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Entrepreneur and Startup Founder Success Stories & Actionable Case Studies from Proven Entrepreneurs. Learn the processes and behind the scenes on what it takes to build a successful startup directly from the best entrepreneurship brands and founders.

Entrepreneur and Startup Founder Success Stories & Actionable Case Studies from Proven Entrepreneurs. Learn the processes and behind the scenes on what it takes to build a successful startup directly from the best entrepreneurship brands and founders.
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Melbourne, VIC

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Entrepreneur and Startup Founder Success Stories & Actionable Case Studies from Proven Entrepreneurs. Learn the processes and behind the scenes on what it takes to build a successful startup directly from the best entrepreneurship brands and founders.

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@foundrmag

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English


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181: Running a 7-Figure Business On 5.5 Hours a Day, With Ari Meisel of Less Doing

1/11/2018
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Entrepreneurs find inspiration in all sorts of places. But for Ari Meisel, founder, bestselling author, and productivity expert, desperation was the driving force behind the launch of his successful company, Less Doing. That same desperation led him to breakthroughs in productivity that changed his life. At just 23 years old, Meisel was enjoying a thriving real estate career, but after suffering some major business blows and landing $3 million in debt, the stress overwhelmed him and he...

Duration: 00:52:01


180: How a Made-Up Idea for a Business Became the Second-Largest Expense Reporting Company, with Expensify’s David Barrett

1/3/2018
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What if you could stumble upon a game-changing idea without spending time and money on validation, industry research, or prototypes? And then grow this idea into the second largest company in your niche? It’s not common, but that's what happened to today’s podcast guest, David Barrett. Barrett is the founder of Expensify, the second largest expense-reporting company in the world. But in its early stages, Barrett knew nothing about the space, nor was he particularly interested in it. In...

Duration: 00:39:31


179: How Kiva's Jessica Jackley Turned a Simple Idea into $1B in Microloans

12/20/2017
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Jessica Jackley, co-founder of the game-changing microlending site Kiva, never played the typical role from entrepreneurial stories we're accustomed to hearing. She didn't start a business as a kid, and never dreamed of making millions. Jackley considered entrepreneurship a greedy venture, in fact, and she wanted to be one of the good guys. But things quickly shifted for Jackley while she was in East Africa doing survey work for a nonprofit. Inspired by her work there with microfinancing,...

Duration: 00:29:08


178: How 17-year-old Justin Kemperman and Brandon Monaghan Scaled to $500K in 3 Months (Start & Scale Student Spotlight – Part 3)

12/13/2017
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Welcome to the final installment of our three-part podcast series that’s shining the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs who hail right from our very own Foundr community! These passionate people are in the trenches daily doing what it takes to make their startup dreams a reality. If you haven’t listened to parts one and two, featuring Gamal Codner and Shannon Willougby, you can check them out right here and here. Today, we talk with Brandon Monaghan and Justin Kemperman, superstar...

Duration: 00:37:38


177: How Shannon Willoughby Turned Her Passion Into a $30K/Month Business (Start & Scale Student Spotlight – Part 2)

12/6/2017
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Welcome to part two of our three-part podcast series that's shining the spotlight on successful entrepreneurs who hail right from our very own Foundr community! These passionate people are in the trenches daily doing what it takes to make their startup dreams a reality. If you haven't listened to part one, featuring Gamal Codner, you can check it out right here. Today, we talk with Shannon Willoughby, a courageous entrepreneur who started from zero and scaled her ecommerce business to...

Duration: 00:35:26


176: Gamal Codner Scales His Ecommerce Business to $60K/month In 3 Months (Start & Scale Student Spotlight - Part 1)

11/29/2017
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The Foundr community is full of passionate people from all walks of life, in the trenches daily doing what it takes to make their startup dreams a reality. In this week's podcast, we want to shine the spotlight on one of these rising entrepreneurs who we're especially proud of—Gamal Codner of Fresh Heritage. In part one of a three-part Start & Scale podcast series, we talked with this corporate-sales-guy-turned-ecommerce-entrepreneur, who overcame some difficult setbacks to scale his...

Duration: 00:38:36


175: How a Navy Seal-Turned-Entrepreneur Scaled His Company From Zero To 8 Figures

11/22/2017
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As a former Navy Seal, Brandon Webb is no stranger to life’s roller coaster of adversities and triumphs. In the military, pressure is a constant, and learning how to withstand and thrive under that pressure has made Webb a victor in his own battles, whether in business or everyday life. In this interview with Foundr, Webb shares the story of how he lost millions in his first failed startup and turned his misfortune around to build and scale his eight-figure media and ecommerce business,...

Duration: 01:00:11


174: How to Start a Social Change Movement with 100's of millions of People, with Ben Rattray of Change.org

11/15/2017
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Anyone, technically, can build a business. But it takes real skill to convert an audience into die-hard followers who will stick with you no matter what. Ben Rattray is an expert at doing just that, now at the helm of one of the largest online communities in the world, not to mention a major force for social change. Rattray is the founder of Change.org, one of the world's biggest social enterprises with over 100 million users spread across 196 countries, empowering everyday people to...

