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Mike Smerklo on The Author Hour Podcast

Mike Smerklo on The Author Hour Podcast

Nov 18
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*This was originally published on authorhour.co** What if the secret to being a successful entrepreneur had nothing to do with your business plan, resources, market size, or strategy? If your success or failure weren’t dependent on how much money you have, where you...

Mike Smerklo on School for Startups Radio

Mike Smerklo on School for Startups Radio

Sep 15
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I wrote the book, Mr. Monkey, largely because I thought it was a topic that was not being addressed around entrepreneurship, and that’s the mental aspect and just how doggone hard the job is. So Mr. Monkey is the caricature that has been my inner dialogue, a voice...

Thoughts on the Current Startup and Venture Landscape

Thoughts on the Current Startup and Venture Landscape

Aug 23
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Hall is joined by Michael Smerklo, co-founder and managing director of Next Coast Ventures. Hall and Michael kickoff this episode learning about Michael's background before investing in early-stage companies. Michaels background includes being a CPA and investment...

Startups Aren’t Cool Anymore – And That’s Okay

Startups Aren’t Cool Anymore – And That’s Okay

Dec 12
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This week, The Atlantic ran an article by an MBA student who was noticing how startups aren’t ‘cool’ anymore. Between the threat of an economic downturn and looming student-loan payments, the author discusses how coffee-break conversations about business ideas with...