The inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations
with successful entrepreneurs and investors. 

Hosted by Trey Scott, WatchPitch Founder and CEO


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 40 – It Is No Longer About Problem-Solution – Collaborative Awareness Founders Maureen McCarthy & Zelle Nelson

EPISODE SUMMARY

So is it really all just about PROBLEMS  & SOLUTIONS? Will we always be stuck in this pattern that even neurologists will tell us compromises our ability to be using the full capacity of our brain activity. Organization development experts and consultants Maureen McCarthy and Zelle Nelson from Collaborative Awareness and the Blueprint of We join us on our 40th Podcast and Videocast now to dive into a new model of focusing on what we desire and inventing new possibilities that then excites our brain and engages all of its intelligence. Powerful applications to your self, to inner team dynamics, with your clients and strategic partners and the practice of collaboration. You will be inspired…Let’s get started…

EPISODE NOTES

So clearly this episode deserves a few extra listens, and/or viewings too. Discovering how to collaborate and how to be more inventive as a collaborator is gold…for the organization you are building and the people who you work with in order to maximize your outcomes and success together. The problem-solution model may be seductive but it limits our ability to be curious, effective and innovative. To learn more about Maureen & Zelle’s work in over 138 countries…please visit collaborativeawareness.com Thank you for listening. We are thrilled you watched and or listened to this WatchPitch Episode !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 39 – Making Connections To Close the Gap with Support and Intention with Chris Filipiak – The Connector

EPISODE SUMMARY

What happens when an Engineer who is traditionally focused on nodes and paths realizes how the mechanics of that actually apply not just to objects and electrical connections but also to people. Our guest today is Chris Filipiak, also known as the Connector. His business is connecting for sales and he actually embeds himself in companies to help with that very process. Huge discoveries in our conversation together about how to do this (including scaring the crap out of yourself) and beginning with where its all starts, our intention. You will be inspired…let’s get started…

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Chris the importance of our intention, that when we get clear and take a specific approach vs. a broad approach we will get the results we intend. And even though there might be a gap between where we are now and where we are aiming, if we have the right support behind us our connections will be successful Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 38 – Getting in Sync to Empower with Mary O’Connor

Episode Summary

Mary O’Connor is dedicated to people getting into sync with one another so they can be empowered to improve this planet and whatever else their business is doing to make that happen. We discuss the mechanics and design of persuasive conversations that lead to enrollment. And this means being able to ask, how can I help. What are the problems you are having and there might be a few solutions I have. But your solutions, your reasons for connecting just aren’t going to be received well if we haven’t connected. Super valuable tools being discussed…you will be inspired…Let’s get started…

Episode Notes

We learned from Mary the importance of stopping our talking. And what comes after that…listening and understanding. When we do this, a shared empowerment now has the oxygen to thrive and to establish connection. And when we are connected, we can solve and improve life as we know it…for our team, for our customers and maybe even, our planet. Thank you for listening everyone !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 37 – Big Scary Fish Tank, Investor Tipping Points and the Genesis of an Investment Group Keen on the Triple Bottom Line with Kelly Campbell

Episode Summary

How does an Investor, and eventually an investor group actually get formed? What are the values that fuel any investor group and when looking at that triple bottom line of people, profit and planet or community, how can these be measured for successful investing. Well this next podcast dives into the timeline of Kelly Campbell who along with the Investors of the Asheville Investment Club, are hosting the Big Scary Fish Tank Pitch competition where over $500,000 is at stake. And, we get inside the “tipping points” of investor decision-making. You will learn and you will be inspired…Let’s get started…

Episode Notes

We learned from Kelly the importance of partnership when any entrepreneur or start-up is looking for investors. Capital and returns are not the only measures of relationship with Investors. It is not about just the money. It is about the business, the operations and in this case, the community and how that will be impacted by the investment. If you can make it to Asheville for the Big Scary Fish Tank Pitch event on September 6th no doubt, you will see these principles in action. And if not, visit their website and discover the makings of an investment group committed to community. Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode # 36 – Season 3 – Warning Signs and Hacking Customers with Chris DiNicholas

Episode Summary

We open our 3rd Season with the WatchPitch Podcast not just with audio but now with video…if you would like to SEE this podcast visit our You Tube Channel and SUBSCRIBE by searching WatchPitch, all one word, WatchPitch and SUBSCRIBE to our WatchPitch You Tube Channel. And when you SUBSCRIBE you won’t miss a single episode.

