Updated on July 18
Michael FitzGerald is a prolific American writer and the founder of Submittable.com. He lives and works in Missoula, Montana with his wife and two kids. Although it isn't the easiest place to run a company from, Michael lives for the joy of living, and Missoula is where it's at.
The day after raising their Series A funding, Michael found out that he had a terminal cancer and he was supposed to be dead in six months. Fortunately, thanks to the advancements in experimental medicine and a whole bunch of awesome friends, he was able to get the treatment and is here with us today.
This episode will bring you closer to FitzGerald and inspire you to take full advantage of every single day in your life. Enjoy!
Who is Michael FitzGerald?
Where did Michael FitzGerald get his start in software?
How expensive was San Francisco during the first Dot-Com?
Are there any similarities between the first dot-com crash and startups now?
How did Michael FitzGerald end up in Missoula?
The ultimate startup - how can you make money from something worth nothing?
Who are some other successful Montana entrepreneurs?
How entrepreneurial is Montana?
What are the advantages of running a company from Missoula, MT ?
What did ghost-writing teach Michael?
What does it take to publish a novel?
Does being the CEO change your life?
Is it a good idea to start a company when you have young kids at home?
What is the story of Paul Graham trying to talk Michael FitzGerald out of starting Submittable?
Is it true that startups never get easier?
What are some challenges with growing employee count?
What's the story about Michael FitzGerald getting sick with cancer?
Why is metastasized cancer so dangerous?
How do you tell your investors about a terminal illness?
What role did Y Combinator play in curing Michael from cancer?
How much does it cost to cure cancer?
How much should a CEO get paid?
Do thoughts and prayers cure cancer?
How can you help someone who has cancer?
What is the hardest part about getting cancer ?
What should people do with their life?