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StartUps Are Not Like Reality TV Featuring Jeff Saling

StartUps Are Not Like Reality TV Featuring Jeff Saling

Jeff Saling is a start-up founder and early stage public company executive with more than 25 years’ experience. Since 1998, Jeff has been part of successful startup exits with 3 IPO’s and 1 private acquisition. As an executive, Jeff’s experience includes running worldwide sales, professional services, SaaS operations, and product development. As a founder, Jeff’s experience includes three B2B SaaS cloud companies and currently, 1 business / tech incubator, StartUpNV. Jeff is also an active mentor and angel investor in several tech start-ups.

We discuss:

  • The difference between being in an incubator vs. trying to start something without the incubator [2:25]
  • Why being solo might be too hard [4:50]
  • How to overcome mid-career challenges by joining an incubator [6:27]
  • The road to having an a-ha moment [9:38]
  • A program that helps you create the next big unicorn [11:16]
  • Free resources for business startups based out of Nevada [15:58]
  • Biggest obstacles to founders getting help in the early stages of their business [17:32]
  • Pros and cons of paid startup programs, and the alternative to them [20:54]
  • Not a boring company that has broken through the plateau in the IoT space [22:10]
  • The future is bright [23:58]

Learn more about Jeff at and Facebook.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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