Chrsi DiNicholas joins us, formerly a Graphic Designer with the National Football League here in the US. He now works with Founders and CEO’s with a warning sign around his neck. It reads; “This job can be dangerous.” Pointing to stats that back this up we discuss how to avoid these dangers and build a business with underlying foundational practices that include the importance of Co-Founders… and the “yellow flags” that indicate you might be in trouble with your Co-Founder, understanding what is actually needed for your business and doing that by listening deeply both to your customers and to the marketplace. You will want to hear and watch all of this to learn how important the habits of your customers truly are… Let’s get started…

Episode Notes: 

We learned from Chris the importance of listening to our customers, and for those of us who are action-focused leaders, this means to pause…and to listen. We also learned about distinguishing between our self and our ideas…they are not one and the same, and finally, about Chris’s upcoming class for Leaders and Founders focused on hacking customers at hacking customers.com. Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 35 – LIVE PITCH COACHING EVENT TO INVESTORS – 5 Experts Share So YOU CAN PITCH TOMORROW

Episode Summary

We have a special treat for you, this now 35th Episode of the WatchPitch Podcast. Not one guest but 5! All captured during a LIVE EVENT where each guest took 10-minutes to discuss with us how best to connect with decision makers and investors so they understand and connect with you. Once that connection happens now you have interest and the results you both want – a decision to move forward together in partnership. You will want to share and hear this episode over and over again as you approach that next meeting and presentation. Let’s get started…this is a special bonus for everyone, including me!

Episode Notes

We learned from these pitch coaches that pitching above all else, is presence, and connecting, the importance of your red team to reflect feedback and resting into your core passion at the center of who you are. Be sure to give this another listen when you need a few extra reminders as you approach that next pitch to investors or decision-makers so you get the results that equal a partnership.  Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 34 – Alexandra Herman & The Asheville Wedding Collective – Pitch Winning with WatchPitch

Episode Summary

Our guest today is Alexandra Herman and she is particularly special to the WatchPitch Podcast guest list because recently, she participated in a Start-Up grant application that required a Pitch Video. She used WatchPitch to create her video pitch submission and, well, she won the grant. We chat together about how she did that and the collective she has created with others, to revolutionize the wedding industry and experience …not just for the bride and groom but for all of those vendors that insure that special day, is indeed, special.  Let’s get started with Alexandra!

Episode Notes

We learn from Alexandra how she in fact won her grant application using the WatchPitch App and platform alongside the community development of creating a collective where everyone is partnered to deliver value to the special day of a wedding. Collective and community building may indeed be the eco-system that moves many of us from business as competition to business as cooperation. Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 33 – Malinda Gagnon – Part 2 with Uprise Partners: Getting to Soul, True North and Trust (in Order to Grow)

Episode Summary

Our guest today is Malinda Gagnon CEO with Uprise Partners and this, Part 2 now of an Interview with this group’s shared leadership with her husband, Brian Gagnon, in Episode 31 of our WatchPitch Podcast. We dive a little deeper into the metrics of what moves investors towards their investing; resources, time and expertise into a start-up. And perhaps you would be surprised to learn that some of this goes as deep as your soul. If a Founder and their team are not operating from a place of trust and a shared understanding of what true north means, to everyone, once faced with success or failure, this could spell for a less than brighter future if their understanding of this compass bearing is not shared. Give this a listen, you will be inspired and especially delighted to hear how a couple manage to invest their time together into future high growth businesses in parts of the country that are under-served and under-represented. Let’s get started!

Episode Notes:

We learn from Malinda how a company’s soul must be at the forefront of understanding by everyone on the team, sharing common values to help guide the business through both successes and failures as well as the importance of having advisors who you can lean in on for counsel. Starting a business is tough and not for the fair-hearted, but rather for those whose passion can fuel their ideas, their teams and their advisors with a willingness to connect through thick and thin.

Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode # 32 – Aaron Welch & Woorly; Serial Entrepreneur, What it Takes and Don’t Follow Me !

Episode Summary

Our guest today is Aaron Welch, current Founder of Woorly, a sharing of favorites platform for family & friends. Aaron is no stranger to the life of an entrepreneur. This is his 5th start-up with successful exits in his rear view mirror…but Aaron is not looking behind him, on the contrary, it is the future he is keen on and not just with his own company but with the lives and health of entrepreneur start-up Founders around the world. A graduate of Tech Stars and with exits in eSports and other customer community building platforms, Aaron cautions with the importance of listening…to the marketplace, to your customers, to potential investors and to your own health as you navigate that fire in your belly with the promise of a success just around the corner. Learn what it takes and what to avoid as we listen to this winner of the Dig South Wild Pitch event, Fan Favorite WatchPitch for Woorly at this year’s Dig South Tech Summit in Charleston, South Carolina…You will be inspired. Let’s get started!

