New Episode of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast
January 4, 2017
The latest Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast is live!
We’re all basically starting from the beginning – from Square One.
CET, the state’s oldest and largest Innovation Center celebrates nearly 20 years of entrepreneur training programs! CET has been working to find, support and grow entrepreneurial ventures and they’re succeeding with the Square One Boot Camp and Square One Ignite programs.
Originally, CET focused on bioscience entrepreneurs. Many great startups including Nanopore Diagnostics, Immunophotonics, Kypha and MediBeacon participated in what was then CET’s Bio Entrepreneur Development (BED) program, which debuted in 2011. In 2014 the BED program expanded its focus to include IT and consumer/manufactured products as well as bioscience and renamed it Square One.
Sarah Badahman, founder of HIPAATrek and Brad Postier, co-founder and CEO of Spectrum Perception – both Square One Boot Camp graduates doing phenomenal things – join Christy and Cheryl for a conversation about being a startup founder, their Square One experience and their personal journey as entrepreneurs.
In this episode:
– Learn their true business stories of how having a great and well-matched co-founder can mean the difference between success and disaster.
– What to do if you crash and burn? Sarah and Brad both survived pretty hard hits and share how they picked up and moved on. Listen for Sarah and her “Parachute” and Brad’s first failed start up experience. Yes, they’re still standing.
– How Square One helped each of them to start thinking like a “business person”.
In this episode:
Hear more about The Foundation and how it has impacted this entrepreneur and her business.
How BALSA meets entrepreneurs where they are.
What is idea support and how to access the help?
What is the BALSA grant award?
How Arriel created Young Biz Kidz and how BALSA made a “huge” difference.
How mentorship, direction and idea support can transform your business dream to reality.
Kevin Wilson from SBTDC is in studio alongside Stacy to explain how their partnership works, how they created a new nonprofit to create the Small Business Empowerment Center and the City’s Project Connect Action Plan that connects development projects north of downtown, including NGA. He also gives listeners some insider tips on how to prepare their company to do business with NGA.