Founders Talk Retired

Founders Talk

Founders Talk is an interview podcast, featuring in-depth, one on one, conversations with Founders.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak.


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#31: Kyle Bragger / Forrst

February 10, 2012 at 9:45AM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Kyle Bragger, the Founder of Forrst joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about how everything got started for him, how he met Gary Vaynerchuk - which ultimately led Gary and his brother Aj to provide the initial angel funding that helped Kyle work full-time on Forrst. Kyle also shares lots of knowledge on product design, his focus on community and what it means to say no and focus. Be sure to also stay tuned to his great advice at the end of the show.

Special guest Kyle Bragger.


#30: Peter Cooper / Cooper Press

February 2, 2012 at 6:15PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Peter Cooper, the Founder of Cooper Press joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about all the stops along the way on his path to where he is today. Peter shares an immense amount of knowledge on tech publishing, what he's learned about marketing, email newsletters done right, setting and accomplishing goals, as well as some very good advice at the very end.

Special guest Peter Cooper.


#29: Francisco Dao / 50 Kings

January 25, 2012 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 19 minutes

Francisco Dao, the Founder of 50 Kings (an invitation-only, private community of thinkers and doers) joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about the importance of building relationships, doing only what interests you, entrepreneurship, all sorts of "insidery" knowledge around the tech event planning space and more. If you've been dying to get invited or referred to 50 Kings, this show will give you all you need to know.


#28: Andrew Wilkinson / MetaLab

January 13, 2012 at 8:15AM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Andrew Wilkinson, the Founder of MetaLab (an interface design studio) joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about how he started as a one-man band and learned to delegate to succeed. Andrew started MetaLab in 2006 and quickly built the company into a multi-million dollar interface design and products company with over 30 employees. Andrew shares his thoughts on happiness, some crucial advice from his father, Steve Jobs, good design, developing products, leading a team to success and even a teaser to something super secret.


#27: Ryan Carson / Carsonified

December 21, 2011 at 8:00AM • 46 minutes

Ryan Carson, the Founder of Carsonified and Treehouse, joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about all the details of starting his new venture, Treehouse.

Special guest Ryan Carson.


#26: Bryan Zmijewski / ZURB

December 9, 2011 at 1:00PM • 54 minutes

Bryan Zmijewski (Shme-yes-key), Founder and Chief Instigator of ZURB, joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about his path to starting ZURB, what sharing code and design patterns has done for their business, product, culture and team development, and what it takes to make awesome stuff on the web.

Special guest Bryan Zmijewski.


#25: Dan Martell / Clarity

November 30, 2011 at 3:00PM • 53 minutes

Dan Martell, Co-Founder of Flowtown, joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about his road to success with Flowtown, getting acquired, how he met his Co-Founder Ethan Bloch on Twitter, angel investing and being an advisor, giving back to charity and customer development and how to get traction. Dan also shared something super secret (a new project) ... as well as much, much more.

Special guest Dan Martell.


#24: Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett / Dribbble

November 10, 2011 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

The founders of Dribbble, Rich Thornett and Dan Cederholm, join Adam Stacoviak to talk about how Dribbble came to be, the 3rd edition of Bullet Proof Web Design, product development, new and existing features of Dribbble as well as focusing on revenue producing features ... and much, much more.

Special guests Dan Cederholm & Rich Thornett.


#23: Vitaly Friedman / Smashing Magazine

October 26, 2011 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Vitaly Friedman, Founder of Smashing Magazine, joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about the beginnings of Smashing Magazine, taking chances, not being copyable, experimenting to find what works, supporting the community, developing content, paying writers, developing publishing principles and philosophies and also shares a bit about what's next on the horizon for him and his team.

Special guest Vitaly Friedman.


#22: Drew Strojny / The Theme Foundry

October 22, 2011 at 10:00AM • 52 minutes

Drew Strojny joins Adam Stacoviak to talk about his path in life, playing in the NFL, marrying your business partner, web design and pursuing the unknown, developing digital products and themes for WordPress and the 5by5 logo.

Special guest Drew Strojny.