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Startup of the Year Podcast

Apr 4, 2024

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an interview with Arlan Hamilton that took place at the Established house at SXSW in Austin, Texas. 

Arlan is the Founder and Managing Partner at Backstage Capital and the author of her new book “Your First Million.” What’s amazing is she launched a $20M+ fund from scratch while she was homeless. She has invested in 200+ companies led by underrepresented, underestimated founders. She is the author of the bestselling book, It’s About Damn Time, and the host of the popular visual podcast, Your First Million. Check this all out at Arlan’s website: 


Arlan is also hosting a large event April 9th to 12th in Los Angeles. Aspiring or current entrepreneurs, investors, job seekers, and hiring managers are encouraged to check out Your First Million LIVE in LA, which is an event designed to amplify underestimated voices and talent. During the event, you’ll receive the tools, resources, and connections to empower you to thrive as you work towards Your First Million!


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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. Checkout Startup of the Year at:    


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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