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Building Fires

Building Fires

By Cory McKane & Farhaj Mayan

How to turn nothing into something. Two startup founders interview successful entrepreneurs from around the world to find out what it takes to start with nothing and build a fire ūüĒ•

(Formerly called the WeStrive Podcast: Episodes #1-#70)

Hosted by:
Cory McKane | CEO - WeStriveApp.com
Farhaj Mayan | CEO - HireKanna.com
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#20 Carl Copeland | CEO - Möbius Air

Building FiresDec 14, 2020

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#20 Carl Copeland | CEO - Möbius Air
Dec 14, 202051:52
#19 Paul Yacoubian | Co-Founder - Copy.ai
Nov 30, 202055:14
#18 Yash & Puneet | Aevus

#18 Yash & Puneet | Aevus

Yash Santani & Puneet Chadha are the founders of aevus.ai and they are absolutely changing the world. They are both Johns Hopkins grads who are actively trying to improve the lives of diabetics around the world.

"We are building an AI-powered prescription guidance platform for treating Type-2 diabetes - Precision Rx. All it does is give a doctor a second pair of clinical eyes"

They discovered that health systems have been accumulating health data for 30+ years and it basically just sits there. Now, they are taking that data to help doctors more accurately prescribe drugs and they are well on their way to having a live product. They already have access to millions of data points and their team is chalk-full of some of the world's smartest people.


Farhaj and I hope you enjoy the episode!

Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Nov 23, 202046:59
#17 - Martin Lien | Founder @ Respond Flow
Nov 16, 202056:55
#16 Greg Hallman | Founder @ Ocupath

#16 Greg Hallman | Founder @ Ocupath

Greg Hallman is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and he's also an extremely successful entrepreneur. A few years ago, he wanted to get into the OKC Thunder Startup accelerator, Stitch Crew, (the same accelerator Farhaj & I have done) but he didn't have a company. He went through his list of company ideas and Ocupath was born.

After a lot of hard work, his company was able to win multiple grants, one of them being a $1 million contract with the US Navy...so awesome! Ocupath is a VR product for Corporate Training. They are, "REDEFINING THE WAY WE TRAIN, RECRUIT AND RETAIN THE NEXT-GEN WORKFORCE.".

Throughout the podcast, Greg breaks down what an SBIR loan is, we go into his side business Crudoolandia, and we cover everything you need to know about the VR world.

I personally learned about 20 things this episode so I hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to check out Ocupath.com

Greg and his wife also own a restaurant chain in OKC called Crudoolandia

Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Oct 19, 202057:37
#15 Jordan Walker | Founder @ Yac
Oct 12, 202038:16
#14 Vincent Dorrian | Co-Founder $350M Exit
Oct 05, 202040:60
#13 Garrett Scott | CEO - Pipedream Labs
Sep 28, 202041:43
#12 Adelle Archer | CEO - Eterneva

#12 Adelle Archer | CEO - Eterneva

I first heard about Adelle while watching Shark Tank years ago. Despite the bright spotlight of being on national television (and having millionaires yell at you), she remained composed and very well-spoken. They even landed a deal with Mark Cuban! Now, years later, their company is growing even faster than they were before and they also just raised a massive funding round!

At Eterneva, they help with your grieving process by turning the ashes of your lost loved ones into diamonds. Adelle and her team do an incredible job of helping individuals through such a terrible event in one's life. Throughout the episode we go through what it took for her to get to where she is today, how the idea started, her experience on Shark Tank, and so much more.

Receive a free Welcome Kit with the code BUILDINGFIRES at checkout at eterneva.com

Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Sep 21, 202046:25
#11 Russell Wilde Jr. | COO - Front Office Sports
Sep 14, 202046:15
#10 Nathan Butorac | CEO - Pi√Īatagrams

#10 Nathan Butorac | CEO - Pi√Īatagrams

Nathan Butorac is a true entrepreneur down to his core. He started his entrepreneurship journey at just three years old and he hasn't stopped since. After working in several startups, he decided to get one going himself. He's run Better Than a Letter (Parent company) for a few years now and underneath that is his flourishing company, Pi√Īatagrams.

