The Founders Mentality

The Founders Mentality

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A Startup and Entrepreneurship Podcast. This is an unscripted founder to founder conversation intended to organically extract the key gems and learnings from some of the best minds in the Minnesota startup scene. The inspiration came from host Josh Fedie’s journey of seeking knowledge and assembling advisors while creating and launching his second business, (SalesReach.io) a SaaS based sales acceleration, enablement, and Smarketing technology.


EP.30 Creating a Media Company
May 15 • 58 min
In Episode 30 “Creating a Media Company” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by James Carbary of Sweet Fish Media. In todays environment, content is king. But the content of today is dramatically different than it was even just 5 years…
EP.29 “A Whole World of Experience”
May 1 • 30 min
In Episode 29 “A Whole World of Experience” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Patrick Thompson of Iteratively. What is Iteratively? A smart tracking plan for smart companies. It’s a software that fosters collaboration with your entire…
EP. 28 Exploratory Leadership
Apr 14 • 39 min
In Episode 28 “Exploratory Leadership” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Nate Garvis, the Co-Founder of Studio/E Nate and his longtime friend and Co-Founder Tom Wiese started their business in 2011. It was during a walk together…
EP.27 Be Generous
Mar 31 • 57 min
In Episode 27 “Always Be Innovating” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Kris Lindahl, the founder and CEO of Kris Lindahl Real Estate. If you live in Minnesota, you know Kris as the “guy from the billboards”. But as you’ll learn in…
EP.26 Luck of the Irish
Mar 16 • 52 min
In Episode 26 “Luck of the Irish” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Darin Lynch, the founder of Irish Titan. Since 2004, Darin and his team of Titans have been beating the “Business First. Online Second.℠” drum. It’s more than just a…
EP.25 The Real Deal
Feb 28 • 51 min
In Episode 25 (Season 2 premier) “The Real Deal” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Scott Burns and Ron Lancaster of Structural. Scott Burns, the Founder and CEO of structural first made waves in the Minnesota startup scene with his…
EP.24 (Season 1 Finale) To Grow, You Have To Let Go #DoBetter
Dec 23, 2019 • 38 min
In Episode 24 (Season 1 Finale) “To Grow, You Have To Let Go. #DoBetter” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Bob Gardner, the founder of Gardner Builders. For 2020 Bobs mantra is to Do Better and to Do More. Anyone that knows Bob is…
EP.23 What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
Dec 17, 2019 • 41 min
In Episode 23 “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Sarah Edwards, the founder of I AM Sarah Edwards. Sarah is not what she would call a “born entrepreneur”. She wasn’t the kid with lemonade stands…
EP.22 Bienvenidos a Miami (and the importance in doing what you love)
Dec 2, 2019 • 25 min
In Episode 22 “Bienvenidos a Miami” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Kyle Hale of Bite Squad fame. Not all people with The Founders Mentality have to be the actual founder of the business they work for. In the case of Kyle, his…
EP. 21 Knowing When It’s Time
Nov 14, 2019 • 31 min
In Episode 21 “Knowing When It’s Time” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Melissa Danielsen, Co-Founder of Joshin. A two-time founder, Melissa discusses her “Why” (get ready, it’s a powerful one), the story behind her businesses (One…
EP. 20 Learning the Hard Way (Sometimes the Right Way)
Oct 17, 2019 • 28 min
In Episode 20 “Taking the Hard Way (Sometimes the Right Way)” Josh Fedie, founder of SalesReach.io is joined by Charlie Youakim, Co-Founder of Sezzle. A two-time founder, Charlie discusses what he learned from some of the hardships of his first business…
EP.19 When the Idea Hits (Courage, Ambition & Crazy)
Sep 30, 2019 • 39 min
In Episode 19 “When the Idea Hits” Josh Fedie of Salesreach.io is joined by brothers Jesse & Simon Okiror, the co-founders of Suprabook. As a litigation attorney, Jesse identified a challenge that not most, but all other litigation attorneys were…
EP.18 Finding Your Window
Sep 17, 2019 • 32 min
In Episode 18 “Finding Your Window” Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io is joined by the founder of Scaling Within, Meredith Kathleen Neumann, MS, LMFT. As a licensed therapist with 10 years experience, Meredith helps entrepreneurs and business leaders identify…
EP.17 Supernova CEO
Aug 28, 2019 • 34 min
In Episode 17 “Supernova CEO” Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io is joined by Jon Pearce of Zipnosis. Do you know yourself? One key trait both Jon and Josh share is the belief in owning your strengths and weaknesses and the importance in surrounding yourself…
EP.16 More Than One Way
Aug 12, 2019 • 31 min
In Episode 16 “More Than One Way” Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io is joined by Shayla Christine of YouTube fame for her Living on a One Way series. Since 2015, Shayla has been traveling full-time, posting videos of her travels every Wednesday. Today she is…
EP.15 Leaving The Corporate Treadmill
Jul 26, 2019 • 35 min
