The Founders Mentality

“People with ‘founder mentality’ can’t rest once a problem or opportunity is identified. They take on personal responsibility without complaint, learn and recruit skills as needed, and deliver results despite politics. There is unlimited global demand for founder mentality”. - Naval Ravikant
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EPISODES

RECENT EPISODES

These are our most recent episodes. Further down the page you will find our entire list of previous episodes from our first year.

EP 10.

Being Accountable

Release Date May 15th 2019 (coming soon)
Founder of deltPRO

Kara Rios

In episode 10 “Feeling Accountable is not Being Accountable” Kara & Josh dive into the process Kara employed to get here technology vetted and built, where her passion for helping employees/employers find the right fit came from and how personal hardships can be the fuel you need to push through and reach your goals. Kara is one serious badass with an incredible amount of strength. Her story is proof that nothing can get in your way when you have a dream and keep a laser focus on the destination.

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EP 09.

The Sales Entrepreneur

Release Date May 1st 2019
Founder of Coffee & Closers, Otium Outdoors, BeBG

Mickeli Bedore

In episode 9 “The Sales Entrepreneur” Mickeli & Josh discuss (among other things) becoming a media outlet and the impact that can have on your personal branding and sales efforts. Building trust is the number one job of any sales professional. Providing value, being seen as a thought leader and/or a credible resource to your prospects by building a media outlet around yourself is just one of the many ways to advance the sale and build your pipeline in todays environment.

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EP 08.

Be Intentional

Release Date April 15th 2019
Founder of Upsie

Clarence Bethea

In episode 8 “Be Intentional” Josh welcomes guest Clarence Bethea of Upsie. Since participating in Techstars in 2017, Upsie has been a rocket securing the customers and funding needed to disrupt the warranty industry. A beacon of grace, humility, humanity and inspiration, Clarence walks listeners through his journey from lightbulb moment to growing business and discusses what helped him get there.

I highly recommend that you watch Clarence on his Coffee & Closers episode with Mickeli Bedore first before watching this episode.

MEET THE HOST

A two-time founder, I have been working in digital technology, marketing & sales for over 20 years.

Entrepreneurial in spirit and practice, I am always looking for new ideas to lead, support or advise. I also believe you can never network too much, I'm always interested in grabbing a coffee or scotch with likeminded individuals or businesses looking for consultation.

My current business SalesReach.io was formed in 2017 and is a SaaS based sales acceleration and enablement tool for business development representatives. I was able to raise $250k pre-product, pre-revenue to fund the initial growth and am currently in discussion for the Seed round to accelerate marketing and development efforts.

Entrepreneurship is my life blood. I hope this series encourages others that have been considering taking the plunge to go for it. It's an incredible experience every time.

This series was inspired by my own journey of building my current business. In an effort to minimize risk, I decided to reach out to inspiring local business leaders for informal meetings in the hopes of learning the things I didn't know. What I found was a wealth of knowledge that has made every difference for me personally. I hope that all listeners can find the same answers and inspiration that I found through the shows.

Cheers,

Josh Fedie
Founder of SalesReach.io | Host of ``The Founders Mentality``

EPISODES

PAST EPISODES

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EP 07.

Growth Mindset

Release Date April 1st 2019
Founder of Forage

Garrio Harrison

In “Growth Mindset”, the 7th Episode of The Founders Mentality, Josh and guest Garrio Harrison of Forage discuss the importance in providing mentorship to the entrepreneurial community, lessons learned from other local founders, a key trait that successful founders share (A Growth Mindset) and the lifelong pursuit of education.

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EP 06.

It's Not All Glamorous

Release Date March 15th 2019
Speaker, Tech Entrepreneur, Founder of Modern Foundation

Tyler Olson

In “It’s Not All Glamorous”, Tyler and Josh discuss new ways to build wealth leveraging the sharing economy, the importance in building thought leadership and speaking engagements to build awareness and credibility for your business and the life long pursuit that is known as entrepreneurship. The title is a little tongue-in-cheek, but this is a seriously good conversation with a local startup legend.

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EP 05.