If we skip past all the struggles of a typical early-stage entrepreneur, we'll end up with Pi√Īatagrams absolutely blowing up in sales this past March. As soon as the pandemic began, Nathan took a shot with some incredible creatives & Facebook ads...and wow did it pay off. Throughout the podcast, we'll touch on Nathan's business life, how he grew his company, and where he sees his company getting to over the next year.

https://www.pinatagrams.com/

https://www.betterthanaletter.com/

Sep 08, 202048:12
#9 Nathan Hirsch | CEO @ Outsource School

#9 Nathan Hirsch | CEO @ Outsource School

This is the 2nd time that Nathan has been interviewed on our Podcast (Episode #31). 

Nathan started off his entrepreneurship journey by selling things online. It started with re-selling college textbooks and led to selling millions of dollars on Ebay. After that, he ran one of the best Freelancer businesses on the planet, Freeeup.com. The best part? He ran his freelancer business...with freelancers. Since Episode 31 was recorded, Nathan has actually sold Freeeup and now runs Outsource school (congrats Nathan).

Nathan Hirsch also founded Ecombalance.com a monthly bookkeeping service for Ecommerce Sellers and Agencies

 Throughout the podcast, he takes us through how he got to where he is today, how he ran such a massive freelancer company, and what his life looks like now as he seeks to expand Outsource School.

Outsource School Links;

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/outsourceschool1

LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsourceschool 

Twitter:   https://www.twitter.com/SchoolOutsource 

OutsourceSchool:  https://www.outsourceschool.com

Email:    support@outsourceschool.com

Personal Links:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nathan.hirsch

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FreeeUpNathanHirsch

Twitter:   https://www.twitter.com/realnatehirsch

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanhirsch/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/realnatehirsch/


First Episode: https://anchor.fm/buildingfires/episodes/31-CEO-FreeeUp-com--Nathan-Hirsch-e4nc2s

Aug 31, 202039:51
#8 Ara Ghougassian | Co-Founder @ Fluent

#8 Ara Ghougassian | Co-Founder @ Fluent

This week we had the privilege of interviewing Ara Ghougassian with usefluent.co. His website is beautiful and the product itself is even better. Every language platform on the planet focuses on teaching you a new language by using the same, worn-out methods. With Fluent, you're constantly learning words that you actually care about and want to use for your daily life.

They are currently available in French as a Chrome Extension and plan on expanding to other languages in the near future. Ara did an incredible job of seeing a problem and then solving it. Throughout the podcast, we discuss his experience in the startup world, what it's like growing a language platform, and so much more. Enjoy!

Aug 24, 202049:23
#7 Brian Leonard - CTO @ TaskRabbit, CEO @ Grouparoo

#7 Brian Leonard - CTO @ TaskRabbit, CEO @ Grouparoo

Brian Leonard was the first employee and Co-founder of a company you‚Äôve definitely heard of‚ĶTask Rabbit. He and his Co-founder basically pioneered the ‚Äėtask‚Äô or ‚Äėlocal freelance‚Äô market.

By definition, ‚ÄúTaskRabbit is an American online and mobile marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work‚ÄĚ.

After years of success and growth, their team had a successful exit and Brian has since moved on to build his own company, Grouparoo. Grouparoo is an open source data infrastructure to keep customer data in-sync between your data warehouse and 3rd party tools. Essentially, it’s an amazing tool that helps teams work & communicate much better together.

Farhaj & I are so excited to have Brian on the show and we hope you enjoy the episode.

Aug 17, 202051:19
#6 Dr. Eric Cole - Cyber Security Legend
Aug 10, 202042:12
#5 Shrevan Marath | CEO - Work Simplr

#5 Shrevan Marath | CEO - Work Simplr

Shrevan started off his career as a Sound Engineer in the UK. After going through a tough situation where his years of working as a Sound Engineer were considered 'invalid', he decided to do something about it. That's when he created Work Simplr.

