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S2: The Founders Handbook: How a background in CS and Business helped Justin Potts launch a startup. (1/2)

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Seasonal podcast sharing the fundamentals of starting a business, freelancing, working in tech and more. Think of it like your personal handbook and guide all in podcast form.
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S2: The Founders Handbook: Why validating your idea can make all the difference with Justin Potts (2/2)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. For our third guest of the season we have Justin Potts. Justin is the co-founder of Avenify, a platform helping students attend and earn their college degree debt-free through income share agreements. Connect with Justin Avenify https://avenify.com/ Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
12:31
November 21, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: How a background in CS and Business helped Justin Potts launch a startup. (1/2)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. For our third guest of the season we have Justin Potts. Justin is the co-founder of Avenify, a platform helping students attend and earn their college degree debt-free through income share agreements. Connect with Justin Avenify https://avenify.com/ Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
12:03
November 19, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: What's a typical day like for a digital founder? with Masha (Part 5/5)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Masha a.k.a Coding Blonde. Masha is an entrepreneur and the founder of Coding Blonde, a brand that empowers women to break into tech. Connect with Masha Coding Blonde Blog https://codingblonde.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/codingblonde Instagram https://www.instagram.com/codingblonde/ Influencer business https://mashazvereva.com/ This is just part 5 of 5 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Masha and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Sign up now Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
06:00
October 7, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: Using blogging to grow an audience for your product or business with Masha (Part 4/5)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Masha a.k.a Coding Blonde. Masha is an entrepreneur and the founder of Coding Blonde, a brand that empowers women to break into tech. Connect with Masha Coding Blonde Blog https://codingblonde.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/codingblonde Instagram https://www.instagram.com/codingblonde/ Influencer business https://mashazvereva.com/ This is just part 4 of 5 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Masha and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
05:20
September 30, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: How to close that deal with a client or investor with Jaap Vergote (Part 4/4)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Jaap Vergote. Jaap is the Executive Sales Manager at ViaBill and the founder previous co-founder of CAMPO. Connect with Jaap Via his website, here This is just part 4 of 4 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Jaap and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
07:17
September 25, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: Discover your "why" before you start your product or business with Masha (Part 3/5)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Masha a.k.a Coding Blonde. Masha is an entrepreneur and the founder of Coding Blonde, a brand that empowers women to break into tech. Connect with Masha Coding Blonde Blog https://codingblonde.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/codingblonde Instagram https://www.instagram.com/codingblonde/ Influencer business https://mashazvereva.com/ This is just part 3 of 5 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Masha and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
07:17
September 23, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: Do founders need to know how to code to launch a startup? with Jaap Vergote (Part 3/4)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Jaap Vergote. Jaap is the Executive Sales Manager at ViaBill and the founder previous co-founder of CAMPO. Connect with Jaap Via his website, here This is just part 3 of 4 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Jaap and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
06:07
September 18, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: Meet Masha (Part 2/5)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Masha a.k.a Coding Blonde. Masha is an entrepreneur and the founder of Coding Blonde, a brand that empowers women to break into tech. Connect with Masha Coding Blonde Blog https://codingblonde.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/codingblonde Instagram https://www.instagram.com/codingblonde/ Influencer business https://mashazvereva.com/ This is just part 2 of 5 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Masha and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
09:27
September 16, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: How you can hack social media to leverage your product or brand with Masha (Part 1/5)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Masha a.k.a Coding Blonde. Masha is an entrepreneur and the founder of Coding Blonde, a brand that empowers women to break into tech. Connect with Masha Coding Blonde Blog https://codingblonde.com/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/codingblonde Instagram https://www.instagram.com/codingblonde/ Influencer business https://mashazvereva.com/ This is just part 1 of 5 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Masha and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
08:21
September 16, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: Meet Jaap Vergote (Part 2/4)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Jaap Vergote. Jaap is the Executive Sales Manager at ViaBill and the founder previous co-founder of CAMPO. Connect with Jaap Via his website, here This is just part 2 of 4 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Jaap and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
04:27
September 12, 2019
S2: The Founders Handbook: Sell it before you make it with Jaap Vergote (Part 1/4)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Don’t Crush It Alone podcast. We did go through a name change due to the direction the podcast was heading and now we have a way more fitting name. This season is all about founders! Take a listen to each episode to get advice, learn from different perspectives and ensure you have your bases covered as you begin to ideate on your startup idea or prepare to launch. On this first episode to kick off the season we have Jaap Vergote. Jaap is the Executive Sales Manager at ViaBill and the founder previous co-founder of CAMPO. Connect with Jaap Via his website, here This is just part 1 of 4 so keep listening and sign up below to get notified as we release more episodes from Jaap and our future guests. Thanks for giving us a listen! Follow us on Twitter, our website or Instagram.
16:42
September 12, 2019
3 Ways to Become a Better Product Manager in 2019
Our Guest On episode 7 of Elevatd Life, we have Beau Blinder. I found Beau after his post on Medium titled "3 Practical Ways To Become A Better Product Manager" and we were able to have a really insightful conversation about those 3 core ways he talked about in his post and how he’s proactively started to build a strong system to include Engineers in customer conversations which leads to building better products. Check out the full show notes here along with links mentioned in the recording! Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Thanks for listening.  Follow us on social media to stay active on latest episodes - Twitter, Instagram
26:06
June 29, 2019
The life of an IBM Watson Product Manager
Our Guest On episode 6 of Elevatd Life, we have Zia Mohammad. Zia is a talented Product Manager at IBM working with the Watson Premium product.  Check out the full show notes here along with links mentioned in the recording! Please subscribe, rate and review this show! Thanks for listening. 