Episode Notes:

We learned from Aaron the importance of taking breaks, cautioning against investors who may have different ideas about your future than you do and also, how building a business through its various stages requires discipline, practice and listening to what works and avoiding that onslaught of bullets that as entrepreneurs we are so often willing to push through. We look forward to learning more in his new book – Don’t Follow Me and his FaceBook Page, Ready, Start, Go.  Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode # 31 – Brian Gagnon – Uprise Partners, Start-Up Strategies and Delight at Your Core

Episode Summary

Our guest today is Brian Gagnon, CTO with Uprise Partners. He, along with his wife Malinda Gagnon and their team invest and lift their partners forward from start-up entrepreneurs to becoming successful businesses. We met at 1 Million Cups in Charleston and circled back with one another at Charleston’s premiere Tech Summit, DIG SOUTH. From SXSW, to TechStar events, CES, MASS Challenge and pitch events coast to coast our conversation inspired deeper understandings of what’s working in these eco-systems, and what isn’t. With roots at Google, VMWEAR, Western Digital and SANDISC the Uprise Partners address core principles of go-to market strategies that can include the latest breakthroughs in AI, blockchain and machine learning but can’t forget at the core, is delighting your customers.  Give this a listen…You will be inspired!

Episode Summary

We learned from Brian the importance of delight and focusing on the WOW factor while not forgetting your operational advantages and premium offerings that may find you initially in that 4th or 5th draft pick position but your fundamentals have the promise of a Tom Brady champion brand and company with delight as a driving force and focus. Check out the Data Myths Podcast while we look forward to Part 2 of this interview with Malinda Gagnon. Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 30 – Simmons Lettre – Leadership, Prototyping, Flow States & Designing Your Life

Episode Summary

Our guest today is Simmons Lettre, Founder of Charter Board Partners. She regularly consults with the formation of Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors for Charter Schools, nationwide. Charter schools, in many respects are start-ups in the business of education. Charter schools are also innovators, by design, in a field that has been around, well, for centuries. The leadership of these organizations is key to their success and discovering best practices by applying emotional intelligence and design principles from experts at Stanford University are all part of our discussion that underscores how culture eats strategy for lunch. Give this a listen…as you reflect on your own organizational culture… You will be inspired!

Episode Notes

We learned from Simmons the importance of connecting the dots from our personal self-care and well being along and a sense of good flow, or friction, to determine for ourselves as leaders, how best to pivot when needed. And sometimes this means a closer look at what we are designing into the culture of our organizations…and the wisdom of having some fellow visionista’s or advisors and coaches nearby to help us along the way.

Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 29: Pete Scott – Innovation at Warner Media with the Start-Up Nation and Beyond

Episode Summary

Our guest today is Pete Scott at Warner Media, the newly minted company and content engine that Ted Turner started, evolving through a series of acquisitions that is fueled by world-class leadership in content generation. Pete has been with the company for decades, evolving with it, and sits near the tip of the technical spear of innovation and emerging media trends. I caught up with him between trans-atlantic flights with the start-up nation of Israel and this year’s upcoming Mobile Tech Conference in Barcelona. We discussed how global brands are now developing strategies for innovation that come from the outside of their organizations and the good reason why. You will be inspired !

Episode Notes:

We learned from Pete how the start-up nation is naturally geared for innovation, the three relationship deliverables for every entrepreneur with their partners, the mystery and backbone of ones and zeros and the logistics of 5G adoption and bandwidth against the backdrop of a new era of connective tissue between humans across the globe. What’s next will indeed be led by the Telco’s and content providers like Warner Media. Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 28: Matthew Abrams: Enterprise Operating Systems (EOS), Vision and Bridge-Building

Episode Summary

Our guest today is a leader who works with leaders, and their teams with bridge building. This is the details, the work, the schedules, the goals and the web of connectivity sourced from the Founders vision that is critically needed as you grow from a team of 2 to teams in the thousands. Matthew Abrams working with EOS or Enterprise Operating Systems offers insights, specific tools and strategies for the integration of essential frameworks for growing your business and keeping it on track. You will be inspired with a new understanding of the what and the how of growing your team and business. Let’s get started!

Episode Notes

We learn from Matthew the importance of the heart and vision of the Founder informing everything from the people to the practices that build a business and help it to scale. And, I also discovered an extra bonus with the reminder that WatchPitch is really about connecting…and that includes, with you.  Thank you for listening !