"Work Simplr is a virtual co-working platform for students, businesses, and professionals to network and collaborate with each other. We aim to create a centralized and professional gig working economy that is fuelled by local communities."

Throughout the episode, we do a deep dive into the growing pains of a startup and what it's like working in the startup world while dealing with immigration.

Be sure to Subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Aug 03, 202052:37
#4 Yoann Bohbot | Founder - dots SPACE Co-working

#4 Yoann Bohbot | Founder - dots SPACE Co-working

Yoann Bohbot is the founder of dots SPACE, a higher-end co-working space that operates in Beverly Hills and  Culver City, California (Los Angeles area). Early in his career, he was a critical piece of an IT company whose biggest clients included Honda, Adobe, Nestle, as well as several high profile real estate companies, doctors, lawyers, celebrities such as Seal, the Fugees, Lindsay Lohan, and more.

He later managed the e-commerce department for Christian Audigier, a French fashion designer known for the Ed Hardy and Von Dutch clothing lines. There, he directed 40 people including purchasing, marketing, and logistics. The company had 100M in wholesale revenues, and only had 1M in online sales. In his first 3 months after joining Christian Audigier, he tripled its online sales to $3M.

Throughout the episode we talk about what it takes to start a co-working space, what sets his apart, and so much more.

Be sure to subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Jul 27, 202001:00:44
#3 Hirbod Bigvand | Founder - Surfboard

#3 Hirbod Bigvand | Founder - Surfboard

Hirbod is the CEO and founder of Surfboard, a geo-location app platform that allows you to explore your community. In this episode, we talk about his experience immigrating to America as a young adult who barely knew how to speak English, what got him into the startup scene in college, and the state of diversity in venture capital today.

Be sure to subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Jul 20, 202001:01:54
#2 Dillon Breslin | CEO - Round2

#2 Dillon Breslin | CEO - Round2

Dillon Breslin is the CEO of Round2, an AI-powered sporting goods platform connecting youth athletes to affordable gear and equipment. Previously, he spent 6 years doing B2B sales at prominent startups in the NY tech scene. He was inspired to launch Round2 after being snubbed on OfferUp during a trade of Jordan 11's.

Be sure to subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Jul 13, 202058:27
#1 Steve Young | CEO - AppMasters.com

#1 Steve Young | CEO - AppMasters.com

Farhaj and I want to welcome you to the brand new Building Fires Podcast (originally called WeStrive). For our first episode, we have the incredible Steve Young. 

Steve is the CEO of AppMasters.com and he is just that...an App MASTER. Steve knows everything there is to know about the app store, ASO, getting featured, and tons of hidden tips/tricks. Throughout the episode, we cover his early life in startups, what it was like dealing with the App store back in the early days of smart-phones, and Steve MAYBE gives our audience a few hidden gems for App Store Optimization (ASO).


Be sure to subscribe and tune in every Monday to hear more amazing interviews #FireTeam

Jul 06, 202055:48
#70 CEO @ Bouqs | John Tabis

#70 CEO @ Bouqs | John Tabis

John Tabis has been at the top of the floral industry for quite some time now...but it wasn't always that way. After moving on from his first startup, John started working at Disney (not the worst career move lol) and after several years he decided he wanted to get back into the startup world.

John felt like he could take the floral industry by storm and he did just that. After years of steady growth and hard work, he appeared on Shark Tank (where I first saw him). He didn't get a deal on the show but he's actually one of the first people ever to get a deal years AFTER the show aired (I don't want to spoil the story so you'll just have to listen).

I hope you enjoy the story of how a brand new CEO created one of the most successful floral/shark-tank companies in history!

May 26, 202054:04
#69 CEO @ Boundless Labs | Chase Dimond

#69 CEO @ Boundless Labs | Chase Dimond

First off, I want to congratulate Chase on having his first kid ūüĎ∂Chase started off by being a key part of a business that scaled to 300,000 students. After this accomplishment, he created one of the most successful 'email travel series' lists in existence and he did it all from scratch. This is when he realized that he had become a master email marketer.¬†Fast forward to today and he runs an email marketing agency, focusing on e-commerce brands, called boundlesslabs and they are working with some of the top brands from around the world. If you're looking to partner up with an amazing email marketing specialist, you can get ahold of Chase below.

