The Savvy Founder

The Savvy Founder


Latest Episodes

Ep 60: Startup Advice – Failing Forward? What Does That Mean? How To Move on to the Next Big Thing, When the First Thing Wasn’t so Good? with Jon Shower (Encore)
June 07, 2022

“Fail fast. Fail Forward.” We have all heard that Silicon Valley saying. But what does that mean? In this show, Jon Showers, share his brutally honest journey about what it means to Fail Forward.  You

Ep 59: What Does Your Startup Do? The Dreaded 30-second Pitch!
May 31, 2022

The 30-second pitch. You are at an event, meeting, or party and someone asks you, “What do you do?”; “I’m the founder of the so and so company”; “What’s that?”  You’ve just been asked to give your 30-

Ep 58: My Product is Great! So, What’s Wrong?
May 24, 2022

“Everyone thinks my product is great!”  In this episode, I discuss the biggest problem founders face with their products. This issue falls into the ‘stupid human tricks’ category. I share a story abou

Ep 57: Founder to CEO?? Investor Says “No Way,” You say “Yes Way!”
May 17, 2022

“As soon as we finish our Round-A we’ll look for a real CEO.” Sound familiar? All too often there is a belief that Founders just don’t have what it takes to become a CEO and build a big company that m

Ep 56: An African Entrepreneurship Journey-with Alex Kalanda-Ceo Ayambe
May 10, 2022

In this episode, The Savvy Founder interviews Alex Kalanda, CEO and Founder of Ayambe Talent Solutions. This interview is a great example of the entrepreneurial journey and spirit; it’s a lifelong job

Ep 55: Solving Big Problems, Best Practices For a Mission-Driven Startup – with  Joshua Wohle CEO Mindstone
May 03, 2022

Solving big problems takes a different approach – in this interview with Co-Founder Joshua Whole, we dive into the topic from top to bottom. The show is a bit longer than the normal 30’minutes but wel

Ep 54: How Do You Save Time? Listen To Your Customers! – Shilpa Sharma, Co-Founder Flyte
April 26, 2022

How do you save time? Listen to your customers! Not only does Shilpa Sharma share this excellent advice, but she and her co-founder are focused on saving time. FlyteAI.com save sales people 10 hours a

Ep 53: You Don’t Need to Be Venture-Backed to Build a Big Company – Rand Fishkin (Encore)
April 19, 2022

In this episode, I sit down and interview Rand Fishkin, serial entrepreneur, founder of Spark Toro, and author of Lost and Founder. Rand shares his insights on: The venture capital industry Raising ca

Ep 52: Fluent in Startups?  Gavin Dove Will Get You Speaking Startup Journey Success, Fast!
April 12, 2022

Are you fluent in startups? Need to become fluent? Need to shorten your startup journey? Then listen to this episode with Gavin Dove, co-founder of Fluent.co. His company tagline is “Learn languages b

Ep 51: To Build a Better Startup – Keep Changing Your Attitude
April 05, 2022

In this 51th Episode, The Savvy Founder continues to reflect on the first 50 episodes, and shares his second biggest learning – Attitude The dictionary definition says: attitude is a settled way of th