 

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 27: Trey Scott: Genesis Story for WatchPitch – Closing the Global Gap

Episode Summary

Our guest for the 27th episode of the WatchPitch Podcast is (drum roll…) me! Tadah ! A few days ago…which was last year, the South by Southwest – like event and group in Charleston, South Carolina known as Dig South and their folks at SouthPod reached out to do an interview.. The tech we used for the interview was Zoom, a little rough but hopefully forgiveable because for the first time, we talked about the roots of the WatchPitch. You will discover the engine behind WatchPitch is bridge building! Creating the means to identify problems, offer leading edge solutions partnering the resources to make it happen is at the core functionality of what WatchPitch does…for Investors and Entrepreneurs. You will be inspired as we launch officially into 2019!

Episode Notes

We learned a little bit more about what is under the hood of the passion behind WatchPitch, the global phenomena of entrepreneurialism and start-ups and how deal flow is changing to use tech like WatchPitch to get to solutions and partnerships sooner. Thank you for listening !

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 26: Paul Caswell – Weave The People – When Connectivity Goes Deeper

Episode Summary

Our guest for the 26th episode of the WatchPitch Podcast is Paul Caswell – Founder and CEO of Weave the People – a San Francisco-based consultancy that understands, practices and implements deep connectivity in organizations. Connectivity is the lifeblood of any organization large and small. Clients like ComCast, Coca Cola, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and countless others also understand how this connectivity also impacts the numbers and the bottom line. If connectivity is missing so eventually is meaning and purpose. Inspired insights and some great tools for accessing meaningful connection in your next encounter…in the workplace, at that holiday gathering or with that new client across the room.

Episode Notes:

We learned from Paul the importance of asking deeper questions in order to expand our understanding of us, of what we share and what’s connects us. This is the core of what every entrepreneur wants with their customers, and every investor wants with their entrepreneurial team. Ask for their stories and your connection will thrive !

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 25: Brett McCall – Better Than Unicorns – Virtual Reality, Nature and Re-Starting as a Restorative Force for Entrepreneurs

Episode Summary

Our guest for the 25th episode of the WatchPitch Podcast is Brett McCall, Chief Grunt (his assigned title) with virtual reality start-up, Better Than Unicorns. Virtual reality as a new frontier is already shaping our future in the marketplace but the elements and the cycles of life that include reflecting, belonging and community are voices that will have to be included. We began our conversation shortly after our local Creative Morning gathering presented the topic of restarting…which may in fact be one of the components of not just virtual reality but for any successful business entrepreneur. Inspired content. Let’s listen in and get started

Episode Notes

We learned from Brett the importance of self-awareness, the value of true mentorship, community and belonging. And during this season of the winter  solstice our podcast also explored the role of listening and paying attention to the cycles of nature that welcome, not growth at this time but a willingness to release our leaves and pay attention to the sap of our life force, our purpose in relationship to our future.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


 

WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 24: Megan Robinson & Tory Grieves for the Collider and Climate City USA – Saving The World with Data and Adaptation

 

Episode Summary

There isn’t a day that goes by where our weather doesn’t impact everybody on this planet… and sometimes that’s a good thing and other times, it’s a disaster destroying homes, coastlines, lives, communities and entire ecosystems. The climate and the human factor have become increasingly woven together. We take a moment in this particular podcast to explore how Climate City USA in Asheville, North Carolina and the Collider are trying to enterprise and make use of all the science data being collected from sensors and satellites circumnavigating our planet to navigate the future and the policies that shape decisions – for governments, cities, communities and business and individuals on a daily basis…. not only will you be inspired but I suspect you will also learn some core practices and values to navigate your future.

Episode Notes

We learned from Megan and Tory the importance of resilience and adapting, initiatives with scaleable tech that responds to actionable, real time climate data to support making smarter decisions for our cities, farms and our businesses in the future and why the keystones of communicating and partnering with easy on-ramps are core to any success, most especially when faced with the complicated equation of our climate and our future

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.


 

WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 23: Cedric Clyburn, Kitsuma Bars: Energy Bar Start-Up Success from Bridges and Sticky Notes

EPISODE SUMMARY

Our podcast today is with the Founder of Kitsuma Bars, Cedric Clyburn whose passion for solving a problem as a mountain biking competitor for clean, locally sourced and quick energy in a convenient bar ignited his start-up business. Cedric and his team are disruptors in a crowded and consolidated market of food products and his success is especially noteworthy because he is only 17. We know you will be inspired !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Cedric as a Founder how solving a personal problem can be a huge advantage when launching your enterprise. And as education continues to bridge the gap between the classroom and the marketplace, we will be seeing more and more young entrepreneurs raised with the opportunities fueled by the world wide web…and a bunch of sticky notes.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 


