Suppose you’re like most entrepreneurs; you probably get asked for free work. Someone wants to hear your ideas, or they want you to speak, design, consult, problem-solve, or otherwise provide your products or services for exposure, for goodwill, or just because they don’t want to pay.

We asked entrepreneurs and…


Interview with Tom Ripert, Founder & CEO of ROLZO

Interview with Tom Ripert, Founder & CEO of ROLZO

Tell us about your business. What do you do?

ROLZO is a travel technology startup providing the leading businesses in Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Lifestyle Management with access to high-end car rentals and chauffeur services in 300 cities, 500 airports and 60 countries.

What is your startup’s origin story?

Born to lead a new era of…


Interview with Kenny Dahill, CEO & Co-Founder of Burbz

Interview with Kenny Dahill, CEO & Co-Founder of Burbz

Tell us about your business. What do you do?

Burbz is a platform for landlord-friendly property management. Built on top of property management software, Burbz provides landlords an opportunity to hire a property manager and share access to the property data so they are always informed of their property needs.


Interview with Varun Sharma, Co-Founder of Laumière Gourmet Fruits

Interview with Varun Sharma, Co-Founder of Laumière Gourmet Fruits

Tell us about your business. What do you do?

Laumière Gourmet Fruits is a family-run, California based business inspired by the vision to bring luxurious, naturally produced dried fruits to the public, not just as a flavorful delight but to shine a light on health and wellness. The company is…


Interview with CEO & Founders on what to do when a top employee leaves

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All startup founders will face an employee quitting. We try to avoid it, but whether it be a more lucrative offer elsewhere or “just wasn’t the right fit,” turnover is an inevitable part of running a…


Interview with Reece Griffin, CEO of MirrorTrip

Interview with Reece Griffin, CEO of MirrorTrip

Tell us about MirrorTrip. What do you do?

For inter-city travel: MirrorTrip is a one way car rental solution that matches you with people driving in the opposite direction — turning one-way trips into a round trip so that you don’t have to pay drop-off fees.

What is your startup’s origin story?

It was the near the…


Interview with Mike Pavlak, CEO & Founder of StashStock

Interview with Mike Pavlak, CEO & Founder of StashStock

Tell us about StashStock. What do you do?

We sell a seed-to-sale cannabis service that insures large scale growers are compliant with the law while also providing business intelligence software. We also sell harvest equipment to them to reduce labor cost and increase productivity.

What is your startup’s origin story?

StashStock was formed in 2015…


Interview with Brianna Socci, Co-Founder of UBERDOC

Interview with Brianna Socci, Co-Founder of UBERDOC

Tell us about UBERDOC. What do you do?

UBERDOC is a healthcare platform that connects patients to doctors for priority in-person and telemedicine appointments for a transparent price. We have created a marketplace where doctors have the tools to build their digital office and patients have convenient access to specialty care.

What is your startup’s origin story?


Interview with John Munn, Founder of ZeroSmart

Interview with John Munn, Founder of ZeroSmart

Tell us about your business. What do you do?

We make people and pets carbon neutral quickly and easily via carbon offsetting, planting trees for the long term and funding quality climate-positive projects to immediately remove more carbon than you contribute to the atmosphere.

What is your startup’s origin story?

My partner and I set up ZeroSmart after…


Interview with Giuseppe Milazzo, Founder & CEO of Contapp

Interview with Giuseppe Milazzo, Founder & CEO of Contapp

Tell us about Contapp. What do you do?

Contapp is a COVID friendly, bootstrapped tech startup which becomes your personal business hub, in the form of a streamlined mobile app. …

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