The Founder's Mind

The Founder's Mind
Illuminating the inner thoughts of Founders.
31 [Bonus] Arjita Sethi, Co-Founder of Equally, talks emerging technologies, top countries for Ed Tech, and DaVinci Club AR
Jan 12 • 21 min
In a follow up to her full episode, Arjita Sethi, dives deeper into her work with DaVinci Club AR, how emerging technologies are leap frogging legacy technologies in developing countries, and more.Links:Arjita InstagramArjita TwitterEqually WebsiteDaVinci…
31 Arjita Sethi, Co-Founder of Equally, talks all things education and creating more accessible learning opportunities through AR for the bottom billion.
Jan 8 • 32 min
From building a vocational school in India that serves 10,000 students a year to running an MVP of her app DaVinci Club AR with 12,000 students in US Arjita, co-founder of equally, is hell bent on making education more accessible and effective. The…
30 Kedar Reddy, Co-Founder and CEO of PlayLoops, discusses his experience building a gif making platform with a focus on activism.
Dec 31, 2018 • 30 min
Episode 30 features Kedar Reddy, Co-founder and CEO of Playloops. Playloops is a gif maker with a goal of creating gifs that are more inclusive in their representation. Listen in as Kedar shares how he built his team, the lessons his learned along his…
29 [Bonus] Tonio DeSorrento - Founder & CEO of Vemo
Dec 23, 2018 • 12 min
Listen in as Tonio and Adam discuss a common misconception about the age of founders.
29 Tonio DeSorrento, Founder & CEO of Vemo, shares the founder experience and building a team.
Dec 23, 2018 • 33 min
Tonio comes on The Founder’s Mind and discusses his experience as the founder of Vemo, an income base repayment platform for educational institutions, and what it’s been like to connect his past experience to his work in growing Vemo.
28 [Bonus] Angelic Williams, Founder & CEO of MyUmbrella, assembling her team, getting on the app store, and market surveys.
Dec 12, 2018 • 22 min
Realizing most people don’t know what they’re doing and taking it one step at a time
28 Angelic Williams, Founder & CEO of MyUmbrella, building community and following your intuition.
Dec 10, 2018 • 31 min
Angelic Williams, Founder & CEO of MyUmbrella, comes on The Founder’s Mind and shares her experience as a founder. She discusses making the decision to leave her “comfortable” job to pursue her entrepreneurial pull, the experience she’s had building a…
27 [Bonus] Andrew Dana, Founder & Chief Dough Boy at Timber Pizza and Call Your Mother
Dec 8, 2018 • 20 min
Why many restaurants fail, customer experience, and never taking your foot off the pedal.
27 Andrew Dana Founder & Chief Dough Boy at Call Your Mother a Jew-ish Deli & Timber Pizza
Dec 3, 2018 • 28 min
Andrew Dana, Founder & Chief Dough Boy of Timber Pizza and Call Your Mother comes on the show and talks about going all in on restaurants. From a mobile wood fired pizza oven to two DC neighborhood hotspots with national and international recognition…
26 [Bonus] Dale Pfeifer Founder & CEO of Goodworld - Trust, Transparency, and More
Nov 30, 2018 • 31 min
One episode wasn’t enough to capture the conversation with Dale, founder & CEO of Goodworld so here’s an additional episode! Listen in as Dale dives deeper on building trust, creating transparency, and our shared appreciation for Adam Grant’s work.
26 Dale Pfeifer Founder & CEO of Goodworld, Raising Donations & Changing The World One Hashtag At A Time
Nov 27, 2018 • 28 min
Episode 26 features Dale Pfeifer the Founder & CEO of Goodworld a donations platform that leverages social media, hashtags, and network affects to enable organizations to raise money more effectively. Dale founded Goodworld and has lead the company as the…
25 Remy Meraz Founder & CEO of Me Tyme: Helping employees think, feel, and work better
Nov 21, 2018 • 33 min
Remy is on a mission to help individuals, teams, and organizations navigate emotional stressors in their lives. From witnessing this first hand to experiencing it personally Remy understands the individual costs of mental fatigue. Listen in to this…
24 Mandela SH Dixon - Starting Small & Giving It Everything You’ve Got!
Nov 12, 2018 • 38 min
Named after Nelson Mandela, Mandela SH Dixon is the Founder & CEO of Founder Gym, an online training platform for underrepresented founders, and has helped Founder Gym participants raise over 20 million dollars in Venture capital. Since her childhood, she…
23 Merav Yuravlivker Data Science & Beyond
Nov 5, 2018 • 31 min
Merav, the Founder & CEO of Data Society, shares her experience building a company from the ground up. Her transition from k-12 teacher into building programs and educating professionals on the constantly evolving world of Data Science.
