EP31: Angel Investor Manny Fernandez On Raising Capital & Entrepreneurship

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San Francisco angel investor of the year Manny Fernandez explains new things happening in the world of equity crowdfunding, why he founded Dreamfunded, and even offers to help startup founders with resources they need to raise capital!

Listen to the podcast then checkout DreamFunded.Com to learn more about new ways to raise capital!

EP13: Equity Crowdfunding Discussion; Pitches From Thimble & Jessica Martindale

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In this action packed episode, San Francisco angel investor Manny Fernandez talks equity crowdfunding & the JOBS Act, then Oscar Pedroso pitches Thimble, and amazing new way to learn about robotics, software and hardware! Next we have amazing artist Jessica Martindale pitch her new album!

Listen to the show then check out these amazing campaigns!

EP30: Laura Roeder Talks Bootstrapping Edgar

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In this episode Laura Roeder talks about how she successfully bootstrapped her new social media management startup Edgar, and shares her story of becoming an entrepreneur at 22. We also discuss the importance of team building, managing remote teams, and how sometimes it’s smarter to not raise capital and go for it!

EP12: Live Pitches From Ario Living & Bomboard

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On the radio show this week we have live pitches from Ario Living and Bomboard. First we hear from Brian Hoskins about how their new invention enables you to use light to sync your body clock, improve healthy living, and even help your sleep schedule. Next we hear from John West, CEO of Bomboard, all about their new water craft that can literally be taken apart and put in your trunk! He also shares his personal background and tips about how to be a successful entrepreneur. As a veteran, he is also giving a portion of all proceeds to Wounded Warriors as a way to give back to our soldiers!

Check out the videos below then go to their campaign pages to learn more.

EP 29: Angel Investor Tatyana Gray Explains What Investors Are Looking For

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Angel investor Tatyana Gray explains shifts in the investment world, and shares different things that turn off investors to founders and ways to impress them.

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EP11: Viktor Jondal & Peter Ragonetti Explain 3D Printing & Pitch Fleks3D

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Industrial designers Viktor Jondal & Peter Ragonetti pitch their new product Fleks3D that improves 3D printing! They also explain how 3D printing works, and how it is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry.

Listen to the podcast then go to Kickstarter and back their campaign if you like what their doing!

Crowdfunding Pitch Show EP8: David Wilson Pitches Jamblaster

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In this pitch episode David Wilson pitches their amazing new product the Jamblaster, that allows play music with others live in sync remotely, record pro quality audio, broadcast video performances, teach/take online lessons & more! You can even do live Youtube broadcasts with multiple camera angles, all through Jamblaster.

Check out their campaign here after listening to the pitch!

EP 28: Angel Investor Ivan Raiklin Talks Sharing Economy

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In this episode I have a great conversation with former green beret now angel investor Ivan Raiklin about why he started investing in sharing economy startups. We talk about their potential impact on the economy, different ways to gain traction, and he shares insights into how to rapidly expand your knowledge as a startup founder.

Special Episode: Smart Crowdfunding & Clickable Prototypes

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In this special Thanksgiving episode Shane Liddell CEO of Smart Crowdfunding tell his story helping 100’s of startups have successful campaigns, and Kenn Palm, CEO of Pilgrim Consulting talks about entrepreneurship, investing, and how clickable prototypes are essential for tech startups.

Music City Gets a Music Accelerator

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In this episode of Serious Startups, we get hyperlocal and talk about the new music accelerator coming to Nashville.

I loved this discussion because with Kane so deep into the music business, he had some great insights into why Project Music will be a great asset to Nashville–or perhaps another stumbling block?

There’s so much going on in Nashville these days. Everywhere you look there are more cranes and buildings and “Now Hiring” signs. If you haven’t been to Nashville before–and have an idea for a music business startup–make sure you apply to Project Music. The mentorship and investment could be game changing for you and your startup.

Serious Startups: The Nashville NEXT Awards

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We’re really excited for our friends featured in the NEXT Awards, hosted by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center. There are some great companies and entrepreneurs up for awards this year.

But, is the fact that we even have an awards ceremony one of the warning signs of a bubble? I think so. What about you?