Feb. 7, 2022

Ep39 - Steven Maranville Talks Startups

Ep39 - Steven Maranville Talks Startups

Episode Thirty Nine Features Steven Maranville of Maranville Enterprises Talking About Startups.
My Key Takeaways:
Steven James "SJ" Maranville, Ph.D. was a very interesting guest and provided an academic spin on startups that I hadn't considered or thou...


Episode Thirty Nine Features Steven Maranville of Maranville Enterprises Talking About Startups. My Key Takeaways:

Steven James "SJ" Maranville, Ph.D. was a very interesting guest and provided an academic spin on startups that I hadn't considered or thought of.  

In this episode Steven shares:

  • How being blind has shaped him into the man that he is today. Why he views being blind as a nuisance and not a disability today. That he identifies the three phases of startups and defines the terms Fledgling, Gazelle, and Unicorn. His definition of what the 'liability of newness" is and how to overcome it. The homework that he gives an Entrepreneur that is pre-startup to help them decide what to focus on in their business. What 'Alpha' and 'Beta' testing are with regards to prototyping and which one is more likely to offer more valuable feedback. The three stages of looking for money to grow your business and why you should focus on friends and family first.   What a scaleup venture is, how it is likely disrupting the market, and how systemization is crucial to its success. The mindset changes necessary to go from a Fledgling to a Gazelle, and finally from a Gazelle to a Unicorn. How he helped Purple identify and focus on the tough questions that no one was asking but that would eventually hold them back if unaddressed.

To learn more about Steven, his website is Maranville Enterprises » Maranville Enterprises. He can be found on LinkedIn, FaceBook, and most Social Media as well.

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