SL #15: Teambuilding in a Startup

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Welcome to SL #15! Andy Monin, the founder and CEO of Vendormate stopped by and not only shared a nice overview of their vision as a company, but also his insights into effective ways of teambuilding in a startup. And a course, we have a nice batch of your emails as well. Good stuff!

As an added bonus we throw the state of Georgia under the bus – you can’t miss that! :)

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We had a great time with Andy, and the content was flowing early and often. Learn all about Andy’s ABC’s of CEO’ing, how he recommends entrepreneurs seek out those first few key hires, and how he manages to keep a team hungry as they race to the finish line.

We also had some great listener emails, including a great question about ways to find angel money for a non-technology related business – big love, baby!


Pictured: Andy Monin, CEO, Vendormate

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Podsafe music used within this episode:

  • Sundial by Bill Derome
  • Waking up Jedi by Tom Smith
  • All the Money in the World by Hutch

Tune in and find out!

Our format is a little out of the norm as far as podcasts go. We treat our efforts as a true “show” rather than a super-concise (limited) vehicle for delivery of information. Therefore, the podcasts can run a bit long (actually, it is largely driven by the guests and their responses.) While we try to have very substantive discussions, we also try to have a lot of fun along the way (and that tends to elongate the programming a wee bit.) :) Our theory is that if we are having fun during the show, hopefully, you will be having a little fun listening as well.

Here is the breakdown for the show, in case you want to hop around.

Intro 00:00 to 01:36
Smalltalk and introductions: 01:36 to 05:54
Under the Bus 06:38 to 08:58
Announcements/Mailbag: 08:29 to 18:05
Commercial/Comedy Break: 18:58 to 22:19
Main Discussion Topic 22:19 to 75:46

A special thanks to Andy for coming in and hanging out with us!

We welcome your continued feedback as well! If you have an interest in appearing on the show, becoming a show sponsor (hint, hint), have some suggestions for topics, have feedback, or would just like to email us and tell us to “shove off”, we invite you to contact us.

And don’t forget – the message forums are up and running. If you need help with any aspect of your venture, we welcome you to jump in and get the help you need!



1 Comment so far »

  1. Adam Lindsey said

    on March 11 2008 @ 1:29 pm

    Love Waking Up the Jedi

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