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The Real Venture: A Conversation with Mike Smerklo

The Real Venture: A Conversation with Mike Smerklo

Sep 15
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The Real Venture Podcast September 15, 2021 The Real Venture kicks off Season 2 with a massive guest! Meet Mike Smerklo, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Next Coast Ventures. Mike has had an incredible entrepreneurial journey and shares a few incredible stories...

Austin sees pay-off from pandemic-era tech reshuffling

Austin sees pay-off from pandemic-era tech reshuffling

Jul 17
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Axios Kia Kokalitcheva July 17, 2021 Austin has been one of the top beneficiaries of the pandemic-era reshuffling of tech entrepreneurs, investors and workers. “From an Austin perspective, I’d characterize it as ‘it’s never been better,’” Next Coast Ventures managing...

Battling Your Monkey Mind ~ Mike Smerklo

Battling Your Monkey Mind ~ Mike Smerklo

Jul 15
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Be a Wave Maker: Conversations on Change Podcast Patti Johnson July 15, 2021 Our thoughts guide every action. But, what if our thoughts get in our way? Mike Smerklo, the author of Mr. Monkey and Me, joins Patti to discuss how to battle internal thoughts that undermine...

Road to Growth: Success as an Entrepreneur with Mike Smerklo

Road to Growth: Success as an Entrepreneur with Mike Smerklo

Jun 28
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Road to Growth June 28, 2021 In this episode of the Road to Growth podcast, we are pleased to introduce you to Mike Smerklo. Mike is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and business leader driven by the desire to turn ideas into reality. Having bought and scaled a...

This Shit Works: THE SHAPE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS WITH MIKE SMERKLO

This Shit Works: THE SHAPE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS WITH MIKE SMERKLO

Jun 23
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This Shit Works: Julie Brown June 23, 2021 Welcome to episode 46 where I am joined by business leader Mike Smerklo as we discuss his latest book Mr, Monkey and Me, where we discuss his entrepreneurial journey and what he calls the SHAPE method to success. And why he...