upside is the first podcast dedicated to startups outside of silicon valley.
UP00E: Silicon Valley to Nashville // a coffee chat with Andrew Goldner (GrowthX)
Sep 12 • 55 min
Andrew Goldner is a Founding Partner of GrowthX. He has been in the technology sector since 1998, based in New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Palo Alto. GrowthX helps companies and countries commercialize innovation through capital, talent and…
UP018: Cuddle Clones // creating plush replicas of your pet
Sep 5 • 86 min
Jennifer Williams is the co-founder and Chief Cloning Officer of Cuddle Clones. Cuddle Clones creates custom stuffed animals of your special pet as well as a variety of other unique pet gifts. The company is based in Louisville, KY.
UP017: Set Scouter // simplifying residential film location scouting
Aug 29 • 86 min
Alex Kolodkin is the founder and CEO of Set Scouter, which simplifies film production, starting with location scouting. Set Scouter is a 500 Startups alum based in Toronto, ON.
UP00D: four myths for investment outside of silicon valley
Aug 22 • 31 min
this week, we have a 1-on-1 episode talking about four of the common myths we hear as it comes to starting companies and finding investment outside of silicon valley.
UP016: mobius // finding wonder in waste
Aug 15 • 90 min
Tony Bova is the co-founder and CEO of mobius, which converts organic waste into biodegradable plastics. mobius is based in Knoxville, TN.
UP015: Mixtroz // putting connection back into “networking”
Aug 8 • 99 min
Ashlee Ammons is the cofounder and COO of Mixtroz, a mobile app that makes meeting at live events easier, more effective, and efficient. Mixtroz is the 2018 Rise of the Rest Birmingham champion and based in Birmingham, AL.
UP00C: listener feedback episode
Aug 1 • 37 min
you’ve given us a ton of feedback over the last three months. on this episode, we discuss live on air the themes we’ve identified in listener feedback and how we plan to address that feedback moving forward.
UP014: 10XTS // building an enterprise blockchain ecosystem (feat. Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano)
Jul 25 • 101 min
Michael Hiles is the founder and CEO of 10XTS, which builds transparent, decentralized, secure solutions for industry and governments using public and private blockchains, and more. 10XTS is creating XDEX, a cloud-based blockchain platform that enables…
UP013: Local Crate // localized supply chain to decentralize meal delivery
Jul 18 • 90 min
Frank Jackman is the co-founder and CEO of Local Crate, a locally-sourced meal-delivery service. Local Crate is an alum of the Techstars retail accelerator and based in St. Paul, MN.
UP012: FreshFry // frying oil purification through the magic of chemistry
Jul 11 • 97 min
Jeremiah Chapman is the founder and CEO of FreshFry, a safe and easier way to replenish and extend your frying oil life. The Pod works overnight by capturing and removing the impurities that make your oil look dark, smoke and taste bitter. FreshFry is…
UP00B: happy July 4th
Jul 4 • 3 min
no interview or full length episode this week due to the July 4th holiday. but, we did want to share a couple of quick notes and updates for you!
UP011: ParqEx // real estate technology solving a parking problem
Jun 27 • 86 min
Vivek Mehra is the founder and CEO of ParqEx, a platform that helps to “unlock” the value of privately owned parking spots, which are often underutilized and/or difficult to manage. The ParqEx marketplace helps owners to efficiently rent their parking to…
UP010: Upsie // a cheaper way to protect your stuff
Jun 20 • 90 min
Clarence Bethea is the founder and CEO of Upsie, mobile app platform that provides an easier & better way to protect your stuff. Upsie is an alum of the Techstars Retail accelerator and is based in Minneapolis, MN.
UP009: BYBE // the first legal way to discount alcohol purchases
Jun 13 • 83 min
Kevin Mack is the Chief Experience Officer of BYBE, which is the first and only legal way to discount alcohol. BYBE is an alum of the Techstars Retail accelerator in Minneapolis, MN and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
UP008: Loop Returns // creating the perfect ecommerce customer returns experience (live from Columbus Podcast Festival)
Jun 6 • 77 min
Corbett Morgan is the CEO of Loop Returns, which provides returns automation and in-line exchanges for ecommerce brands. Loop Returns is based in Columbus, Ohio. This episode was recorded live at the Columbus Podcast Festival on May 13, 2018.
UP007: Kaleidoscope Group PBC // unlocking new private scholarships and creating the “uncommon app” to apply for them
May 30 • 89 min
greg dehn is the founder of Kaleidoscope Group, which designs, administers and hosts private scholarships based in minneapolis, minnesota.
UP006: Swannies // creating an apparel brand for the modern golfer (feat. Web Smith of 2PM)
May 23 • 100 min
adam iverson is the co-founder of Swannies, a lifestyle golf apparel and footwear brand. ecommerce guru web smith joins us to talk about retail, ecommerce, and building a brand.
UP005: F13 Works // extending the aisle in ecommerce
May 16 • 92 min
chris sentz is the founder of F13 Works, which bridges the gap between manufacturers and e-commerce websites.
UP004: ScriptDrop // improving prescription medication adherence
May 9 • 98 min
nick potts is the co-founder and CEO of ScriptDrop, which provides prescription delivery and reminders.
UP003: LawnGuru // on demand outdoor services
May 2 • 91 min
skye durrant is the co-founder of LawnGuru, which provides on-demand outdoor services.
UP002: Rapchat // empowering a hip hop community
May 2 • 91 min
seth miller is the co-founder of Rapchat, the best way for today’s rap enthusiasts to create, collaborate, and connect with tomorrow’s stars.
UP001: tilr // skills-based job hiring
May 2 • 94 min
we interview summer crenshaw, co-founder of tilr: a first-to-market, on-demand recruitment technology.
UP00A: upside // a podcast about startups outside of silicon valley
May 2 • 3 min
welcome to upside, a podcast about startups outside of silicon valley.