Founder Shares

Hosted ByTrevor Schmidt

At Hutchison PLLC, we work with founders and entrepreneurs as they fight and grind and stress and push to bring their visions to reality. We are inspired by their incredible stories of success, of failure, of reworking and trying again.

We get to see this every day through our work, helping technology and life science companies start up, operate, get funded, and exit, but we want a chance to share some of these stories with you, our listener. So whether you already are an entrepreneur, have an idea that someday you want to start a business or are just fascinated by the stories of how a business goes from idea to success... or not such a success, this podcast is for you. 

Welcome to the Founder Shares Podcast from Hutchison PLLC, where we share stories of what it’s like to be just crazy enough to meet the challenges of entrepreneurship. Hosted by Hutchison attorney Trevor Schmidt.


All Episodes

A Feathr Touch: Navigating Customer, Employee and Investor Relations with Aleksander Levental

Aleksander Levental jokes that the first Board Meeting he ever led was the first Board Meeting he ever went to. Before co-founding Feathr, Aleks was a researcher in the...

Biggest legal mistakes in your startup, with Hutchison’s Justyn Kasierski

Today we have something a little different for you.  Justyn Kasierski, partner at Hutchison PLLC, shares some of the biggest legal mistakes that we see startups making – and...

Countdown to Launch: Product Design, Fundraising, Marketing and Team Building with Danielle Rushton and Ellery Linder of Wherewithal

As a startup, there’s always that moment in time right before the product launches or the website goes up, when you have worked, and stressed and tested, and re-worked...

The Fracture Startup Journey: Jumping off a Cliff to Learn to Fly with Abhi Lokesh

Abhi Lokesh started Fracture from his college dorm room at the University of Florida.  As a young entrepreneur, he made a lot of mistakes – in hiring, in marketing,...

Your character – not your personality – makes you a true leader, with Tilt365’s Pam Boney

In her first career as an executive in the hospitality industry, Pam Boney saw great leaders, poor leaders, and everything in between. So she started a project collecting the...

Raising Over $475M in Biomedical Startups, with Serial Entrepreneur Daniel White

In order to found a successful company, you don’t just need to be passionate about your business, you also need to know the ins and outs of your industry....

Making Payroll, Raising Capital, and the Adrenaline Rush of Being a HealthTech CEO, with Ludi’s Gail Peace

Gail Peace started her business journey early. At 12 – having never worn makeup – she began selling Avon to women in the neighborhood because it was much more...

Lessons in Social and Emotional Entrepreneurship, with Kristen Hopkins (Dangers of the Mind)

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Why is it so important to Kristen Hopkins, who founded both Dangers of the Mind and Kristen Hopkins Global?  And how is she...

A Deal-Making Magic 8-Ball and Other Surprises: Entrepreneurship and Investing with Robbie Hardy and Fred Hutchison

Robbie Hardy spent decades climbing the corporate ladder and being the only woman in the room. When she decided it was time to go out on her own, she...