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The Founders Mentality

31 EpisodesProduced by Josh FedieWebsite

A Startup and Entrepreneurship Podcast. This is an unscripted founder to founder conversation intended to organically extract the key gems and learnings from some of the best minds in the Minnesota startup scene. The inspiration came from host Josh Fedie's journey of seeking knowledge and assembling… read more

31 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

EP.30 Creating a Media Company

May 15th, 2020


In Episode 30 “Creating a Media Company” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by James Carbary of Sweet Fish Media.

In todays environment, content is king. But the content of today is dramatically …

EP.29 "A Whole World of Experience"

May 1st, 2020


In Episode 29 “A Whole World of Experience” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Patrick Thompson of Iteratively.

What is …

EP. 28 Exploratory Leadership

April 14th, 2020


In Episode 28 “Exploratory Leadership” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Nate Garvis, the Co-Founder of Studio/E

Nate and his longtime friend and Co-Founder Tom Wiese started their business in 2011. …

EP.27 Be Generous

March 31st, 2020


In Episode 27 “Always Be Innovating” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Kris Lindahl, the founder and CEO of Kris Lindahl Real Estate.

If you live in Minnesota, you know Kris as the "guy from the …

EP.26 Luck of the Irish

March 16th, 2020


In Episode 26 “Luck of the Irish” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Darin Lynch, the founder of Irish Titan.

Since 2004, Darin and his team of Titans have been beating the "Business First. Online …

EP.25 The Real Deal

February 28th, 2020


In Episode 25 (Season 2 premier) “The Real Deal” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Scott Burns and Ron Lancaster of Structural.

Scott Burns, the Founder and CEO of structural first made waves in the …

EP.24 (Season 1 Finale) To Grow, You Have To Let Go #DoBetter

December 23rd, 2019


In Episode 24 (Season 1 Finale) “To Grow, You Have To Let Go. #DoBetter” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Bob Gardner, the founder of Gardner Builders.

For 2020 Bobs mantra is to Do Better and to …

EP.23 What's the Worst That Could Happen?

December 17th, 2019


In Episode 23 “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Sarah Edwards, the founder of I AM Sarah …

EP.22 Bienvenidos a Miami (and the importance in doing what you love)

December 2nd, 2019


In Episode 22 “Bienvenidos a Miami” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Kyle Hale of Bite Squad fame.

Not all people with The Founders Mentality have to be the actual founder of the business they work …

EP. 21 Knowing When It’s Time

November 15th, 2019


In Episode 21 “Knowing When It’s Time” Host Josh Fedie, Founder of is joined by Melissa Danielsen, Co-Founder of Joshin.

A two-time …

EP. 20 Learning the Hard Way (Sometimes the Right Way)

October 17th, 2019


In Episode 20 “Taking the Hard Way (Sometimes the Right Way)” Josh Fedie, founder of is joined by Charlie Youakim, Co-Founder of Sezzle.

A two-time founder, Charlie discusses what he learned from some of …

EP.19 When the Idea Hits (Courage, Ambition & Crazy)

September 30th, 2019


In Episode 19 “When the Idea Hits” Josh Fedie of is joined by brothers Jesse & Simon Okiror, the co-founders of Suprabook.

As a litigation attorney, Jesse identified a challenge that not most, but all …

EP.18 Finding Your Window

September 17th, 2019


In Episode 18 "Finding Your Window" Josh Fedie of is joined by the founder of Scaling Within, Meredith Kathleen Neumann, MS, LMFT.

As a licensed therapist with 10 years experience, Meredith helps …

EP.17 Supernova CEO

August 28th, 2019


In Episode 17 "Supernova CEO" Josh Fedie of is joined by Jon Pearce of Zipnosis

Do you know yourself? 

