Welcome back to another week of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward have a chat with Sean Petterson, founder, and CEO of Strongarm Technologies. Strongarm Tech is a developer of a safety science platform that uses wearable sensors and AI-driven analysis to collect, analyze and predict insights on industrial workers in order to mitigate the risk of injury, enabling clients to mitigate workman's compensation claims from back injuries and increase worker productivity and comfort. In this episode, you will get to hear about Sean's compelling story and background, critical adjustments made during COVID-19, and insights around company culture. Check out this compelling episode!
(1:14) What is StrongArm Tech
(6:20) How StrongArm Tech saves company’s money
(9:51) Where will StrongArm be in the 3 years?
(12:13) COVID’s effects on StrongArm
(16:26) How insurance helps in StrongArm’s sales process
(19:23) Sean talks about keeping people from all areas of operation focused on the data that truly matters
(22:52) Sean shares stories of how StrongArm has been impactful and helpful to clients
(26:20) Sean talks about the culture of StrongArm
(29:39) Seans shares advice to his younger self
(31:53) Wrap up
“So today we’ve transitioned, and Strongarm is the world’s leading safety science company. We’ve had over 35,000 people run through our platform, and we’re reducing injuries now at a rate of nearly 50% year over year.” (5:32)
“So for us to be able to be front that is solely focused on one issue - the industrial athlete, and making them relevant in the future by driving value that is not seen necessarily, is our unique operation.” (21:58)
“We use a core set of values, and those values for us happen to be a cool acronym that ends up being sacred. But those values are things like self-improving, and our ability to stick to those is key for us to hire the same people as we build that scalable business.” (27:15)
“Your value as an entrepreneur and as an individual leader is your ability to synthesize. To disagree with some of the insights you may get, to agree with some of the insights you may get, but to synthesize your own thoughts based on the information that you pull in is hands down the most valuable asset.” (30:21)