 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 22: Jeff Kaplan, Navigator for Economic Development with Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Investors and the Importance of the Pitch

EPISODE SUMMARY

Our podcast today is with Jeff Kaplan a gatekeeping navigator and catalytic converter for engaging entrepreneurs into the community ecosystem of economic development in the Southeast region based out of Asheville, North Carolina. There is a treasure of insights throughout this discussion for entrepreneurs and community leaders, angel investors and angel networks committed to making partnership successful that span even as far away as Capetown, South Africa. And surprise, it may just all start with your pitch…and loving your Mondays. Listen up my friends, you will be inspired, so let’s get started !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Jeff the importance of understanding how critical doing the work is as an entrepreneur, that your classroom for those pursuing academic degrees is the marketplace, how ethics and being a good human all contribute to the economic development of people and our community both on a local and global scale

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 21: Season 2 – Yossi Meshulam, Co-Founder & CEO of Ripples – Marketing DNA for a Content Platform vs. a Pure Technology

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest today was discovered on the Turner or now, Warner Media campus since the AT & T acquisition, during one of the Bridge showcase events with its partners from Tel Aviv. There is more about this on the WatchPitch website and in an upcoming podcast episode. But here is what got my attention, and after we posted the short video of this company’s invention and IP with thousands of views and comments throughout the day I just had to talk with Co-Founder and CEO Yossi Meshulam. And this is someone who understands pitching, the tribulations of moving from a corporate life to an entrepreneurial one, and what it takes to fully grasp, understand and communicate their value proposition to investors. You will be inspired…let’s get started !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Yossi the importance of understanding the core DNA of your company and being willing to pitch that to investors perhaps more than 150-times …how experience from a corporate track can absolutely contribute to your success as an entrepreneur and finally the importance of the wow factor, surprise and delight with your product or services with your customers. If you that kind of passion, well that my friends is a formula for success !

Cool Video of Ripples Technology – #WatchPitch

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 20: Emily Breedlove, Creating Eco-Systems of Innovation for Women, Girls and Communities

September 28, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest today on our now 20th WatchPitch podcast episode is Emily Breedlove, a leader whose DNA compels her to establish eco-systems of innovation. Particularly important is her commitment to women as leaders and fostering cultures for women and girls that establish a culture of trust…because, Ideas are fragile. This is a great episode for every entrepreneur committed to their own innovation practices including discovering the right fit of investors who will join them in the journey…let’s get started !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Emily’s work as Executive Director of HATCH AVL, her Presidential role with Fem City and her leadership and passion for launching Camp Girl Boss that business can indeed, shape a community of innovators when the culture fosters the voice of women, vulnerability and trust…and sometimes, that might mean, leaving the guys outside for a spell.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 19: Sharon Joy Kleitsch, Change Agent from the Inside – Out; for Individuals, Community and our Planet

September 17, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest today is Sharon Joy Kleitsch, a seasoned change agent well versed in transformation and facilitating change in organizations large and small for the good. She is currently a meta-networker with The Connection Partners. For decades, her affiliation with the Institute of Noetic Sciences and other global and regional groups acknowledge a certain wisdom that lies under the surface of our thinking and how that relates to what we do in the world and our experience. For entrepreneurs and investors, this the inside landscape of who we are and how that shows up on the outside. This is a fascinating exploration and conversation…you will be inspired… let’s get started.

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Sharon the importance of structure in how we create the conditions for being open to and willing to change and transform…ourselves and the group and groups we are focused on. This could be our customers, our employees or even our community whether that is in our own backyard or part of our larger global community.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 18: Tom Lamar – Co-Founder of LaunchSail and the Principles of OODA when Navigating Business Growth, Development and Strategy

September 4, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest is Tom Lamar, Co-Founder of LaunchSail…an international consulting group based in San Francisco whose primary role is empowering Founders, their teams, and perhaps even more importantly, their operating system by applying the piloting principles of OODA – Observe, Orient, Decide and Act. This is an inspired conversation for any entrepreneur or investor keen on results in the face of headwinds… let’s get started.

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Tom about the piloting principles of OODA when inventorying business strategies,  saw tooth analytics for capital raising as well as the larger picture of culture as it relates to place and the climate and comfort with change and finally, the importance of shifting our perspective from seeing problems as opportunities.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 17: Dr. Erin Stefanacci – Winner of the WatchPitch June Competition & Functional Medicine Practitioner

August 22, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest today is Dr. Erin Stefanacci of Carolina Holistic Health…and we met during a 1 Million Cups Pitch event while we had our WatchPitch Pitch Booth setup. She pitched at the event and won the June Competition, with most reviews and the highest score. Every month we include for each of the winners a WatchPitch podcast opportunity to talk about more about their business and of course, what’s working and what needs to change about how they are growing their business. We had an inspired discussion with lots to learn and share… let’s get started.

