Interviews

Gareth Mahon – CEO Interview

Gareth Mahon – CEO Interview

CEO of The CareSideWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I decided I wanted to start my own company after reading the 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. Previously, I had worked for large organizations my entire career. This came with many pros....

Joe Altieri – CEO Interview

Joe Altieri – CEO Interview

CEO of FlexScreenWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? After I figured out the technology for flexible window screens and applied for the patents, I got a very attractive offer from someone who wanted to buy it. I would get a nice sum and move on...

Vlado Cekikj – CEO Interview

Vlado Cekikj – CEO Interview

CEO of squareONE MarketingWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? Although no life script tells you when it is the right time to start your business, there always comes a breaking point, where you have to invest in yourself and walk away from what's no...

Karl Shallowhorn – CEO Interview

Karl Shallowhorn – CEO Interview

CEO of Shallowhorn ConsultingWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I realized that I had value that outpaced my work situation. I also had conflict of interest issues with my workplace that prohibited me from delivering services. I also knew, that...

Emily G-Cebrián Lombán – CEO Interview

Emily G-Cebrián Lombán – CEO Interview

Co-Founder & CEO of FrogedWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I've always known that I wanted to start my own Company, but it was 2 years ago, when I met Angel & Juanjo (my co-founders) that we understood that we were about to start something...

Dr. D’vorah Graeser – CEO Interview

Dr. D’vorah Graeser – CEO Interview

CEO of KISS PatentWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I’ve been interested in tech for a very long time — I started coding when I was 16. This was back in the days before the GUI (graphical user interface) was common. I took one class in high...

Michael Pavlak – CEO Interview

Michael Pavlak – CEO Interview

Co-Founder & CEO of StashStockWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I have always wanted to run my own company, but finding something that I could build from the ground up was the hard part. We started StashStock in 2015 after we realized that the...

Jillian Ray Baronoff – CEO Interview

Jillian Ray Baronoff – CEO Interview

Founder & CEO of LawzyWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I’ve wanted to start my own company since a very young age. I loved the idea of building something that was mine, but I didn’t know what my company would look like or what problem it would...

Patricia Osorio – CMO Interview

Patricia Osorio – CMO Interview

Co-Founder & CMO of BirdieWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I was born in a very entrepreneurial home. My parents are doctors who always had side businesses, building ventures such as a shoe factory to real state and agriculture. I've seen them...

Milosz Krasinski – Managing Director Interview

Milosz Krasinski – Managing Director Interview

Managing Director of ChillifruitWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? Pretty much always. I studied audio engineering and gained a degree, however, I think I always knew that I didn’t want to take a role in some huge company in this capacity. I was...

Kelly Belknap – CEO Interview

Kelly Belknap – CEO Interview

Co-Founder of Adventurist Backpack Co.When did you know you wanted to start your own company? I've had ideas regarding owning my own business mulling around in my head since I was about 12 years old. Back then, I was really passionate about someday opening up my own...

Alexander Onaindia – CEO Interview

Alexander Onaindia – CEO Interview

Co-Founder & CEO of Distinction AgencyWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? Starting a company interested me very early in my career. I worked in several entrepreneurial environments and knew I'd regret not taking a chance at starting my own agency....

Julia Lemberskiy – CEO Interview

Julia Lemberskiy – CEO Interview

Co-founder & co-CEO of JJ StudioWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? As a child I wanted to 'do business' as this is what I saw my parents and grandparents doing, without really knowing what it means. I self-taught myself business as a teenager and...

Sissi Lappin from ListingDoor – CEO Interview

Sissi Lappin from ListingDoor – CEO Interview

CEO of ListingDoorWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I was a real estate broker in the Houston area for over 20+ years when one of my closest friends came to me in a panic needing to sell her home. Her husband had defaulted on his child support,...

Pieter Vaniperen from PWVConsultants – CEO Interview

Pieter Vaniperen from PWVConsultants – CEO Interview

Managing Partner of PWV ConsultantsWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I started my first company when I was young. I think a part of me was always entrepreneurial. I realized early on that the way I think doesn't fit well in boxes. What was your...

Erin Mastopietro from Dope Dog – CEO Interview

Erin Mastopietro from Dope Dog – CEO Interview

Co-Founder of Dope DogWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? Since a young age I was always experimenting with small businesses, some more embarrassing than others. When I was around 10 years old, my neighbor and I started taking in and out our...

Dane Spear from Time to Reply – Founder Interview

Dane Spear from Time to Reply – Founder Interview

Founder & Chief Product Officer of TimetoReplyWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I had always wanted to be in control of my own time so my view was to always start my own business rather than be employed by a company. In high school, instead of...

Elnaz Sarraf – CEO Interview

Elnaz Sarraf – CEO Interview

Founder & CEO of ROYBIWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? My parents had a significant role in my interests in entrepreneurship. My father was a small business owner in Iran. Even though everyone thought he's running the business alone, it was my...

Rob Hoehn – CEO Interview

Rob Hoehn – CEO Interview

CEO of IdeaScaleWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? I was working at a large bank as a programmer and moonlighting on some start-up projects But me and my other co-founders were all starting out our careers at large companies and all had the same...

Adam Lane Robinson – CEO Interview

Adam Lane Robinson – CEO Interview

CEO of GetEmailsWhen did you know you wanted to start your own company? It was an add-on to my first company, and email marketing company called Robly. We saw product market fit and saw that GetEmails could be an identity resolution company on its own. What was your...

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