The best way for people to connect with Chase: Twitter (here's his profile) and LinkedIn (here's his profile).

Chase's email if anyone wants to email him is chase@boundlesslabs.io



WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS/Android for 100's of amazing workouts from certified trainers. If you're a personal trainer, check us out at WeStriveApp.com in order to save time managing your business, to make more money selling fitness plans on our marketplace, and to provide a 5-star mobile experience for your clientele.

May 18, 202044:27
#68 Co-Founder @ StitchCrew | Erika Lucas

#68 Co-Founder @ StitchCrew | Erika Lucas

Erika Lucas is the Co-Founder of the StitchCrew Accelerator program based out of Oklahoma City, OK. 

Growing up in Mexico with 'bootstrapping' entrepreneurial parents, Erika learned early on what it takes to be successful. After moving to Oklahoma, she realized there were so amazing startups in her area that were leaving for big cities like LA, San Fran, and NY. She and her partner created StitchCrew to help fight this problem. They have already made a huge impact on their state through their investment/effort/time and their partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder, 

They have seen nearly 100 startups flourish under their guidance throughout the five cohorts in their program thus far and they are just getting started ūüí™Click the link below to be a part of the live Demo for Cohort-5 at StitchCrew! Enjoy the episode.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-day-spring-batch-2020-tickets-104666739034

May 11, 202051:24
#67 Lead Investor @ Luma Launch | Laurent Grill

#67 Lead Investor @ Luma Launch | Laurent Grill

This week I had the privilege of interviewing Laurent Grill with Luma Launch and I'm excited to tell his story. Laurent has been involved with the startup world for years. When the opportunity to become the Lead Investor at Luma Launch presented itself, he took full advantage. He now runs one of the best early-stage VC's in California out of their office in Santa Monica. Keep in mind, the beginning of this interview was included in last week's episode involving Pitch Decks. We dive into pitch decks, what it's like to be a VC, his early life, and all of his future plans. Enjoy!

Lead Investor: Lumalaunch.com

@laurentgrill on twitter

@lumalaunch on Instagram


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

May 04, 202050:03
#66 Pitch Deck Mastery | Laurent Grill, Vik Sasi, Farhaj Mayan
Apr 27, 202001:14:47
#65 Founder/CEO BANDWAGON | Harold Hughes

#65 Founder/CEO BANDWAGON | Harold Hughes

Shortly after graduating from Clemson, Harold realized he wanted to rewrite the ticketing space. He was upset that so many home fan tickets were sold to opposing teams, so many fake tickets were being sold, and he was just frustrated with the ticketing industry as a whole. After years of work, bandwagonfanclub.com is now flourishing and Harold himself has embraced the startup world. His company now has two offices in the US and he has personally invested in multiple startups (one of those startups being Farhaj Mayan - WeStrive episode #52). I hope you enjoy hearing about his journey and all his tips on how to build/grow a startup.


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

Apr 20, 202001:02:50
#64 NFL Coach/Public Speaker | Daron K. Roberts
Apr 13, 202056:21
#63 CEO - Boardsi | Martin Rowinski

#63 CEO - Boardsi | Martin Rowinski

Martin Rowinski is the CEO of boardsi.com (Pronounced Board-Z) which is a platform that connects top-level executives with startups looking to fill out their advisory board. Martin has spent years in the tech industry advising countless companies and founding a few of his own. Over the course of the podcast, we cover his early life, his experience with running a real estate company during the stock market crash, having an exit, and so much more.

