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
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
Have you planned your retirement?
In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss why retirement goals should start now, how early testing changes your plans, and what objectives to set immediately.
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Does "No" mean never? Not exactly.
Today on the Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil & Ryan discuss why saying "No" is just as much discipline as it is a luxuary, how to build your confidence in saying "No", and when saying "No" can actually grow your business
Do you have safety assets for your next milestone bet?
In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss the difference between personal and business safety, an optimized approach to running a Startup, and creating a safety net fo
Eager to prove that your business idea is the next big thing?
In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter discuss how to get more out of short-term goals, finding validation for Startup growth, and why funding doesn’t equal success.
Reputation: we all have an understanding of the long term & lasting impacts it has on your standing as a Founder, but how do we cultivate our reputation?
Today we discuss why reputation is so important, how your resume & reputation are two very differe
As a Founder, running a Startup is inherently stressful, right? Wrong!
Today we discuss why self-imposed stress is often unproductive and imagined, a few tactics to try that will help you leave Startup stress at work, and how to be more present when yo
Why is it that as Founders, we feel like we must constantly be chasing something - otherwise we don't feel satisfied?
But sometimes happiness isn't just about reaching milestones & crossing finish lines, so today we talk about why you're probably runni
Is it better to live as a Startup Founder in a major city?
In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroer discuss working from home, where to locate a company, and their experiences living in different areas.
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Can downsizing your Startup be the right move for you?
In this episode of Startup Therapy, Ryan Rutan and Wil Schroter speak on the appropriate sizing of businesses, understanding the health of a business, and the importance of communicating these chan