23:38
May 31, 2019
When Product Meets a Scientific Approach with Holly Hester-Reilly
Our Guest On episode 5 of Elevatd Life, we have Holly Hester-Reilly. Holly is the Founder & CEO of H2R Product Science where she works with product leaders and teams to develop their product growth strategy.  View full show notes here.
28:06
April 5, 2019
Iteration is key with Brittany Cheng
Our Guest On episode 4 of Elevatd Life, we have  Brittany Cheng - Product Manager at Seesaw Learning (a platform for  student engagement). Brittany grew up in the Bay area and has been  surrounded by tech from childhood. She previously worked at Yelp  focusing on the international product and search. She enjoys how Product  Management allows her to connect the dots between people, data, ideas  and users to solve challenges in the product.  Our Highlights How growing up around strong role models affected breaking into tech Building products that are user-centered  Thriving as a woman in tech Observing users to learn and iterate on a living and breathing product How regularly talking to users has a huge impact on the direction of a product Find Brittany  Personal site http://brittanycheng.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/bcheng42 Links for clicking Seesaw Learning  Follow Elevatd Life  Official site elevatdlife.com Twitter @elevatdlife Instagram @elevatdlife Please subscribe, rate and review this show.
23:18
March 29, 2019
Building the 'why' with Zack Naylor
Our Guest On episode 3 of Elevatd Life, we have Zack  Naylor CEO and co-founder of Aurelius Lab a platform for tracking user  research insights. He's built a product-driven team from the ground up,  comes from a heavy UX background is one of the first CEO's that I've met  that consistently interacts with users.  Our Highlights How Zack started in UX and then went on to starting his own business Background on how Aurelius Lab got to where it is today after a few versions Importance of staying focused on what customer problem needs to be solved Showing empathy towards both your users and your team Characteristics and skills Zack looks for when hiring PMs Find Zack Twitter https://twitter.com/zacknaylor Aurelius Lab https://www.aureliuslab.com/ Links for clicking Aurelius Lab, tool for tracking research insights and synthesizing data https://www.aureliuslab.com/  Follow Elevatd Life Twitter @elevatdlife Instagram @elevatdlife
30:37
November 5, 2018
Design thinking from a young age with Iiro Isotalo
Our Guest On episode 2 of Elevatd Life, we have Iiro  Isotalo the Director of Product Management at BetterDoctor, which was  recently acquired by Quest Analytics. Iiro has an interesting  background in engineering, product design and product management. We  chat about his transition from engineering to Product and touch on some  important topics tooling, PM characteristics, his Product philosophy and  much more. If you’re new to Product or trying to break in - this is  definitely an episode for you. Our Highlights What is BetterDoctor? And what do they do? At a very young age, Iiro's mother introduced the importance of  keeping the end user in mind when designing and building products Transitioning and building his skill in programming, design and product. What Iiro looks for when hiring Product Managers for his team Find Iiro LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/iiroisotalo/ Links for clicking Roadmapping tool, Productboard  Software tool, JIRA for tracking sprints and development work Follow Elevatd Life Twitter @elevatdlife Instagram @elevatdlife Please subscribe, rate and review this show.
18:32
September 24, 2018
When a rejection turns into a stunning career with Morgan Meredith
Our Guest On episode 1 of Elevatd Life, we have Morgan  Meredith a Senior Release Manager at Jellyvision! This episode really  dives in to how careers can take many twists and turns but at the end of  the day if you keep working at your craft and constantly apply yourself  you can jump and right where you want to be. Morgan went from  studying hearing science and sound acoustics to working at Yello in  Chicago, IL and now leading the Release Management team at Jellyvision.  She gave awesome thoughts around overcoming imposter syndrome and  building up her technical skills. Our Highlights How to go from a non-traditional major (Speech Acoustics) to becoming a Release Manager for a team of 2.  Ways to "zoom out" in a new role and find pain points you can work  to solve, whether that's through new processes or clearer structure and  expectations. Where do you go after being a Release Manager? For Morgan, that's  developing her programming skills to one day land in a Dev Manager role.  It's all about initiative.  How 'imposter syndrome' is real pain in the tech industry and ways to overcome it.  Find Morgan Blog https://www.morgan-made.com/ Twitter @mo_leigh Links for clicking Stephanie Hurlburt - find her online  Lara Hogan for posts on how to organize meetings - find her work online  Thoughts on becoming a self-taught engineer by Lexis Hanson - read here  Camille Fournier, The Manager’s Path - buy the book here  FlatIron School (if you’re interested in programming) - check them out here  FlatIron Scholarships to receive aid for tuition - read more here  AWS Learning: A cloud guru solution architect course - course here  Women in Tech chat - join here  Follow Elevatd Life Twitter @elevatdlife Instagram @elevatdlife
21:56
July 28, 2018
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