Duration: 00:38:10


173: How to Predict The Future with Kevin Kelly

11/8/2017
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If you don't know Kevin Kelly's name, you undoubtedly know his work. Staying mostly behind the scenes, Kelly has quietly influenced the world as we know it, from pop culture to how we interact with digital technology. He launched and built up one of the most influential media brands in the world, with a devoted audience of millions—a brand that's published, and even launched the careers of Pulitzer Prize winners, presidents, filmmakers, and of course, billionaire entrepreneurs. Kelly is...

Duration: 00:47:26


172: Building a 9 figure business with no funding with Cyan Ta'eed of Envato

11/1/2017
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For any startup to be successful, it's going to need an amazing team. It's why Fortune 500 companies are willing to pay their executives so much, and invest millions of dollars into finding and hiring the right people. For the founders of startups, though, especially those that are bootstrapping, there's barely enough money to pay themselves, let alone hire anyone anyone else. The challenge of finding the right person to bring onto your team becomes that much harder. It's a position most...

Duration: 00:45:25


171: Investors Should Never Be Your First Option! Essential Advice for Entrepreneurs from Shark Tank's Janine Allis of Boost Juice

10/13/2017
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Despite being a prolific investor as one of the judges on Australia's Shark Tank, Janine Allis would rather sell her family home than seek investor funding. How do we know? Well, that's precisely what she did to start her own business. Allis started her first business while on maternity leave, and it was then, like so many entrepreneurs, when she realized she didn't want to live by someone else's rules anymore. The result was Boost Juice, a retail empire that stretches over 500 stores...

Duration: 00:39:00


170: Building a Multimillion-Dollar Startup on Amazon Sales, with Jungle Scout’s Greg Mercer

10/13/2017
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Greg Mercer built an entire lifestyle business without having to build his own products, distribution network, or even an online store. Instead of creating his first business from scratch, Mercer took advantage of the tools around him and started selling products on Amazon. It worked, to the point that he and his wife were both able to quit their jobs and start traveling the world. He had achieved the dream that so many of us are working toward, all by cleverly riffing on an industry...

Duration: 00:51:55


169: Billionaire Business Lessons with Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban

10/11/2017
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Mark Cuban is a very busy man. As one of the star judges of the hit show Shark Tank, Cuban has invested in nearly a hundred different startups that have appeared on the program. That's not even mentioning the investments he makes outside of the show, and the dozens of other businesses he's founded or manages himself. So how does a single person manage to keep so many plates spinning at the same time? His secret: Hiring the right people. Cuban is always making sure he has the best people...

Duration: 00:27:56


168: How Owning Less Can Reward You With More. Redefining Success With Joshua Fields Millburn

10/4/2017
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Often as entrepreneurs, we envision success as owning more objects, like a fancy watch, a big house, or a fast car. But what if there were a more authentic, more enriching version of success? One that involves less? That's the question that Joshua Fields Millburn seeks to answer, as one half of the duo who call themselves The Minimalists. Millburn and partner Ryan Nicodemus have built an entire brand around how to live a better life by having less. Millburn runs a website with an annual...

Duration: 00:46:28


167: How Entrepreneurs Can Change the World, with Leila Janah of Samasource

9/27/2017
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Great entrepreneurs have that rare ability to take risks that others find crazy, coupled with a single-minded determination that allows them to bring their visions to life. But some of us want to do much more with that talent than simply create a profitable company. Some of us want to change the world for the better. If that sounds like you, you're going to want to hear what Samasource founder Leila Janah has to say in this episode, as that's exactly what she's done during her incredible...

Duration: 00:36:36


166: How to Build a Billion Dollar Mobile Gaming Company From Scratch, with Holly Liu of Kabam

9/21/2017
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Ask yourself, just how many hours have you sunk into that palm-sized rectangle of plastic, metal, and glass known as the smartphone? As the co-founder of Kabam, one of the world's leading companies in mobile games, Holly Liu might be able to provide an answer to that, and it would likely be a huge number. But luckily for us, and our listeners, she's far more interested in talking about how she managed to build a billion-dollar company from scratch by giving away her products for free. If...

Duration: 00:40:04


164: Why You Need More Swiss Army Knives and Paratroopers on Your Startup Team, says Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite

9/7/2017
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What separates the companies that make millions of dollars from those that never make it? It's not the vision, or the product, or even the founder, it's the people. You can't build a successful business, let alone grow it, without having the right people by your side. It's a lesson that Ryan Holmes, CEO and founder of Hootsuite, is intimately familiar with. Today, Holmes finds himself at the helm of one of the fastest-growing companies around. Hootsuite is a mega-popular social media...

Duration: 00:26:03


163: How to Create One of The Most Visited Websites in the World With Steve Huffman of Reddit

8/31/2017
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Change is inevitable in the startup world, and only the best entrepreneurs stay on top of the game by evolving with it. Steve Huffman, co-founder and CEO of Reddit, knows this all too well, and in this episode of the podcast, Huffman explains how he's ushering the social media giant to the next level. Huffman was there in the very beginning, when he and roommate Alexis Ohanian first pitched the idea for Reddit to Y Combinator, and he's at the helm again today as the company strives to...

Duration: 00:29:44

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