Startup Capital Podcast Founded in 2016, Startup Capital is a podcast and content series dedicated to spotlighting north Florida's entrepreneurial community. We interview startup founders and community leaders to discover what's happening locally, and what's coming next for the region. By raising awareness about local businesses and identifying barriers to their success, we hope to inspire others and accelerate growth across the entire community. The Startup Capital podcast is created by Cuttlesoft.
Startup Capital Podcast

Startup Capital Podcast

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Founded in 2016, Startup Capital is a podcast and content series dedicated to spotlighting north Florida's entrepreneurial community. We interview startup founders and community leaders to discover what's happening locally, and what's coming next for the region. By raising awareness about local businesses and identifying barriers to their success, we hope to inspire others and accelerate growth across the entire community. The Startup Capital podcast is created by Cuttlesoft.

Most Recent Episodes

Startup Capital Podcast Season 3, Episode 3: Cooking Up New Business in TLH

For Season 3, Episode 3 of Startup Capital, host Alissa McShane chatted with two food and agriculture experts from the KitchenShare Incubator at the Frenchtown Heritage Hub Farmers Market. Since 2014, KitchenShare has been helping small business food entrepreneurs from the surrounding Frenchtown Neighborhood get a leg up on commercial cooking and food production. We spoke with KitchenShare to find out how food entrepreneurs are making an impact, and how residents can get involved with local food and agriculture. To learn more about local food and produce startups at the KitchenShare incubator, listen-in to Season 3, Episode 3 of the Startup Capital podcast by Cuttlesoft.

Startup Capital Podcast Season 3, Episode 3: Cooking Up New Business in TLH

Startup Capital Season 3, Episode 2: Get Fresh, The Fly Mouthwash Story

For this episode of Startup Capital, we interviewed Fly Mouthwash founders Nick Telford and Michael Bracciale. They've been working to bring their idea for portable mouthwash to market for years, and in 2017 they secured a seed investment and completed their first manufacturing run. To learn what it took to get this product off the ground, and find out where the founders are headed next, tune in to Season 3, Episode 2 of the Startup Capital podcast by Cuttlesoft.

Startup Capital Season 3, Episode 1: Meet the Workmans

For the first episode of Startup Capital, season 3, Host Alissa McShane spoke with Alex and Chelsea Workman, the creative couple behind Aerial Tallahassee, Refugees of TLH, and so much more. Their creative production agency and family brand, The Workmans, tells stories and photographs people all over town. To find out the Workman secrets to success in life and business, and to hear the story behind the Aerial Tallahassee series, listen in to Season 3, Episode 1 of the Startup Capital podcast by Cuttlesoft.

Startup Capital: Local Tech, Global Impact

This is our Season 2 Finale, which means that instead of interviewing individual founders and leaders, we'll be closely examining one company in particular: UberOps. In this very special episode of the Startup Capital podcast, we're not only looking to find out what made UberOps a success, but find out how Tallahassee can help create the next UberOps, and the next one after that. To find out the UberOps recipe for success, and their model for growth in Tallahassee, stay tuned to Season 2, episode 9 of the Startup Capital podcast by Cuttlesoft.

Startup Capital: Engineering Agility In K-12

For parents looking to nurture an interest in technology and in-demand STEM careers, it's hard to know where to start. Miranda Manning is the Recruitment Coordinator for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Meagan Bonnell is the Tallahassee Director of CodeCraft Works, a K-12 coding program. Together, they're working on local initiatives to make sure that local students don't get left behind. To get the full scoop on K-12 STEM education in Tallahassee, and what's being done to help our educational system adapt to the 21st century, tune-in to Season 2, Episode 8 of the Startup Capital podcast by Cuttlesoft.

Startup Capital: Build From Within: Tallahassee's Tech Workforce

Many cities around the U.S., Tallahassee included, face steep talent shortages in tech. For Season 2, Episode 7 of the Startup Capital Podcast, host Lucas Lindsey spoke with a couple people working towards an answer. Ryan Kopinsky is a local developer, tech advocate, and director of I/O Avenue, Tallahassee's newest coding bootcamp. Jim McShane is executive director of CareerSource Capital Region, a local organization who collects data on local hiring demand. To learn more about I/O Avenue, and

Startup Capital: Life After Revenue

How do you know when your startup is working? Most people would say that a business is working when it's making money. That's why for Episode 5 of Season 2 of Startup Capital, we spoke with two Tallahassee startups who've discovered how to go from idea to revenue. Both of these businesses have made it past the early stages of starting up, and now, they're looking to scale. For Episode 5 of Season 2 of Startup Capital, our host Lucas Lindsey talked with DivvyUp's Jason McIntosh and Mitch Nelson,

Startup Capital: Talent Lives Here

For Episode 4 of Startup Capital, Season 2, our host Lucas Lindsey spoke with local leaders Ebrahim Randeree and Jay Revell to try to understand the challenges facing local recruiters. Ebrahim Randeree (or Ebe, as he's known around campus) is Associate Dean at FSU's College of Communication and Information. Jay Revell is Vice President of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. To find out how local businesses can better position themselves to hire recent grads and improve Tallahassee's reputation

Startup Capital: Culture As Competitive Advantage

For Episode 3 of Startup Capital, Season 2, we interviewed two growing local companies who've made workplace culture a priority. Mindy Perkins is CEO and President of VR Systems, an elections technology firm that prides itself on employee unity and buy-in. Tom Derzypolski is President of BowStern Marketing Communications, whose "culture of leading with kindness" has been a focus from day one. To find out how these two business leaders empower employees and keep them engaged, listen in.

Startup Capital: Florida's Innovation Capitol

Elected to the mayor's office in April, 2013, Andrew Gillum has been the driving force behind a number of local initiatives, both civic and economic. Our host, Lucas Lindsey, sat down with Mayor Gillum for an honest conversation about Tallahassee's past, present, and future as a home for startups and entrepreneurship. Listen in to learn more about Gillum's plans for infusing the local tech scene with life, building innovation locally, and bringing new opportunity to the Startup Capital.

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