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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.

Apr 11, 2022

Welcome back to the Startup Junkies podcast!

Caleb Talley and Davis McEntire were joined by Donna Griffit, a professional storyteller and pitch strategist with a special place in her heart for startups. Donna has had to adapt and adjust many times in her career, whether it was shifting jobs or recessions and pandemics, and she’s picked up immeasurable wisdom for entrepreneurs along the way. Let’s learn about it all!

Thanks for tuning in

SHOW NOTES:

(1:11) Introducing Donna Griffit

(7:19) Comparing Startup to Corporate

(11:45) The Story-Building Process

(14:26) The Secret Weapon

(15:46) 3 Trends to Look for with Venture Capitalism

(17:46) Common Pitch Deck Mistakes

(21:20) Differences in Venture Capitalism after Covid

(24:46) How Can Startup Scenes in the Heartland Get Investment Dollars off the Sidelines?

(29:46) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Thoughts

 

LINKS:

Davis McEntire

Caleb Talley

Donna Griffit

Donna's Website

Donna’s Secret Weapon Article

Donna’s Secrets from the Boardroom Articles 1 & 2