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Dr. Erin Stefannaci what functional medicine is and how great it is to look at our health not only when we are not feeling so great but also, when we are, the importance of tenacity and courage and putting yourself out there, even when you are an introvert and when building your business, the importance of taking a break, a day off, a good walk in nature and perhaps even, a glass of Malbec.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 16
Episode 16: Cecily Mak @Flipboard – Personalized News for our Time – A Beacon for Legal, Biz development and Strategy; from the Board to the Start-up

August 9, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest is Cecily Mak, a Silicon Valley confessed bootcamp learner with Listen.com’s Rhapsody Music and Real Networks acquisition of the company before joining Flipboard, a personalized news service voted Apple’s iPad App of the Year. Cecily also teaches Digital Media Law at Hastings Law University in San Francisco. Her approach to helping start-ups and her own company is an evolving answer but at the core is her focus on valuing time and recognizing passion that is not about fireworks but about clarity and resolve. Powerful insights for your next pitch or investment… let’s get started.

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Cecily the importance of chemistry from a Founder and their passion… to a team and how they work well together, or not. Admittedly, there are shades of gray but key healthy dynamics in a team will evolve and your success, is counting on it.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 15
Episode 15: Kevin Sandlin – Founder and Author of Pitch Practice at Atlanta Tech Village

Kevin Sandlin

July 26, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest is Kevin Sandlin, author and founder of Pitch Practice located in one of the country’s fourth largest entrepreneurial tech centers in Atlanta, Georgia. I caught up with Kevin during his regular Friday Pitch Practice sessions that he offers for free to entrepreneurs. His invitation sparked our follow-up conversation that make for an inspired lesson in the craft of a pitch after hosting nearly 3000 of them over the last 5-years… let’s get started.

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Kevin the fundamental building blocks of the pitch, the importance of pitching early to get feedback and the understanding that a start-up is actually not a business but an opportunity to build a machine with a repeatable process and predictable results with your customers.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode 14
Episode 14: Porter Bayne – Raising $1.4 million as an Entrepreneur – The How-to…

July 15, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY

My guest today is Porter Bayne – Founder of Antenna.is where he has had multiple rounds of successful capital raising with Accelerator programs, Angels and Venture Capitalists. How has he done it and what are his secrets to these pivotal discussions with his business launch and growth. We are going to find out – together. Let’s get started !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Porter the importance of a 24-7 ready to pitch story to deliver on a moments notice, the role of tenacity and timing as well as being honest as a founder and CEO about where exactly you are right now, and your next step. The rest of that massive future ahead can just wait.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 13 – Peter Krull and Earth Equity – Investing in People, Community and the Planet with Social Capital

June 29, 2018

EPISODE SUMMARY
My guest today is Peter Krull who has been out in front since 2004 of what is now a $8 trillion dollar market of assets in responsible investing with values focused on social responsibility, people and the planet. We explore the role of B-Corps and acknowledge that when building any business, it’s a slog but when there are values at the core we can find investors who care about that.  Let’s get started !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Pete the inspired growth of values entering the marketplace and the investment community, the importance of alignment and how every business can actively engage practices that support good stewardship, healthy community and the planet.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 12 – Barrie Barton, Story Choreographer

June 12, 2018

Barrie Barton


EPISODE SUMMARY
My guest today is Barrie Barton, a Story Choreographer, dance educator and Founder of Stand & Deliver Asheville. We caught up with one another at The Collider, a co-working site that was abuzz that day. Barrie offers some presentation tips for every entrepreneur by inviting us all to acknowledge our past as we look to shape the future ahead of us…and do it with this knowledge… in our bones – Let’s discover how she does this for her clients who use to be dancers and who are now, business leaders. You will be inspired – let’s get started!