One key trait both Jon and Josh share is the belief in owning your strengths and weaknesses and the …

EP.16 More Than One Way

August 12th, 2019


In Episode 16 "More Than One Way" Josh Fedie of is joined by Shayla Christine of YouTube fame for her Living on a One Way series. Since …

EP.15 Leaving The Corporate Treadmill

July 26th, 2019


In Episode 15 “Leaving the Corporate Treadmill” Josh Fedie of is joined by Kevin McArdle, co-founder of SureSwift Capital to discuss the origin of SureSwift capital, the decision to leave corporate America …

EP.14.5 The Long & Lonely Journey

July 23rd, 2019


In Episode 14.5 “The Long & Lonely Journey” Josh Fedie of is joined by Terence Steinberg of United World Challenge who is gearing up to row a 23-foot boat 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean by …

EP.14 Rally Around Your Co-Founder

July 11th, 2019


In Episode 14 “Rally Around Your Co-Founder” Josh Fedie of is joined by Liz and Kate of to discuss how the Rally team went from a group of coworkers/employees at a previous company to a …

EP.13 Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

June 18th, 2019


In Episode 13 “Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone” Nick Hughes of & Josh Fedie of catch up as Nick passes through Minnesota while on his 12-month world tour supporting Founders Live. …

EP. 12 Equity, Standardization & Vesting

June 12th, 2019


In Episode 12 “Equity, Standardization & Vesting” Chris Carlisle of Gray Plant Mooty & Josh Fedie of dive into some of the legal considerations and fundraising mechanisms startups can consider …

EP. 11 Conviction in your Strategy

May 29th, 2019


In Episode 11 “Conviction in your Strategy” Reed Robinson of BETA & Josh Fedie of talk about accelerators, the Minnesota startup scene, startup week, building your team and losing a co-founder. Reed …

EP.10 Feeling Accountable is not Being Accountable

May 9th, 2019


In episode 10 “Feeling Accountable is not Being Accountable” Kara Rios of deltPRO & Josh Fedie of dive into the process Kara …

EP.9 The Sales Entrepreneur

April 29th, 2019


In episode 9 “The Sales Entrepreneur” Mickeli Bedore of Coffee & Closers & Host Josh Fedie of discuss (among other things) becoming a media outlet and the impact that can have on your personal …

EP.8 Be Intentional

April 29th, 2019


In episode 8 “Be Intentional” Host Josh Fedie of welcomes guest Clarence Bethea of Upsie. Since participating in Techstars in 2017, Upsie has been a rocket securing the customers and funding needed to …

EP.7 Growth Mindset

April 29th, 2019


In “Growth Mindset”, the 7th Episode of The Founders Mentality, Host Josh Fedie of and guest Garrio Harrison of Forage discuss the importance in providing mentorship to the entrepreneurial community, …

EP.6 It’s Not All Glamorous

April 29th, 2019


In “It’s Not All Glamorous”, Tyler Olson of Modern Foundation and Host Josh Fedie of discuss new ways to build wealth leveraging the sharing economy, the importance in building thought leadership and …

EP.5 Mapping Out The Process

April 29th, 2019


In “Mapping Out The Process”, Thompson Aderinkomi of Nice Healthcare and Josh Fedie of discuss the process of creating your minimum …

EP.4 Copper Bullets

April 29th, 2019


This is a perfect episode for anyone looking to leave their corporate role and chase greatness. In “Copper Bullets”, Parker Schlank of Travel Labs …

EP.3 Ideation

April 29th, 2019


In Episode 3 “Ideation”, Host Josh Fedie of & Muhammad Abdurrahman Ph.D. of ClutchSOS focus the discussion on ideation. Launching a business can be tough, what you do in the early days of ideation, …

EP.2 CEO Sales

April 29th, 2019


In “CEO Sales”, Mitch Coopet of Code42 & and Host Josh Fedie of discuss the process of raising investments, building your …

EP.1 Testing Resilience

March 22nd, 2019


In “Testing Resilience”, Jennifer Zick of Authentic Brand and Host Josh Fedie of will touch upon the struggles that exist in getting your company started, imposter syndrome, knowing when to launch and the …

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