Jun 16, 2021
On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, talks with Gerome Sapp about his company RARES, which is a platform for investing in shares of particularly notable sneakers (www.rares.io).
Gerome is a seasoned entrepreneur that also played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts with Payton Manning and with the Baltimore Ravens alongside Ray Lewis, amongst others.
In addition to the interview, we want all of our listeners to know that the 2021 Startup of the Year Application is open! The top 100 startups will come together for additional opportunities to connect, showcase, and potentially take home the title of Startup of the Year at our annual Summit. You can see if your startup fits our criteria and apply today at: soty.link/apply
We also want to let our listeners know about some of our partner events that are coming up:
- ventureLAB's Hard Tech Conference on June 22-23 (www.eventbrite.ca/e/hardtech-conference-registration-151863029409)
- Aerospace & Defense Week on June 22-24 (https://starburst.typeform.com/to/vRygT4AS)
- Rise of the Rest Tech Talent Tour on June 22-24 (https://careerfair.revolution.com/)
- Managing Social Media and Mental Health for Entrepreneurs on June 25 (https://www.venturecenter.co/event/socialmediastress/)
We also continue to spread the word about companies and services that can really add value to startup founders. One of those companies is TaxTaker, which offers an easy to use tech solution that helps startups claim R&D tax credits and earn back tens of thousands of dollars or more every year. They're on a mission to help startups and founders fuel their growth efforts so they can continue doing what they do best - building awesome companies and changing the world. Get started now for free at TaxTaker.com/SOTY.
Finmark is another company that can help startups. Finmark is financial planning software for startups for revenue forecasting, cash projections, and runway. It is one of those few products that we truly believe in and I think that it will help a lot of our community members, so please go check out Finmark and signing up for 30-day free trial at est.us/finmark
Lastly, we invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to to elevate your startup by going to: est.us/join
Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at www.est.us
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Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource. Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year. The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.
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