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Bill the importance of taking that leap, of learning in your discomfort zone and how developing courage, we make all the difference for our business, our teams and in our partnerships whether you are an entrepreneur or an investor

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 11 – Bill Treasurer: National Speaker, Leadership Development, Business Consultant and Courage Author

Episode 11

May 25, 2018

Bill Treasurer


EPISODE SUMMARY
My guest today is Bill Treasurer. His leadership training company is Giant Leap Consulting. He is a national speaker and author of several popular management and leadership books..and just returned from the International Conference & Exposition for the Association of Talent Development in San Diego where former president Barack Obama was a keynote. Our focus is on leadership development, decision-making skills and taking that leap which for both entrepreneurs and investors can make all the difference in making their business happen.  You will be inspired – let’s get started !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Bill the importance of taking that leap, of learning in your discomfort zone and how developing courage, we make all the difference for our business, our teams and in our partnerships whether you are an entrepreneur or an investor

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 10 – Josh Dorfman – CEO with The Collider: Climate-Driven Market Solutions: Dreams, Obstacles & Opportunity

Episode 10

May 15, 2018

Josh Dorfman


EPISODE SUMMARY
My guest today is Josh Dorfman, former CEO of the most dynamic angel investor groups here in the SE – Venture South and currently, the CEO of the Collider, a climate center just blocks away from the NOAA who are the largest depositry of climate data in the world. Josh and the many members and partners of the Collider are keenly focused on how to support businesses enterprising this data to help shape policy and business development. We talked about the alchemy of dreamers and how to move ideas forward, his own journey as an entrepreneur and as a gate keeper for investors accessing these deals. This is hugely relevant to our listeners for both entrepreneurs and investors…let’s get started !

EPISODE NOTES

We learned from Josh the importance of warm introductions, what it takes to move dreams forward, of being frank, honest and being a wall buster, moving and through obstacles that are bound to come up as you make your dreams happen.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 9 – Melody Isis Herman – Entrepreneur’s Agent at POP Benefits, offering Solutions for Entrepreneurs and Businesses.

Episode 9
May 11, 2018

Melody Isis Herman


EPISODE SUMMARY
My guest today is Melody Isis Herman. Her company is POP Benefits and when you look her up on her LinkedIn profile you will see that she leads her title with Benefits Shaman…Solutions for Entrepreneurs and Businesses. That’s intriguing. She and I were introduced at our local 1 Million Cups weekly event that is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation. This is a weekly gathering of start-ups and entrepreneurs who learn every week from one another and how to be better at what they do. Melody is a spirited Ambassador for Million Cups and also a leader of her own, women-owned business. Let’s get started.

EPISODE NOTES

Our conversation with Melody underscored the importance of connecting and what to do to cultivate generosity, self-care and a good sense of humor… and how that can go a long way in becoming and claiming who we are as a maturing business leader.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 8 – Gregg Levoy – Author of Callings & Vital Signs with a deep-dive into passion that fuels every Start Up & Investor

Episode 8
Apr 16, 2018

Gregg Levoy


EPISODE SUMMARY
Gregg Levoy, is the author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life as well as his recent collection of research and explorations, entitled Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion. Gregg’s discoveries are valuable for every entrepreneur and investor fueled by their passion and how to keep it alive… for their business and investments to succeed.

EPISODE NOTES
Gregg Levoy, is author of **Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life** as well as his recent collection of research and explorations, entitled **Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion**. And when Vital Signs came out in paperback they actually edited the title to include, **Discovering and Sustaining Your Passion**. You can tell Gregg offers a valuable conversation for us as every entrepreneur and investor is fueled by their passion. Keeping it burning for their business and investments to succeed requires skill and reflection as we get tested by the marketplace. You’re going to LOVE this podcast…

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 7 – Christoph Sollich – The Pitch Doctor: Helping Start-Ups Pitch Better…from Berlin & Beyond

Episode 7
Apr 2, 2018

Christoph Sollich


EPISODE SUMMARY
My guest today is Chrsitoph Sollich – The Pitch Doctor from Berlin…Germany. He works with Start-Up’s and Accelerator programs around the world helping leaders with their pitches that engage the hearts, and brains, of investors. Whether you are pitching in a mankini or sharing a personal story his global experience offers inspired tools for your next WatchPitch.

EPISODE NOTES
My guest today is Christoph Sollich – The Pitch Doctor from Berlin…Germany. He just returned from South-by-SouthWest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas delivering a stellar pitch for the Berlin start-up community. He works with Start-Up’s and Accelerator programs around the world helping Founders and CEO’s with their pitches applying some easy and inspired practices for engaging the hearts, and brains, of investors. Whether you are pitching in a mankini or sharing a personal story his global experiences will offer you inspired tools for you next WatchPitch.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 6 – Marcie Anthone: Coca Cola storyteller and Start-Up Consultant with The Bridge program in Tel Aviv

Episode 6
Mar 11, 2018


EPISODE SUMMARY
Marcie Anthone is a marketing expert from Coca Cola and other global brands. We recorded this podcast from the Bridge headquarters in Tel Aviv. She offers a broad experience to shaping the value propositions to investors and global partners like Coca Cola, Turner and Mercedes Benz.

