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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Oct 25, 2021

Welcome to episode 266 of the Startup Junkie's Podcast!

For this episode, Caleb Talley and Jeff Amerine sit down with Hall T. Martin of TEN Capital Network. Whether it's discovering helpful tips on improving your pitches to VC funds or how to get the most out of raising capital for your startup, you will NOT want to miss this one!

Thanks for tuning in!

 

Shownotes

(0:55) Introducing Hall T. Martin

(5:14) Creating TEN Capital Network

(7:26) Venture Scaling Route

(11:41) Funding as a Service

(14:47) What's Next for the Funding World?

(20:53) Recipe for a Successful Angel Network

(25:16) Events for Startups

(26:59) Simplifying Reports On Investments

(29:58) Why Join Angel Investing?

(32:01) Advice To Younger Self

(33:30) Wrap Up

 

Links

Jeff Amerine

Caleb Talley

Hall T. Martin

TEN Capital Network

 

Quotes

"It was all about student education, student experience, and job placement. The angels that came together, that was their 'why.' That's where I really learned that if the "why" is just to make money, you're going to have a 30% turnover rate every 12 to 18 months."

(4:17) - Hall T. Martin

 

"I'm amazed how many people are out pitching... yet they really haven't finished the deck, they really haven't put the financial projections together. I always coach them, 'Let's get the basics together.' "

(7:43) - Hall T. Martin

 

"I think the key is to number one, find what your 'why’ is.  Why would we come together? What is our mission? What are we going to do?"

(21:09) - Hall T. Martin

 

"Investing is not so much about the finance, it's about building relationships."

(32:19) - Hall T. Martin

 

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Oct 18, 2021

Summary

 

This is the Startup Junkie's Podcast, welcome back!

 

Episode 265 gathered a lot of incredible people around the Startup Junkie table! Alongside our hosts, Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Davis McEntire, we sat with Meredith Lowry and Judy Henry of Wright Lindsey Jennings Law Practice, and Sarah Goforth and Cari Humphry from the University of Arkansas’ office of entrepreneurship and innovation. The NCAA, the U of A, and the NIL are some big buzz words for any collegiate sports fan and we got to discuss the legal ramifications alongside with the U of A’s response to the matter. 

 

Don’t miss this episode! 

 

Thanks for tuning in! 

 

Shownotes

 

(0:49) Introducing WLJ and UARK guests

(3:13) Pressure of NIL with the NCAA and UARK

(13:07) UARK Programs to Empower Athletes with New NIL Procedures

(22:12) The Need for Financial Advisement and Education

(26:29) Legalities of This Transition

(35:36) UARK Vs. Other Universities

(41:20) Relationship with Businesses and Universities and NIL Procedures

(48:17) Changing Marketplace and Changing Regulations

(1:02:55) Growth of Sports Management

(1:10:45) Closing Remarks & Wrap Up

 

Links

 

Jeff Amerine

Caleb Talley

Davis McEntire

Meredith Lowry

Judy Henry

Wright Lindsey Jennings Law Practice

Sarah Goforth

Cari Humphry

UARK Office of entrepreneurship and Innovation





Quotes

 

"​​This has been a pressure point boiling up to the surface for a couple of years. And finally became reality when states went ahead and had statutes that immediately came into effect this summer. The NCAA couldn't ignore it any longer and had to take some action."

(7:24) - Judy Henry

 

"A lot of them are not equipping themselves because they devote so much time to their sport.. [they have no time to ] to really be successful and negotiate and go after opportunities and start their own businesses."

(15:27) - Sarah Goforth

 

"I feel we've [UARK] differentiated ourselves with the wide variety of mentors and community partners involved who are giving their time and their expertise. And then secondly, taking that wider entrepreneurial lens."

(35:36) Sarah Goforth

 

"Student-athletes have some really great ideas and there is some grit involved and some determination and commitment."

(37:19) - Cari Humphry

 

"I really hope that it keeps them engaged in school longer. Taking advantage of the resources that they have as student-athletes and on campus."

(1:09:50) - Cari Humphry

 

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Oct 11, 2021

Summary

Welcome to the Startup Junkie's Podcast!

 

Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Davis McEntire are joined by Evan Mullins, data-scientist and founder of Pebble. A startup that’s goal is to help grow and build up other small companies. We want to hear all about it! From a childhood spent innovating, to seeing a problem and solving a problem in school, to the creation of Pebble, we were able to hash it all out with our good friend Evan on this week’s episode. You will want to hear all about Evan and Pebble, and maybe even get on the platform yourself after listening to this! 

 

Thanks for tuning in! 

 

Shownotes

(0:49) Introducing Evan Mullins of Pebble

(2:12) Always an Entrepreneur

(7:13) Empirical Evidence and Marketing a Startup Up

(9:29) Why work with Pebble?

(10:41) Business Model of Pebble

(15:03) Pebble’s Online Process

(18:22) Data Analytics of Pebble

(22:32) Market Expansion

(28:33) Advice to Younger Self

(39:58) Wrap Up

 

Links

Jeff Amerine

Caleb Talley

Davis McEntire

Evan Mullins

Pebble

 

Quotes

 

"​​I knew that small businesses really value their time. It's really hard to get on their schedules and it's really hard to get them to pay for things.”  (4:37) - Evan Mullins

 

"​​It's all about exposure. You're getting access to a whole other market of people and getting to see and interact with customers”  (9:46) - Evan Mullins

 

“What we're offering is whenever someone goes to buy anything, they're going to find you.”  (10:27) - Evan Mullins

 

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Oct 4, 2021

Welcome to the Startup Junkie's Podcast!

 

This week we mixed it up a little. Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Davis McEntire are joined by guest co-host Tim McFarland and sit down with Tim Miller of Central Standard. Old friends, Tim and Jeff, catch up on his newest venture on the entrepreneurial journey. This episode discusses the flaws in talent recruiting agencies who pull from the international pools and what makes Central Standard different. 

 

Thanks for joining us!

 

Shownotes:

(0:49) Introducing Tim Miller of Central Standard

(1:38) From Collegiate Track Athlete to Serial Entrepreneur

(11:01) Experience as an Early Stage Startup

(16:48) The War on Talent

(31:55) Why Mexico? 

(35:50) Business Growth Outpacing Talent

(40:08) Culture's Influence on Customer Loyalty

(45:22) Central Standard's Business Model

(55:34) Wrap Up

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Caleb Talley

Davis McEntire

Timothy McFarland

Timothy Miller

Central Standard

 

"It's a talent and recruiting agency, but I like to call a talent agency because first and foremost, I think what makes us different is we are trying to appeal to the talent down there, much like a CAA (creative artists agency.)"   (20:46) Tim Miller

 

"I think our message resonates. They see that we care about their career. We wanna help them find an industry."   (25:37) - Tim Miller

 

"We want to help people identify opportunities."   (24:13) - Tim Miller

 

"What you are seeing is that the people with deep pockets, um, are, are able to attract talent and, and, and talent is moving at a frequency. It's never moved before. Loyalty lasts only so long."    (35:05) - Tim Miller

 

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