Mapping Out The Process

Release Date March 1st 2019
Nice.Healthcare, Relate, RetraceHealth

Thompson Aderinkomi

In “Mapping Out The Process”, Thompson and Josh discuss the process of creating your minimum viable product (MVP) leveraging existing technologies, starting a business in a heavily regulated industry and being intentional with your time.

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EP 04.

Copper Bullets

Release Date February 13th 2019
Travel Labs

Parker Schlank

This is a perfect episode for anyone looking to leave their corporate role and chase greatness. In “Copper Bullets”, Parker and Josh will discuss where ideas come from, leaving corporate America, establishing domain expertise, building digital products and the importance of balancing family in your startup.

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EP 03.

Ideation

Release Date January 30th 2019
Reemo Health | CLUTCH SOS

Muhammad Abdurrahman, PH.D.

In Episode 3 “Ideation”, Josh & Muhammad focus the discussion on ideation. Launching a business can be tough, what you do in the early days of ideation, formation and creation of your product or company is important. We’ll also talk about the personal background that lead to some of the companies Muhammad has been a part of.

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EP 02.

CEO Sales

Release Date January 14th 2019
Code42 , Aftercode, Rambl.ai

Mitch Coopet

In “CEO Sales”, Mitch and Josh discuss the process of raising investments, building your first team and what it should look like and your first sales as a company.

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EP 01.

Testing Resilience

Release Date January 2nd 2019
Authentic Brand

Jennifer Zick

In “Testing Resilience”, Jennifer and Josh will touch upon the struggles that exist in getting your company started, imposter syndrome, knowing when to launch and the importance in giving back.

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GUESTS

PREVIOUS & UPCOMING GUESTS

Interested in learning more about any of the guests on The Founders Mentality? Feel free to follow the links below to visit their company websites or view their personal LinkedIn pages.
Jennifer Zick
Jennifer Zick
Founder | Authentic Brand
Featured in Episode 1: ``Testing Resilience``
Mitch Coopet
Mitch Coopet
Co-Founder Code42 , Aftercode, Rambl.ai
Featured in Episode 2: ``CEO Sales``
Muhammad Abdurrahman, Ph.D.
Muhammad Abdurrahman, Ph.D.
Managing Founder | ClutchSOS
Featured in Episode 3: Ideation
Parker Schlank
Parker Schlank
Co-Founder | Copper Bullets
Featured in Episode 4: Copper Bullets
Thompson Aderinkomi
Thompson Aderinkomi
Co-Founder | Nice Healthcare, RetraceHealth, RELATE, Healthcare.MN
Featured in Episode 5: Mapping Out The Process
Tyler Olson
Tyler Olson
International Speaker | Technology Entrepreneur | Founder of Modern Foundation
Featured in Episode 6: It's Not All Glamorous
Garrio Harrison
Garrio Harrison
Founder | Forage
Featured in Episode 7: Growth Mindset
Clarence Bethea
Clarence Bethea
Founder & CEO at Upsie, Techstars Retail, 17
Featured in Episode 8: Be Intentional
Mickeli Bedore
Mickeli Bedore
Coffee & Closers
Featured in Episode 9: The Sales Entrepreneur
Kara (Bergan) Rios
Kara (Bergan) Rios
Founder & CEO at deltPRO
Featured in Episode 10: Feeling Accountable is not Being Accountable
Reed Robinson
Reed Robinson
Co-Founder | Executive Director at Beta.MN
Upcoming Guest
Christopher Carlisle
Christopher Carlisle
Partner at Gray Plant Mooty | Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital and Emerging Company Teams
Upcoming Guest
Elizabeth Wheaton
Elizabeth Wheaton
Co Founder | Rally Registry
Upcoming Guest
Katie Moss
Katie Moss
Co Founder | Rally Registry
Upcoming Guest
Aaron Eggert
Aaron Eggert
Founder | BACKforty
Upcoming Guest
Jason Mitzo
Jason Mitzo
Advokyt | Fision | The Social 360 | Volerro
Upcoming Guest
Colin Graves
Colin Graves
Founder | North Labs
Upcoming Guest
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