How to get ahold of Martin & Boardsi:

schedule@boardsi.com

(916) 542-9379


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

Apr 06, 202056:28
#62 Million Dollar Exit Founder - Vadi Efe
Mar 30, 202001:10:32
#61 Co-Founder Holistapet | Charlotte Hodgson | $6K - $500K/month in 6 months

#61 Co-Founder Holistapet | Charlotte Hodgson | $6K - $500K/month in 6 months

This week we have Charlotte Hodgson and basically everything she touches turns to Gold. She grew up with loving parents who she later found out were addicted to hard drugs. At an early age, she was responsible for taking care of her siblings, eventually joined the army, got her Masters in Education, and eventually joined a Charter School. When she joined, the school had 250 students and by the time she left the school had over 35,000.

After seeing an opportunity with her friend's company, Holistapet (holistapet.com), she decided to invest and become a Co-Founder. The company was doing $6,000/month and after 6 months of Charlotte, they were doing around $500K/month. This past year they did $5 Million and are on track to do $10 Million in 2020. Once Charlotte was brought on the team, they also expanded into the human version of their CBD company, Cheef Botanicals (cheefbotanicals.com). I hope you enjoy the episode and can learn something from Charlotte's experience and lessons!


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

Mar 23, 202045:24
#60 Founder - Surkus, Co-Founder - Groupon | Stephen George

#60 Founder - Surkus, Co-Founder - Groupon | Stephen George

Stephen George has been an entrepreneur his entire life. In his early 20's, he was one of the Co-Founders of the company Groupon and managed hundreds of employees at the age of 21. After Groupon's multi-billion dollar IPO, he decided to leave the company and traveled around the world for several years. After 3+ years of traveling, he returned to the US and became the founder of Surkus - https://surkus.com/

Surkus offers members exclusive access to paid events and offers from brands in exchange for engagement. It's an amazing app that's transforming the fan-to-brand relationship. I hope you enjoy the episode and can learn something from his amazing journey.


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

Mar 16, 202038:18
#59 CEO - Toasty | Kevon Cheung

#59 CEO - Toasty | Kevon Cheung

Kevon Cheung grew up in Hong Kong and at just 15 years old he flew by himself to Boston so he could attend school. He ended up staying in the US for 8 years before heading back to China to pursue entrepreneurship. Kevon has been involved with countless companies over the years. He helped launch/grow First Code Academy (a coding academy that has helped over 15,000 students learn how to code) and now he is the CEO/Founder of his networking software company, Toasty (toasty.ai). 

When I was first approached by someone on Kevon's team, I was excited and eager to hear more. As a networking event host myself, it's always hard to find ways to break the ice among attendees...and Kevon's new company does just that! Listen to the episode to find out more!


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

Mar 09, 202038:28
#58 Founder - First Text | Cory Levy
Mar 02, 202028:37
#57 CEO - Marketli | Forrest Hosten
Feb 24, 202045:35
#56 Founder - Roper | Maeve Garigan
Feb 17, 202047:36
#55 Founders - Lazarus 3D | Jacques & Smriti Zaneveld
Feb 10, 202001:14:06
#54 PinkDear CEO | Heather Pink
Feb 03, 202050:42
#53 CEO - SurviVR | Brian Hoang

#53 CEO - SurviVR | Brian Hoang

Brian Hoang is a master of VR and AR technology....so much so that in college he founded the Society for VR and the Society for AR. During his college career he also got started on his first VR company and the rest is history. Since then, Brian has worked at multiple VC firms (soaking up all the information he needed for fundraising), created a new company VR company, and then pivoted to create what is now Survivr.

Survivr is the ultimate VR experience for law enforcement and first responders to train virtually in life-like scenarios to help improve their effectiveness and save lives. Listen in as we break down Brian's journey to get where he is today. Enjoy!


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

Jan 27, 202042:15
#52 Founder - Labdoor | Neil Thanedar

#52 Founder - Labdoor | Neil Thanedar

Neil Thanedar graduated from college and immediately got to work. His company, Labdoor, is arguably the best company on the planet when it comes to independent research of the supplement industry. I actually purchased a pre-workout off of their website before recording this interview (and if you can get a broke startup-founder like me to spend $40+ on something online, then you know you have a quality product). They have made millions of dollars, raised $7M in funding from notable investors like Mark Cuban, and have transformed the supplement industry.

