Our guest today is Chris Foltz. He is the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Founder Institute, which is the largest pre-seed startup accelerator in the world. Along with that, he is also the Managing Director at Responsible Solutions, with his partner Russell Brand.
Chris is a seasoned businessman, mentor, and startup accelerator genius. He has gone through his own struggles in life and is deeply committed to helping others overcome their challenges. He stands out in the business world with his people-first approach toward entrepreneurship. He brings a ton of experience and expertise to the table. He is a true champion of entrepreneurship and is committed to helping startups succeed.
Chris shares his experience as a mentor at Founder Institute, where he has worked with founders from all around the world. He speaks fondly of his experience with the cannabis industry.
He opens up about his personal struggles with trauma and addiction, spending 119 days in jail, and how he used these experiences as a driving force to embark on his entrepreneurial journey. He emphasizes the importance of being an authentic mentor and shares the difference between authenticity and honesty.
As an experienced investor, Chris shares a key factor that sets startups apart, and you definitely don’t want to miss this! Hint, it’s not a groundbreaking innovation that makes a startup stand out. Tune in to find out what it is!
Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with startups, and his insights are invaluable. One of the key takeaways from his discussion is the difference between short-term and long-term success for startups.
This episode is packed with inspiring stories, lessons learned, and advice for anyone looking to take the leap into the world of startups.
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