Matt Matros Discusses the Founding of Protein Bar and Three Life Tips for Success

by Jeff Chenoweth on December 14, 2012

Matt Matros Discusses the Founding of Protein Bar and Three Life Tips for Success

Matt Matros, founder of Protein Bar created the go-to destination for individuals seeking quick and delicious menu options they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
In this video Matt discusses his story, the inspiration behind his work, and the three things he’s found in his life that have helped with Protein Bar’s success.

Emerson Spartz Discusses MuggleNet, Spartz Media and His Path to Entrepreneurial Success

by Jeff Chenoweth on November 30, 2012

Emerson Spartz is best-known for founding MuggleNet, the #1 Harry Potter website, at the age of 12. Currently CEO of Spartz Media, one of the fastest-growing digital media publishers.
In this video, Emerson shares how he came up with their startup ideas, how they recognized the companies had the potential to be big, and how they executed on the first steps.

What Is Intellectual Property Law? Identifying the Right Protection For Your Startup with Tammi Franke

by Jeff Chenoweth on November 26, 2012

Tammi Franke is a partner in the law firm of Fitzgerald & Hewes LLP. Her practice focuses on corporate and technology-based matters.

In the video below from our Fall Startup Law Summit in September, Tammi discusses identifying the appropriate type of protection for a startup’s intellectual capital.

GiveForward CEO Desiree Vargas Wrigley Shares How She’s Turned Helping People Into A Business

by Tim Jahn on July 26, 2012

Desiree Vargas Wrigley is the co-founder of GiveForward, an online platform that gives friends
and family an answer to the question “What can I do to help?” when a loved one is in need.

In the video below from our June Chicago event about turning your passion into a startup, Desiree shares her stories and experiences building GiveForward, and helping thousands of people raise millions of dollars.

Threadless Co-Founder Jake Nickell Shares How He Turned His Passion Into A Business

by Tim Jahn on July 17, 2012

Jake Nickell is the co-founder of Threadless, an e-commerce website and t-shirt community that crowdsources t-shirt designs and sells them.  He started the company 12 years ago with his co-founder and $1,000. Threadless is a globally renowned brand today with a giant community of designers and artists.

In the video below from our June Chicago event about turning your passion into a startup, Jake shares his stories and experiences building Threadless into the success story that it is today.

GrubHub Co-Founder Mike Evans On Why He Thinks You Should Have A Co-Founder

by Tim Jahn on April 2, 2012

Mike Evans is the co-founder of GrubHub, a website and mobile app that lets you discover and order from all the restaurants around you that deliver.

In the video below from our March Chicago event about founding teams, Mike shares his stories and experiences building GrubHub with his co-founder Matt Maloney.  In his presentation, Mike explains the benefits of a co-founder, why he swears by having two co-founders, and more!

Centro Founder Shawn Riegsecker’s Advice On Scaling Your Startup

by Tim Jahn on February 20, 2012

Centro Founder Shawn Riegsecker's Advice On Scaling Your Startup

Shawn Riegsecker is the founder of Centro, a digital media firm focused on developing software to improve relationships and efficiencies between buyers and sellers in the advertising industry.

In the video below from our January Chicago event about scaling startups, Shawn shares some heartfelt stories from his experience building Centro, the importance of culture along the way, and why he’s such a strong believer in hiring slowly and firing quickly.

Jason Fried Shares His Advice On Building Your Startup On Your Own Terms

by Tim Jahn on February 13, 2012

Jason Fried, co-founder of 37signals

Jason Fried is the co-founder of 37signals, a company that develops popular collaboration software.  Ove the past decade, the company has grown their sales and the number of people on their team, all while bootstrapping and keeping things the way they like them.

In the video below from our January “Scaling Startups” event, Jason shares some advice from his experience building 37signals and answers the audience’s questions about scaling startups.

Talia Mashiach Shares Her Experience Scaling Her Company To Number 188 On Inc 500 List

by Tim Jahn on February 6, 2012

Talia Mashiach Shares Her Experience Scaling Her Company To Number 188 On Inc 500 List

Talia Mashiach is the founder of Eved, a company she launched in 2010 to lead the transformation of the $263B meeting and event industry from a manual, highly fragmented and traditional services sector into a comprehensive online marketplace.

In the video below from our January “Scaling Startups” event in Chicago, Talia shares the story of how she scaled Eved into the number 188 company on Inc. Magazine’s 27th annual Inc. 500 list.

Tyler Prochnow of Think Big Partners Shares His Advice On Finding Customers

by Tim Jahn on December 26, 2011

Tyler Prochnow of Think Big Partners Shares His Advice On Finding Customers

Tyler Prochnow is the co-founder of Think Big Partners, an early stage business incubator in Kansas City, MO.

In this video from our November Kansas City event about finding customers, Tyler shares some stories from his days owning the Kansas City arena football team and his advice on finding customers.