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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. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Nov 23, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast!

This week, Caleb Talley and Matthew Ward talk with Bo Lais, founder of Lula and KC Collective.  They chat about building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City, silver linings from the Pandemic, and working with Pipeline.  Listen to this week’s episode to hear about an ideal example of a business that assesses the marketplace and adapts to address a need in the property management industry!

 

Shownotes

(2:24) Introducing Lula 

(5:46) KC Collective 

(10:20) Surprises of working with KC Collective

(12:42) Creating a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem

(14:40) A silver lining from the pandemic

(18:14) Raising capital for Lula

(21:13) Working with Pipeline

(26:44) Advice for the younger self

(28:27) Wrapping up

 

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Caleb Talley

Matthew Ward

Bo Lais

Lula  

KC Collective 

 

Quotes

“You really need universities, corporations, and they need government, right? You need all of them to play nicely with one another in order to be a really strong, entrepreneurial city.” (13:08)

“We’re always asking, you know, investors to take more risks but on the other side, you know, I think that founders, I think we need to do bigger things.  We need to have more exits, right? More exits and bigger exits.” (17:07)