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Too often Silicon Valley has become the new Hollywood of broken promises and dashed dreams. Is the startup journey weighing you down? Are you searching for your own coffee shop conversation that turns into a $5M check? Weekly, Philip Topham, The Savvy Founder and Armchair sociologist, explores the startup struggle and what it means to be founder and Chief Everything Officer. Philip will be interviewing guests and sharing his own experiences uncovering the raw truths and hard earned “aha” moments. So if you’re feeling locked out of the startup insider secrets and looking for a smoother path then tune in where we help you save you time, money and heartache.

  • Ep 22: Startup Advice – Failing forward? What does that mean? How to Move on to the Next Big Thing, When the First Thing Wasn’t so Good? with Jon Shower

    September 14, 2021

    Ep 22: Startup Advice – Failing forward? What does that mean? How to Move on to the Next Big Thing, When the First Thing Wasn’t so Good? with Jon Shower

  • Ep 21: Co-Founder Conflict – The Number One Reason Early Startups Fail

    September 7, 2021

    Ep 21: Co-Founder Conflict – The Number One Reason Early Startups Fail

  • Ep 20: Entrepreneurship – A decade in Review with Bill Waldo

    August 31, 2021

    Ep 20: Entrepreneurship – A decade in Review with Bill Waldo

  • Ep 19: Startup Founders, Angels, Investment Bankers, and Silicon Valley with Vitaly Golomb

    August 24, 2021

    Ep 19: Startup Founders, Angels, Investment Bankers, and Silicon Valley with Vitaly Golomb

  • Ep 18: How Do I Build Investor Relationships? Networking Advice for Startup Founders with Tallal Gondal

    August 17, 2021

    Ep 18: How Do I Build Investor Relationships? Networking Advice for Startup Founders with Tallal Gondal

  • Ep 17: A European Perspective on Financing and Raising Money for Scalable Startups with Craig Alexander Rattray

    August 10, 2021

    Ep 17: A European Perspective on Financing and Raising Money for Scalable Startups with Craig Alexander Rattray

  • Ep 16: What’s the Best Advice for a New Startup Founder?

    August 3, 2021

    Ep 16: What’s the Best Advice for a New Startup Founder?

  • Ep 15: Calendars, Scheduling, and Time – A Conversation with Liam Rose on a Better Way

    July 27, 2021

    Ep 15: Calendars, Scheduling, and Time – A Conversation with Liam Rose on a Better Way

  • Ep 14: Startup Accelerators 101 and Success Tips with Brian MacMahon

    July 20, 2021

    Ep 14: Startup Accelerators 101 and Success Tips with Brian MacMahon

  • Ep 13: Being Prepared to Start Your Business VS Just Starting Your Business – An Interview with Varag Gharibjanian

    July 13, 2021

    Ep 13: Being Prepared to Start Your Business VS Just Starting Your Business – An Interview with Varag Gharibjanian

  • Ep 12: Engage with Purpose. Engage your Investors. Build for the Long Term. A Conversation with Scott Sandland

    July 6, 2021

    Ep 12: Engage with Purpose. Engage your Investors. Build for the Long Term. A Conversation with Scott Sandland

  • Ep 11: Scott Fox on Building a Diverse Startup Community in Orange County

    June 29, 2021

    Ep 11: Scott Fox on Building a Diverse Startup Community in Orange County

  • Ep 10: The NoCode Movement and Other Ways to Speed Your Startup Success with Christian Peverelli

    June 22, 2021

    Ep 10: The NoCode Movement and Other Ways to Speed Your Startup Success with Christian Peverelli

  • Ep 09:  You don’t need to be venture-backed to build a big company – Rand Fishkin

    June 15, 2021

    Ep 09: You don’t need to be venture-backed to build a big company – Rand Fishkin

  • Ep 08:  The Savvy Founder “FAST” Framework Explained and Launch Show Recap with Philip Topham

    June 8, 2021

    Ep 08: The Savvy Founder “FAST” Framework Explained and Launch Show Recap with Philip Topham

  • Ep 07:  Interaction Builds Trust with Customers and Investors with Norman Falkenberg

    June 1, 2021

    Ep 07: Interaction Builds Trust with Customers and Investors with Norman Falkenberg

  • Ep 06: Do You Need Money for Your Startup? Advice with Tom Maze

    May 25, 2021

    Ep 06: Do You Need Money for Your Startup? Advice with Tom Maze

  • Ep 05: Getting funded – How to work with Angel Investors with David Friedman

    May 18, 2021

    Ep 05: Getting funded – How to work with Angel Investors with David Friedman

  • Ep 04: Your Personal Brand is Your Most Valuable Currency – Ash Kumra

    May 10, 2021

    Ep 04: Your Personal Brand is Your Most Valuable Currency – Ash Kumra

  • Ep 03: To Raise Money and Have Good Relationships with Investors – Karan Bavandi

    May 10, 2021

    Ep 03: To Raise Money and Have Good Relationships with Investors – Karan Bavandi