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Startup Therapy on Smash Notes

Startup Therapy podcast.

March 13, 2020

The "No BS" version of how startups are really built, taught by actual startup Founders who have lived through all of it. Hosts Wil Schroter and Ryan Rutan talk candidly about the intense struggles Founders face both personally and professionally as they try to turn their idea into something that will change the world.



Episodes with Smash Notes

In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Elliot talk about the benefits of a hard reset for a Startup, letting go of liabilities in exchange for a fresh start, and identifying priorities when going through a hard reset.

In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about why founders need to belong in a therapy group, the benefits of voicing out your worries as an individual, and setting goals for yourself, not just your Startup.

In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Elliot talk about how founders struggle to negotiate their compensation, what should happen in cap table discussions, and why founders should rethink how they get paid.

In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Elliot talk about spending a decade to build a business from scratch, how past success can’t dictate the next success, and why nothing matters until the end goal is reached.

In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan discuss why founders should separate themselves from their Startups, the lack of predecessors to guide young founders, what else to focus on besides building the business, and maintaining individ

Our focus in today’s episode is listening to what investors are actually saying. Wil and Elliot discuss the direct and indirect ways investors say ‘No’, the passive-aggressive questions, when founders become annoying, and how investors should behave.

Wil and Sam look back at the early stages of their Startups, how to gauge financial security, why an early start is an accelerant, tough conversations with investors, and incredible stories of successful Startup businesses.

Wil and Andrew define the lines between genuine curiosity and transactional conversations in building relationships, how topics and answers have consequences, and getting people to open up about themselves by sharing a little bit of yours.

In this episode of the Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil Schroter & Elliot Schneier redefines the unwritten social contract between employers and employees, the problems that arise when issues remain unheard, and how transparency has changed the leadership app

Are you working yourself into the ground without making much progress, if any?

In this episode of the Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil Schroter & Elliot Schneier break down the failure of their company AffordIt, what actually happens when you run out of VC

Do you really need an advisory board?

In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter talk about why an advisory board is important, how to build your own board of advisors, and creating connections that will lead you to endless opportu

Want to get your best employees to stick around?

In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter talk about how contribution outweighs years of service, capabilities dictate career progression, and why Startups enable accelerated career