Episodes

Feb. 12, 2020

#82 A Deal Too Perfect to Pass Up

This is how much of a go-getter Bobbie Racette is: when she got laid off, she started a business to help thousands of other peopl…

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Jan. 29, 2020

#81 Jillian to the Rescue

During our last call-in show, Thor Wood wowed us with his 30-second elevator pitch for SnapShyft, a company that matches workers …

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Jan. 22, 2020

#80 Can This App Silence The Trolls?

Ben Trenda thinks he can stop the trolls on Twitter and other social spaces. He’s building Goodtalk, where famous people can have…

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Jan. 8, 2020

#79 The Anti-JUUL

“Move fast and break things” is a mantra for a lot of startup founders — but what if the federal government is slowing you down? …

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Nov. 13, 2019

#78 Got Goals? Grab a Cru

Tiffany Dufu has spent her career uplifting women and girls. Now, she’s turning a lifetime’s worth of expertise into a venture-ba…

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Nov. 6, 2019

#77 Sell Online or Go Door to Door

Kate Flynn has a plan to make her healthy snack bites stand out: skip the grocery stores, and find potential customers when and w…

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Oct. 30, 2019

#76 Pitchline Bonanza

Back in September, we invited listeners to call in and give us their best elevator pitch for their startup. And the response was …

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Oct. 9, 2019

#75 “I Want Bro Money Too”

The 2.4 trillion dollar fashion industry is due for a makeover, according to Andrea Madho. She says her company, Lab141, will be …

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Oct. 2, 2019

#74 Stop Killing Your Plants

Ryan Lee says he has a better way to buy plants, on his website, Rooted. To conquer the market, Ryan has a big, audacious plan, a…

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Sept. 25, 2019

#73 Enough Sales Calls Already!

For businesses, the process of buying software is brutal. Founder Andrew Hoagland launched his company to make it a breeze. In fa…

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Sept. 18, 2019

#72 How Niche Is Too Niche?

Orion Brown is very early in her journey as an entrepreneur. In fact, this is her first pitch to venture capitalists! At this ear…

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Sept. 11, 2019

#71 Raising Kids Is Hard. So Is Raising a Startup.

When founder Jen Saxton landed a partnership with a big name retailer in the baby industry, she thought her startup, Tot Squad, w…

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Sept. 4, 2019

#70 What Is Michael Phelps Jamming to Right Now?

What if you could listen to the exact same music as your favorite celebrities, at exactly the same time? That’s the question that…

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Aug. 21, 2019

When You Grow Too Fast

A little over a year ago, Xiao Wang came on the show to pitch his startup, Boundless. He told investors that his company was goin…

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Aug. 14, 2019

#69 When Less Is Not More

Founder Rahul Jindal might be the king of bootstrapping. And when investors see similarities between his startup, Hyde Closet, an…

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Aug. 7, 2019

#68 Dogs & Dating: A Match Made in Heaven?

Back in May we asked entrepreneurs to call in and give us their best pitches. The winner was Leigh Isaacson and her startup Dig —…

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July 17, 2019

I’ve Looked Death in the Eye

When he came on the show two years ago, Amado Guloy said his startup would change the business of animal agriculture. And the inv…

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June 26, 2019

Fighting the 24/7 Startup Grind

Back in 2018, Margot Schmorak pitched our investors on Hostfully. It’s a startup that ushers old-style vacation-rental companies …

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June 19, 2019

#67 Call-in Pitch Competition

Back in May, we invited listeners to call in and pitch us their startups. And you really delivered, giving us over 200 pitches! I…

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June 5, 2019

#66 Does Anyone Really Want Your Product?

Dennis Meng’s first company was a major flop. So he started another one that could’ve saved the first. It’s called User Interview…

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May 15, 2019

#65 Wait, Your App Does What Exactly?

Spencer Shulem wants people to learn from their mistakes. Also, he wants to help them organize their time. Oh, and he wants to ga…

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May 8, 2019

#64 Startup Sale! 80% Off

Ramya Possett and Rachel Lee founded BlueFoot to make tracking the competition easy for massive companies. And they think that wh…

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April 17, 2019

FightCamp: A Name Change, A Game Change

When Khalil Zahar and Tommy Duquette first pitched their boxing workout startup, Hykso, the investors saw a big opportunity. They…

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April 10, 2019

#63 Can A Startup Solve Homelessness?

Jonathan Kumar pitches his startup, Samaritan, which aims to help people who’ve lost their homes. But can he convince the investo…

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