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At FounderCo, we are the "how to" for founders.

Our entire mission to help founders become more impactful through twice a month online workshops. You can join for $20/month at founderco.org.
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Getting the most of LinkedIn as a Founder with Matt Baxter of Wedge
In this FounderCo podcast episode, we speak with our first repeat podcast guest, Matt Baxter! Matt is an expert in networking on LinkedIn, especially for a B2B startup. Matt talks about what he's learned with LinkedIn these past few years and how it could potentially help your business grow. Especially in a time where we're mainly virtual with the coronavirus changing our planet.  FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. To learn more, go to founderco.org.  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:11
March 25, 2020
Founder Resources: Create your own Swag with Printful
In this FounderCo podcast episode, we spoke with Nora Inveiss from Printful. If you've always wanted swag for your business or are starting to build a community around your business that wants some swag items, Printful can be a great option. Check out this episode to learn more about Printful and check them out at their website, Printful.com  FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. Learn more at founderco.org.   Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:23
March 18, 2020
Deep Dive: Does your business need funding?
In this FounderCo podcast episode, we do a deep dive into whether or not your business needs funding. We go over the basics of where venture capital went in 2019 and discuss the differences of funding sources between Main Street businesses and startups.  FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
23:07
March 11, 2020
Founder Feedback with Chris Heivly - Co-founder of Mapquest and VP of Innovation at Techstars
It's a Founder Feedback session with Chris Heivly, one of the co-founders of Mapquest and currently the Vice President of Innovation at Techstars. We talk to Chris about being involved in your local startup community, how to #givefirst, and how to make the decision to shut down your company.  You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
41:33
March 4, 2020
Founder Feedback with Joe Gallagher - 86 Repairs
It's a Founder Feedback session with Joe Gallagher, one of the co-founders of 86 Repairs where they take the pain out of repairs for restaurants. 86 Repairs is a startup that has gained a lot of traction in the last 18 months, recently finished a round of funding, and is a team based in 4 different time zones. We covered a wide variety of topics in this podcast episode as a result! You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
39:28
February 26, 2020
The Mayor of the Best Small City to Start a Business - Nathan Bocks and Holland, MI
This FounderCo podcast episode is a special one - we sat down with Nathan Bocks, the new mayor of Holland, MI. Holland has been in the press a lot lately for being the Best Small City to Start a Business. Forbes, Inc Magazine, and WalletHub have all raved about how great Holland can be for entrepreneurs.  We spoke with Mayor Bocks about his own entrepreneurial background, where Holland is currently, and where it's going - especially for entrepreneurs.  FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. To learn more, go to founderco.org.  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
38:34
February 19, 2020
Founder Feedback with Jean-Pierre Adechi
It's a Founder Feedback session with Jean-Pierre, (JP)  Adechi who is the founder of Wheeli, the carpooling app for college students. JP is one of the most transparent founders you'll ever meet and is a Techstars alum. If you don't know Wheeli or JP, you definitely should get to know them! You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
37:47
February 12, 2020
Founder Resources with Phill Coleman - 1871
It's a Founder Resource session with Phill Coleman of 1871. In this episode, we spoke about what 1871 is, how they impact the Chicago entrepreneurial ecosystem, and how to best work on your startup within an incubator! FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
29:00
February 5, 2020
Founder Resources with Paul Pearson - SpringGR
It's a Founder Resource session with Paul Pearson of SpringGR. In this episode, we spoke about what SpringGR does, how they've become such a great entrepreneurial support organization within Grand Rapids, and diversity and inclusion within entrepreneurship.  FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
19:04
January 29, 2020
The 5 Entrepreneurial Books You Have to Read in 2020
In this FounderCo podcast episode, we give a brief overview of our five recommended books to read in 2020. If you're a founder looking for more focus or just need to get back on track, we got you covered! At FounderCo, we are the "how to" for founders. You can learn more at FounderCo.org.  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
19:10
January 22, 2020
Founder Resources with Jen Brown - The Engaging Educator and Fearless
It's a Founder Resource session with Jen Brown of The Engaging Educator and Fearless. Jen is a dynamic founder that started her career as an actor and ended up starting a business to teach improv to professionals.  Jen was just recently published a new book that was featured in Inc. Magazine as 20 Books That Will Kick Off 2020 on the Right Foot. You can check out her book on Amazon here! FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org
39:35
January 15, 2020
Choosing a Revenue Model for your Startup - A Deep Dive
In this FounderCo podcast episode, we do a deep dive into the different types of revenue models that you could potentially use for your startup.  You can also see this episode in a written format on our blog! At FounderCo, we are the "how to" for founders. We help founders become more impactful through online, hands-on workshops. You can learn more at FounderCo.org.  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
20:42
January 8, 2020
Founder Resources with Charles Elwood - PowerBI
It's a Founder Resource session with Charles Elwood of Solismatica. Data is the "new oil" supposedly, and PowerBI can be one tool to gather and understand the data you're receiving. Charles joined us to talk about how useful PowerBI is and whether or not it can be helpful for your company! FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
15:18
December 18, 2019
Founder Feedback with Matt Buder Shapiro
It's a Founder Feedback session with Matt Buder Shapiro who is one of the founders of MedPilot, a startup based out of Cleveland. Matt is a founder, investor, and a marketing guru which made this episode packed with wisdom.  You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo is the "how to" for founders. You can learn more about founderco.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
42:05
December 11, 2019
Victor Gutwein from M25 - Midwest Startup Cities Rankings 2019