22 [Bonus] John Zeratsky Time Dorks, Making Time, and Sailing!
Oct 31, 2018 • 16 min
In this tangent episode John dives deeper into some of his findings on making time, how he ditched societal expectations to live on a sailboat with his wife, and beyond.
22 John Zeratsky Tactical & Practical Ways To Make Time
Oct 29, 2018 • 34 min
In Episode 22 John Zeratsky, New York Times Best selling author of Sprint, comes on The Founder’s Mind to discuss his newest book: Make Time. The conversation digs into the importance of creating time for what matters by rethinking the defaults of…
21 Haley Hoffman Smith: Fund Female Founders
Oct 22, 2018 • 31 min
Haley Hoffman Smith is the Director of Community for Next Gen Summit and the founder of Her Big Idea Fund, in partnership with Brown University, they award grants to women of all ages and backgrounds. In parallel to the fund Haley published a book,…
20 Jes Christian Founder & CEO of Hypsole
Oct 15, 2018 • 30 min
Jes Christian is the Founder & CEO of Hypsole a specialty sports footwear company. Jes’ company and their signature product is protective guards for athletic cleats. They call them cleat guards. As a Division I athlete at Notre Dame Jes saw a need for a…
19 [Bonus] Kara Goldin, Millennials At Work, and First Impressions
Oct 10, 2018 • 28 min
In this tangent Kara Goldin, founder & CEO of Hint, shares advice for recent graduates and millennials on getting started in their career and how to make a meaningful first impression.
19 Kara Goldin: Founder & CEO of Hint, Growing & Scaling a National Brand
Oct 8, 2018 • 34 min
In episode 19 Kara shares her story about starting Hint over 13 years ago, how she’s grown it, and what’s driving her towards other products, beyond water, like sun screen. I’ll give you a hint, it’s personal. Kara digs into what it’s been like to build a…
18 Cullen Gilchrist: The Next Willy Wonka…? Building and Scaling Food Businesses
Sep 30, 2018 • 31 min
Listen in to episode 18 where Cullen discusses his background in the food business, how Union Kitchen came to be, how they’re growing, and the importance of leadership in the food space.
17 [Bonus] Diego Mariscal Disability As A Strength
Sep 27, 2018 • 7 min
This tangent is brief [as tangents may be] Diego opens up about therapy, the importance of being comfortable in your own skin, and how he sees his disability as a strength.
17 Diego Natural Born Entrepreneur
Sep 26, 2018 • 29 min
Diego has done a little bit of everything. In this episode he talks about all the hustles he’s strung together to create a career and business that work best for him. From running tutoring, running an AirBnB business to continuing his life long pursuit of…
16 [Bonus] Amelia Friedman: Hiring Her First Employees and DC Startup Week 2018
Sep 25, 2018 • 16 min
Amelia talks about hiring her first employees. An unconventional card game that went viral and helped Hatch Apps raise money and DC Startup Week 2018 where her and her team will be speaking at various events.
16 Amelia Friedman: Creative Funding Strategies, Going All In, and Beyond.
Sep 24, 2018 • 28 min
From Brazilian Literature to founding a tech company Amelia has done a little bit of everything. We explore some of the lessons she’s learned a long the way and Amelia shares about the viral card game that they created to raise money [$50,000+], some of…
15 [Bonus Episode] Chip Conley: Growth Mindset, Emotional Intelligence, and Beyond!
Sep 20, 2018 • 25 min
Chip Conley continues to discuss and share his perspective on bringing wisdom into the work place. We explore the importance of emotional intelligence, developing a growth mindset, leadership development, and a couple minutes about two 95 year old…
15 Chip Conley: Founder, Author, and Modern Elder!
Sep 17, 2018 • 27 min
14 [Bonus Episode] Daniel Pink: The importance of taking breaks and beyond.
