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The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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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. 

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Nov 9, 2020

Welcome to another episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward have a virtual chat with Jonathan Kazarian, founder and CEO of AccelEvents. AccelEvents is a virtual event platform that creates high-quality broadcasts and on-demand videos at scale. With over 12,500 companies, organizations, and events who have utilized the platform, AccelEvents has been proven to be an effective solution. In this episode, you will get to hear about the birth and development of AccelEvents, advice to be successful with organizing and running virtual events, and emerging trends in the virtual event space. Check out this great episode!

Shownotes

(1:16) Introducing Accelevents

(7:03) The benefits of transitioning to virtual events

(12:44) Setting up a virtual event through Accelevents

(14:11) How virtual events favor tech employees

(16:26) Scaling quickly with a global virtual team

(18:02) Price structure and how sponsors benefit from virtual events

(22:56) The future of virtual events post-pandemic

(24:25) Jonathan gives advice to his younger self

 

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Caleb Talley

Jeff Amerine

Matthew Ward

Jonathan Kazarian 

Accelevents 

 

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“One big trend that we’re seeing...is that these events that used to take three, six, nine months to plan in person and were crazy expensive, now through our platform, these event organizers can take that event and they can repurpose and reuse a lot of the content and bring that community back and re-engage that community every month or every quarter and build those deeper relationships.” (7:20)

 

“You learn best by taking the hit in the face with a two-by-four, because you know the kinds of things you won’t do again.  And some of those, I think some of those life lessons are the things that define good leaders.  If you could do everything right and you’ve kind of lived an enchanted life, when the first big obstacle comes up you have no idea how to deal with it.” (25:40)