Some great lessons for founders that he speaks on:

  1. Every time customers give you feedback, write it down and analyze it
  2. Create a company you're passionate about
  3. Send monthly email updates to investors
  4. As a founder, you have to understand every aspect of your business, even if it's just a little bit. Everything from marketing, coding languages, business law, etc.

Enjoy the episode!


WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.

Jan 20, 202055:41
#51 Co-Founder @ CrossNet | Chris Meade

#51 Co-Founder @ CrossNet | Chris Meade

The storyline for the company that was created by Chris Meade and his friends almost sounds made up. They wrote out a list of company ideas and the final thing they didn't erase was '4-way Volleyball'. They quit their jobs, moved away from home, and years later they have millions in sales. Sounds like a fantasy company, right? Well, Chris and his team have endured so much over the years and sacrificed everything to get to this point.

Throughout the podcast, we cover their years of dedication, a few viral videos, and creative marketing strategies that have brought them to the top.

Be sure to buy your CrossNet today! crossnetgame.com



WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.

Jan 13, 202041:38
#50 CEO of Kanna - Farhaj Mayan

#50 CEO of Kanna - Farhaj Mayan

This week I interviewed Farhaj Mayan, CEO & Founder at Kanna (hirekanna.com), and their company helps people find gigs/jobs in the Cannabis industry. Farhaj is one of those stop-at-nothing-to-succeed entrepreneurs and he actually fell on this new company by accident. He previously was running a mobile app for barbers called Fade, already was thinking of transitioning in a different direction, and then he stumbled upon a huge gap in such a growing industry.

Throughout the podcast, Farhaj discusses his life growing up in Dubai, moving to the US, winning robotics competitions, his journey with RedBull, building two amazing companies, and more. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.

Jan 06, 202046:50
#49 Co-Founder InHouse produce | Andrew Blume & Trevor Hudson
Dec 02, 201954:13
#48 Cory Mckane - WeStrive Founder
Nov 25, 201951:10
#47 CEO - Qloud Sherpas | Axel York
Nov 18, 201901:00:56
#46 CEO - JetCet Lifestyle Backpacks | Nick Ordo√Īez

#46 CEO - JetCet Lifestyle Backpacks | Nick Ordo√Īez

Nick Ordo√Īez was introduced to me by a previous interviewee, Brodi Nicholas (episode #35), since Nick's company does a lot of work with Brodi's Cancer charity, campaignoaat.org. Nick runs an amazing travel/lifestyle backpacking company called Jetcet that he started several years ago. His passion for travel and hard work are what forged his company and those ambitions all started as a little kid. Nick's best friend/brother has down-syndrome and that had a big impact on how Nick lived his life. After heading off to college, Nick wanted to make his brother proud and that's when he started working on Jetcet. Seeing a need for a sleeker/more compact backpack, Nick and his cousin decided to launch Jetcet and the rest is history.

Throughout the podcast we touch on early life, scaling a company (with a baby at home), his relationship with the Philippines, and so much more.

If you want one of his company's backpacks, here's a 20% discount. Enjoy!

https://www.jetcetlife.com/ 

Promo Code: WeStrive for 20% off


Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.

Nov 11, 201941:58
#45 Kanye's CTO, CEO - Number 5 | Adam Ayers - Part 2

#45 Kanye's CTO, CEO - Number 5 | Adam Ayers - Part 2

Nov 04, 201941:11
#44 Kanye's CTO, CEO - Number 5 | Adam Ayers - Part 1

#44 Kanye's CTO, CEO - Number 5 | Adam Ayers - Part 1

Oct 28, 201954:46
#43 SEO Legend, CEO-GoPure Brands | Alex Keyan
Oct 21, 201933:14
#42 Top Angel Investor | Christopher Grey
Oct 14, 201941:46
#41 Founder Instasteam | Ari Hirsch
Oct 07, 201937:57