of Silicon Valley. Business Strategy from Tech Entrepreneurs, Startup Investors, and Business Experts. Entrepreneurship Education, Startup Funding, Business Coaching, Startup Ideas, Sales Training, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Training, Leadership Development, Business Podcast, Self-Help, Business Coaching, Young Entrepreneur, Successful Entrepreneur

Self Improvement for High-Growth Entrepreneurs and SaaS Leaders outside of Silicon Valley. Business Strategy from Tech Entrepreneurs, Startup Investors, and Business Experts. Entrepreneurship Education, Startup Funding, Business Coaching, Startup Ideas, Sales Training, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Training, Leadership Development, Business Podcast, Self-Help, Business Coaching, Young Entrepreneur, Successful Entrepreneur
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#106: Startup Lessons for the Future of Fintech with Brandon Martin of CLA and Eric Mager of Bundle

10/8/2019
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It's been no surprise that ventures in FinTech have tripled in just this past year. According to recent research completed by data provider, CB Insights, venture capital-backed financial technology companies have raised an incredible record of $39.57 billion from investors globally in 2018, that’s up 120 percent from the previous year! The financial technology industry is trending worldwide with tons of open opportunities for entrepreneurs to take advantage of...so how can entrepreneurs and...

Duration:00:49:39

#105: The Innovator’s Guide To Pitching, Startup Funding, And Hiring A Players

10/1/2019
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For today’s episode, we’re going back to where Matt spoke with Chris Heivly who is currently the VP of Innovation at Techstars. Chris is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, investor, and startup founder. And was one of the original Co-founders of MapQuest, a free Web and mobile mapping service that empowers consumers to engage with and navigate the world around them. This interview is from all the way back in November 2016, and we’re bringing it out of the archives because later this month on...

Duration:00:31:35

#104: How to Develop Your Inner Visionary Superpower with Scott Hill of PERQ

9/24/2019
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Hey there Powderkeg fans! Nick here from the Powderkeg team. This is episode 104 of Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, the show for entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators building remarkable tech companies in areas outside of Silicon Valley. Today we’re revisiting an old episode where Matt spoke with Scott Hill. Scott is an entrepreneur and the Co-founder of PERQ. PERQ is an Indianapolis based high-growth marketing technology company that empowers businesses with more visibility into their...

Duration:00:40:43

#103: How to Overcome Challenges As Entrepreneurs with Channing Moreland and Makenzie Stokel

9/17/2019
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Entrepreneurship and building a startup comes with a long list of challenges. Rewarding challenges, but unpleasant challenges nonetheless. Entrepreneurs, particularly first-timers, experience a whole list of startup challenges in their beginning years. A lot of them attempt to establish the brand, change and develop to match or surpass the competition, and try to be extremely profitable. And the challenges of starting a startup doesn’t stop just there. But it's possible to move past the...

Duration:00:51:44

#102: Building a Start-up Culture Around Finance with Glenn Dunlap and Randie Dial

9/10/2019
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Successful start-ups go through several smaller milestones before they reach the first major financial milestone. These smaller milestones represent outcomes of smaller teams working on countless initiatives that help reach the ultimate milestone. It’s always beneficial to let your team know how their contributions and efforts fit into the bigger picture. Having a culture of transparency and that emphasizes your team's relevance and criticality of their work helps leads to the overall...

Duration:00:46:07

#101: Why Working Moms Make Great Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Employees with Sarah Lacy of Pando

9/3/2019
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This is episode 101 of Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, the show for entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators building remarkable tech companies in areas outside of Silicon Valley. Today we’re revisiting an old episode where Matt spoke with Sarah Lacy. Sarah is a serial entrepreneur and a longtime journalist, founder of tech news site Pando Media, and founder of Chairman Mom, which launched in 2018. The interview is from March 2018, and we’re bringing it out of the archives because it’s one of...

Duration:00:39:14

#100: Building A Product Focused Culture with Marcus Cobb of Jammber

8/27/2019
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Leaders that are able to build and create a culture of openness and collaboration are able to encourage their team to better self-develop, communicate, and share what they are learning so they can capitalize on the actions they are or could be doing better, and promoting and pushing one another to do the same. But where do we begin in order to create and maintain this idea that we call product culture? On today’s episode, we chat with Marcus Cobb, a technologist, product designer, public...

Duration:00:47:35

#99: Data Behind Growth of Tennessee's Tech Hubs

8/20/2019
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Today we’re bringing back an episode from a LIVE Powderkeg event in Nashville, Tennessee in November 2018 where we unpacked the data from the Tennessee Tech Census. The recording features 6 local tech leaders as they discuss the main findings about the grit - and growth - of the tech community across Tennessee. We’re re-releasing this episode because later this month, Launch Tennessee, one of our partners on the Tech Census, is hosting their annual 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival. 36|83...

Duration:01:11:59

#98: How To Attract The Most Extraordinary Talent

8/13/2019
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Having the right talent acquisition process can give tech companies the upper hand to attract the most highly skilled and best culture-fit talent on the market. Creating an employer brand that aligns with your talent strategy can help attract top talent, and in exchange, lead to better performance and outcomes. But have you ever had a hard time trying to find the right person for a key position in your company? You’re not alone. A recent study done by Korn Ferry found that almost 60% of...