In this FounderCo episode, we spoke with Victor Gutwein from M25 in Chicago. We spoke about what M25 looks for in the startups they may invest in and about their research into cities in the Midwest. M25 publishes an annual report on the Midwest Startup Cities Rankings 2019 and we went more in-depth on how they ranked cities. We went more in-depth on a few cities, especially Grand Rapids, where we're located!  At FounderCo, we are the "how to" for founders. Our entire mission to make founders more impactful. You can learn more at founderco.org.  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
34:40
December 4, 2019
Founder Feedback with Suzanne El-Moursi
It's a Founder Feedback session with Suzanne El-Moursi who is a serial entrepreneur! From B2B to B2C companies, Suzanne has done a lot in entrepreneurship. She even made the jump from the corporate world to becoming an entrepreneur.  You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
35:55
November 27, 2019
Founder Resources with Devon Higgins - Folio Websites
It's a Founder Resource session with Devon Higgins from Folio Websites. We spoke with Devon about Folio's impact in the Philippines, how Folio can help founders with website building, and even had some fun with a behind-the-scenes look at the FounderCo podcast.  FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful through experiential and practical education. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
27:28
November 13, 2019
Founder Feedback with Jermale Eddie - Malamiah Juice Bar
It's a Founder Feedback session with Jermale Eddie of Malamiah Juice Bar. We talked about his journey as a church planter, how important passion is, and how he even connected with Daymond John from Shark Tank! You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
45:15
November 6, 2019
Founder Feedback with Winsome Kirton of Pack Elephant
It's a Founder Feedback session with Winsome Kirton of Pack Elephant. We talked about working in two different cities simultaneously, what it takes to be a founder of a business, and even why it's even worth it to start a business.  You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
35:11
October 30, 2019
Founder Resources with Mary Ellen Kettelhut - Hope College
It's a Founder Resource session with Mary Ellen Kettelhut from Hope College's Boerighter Center for Calling and Career. Mary Ellen has been an intrapreneur within Fortune 100 companies and is now working with students at Hope College for them to find direction in their careers. We talked a lot about how to find talent within the local colleges and universities and how you can best incorporate young talent into your startup.  FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
24:22
October 23, 2019
Founder Feedback with Matt Baxter - Wedge
It's a Founder Feedback session with Matt Baxter from Wedge. Matt started his entrepreneurial journey as a high school student mowing lawns and now runs Wedge, a software company that helps employers make great hires, faster.  You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
44:02
October 16, 2019
Founder Resources with Jonny Price - Wefunder
It's a Founder Resource session with Jonny Price from Wefunder. Jonny is the Director of Fundraising at Wefunder which is like Kickstarter for investing.  FounderCo and Wefunder have a new partnership to help founders raise capital for their businesses! You can learn more at founderco.org/funding.  FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
47:52
October 9, 2019
Founder Feedback with Elsa Vos - Pieces of Me
It's a Founder Feedback session with Elsa Vos from Pieces of Me. Elsa started her entrepreneurial journey as a student entrepreneur at Bowling Green State University and is now located in Grand Rapids, MI where Pieces of Me is headquartered.  To learn more about Pieces of Me, check out piecesofmeco.com or on Instagram at @piecesofmeco_ You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
39:08
October 2, 2019
Founder Resources with Brooke Corbin - GR Chamber
It's a Founder Resource session with Brooke Corbin from the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce (GR Chamber). Brooke has worked with a lot of entrepreneurs with her time at Lakeshore Advantage and now at the GR Chamber! You can learn more about Brooke and the GR Chamber by visiting their website: grandrapids.org FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
20:55
September 25, 2019
Founder Opportunities with Deb Kalsbeek - FemPro Business Society
It's a Founder Opportunity session with Deb Kalsbeek from FemPro Business Society. Deb grew up around entrepreneurship and has a huge heart for helping other entrepreneurs. You can learn more about Deb and FemPro Business Society by visiting their website: http://be-thechange.net #GRBossBabes Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341357009713108/ #GHBossBabes Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2451254698268781/ FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
23:09
September 18, 2019
Deep Dive into Structuring Equity of a Startup Between Co-Founders
In this FounderCo podcast, we do a deep dive into how Equity, or ownership, of a startup company can be split up. We talk about how startup equity has been split up within startups that currently exist and give you a process you can follow to have that difficult and awkward conversation with co-founders about equity.  Links to Resources Harvard Business School, The First Deal: The Division of Founder Equity in New Ventures: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/14-085_2bd67a49-bd41-4396-a69d-73a7f40829b8.pdf How to Split Co-Founder Equity Fairly: https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-split-co-founder-equity-fairly-5dbb416df63e Y Combinator, How to Split Equity Amoung Co-Founders: https://blog.ycombinator.com/splitting-equity-among-founders/  Awkward Co-Founder Discussions: https://www.techstars.com/content/accelerators/awkward-co-founder-discussions/ To learn more about FounderCo, check us out us at FounderCo.org. You can join for free as a community member by going to FounderCo.org/join.  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
15:15
September 18, 2019
Founder Feedback with Russell Fyfe - Next Door Photos
It's a Founder Feedback session with Russell Fyfe from Next Door Photos and RingCam. Russell started his entrepreneurial journey at Hope College and is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Next Door Photos where they empower realtors, business owners and home builders, to assist them in they do best: running business and buying/selling houses. You can submit questions for future episodes to podcast@founderco.org FounderCo helps entrepreneurs become more impactful by creating more better ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more at FounderCo.org  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
39:15
September 18, 2019
We're launching the FounderCo podcast!
We're launching the FounderCo podcast on September 18th!  You can start sending in your questions for Founder Feedback sessions by emailing us at podcast@founderco.org.  At FounderCo, we help make entrepreneurs more impactful by improving entrepreneurial ecosystems through education, mentorship, and community. You can learn more by visiting https://founderco.org 
00:51
September 10, 2019