The Early Stage Podcast
By John Valentine
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The Early Stage Podcast is devoted to interviewing top entrepreneurs at the Seed and Series A stages of their startups. This project is a deep dive into the initial challenges and breakthroughs driven innovators endure as they build their MVP, launch, raise funding, grow their teams, and find product-market fit. Early Stage is hosted by John Valentine, Manager of Technology Identification and Communications at Thales, a worldwide leader in aerospace, space, defense, transportation, and security. A two-time Founder and early employee at venture-backed mobile payments startup LevelUp, John has deep experience launching new products, building systems, and scaling. In his current role, John embraces the opportunity to support hundreds of high-growth startups each year in much the same way as the innovation ecosystem helped him.
||CleanInfinite Cooling - Maher Damak, Co-Founder||Today, we hear from Maher Damak, Co-Founder at MI…||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElsen - Zac Sheffer, Founder & CEO||Why hello startup nation, the Early Stage Podcast…||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 38 - Joulez: 1-Year Lookback||When I started the pod, one of the things I was s…||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 37 - Blake Bartlett @ OpenView Venture Partners||Today I bring to you an awesome conversation with…||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 36 - true tickets: Ticketing, Meet Blockchain||The sun is finally out in Boston, the weather is …||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 35 - 3Derm 1-Year Lookback||Wow, what a difference a year makes. For Liz Asai…||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 34 - Vice Cream: Life's Short. Eat Freaking Ice Cream.||Imagine the utter joy and promise of taking a foo…||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 33 - Cymbal: When the Music Stops||I record each episode of Early Stage with the hop…||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 32 - CYBRIC: Because Security Should Never Be a Barrier to Innovation||Today's guest, Ernesto DiGiambattista, Founder an…||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 31 - Night Shift Brewing: Leading the Craft Beer Movement||Have you ever tried to brew beer in one of those …||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Funding Friday with Sarah Hodges, Partner @ Pillar VC||After interviewing Janet Comenos, CEO of Spotted,…||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29 - Tive: Harnessing the Power of IoT to Track Shipments in Real-Time||As I sit here and look around my apartment, it's …||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 - Autonomous Marine Systems: Changing the Way the World Studies Our Oceans||Why hello Startup Nation, and welcome to Episode …||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27 - RadioPublic: The New Epicenter of the Podcast Community||Why hello startup nation, and welcome to Episode …||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26 - Freebird: The Business Traveler's Secret Weapon Against Disrupted Flights||I have an incredible interview coming at you with…||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25 - RateGravity 1-Year Lookback + InnoSprint with Bostinno's Dylan Martin||If you listen back to the first few episodes, you…||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 - Buoy Health: Healthcare's Digital Front Door||Navigating the healthcare system in America is so…||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 - Embr Labs: Warm Up. Cool Down. On-Demand.||I'm super excited to publish today's founder inte…||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 - Zemcar: Your Family's Trusted Driver||It's 3am Monday morning, and I'm hard at work in …||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Spotted: Data Science Meets Celebrity Style||How many times have your clients or prospects, wh…||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 - Analytical Space: New Solutions for NewSpace||Here we are in 2018, and the startup world has ne…||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 - Sh*t That I Knit: Knitting a Fashion Empire||Today's guest is Christina Fagan, Founder and CEO…||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 - Neurala: Building Brains for Bots||The holidays are upon us, and with that comes fam…||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 - Petasense: The Fitbit for Industrial Machines||Today, I have the pleasure to sit with Arun Santh…||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16 - Tranquilo Mat: Shark Tank Winner Quiets Crying Babies||This episode finds us in a unique space, retail f…||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - Vesper - Tiny Microphones That Listen Forever||Hello and welcome back to the Early Stage podcast…||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 - LearnLux: Take Control of Your Financial Future||You're all in for a special Memorial Day episode,…||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 - TellusLabs: Spaceborne Insights That Matter||Hello and welcome back to the early stage podcast…||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - Tyme: Smart Clothing for Your Body and Mind||In this episode, I spend time with Arnar Larusson…||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - Tank Utility: Enabling Smart, Connected Fuel Deliveries||When evaluating all the potential founders to ask…||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - 3Derm: Teledermatology Made Practical||Liz Asai, Co-Founder and CEO of Boston-based digi…||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 - Mighty Well: Wellness Wear Designed for Patients by Patients||How does a class project in college become a fund…||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 - ReferralMob: Matching Professionals with Purpose-Driven Companies||ReferralMob Co-Founders Joseph Schwendt and David…||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - Wellist: Connecting Patients to the Resources They Need the Most||Where were you the moment you decided to leave yo…||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - Fortified Bicycle: Theft Proof Bikes Made for the City||Boston-based @FortifiedBike Co-Founder and CEO @T…||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 - Looop: Finding the Right Place in Realtime||Imagine if you had x-ray vision, being able to se…||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Humon: Helping Humans Achieve Peak Performance||In this episode, Forbes "30 Under 30" honoree Ale…||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 - 3DFortify: Redefining Additive Manufacturing for the Enterprise||3DFortify founders Josh Martin Phil Gregory, and …||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - Joulez: Changing the Way Girls See the World||Joulez Founder Stephanie Rowe (@StephanieLRowe) i…||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - RateGravity: Flipping the Home Mortgage Industry on its Head||When Patrick Boyaggi (@patrickboyaggi) and Mike T…||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love JV! Listen and grow...
JV - so excited for you and this journey; I'm already a fan! It sounds great - amazing first guests and can't wait for the next one - have already subscribed.
Get inside the minds of early stage entrepreneurs!
This is inspiration for entrepreneurs! These in depth interviews and conversation provide practical learnings for both the listeners and interviewees. John has the perfect personality to make you feel comfortable enough to share your experiences but also to challenge you to think about your areas of improvement. Highly recommended!
If you love startups, this podcast is for you! JV brings his passion and talent for startups to this podcast. Definitely worth subscribing!