Duration:00:12:57

#97: How to Network and Build Relationships Like a Superconnector with Scott Gerber

8/6/2019
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Hey there Powderkeg fans! Nick here from the Powderkeg team. This is episode 97 of Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, the show for entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators building remarkable tech companies in areas outside of Silicon Valley. Today we’re revisiting an old episode where Matt spoke with Scott Gerber. He’s the co-founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and The Community Company, and he’s spent nearly a decade helping entrepreneurs and global brands alike intelligently grow...

Duration:00:49:24

#96: How to Help Your Customers Succeed with Haresh Gangwani of Bolstra and Yaw Aning of Malomo

7/30/2019
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Delivering an impressive customer experience requires influencing the customers’ perception of your company. These perceptions affect their behaviors and build memories and feelings to drive their loyalty. If they walk out from the interaction with your team feeling like their wants and needs weren’t met, then they’ll associate those negative perceptions with your company forever... and likely never return. In other words: if customers like you and continue to like you, they are going to...

Duration:00:48:03

#95: Building a Remarkable Customer Experience with Mimi Nguyen of Genesys

7/23/2019
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The race to having the ultimate customer experience is on! Companies are recognizing the importance of delivering an experience that makes them stand out from the competition. According to a study done by Gartner, 89% of companies today are now competing on the basis of positive customer experience. But in order to create this positive experience, you have to ask the questions your customers would ask themselves: Are you blown away by the performance of the product? Are you happy with the...

Duration:00:48:20

#94: Why Customer Success is Vital to Your Startup and How to Do It Right

7/16/2019
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Today we’re revisiting an old episode where Matt spoke with Haresh Gangwani, co-founder and CEO of Bolstra, a customer experience company based here in Indianapolis as well as Don Aquilano, co-founder and managing partner at Allos Ventures, a Venture Capital firm that invests in high-potential, early-stage tech companies in the heart of the Midwest. The interview is from all the way back in July 2017, almost 2 years to the day. We’re bringing this one back around because it’s a great insight...

Duration:00:46:12

093- How to Raise Capital and Get Funded with CNBC's Alicia Syrett

7/9/2019
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Today we’re revisiting an old episode where Matt spoke with Alicia Syrett, founder and CEO of Pantegrion Capital, a seed and early-stage angel investment firm based in New York. However, you might know her better from her appearances on CNBC’s Power Pitch or MSNBC’s Your Business. The interview is from all the way back in April 2017. We’re bringing this one back around because her advice for when, why, and how to raise capital is as useful and relevant today as it was then. In fact, with...

Duration:00:56:11

#92: How to Build an Unstoppable Company Culture

7/2/2019
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If you’ve seen any of the buzz that’s been circulating the internet the last few years, you might think that tech company culture is all about catered lunches, ping pong tables and allowing dogs in the office. (Which totally misses the mark, but more on that later.) So does this mean that every company that has these perks has a great culture, or that more traditionally structured companies will never have a positive culture? Not at all! Having a great company culture has a lot more to do...

Duration:00:18:48

#91: How to Break Into Tech with Ruben Harris of Career Karma

6/25/2019
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The tech industry is growing rapidly. But there’s a shortage of skilled talent to match all the new positions being created. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that by 2026, careers in software development will increase by 24%. Which translates to a lot of open career opportunities in tech. Fortunately, there are many ways for people to learn these skills such as following the traditional path of a college. But for some, going to college isn’t an option – it’s expensive, it takes...

Duration:00:52:54

#90: How to lead a successful product team with Roger Deetz and Jeremy Leventhal of Springbuk

6/18/2019
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Product teams solve problems — problems that have never been solved. Therefore, product management teams must be extremely skilled in order to come up with great solutions to solve greater problems. Unfortunately, there is no tried and proven formula that can ensure higher performing teams. Different companies use different approaches, but knowing what has worked in the past can help business leaders build a successful team with a positive culture. On today’s episode of Igniting Startups,...

Duration:00:52:26

#89: How raising capital evolves company culture

6/11/2019
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There is one problem that most entrepreneurs seem to face: a lack of funding to start their business. Regardless of whether you are working on an MVP in a garage, or writing code for an app in a local cafe, raising capital is never easy. But once you have raised the capital you need, how do you create and build a skilled team to reach your mission? And how do you build the right type of company culture, one that makes every team member inspired to collaborate and do their best work? In this...

Duration:00:48:42

#88: A Master Class on the Scale-Up of Marketplace Models with Robert Preville of Kwipped

6/4/2019
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What is a marketplace business, and how does that model impact each aspect of a company’s strategy? How do you choose the right business model to succeed in a market-place driven world? In today’s episode, we talked with Robert Preville, an expert on marketplace businesses, serial entrepreneur, and investor that has founded and led several high-growth companies. Robert is the founder and CEO of Kwipped, a B2B marketplace platform headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina that matches...

Duration:00:44:22

#87: How To Create A Successful Venture Studio With Diversity And Mindfulness

5/28/2019
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#87: How To Create A Successful Venture Studio With Diversity And Mindfulness by Powderkeg

Duration:00:48:57