Sep 14, 2018 • 21 min
14 Daniel Pink: Common Sense, Research, and Better Decision Making.
Sep 10, 2018 • 30 min
Daniel Pink opens up about his approach to picking the subject of his books and how he schedules his work day based on research used for his most recent book, When. Daniel is a New York Times best selling author and has a TedTalk that is in the top ten…
13 Ruth Chandler Cook - Dig Into Your Why
Sep 3, 2018 • 27 min
Listen in to Episode 13 featuring Ruth Chandler Cook the Founder and CEO of HireHer. Ruth is focused on creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable hiring process. Motivated by her sister and the need for change she’s all in on growing HireHer.
12 Rachel Koretsky Getting Technical As A Non-Technical Founder
Aug 27, 2018 • 28 min
Upace WebsiteDC Startup WeekRachel’s Twitter
11 Cortni Grange Multi-potentialite
Aug 20, 2018 • 27 min
Ways to connect and follow Cortni in his work:FLYE WebsiteCortni’s InstagramCortni’s Twitter
10 Aubrey Blanche Global Head of Diversity and Belonging
Aug 13, 2018 • 29 min
Follow Aubrey on twitter: @adblanche
9 Emily Best Founder of Seed & Spark
Aug 6, 2018 • 29 min
Episode 9 features Emily Best Founder of Seed & Spark a crowd funding and media subscription platform for independent filmmakers. Emily has asserted herself as change-maker in a space in need of a transformation. Listen and learn how Emily saw a gap in…
8 Jinny Oh Founder of Wander Agency
Jul 30, 2018 • 28 min
Jinny Oh sheds light on what it takes to run a business and how sometimes taking a step back can be one of the most effective moves in leadership.
7 Caitie McCabe Founder of Caitie McCabe Photography
Jul 23, 2018 • 32 min
Caitie McCabe started with photography at age 11. What started as a childhood obsession grew into her business. From war photography, to teaching, to apple retail Caitie has tried a bit of everything. After dabbling she understood that she should take her…
6 Gira Desai Wieczorek Founder of Aleberry Creative
Jul 16, 2018 • 27 min
Listen in to Gira talk about going for broke, plugging into the right communities, and the value in starting early.
5 [Bonus Episode] Roman Bodnarchuk
Jul 11, 2018 • 9 min
Roman Bodnarchuk dives into the biggest challenge in AI and shares his perspective on technology’s place in a child’s life.
5 Roman Bodnarchuk Founder of N5R AI
Jul 9, 2018 • 28 min
Roman had major success in the past (he did the sales marketing for bands like backstreet boys in the 90’s, and worked on other major projects) He did not stop and always kept his hustle and hard work going.Roman has a unique perspective on being able…
4 [Bonus Episode] Sian Morson
Jul 5, 2018 • 23 min
Listen in to hear Sian talk about making a difference in the world with business, creating opportunity for others, and making an impact.
4 Sian Morson Founder of Kollective Mobile
Jul 2, 2018 • 30 min
Sian Morson is the Founder & CEO Of Kollective Mobile a software development company. She talks about inner conflicts, her way of pushing through discomfort, and navigating self doubt. In the interview Sian talks about being “on the field”, about her…
3 [Bonus Episode] McKeever (Mac) Conwell, II
Jun 27, 2018 • 16 min
Take a moment to listen to Mac shed light on the experience as a person of color in the fundraising space and what he’s learned first hand and through his work about the importance of shifting the paradigm to break through the barriers in venture capital.
3 McKeever (Mac) Conwell, II
Jun 25, 2018 • 36 min
Mac is an amazing example of sheer knowledge, experience, and amazing communication.His egoless approach to life has gotten him an amazing set of skills and tools that he uses to help other startups.After selling a company and having worked with many…
2 Janice Omadeke Founder of The Mentor Method
Jun 18, 2018 • 29 min
In EP 2 Janice digs into her inspiration for starting The Mentor Method and how she’s built a business around her passion for solving systemic problems in the business world.
1 [Bonus Episode] Allen Gannett
Jun 13, 2018 • 3 min
In this tangent of The Founder’s Mind Allen Gannett shares what he believes is missing in education.
1 Allen Gannett Founder of TrackMaven
Jun 11, 2018 • 27 min
Allen Gannett digs into the creative side of being an entrepreneur.
Trailer The Founder’s Mind
Jun 10, 2018 • 2 min
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