In Episode 15 “Leaving the Corporate Treadmill” Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io is joined by Kevin McArdle, co-founder of SureSwift Capital to discuss the origin of SureSwift capital, the decision to leave corporate America and strike out on his venture, and…
EP.14.5 The Long & Lonely Journey
Jul 23, 2019 • 28 min
In Episode 14.5 “The Long & Lonely Journey” Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io is joined by Terence Steinberg of United World Challenge who is gearing up to row a 23-foot boat 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean by himself. This journey – the United World…
EP.14 Rally Around Your Co-Founder
Jul 11, 2019 • 29 min
In Episode 14 “Rally Around Your Co-Founder” Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io is joined by Liz and Kate of RallyRegistry.com to discuss how the Rally team went from a group of coworkers/employees at a previous company to a group of business partners with an…
EP.13 Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Jun 18, 2019 • 32 min
In Episode 13 “Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone” Nick Hughes of FoundersLive.com & Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io catch up as Nick passes through Minnesota while on his 12-month world tour supporting Founders Live. His business was founded in 2016 in…
EP. 12 Equity, Standardization & Vesting
Jun 12, 2019 • 31 min
In Episode 12 “Equity, Standardization & Vesting” Chris Carlisle of Gray Plant Mooty & Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io dive into some of the legal considerations and fundraising mechanisms startups can consider while incorporating, launching and raising…
EP. 11 Conviction in your Strategy
May 29, 2019 • 35 min
In Episode 11 “Conviction in your Strategy” Reed Robinson of BETA & Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io talk about accelerators, the Minnesota startup scene, startup week, building your team and losing a co-founder. Reed has had a front-row seat for the last 5…
EP.10 Feeling Accountable is not Being Accountable
May 9, 2019 • 42 min
In episode 10 “Feeling Accountable is not Being Accountable” Kara Rios of deltPRO & Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io dive into the process Kara employed to get here technology vetted and built, where her passion for helping employees/employers find the right…
EP.9 The Sales Entrepreneur
Apr 29, 2019 • 35 min
In episode 9 “The Sales Entrepreneur” Mickeli Bedore of Coffee & Closers & Host Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io discuss (among other things) becoming a media outlet and the impact that can have on your personal branding and sales efforts. Building trust is…
EP.8 Be Intentional
Apr 29, 2019 • 34 min
In episode 8 “Be Intentional” Host Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io welcomes guest Clarence Bethea of Upsie. Since participating in Techstars in 2017, Upsie has been a rocket securing the customers and funding needed to disrupt the warranty industry. A beacon…
EP.7 Growth Mindset
Apr 29, 2019 • 29 min
In “Growth Mindset”, the 7th Episode of The Founders Mentality, Host Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io and guest Garrio Harrison of Forage discuss the importance in providing mentorship to the entrepreneurial community, lessons learned from other local…
EP.6 It’s Not All Glamorous
Apr 29, 2019 • 28 min
In “It’s Not All Glamorous”, Tyler Olson of Modern Foundation and Host Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io discuss new ways to build wealth leveraging the sharing economy, the importance in building thought leadership and speaking engagements to build awareness…
EP.5 Mapping Out The Process
Apr 29, 2019 • 30 min
In “Mapping Out The Process”, Thompson Aderinkomi of Nice Healthcare and Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io discuss the process of creating your minimum viable product (MVP) leveraging existing technologies, starting a business in a heavily regulated industry…
EP.4 Copper Bullets
Apr 29, 2019 • 23 min
This is a perfect episode for anyone looking to leave their corporate role and chase greatness. In “Copper Bullets”, Parker Schlank of Travel Labs and Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io will discuss where ideas come from, leaving corporate America, establishing…
EP.3 Ideation
Apr 29, 2019 • 29 min
In Episode 3 “Ideation”, Host Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io & Muhammad Abdurrahman Ph.D. of ClutchSOS focus the discussion on ideation. Launching a business can be tough, what you do in the early days of ideation, formation and creation of your product or…
EP.2 CEO Sales
Apr 29, 2019 • 28 min
In “CEO Sales”, Mitch Coopet of Code42 & Rambl.ai and Host Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io discuss the process of raising investments, building your first team/what it should look like and your first sales as a company. Watch the video on our website:…
EP.1 Testing Resilience
Mar 22, 2019 • 28 min
In “Testing Resilience”, Jennifer Zick of Authentic Brand and Host Josh Fedie of SalesReach.io will touch upon the struggles that exist in getting your company started, imposter syndrome, knowing when to launch and the importance in giving back. Watch the…