Founders Talk Retired

Founders Talk

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

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak.

#21: Mark Jardine and Paul Haddad / Tapbots

September 30, 2011 at 9:00AM • 36 minutes

Mark Jardine and Paul Haddad join Adam to talk about Tapbots, their side project turned business, designing and developing mobile applications on iOS, establishing and building trust and much more.

Special guest Mark Jardine.

#20: Drew Wilson / Valio - Part 2

September 22, 2011 at 2:45PM • 49 minutes

Drew Wilson joins Adam again for part 2, to talk about his latest venture, Valio Con, his ad network Yoggrt (sold) and some future products.

#19: Drew Wilson / Valio - Part 1

September 15, 2011 at 10:00AM • 56 minutes

Drew Wilson joins Adam for part 1 to talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, the lows, the highs and the in-betweens. Drew talks with Adam about digital projects, how to chase your dreams and more.

Special guest Drew Wilson .

#18: Matt Mickiewicz / 99 Designs

June 2, 2011 at 5:30PM • 46 minutes

Matt Mickiewicz, Co-Founder of SitePoint, 99 Designs, and Flippa talks with Adam Stacoviak about becoming an entrepreneur at a young age, building marketplaces, finding talented people, and using community development and a forum as the spring board for 99 Designs and Flippa.

#17: Niel Robertson / Trada

May 28, 2011 at 12:00PM • 50 minutes

Niel Robertson, Founder and CEO of Trada, talks about crowd-sourcing, crowd mechanics, leveraging "the stealth mode", raising 52 million dollars, community engagement, as well as thoughts on whether or not crowd-sourcing commoditizes freelance expertise.

Special guest Niel Robertson.

#16: Avner Ronen / Boxee

May 17, 2011 at 6:00PM • 33 minutes

Avner Ronen talks about his vision of the "Future of TV", the role Boxee plays in today's internet video/audio content on the big screen, the backlash of "big media" against Boxee and how they've changed their tune and much more.

Special guest Avner Ronen.

#15: Noah Kagan / App Sumo

May 12, 2011 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Noah Kagan, Founder of App Sumo talks with Adam Stacoviak about his journey to success. Send an email to for more details about something special for 5by5 listeners.

Special guest Noah Kagan.

#14: Bill Boebel / Rackspace

May 11, 2011 at 1:00PM • 39 minutes

Adam Stacoviak talks with Bill Boebel, VP Strategy/Corp Dev at Rackspace and Founder of about staying the course, keeping the team motivated during turbulent "cash strapped" times, getting acquired by Rackspace and staying on to continue building the company post-acquisition.

Special guest Bill Boebel.

#13: Chris Nagele / Wildbit

April 28, 2011 at 11:00AM • 49 minutes

Adam Stacoviak talks with Chris Nagele, Founder of Wildbit about his 11 year journey of building Wildbit and ultimately some awesome web products like Beanstalk, Postmark, and Newsberry.

#12: Eric Kuhn / Founders Card

February 24, 2011 at 5:00AM • 40 minutes

Adam Stacoviak talks with Eric Kuhn, Founder of Founders Card about the ups and downs of building an online business during the era of the "dot com" bubble, managing hyper growth, getting listed and de-listed on the NASDAQ and building an exclusive benefits program, coined as "The Amex Black Card for the Entrepreneur", exclusively aimed at Entrepreneurs and Founders. If you want an invite, get in touch with Adam.

Special guest Eric Kuhn.