EPISODE NOTES
Marcie Anthone is a marketing expert from Coca Cola and other strategic global brands… We recorded this podcast from the Bridge headquarters in Tel Aviv. Marcie has extensive experience with helping to shape the value propositions and most importantly the crafting of story when it comes to marketing investor pitches and to innovative programs underway now with Coca Cola, Turner and Mercedes Benz.

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
Episode 5 – Tom Ryan: Investor & Co-Founder Start 100, Supported.ly and Talent Jam

Episode 5
Feb 23, 2018

Tom Ryan


EPISODE SUMMARY
Tom Ryan’s perspective is invaluable to WatchPitch podcast listeners because although he considers himself a working class entrepreneur as Founder of Talent Jam he is also leading the Start 100 Investor group out of Charlotte, NC and understands deal flow from both sides of the table.

EPISODE NOTES
Tom Ryan considers himself a working class entrepreneur as Founder of Talent Jam. He is also leading the Start 100 Investor group out of Charlotte, NC and is an operations coach and mentor with Supportedly.. This is a lot of hats but most impressively is his perspective from both sides of the deal flow table. Let’s discover how he does it !

ABOUT THE SHOW
The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
WatchPitch Podcast – Episode Four – Douglas Johnson

Episode 4
Feb 12, 2018

Douglas Johnson


EPISODE SUMMARY

Douglas Johnson is Founder of Scale Up On Demand. They have teams, metrics and what interests us the most – SYSTEMS for Scaling Businesses that appeal to Investors.

EPISODE NOTES

Douglas Johnson is the Founder of Scale Up On Demand. They have teams, metrics and what interests us the most – SYSTEMS for Scaling Businesses that appeal to Investors. He discusses the power of these metrics as they scale for sales and take the next steps towards engaging investor partners.

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 



WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
WatchPitch Podcast – Episode Three – Gary Ross

Episode 3
Feb 1, 2018

Gary Ross


EPISODE SUMMARY

Gary Ross is a business leader, author and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others get it right. His new book, The Growth Cube, is founded on time-tested practices for successful leadership. He coaches entrepreneurs and evaluates new businesses as a consultant and runs his own, up and coming App enterprise called Wound-Wise.

EPISODE NOTES

Gary Ross is a business leader, author and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others get it right. His new book, The Growth Cube, is founded on time-tested practices for successful leadership. He coaches entrepreneurs and evaluates new businesses as a consultant and runs his own, up and coming App enterprise called Wound-Wise. Wound Wise helps to evaluate serious wounds in order to prioritize wound care for the millions who struggle with easy access to medical care.

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 


WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
WatchPitch Podcast – Episode Two – Juan Garzon

Episode 2
Feb 1, 2018

Juan Garzon


EPISODE SUMMARY

Juan Garzon is the Co-Founder of Pitch Breakfast where entrepreneurs pitch investors over coffee while everyone is listening. I had the honor of pitching at a Pitch Breakfast here in Asheville last week and carved out a little time afterwards to talk about Juan’s passion for connecting entrepreneurs with a good story for investors

EPISODE NOTES

Juan Garzon is the Co-Founder of Pitch Breakfast where entrepreneurs pitch investors over coffee while everyone is listening. I had the honor of pitching at a Pitch Breakfast here in Asheville last week and carved out a little time afterwards to talk about Juan’s passion for connecting entrepreneurs with a good story for investors. His roots come from the world of comic books where his father was an illustrator for some of the first Star Wars stories.

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.

 

 



WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott

Episode
WatchPitch Podcast – Episode One – Ross Finlay

Episode 1
Feb 1, 2018

Ross Finlay


EPISODE SUMMARY

Angel Investors are a major source of start-up capital and one of the premier thought leaders in this arena is Canadian, Ross Finlay. I caught up with him after his Keynote presentation at the annual Venture South Conference in Greenville, South Carolina

EPISODE NOTES

Angel Investors are a major source of start-up capital and one of the premier thought leaders in this arena is Canadian, Ross Finlay. I caught up with him after his Keynote presentation at the annual Venture South Conference in Greenville, South Carolina

ABOUT THE SHOW

The WatchPitch Podcast for start-ups and investors is the inside track to best practices, insights and candid conversations from successful entrepreneurs and investors. We talk about what investors are looking for in a pitch, what entrepreneurs need to avoid and what they need to turn the volume up on when meeting with investors. The show is about empowering decision-making and creating huge efficiencies in deal flow by the way we communicate.