24 EpisodesProduced by Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung

upside is the first podcast dedicated to startups outside of silicon valley. these entrepreneurs are smart, resilient, capital-efficient individuals building a company at what many would consider a geographical disadvantage. we examine how they are charting a different path, changing their commun… read more

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UP00F: Kansas City rising // a Coffee Chat with John Fein (Firebrand Ventures)

September 19th, 2018

John Fein is the founder and Managing Partner at Firebrand Ventures, a venture fund that invests in the greater Midwest. Prior to founding Firebrand John served as Managing Director for Techstars where he ran three accel…

UP00E: Silicon Valley to Nashville // a coffee chat with Andrew Goldner (GrowthX)

September 12th, 2018

Andrew Goldner is a Founding Partner of GrowthX. He has been in the technology sector since 1998, based in New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Palo Alto. GrowthX helps companies and countries commercialize innovatio…

UP018: Cuddle Clones // creating plush replicas of your pet

September 5th, 2018

Jennifer Williams is the co-founder and Chief Cloning Officer of Cuddle Clones. Previous to founding Cuddle Clones, Jennifer spent 10 years as a benefits consulting actuary.


Cuddle Clones creates…

UP017: Set Scouter // simplifying residential film location scouting

August 29th, 2018

Alex Kolodkin is the founder and CEO of Set Scouter. Alex has a master of arts in media production and a bachelor of arts in radio & television arts from Ryerson University.


Set Scouter simpl…

UP00D: four myths for investment outside of silicon valley

August 22nd, 2018

people have been talking. we've heard gossip, complaints, and excuses when it comes to raising capital outside of silicon valley. 

this week, we have a 1-on-1 episode talking about four of the common myths we …

UP016: mobius // finding wonder in waste

August 15th, 2018

Tony Bova is the co-founder and CEO of mobius. Tony is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Energy Science & Engineering at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab, where he studied the production of biopl…

UP015: Mixtroz // putting connection back into "networking"

August 8th, 2018

Ashlee Ammons is the cofounder and COO of Mixtroz. previously, Ashlee began in a career as an Events Producer working with an impressive list of people  including Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z and large bra…

UP00C: listener feedback episode

August 1st, 2018

you've given us a ton of feedback over the last three months. on this episode, we discuss live on air the themes we've identified in listener feedback and how we plan to address that feedback moving forward.

UP014: 10XTS // building an enterprise blockchain ecosystem (feat. Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano)

July 25th, 2018

Michael Hiles is the founder and CEO of 10XTS, which builds transparent, decentralized, secure solutions for industry and governments using public and private blockchains, and more.


10XTS is crea…

UP013: Local Crate // localized supply chain to decentralize meal delivery

July 18th, 2018

Local Crate is a locally-sourced meal-delivery service. Local Crate delivers fresh, delicious, seasonal meal kits in partnership with award-winning chefs, local farmers, and passionate makers. easy-to-make recipes and pr…

UP00A: upside // a podcast about startups outside of silicon valley

May 2nd, 2018

the startup investment landscape is changing, and world-class companies are being built outside of silicon valley. 
we find them, talk with them, and discuss the upside of investing in them. 

these entrep…
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