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

Building Equity: The Entrepreneurship of Venture Capitalists, with Leeds Illuminate’s Susan Kates

For entrepreneurs, seeking funding from a venture capital firm can seem intimidating. But, it’s important to remember that those investors are entrepreneurs, too. In this episode, learn about what...

The Exit: Everything You Need to Know but Didn’t Know to Ask about Startup Acquisitions

Today we’re diving deep into what most startups dream about and are striving for – the exit. Hutchison PLLC partner and mergers & acquisitions expert attorney Dan Fuchs shares...

From career inertia to Momentum in tech, with Jessica Mitsch Homes

Jessica Mitsch Homes has always been focused on teaching and helping others, but she had no clue that that passion would lead her into a career in tech.  Today,...

Why Culture, Leadership, and DEI Matter in Startups, with Donald Thompson

How can leaders foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture – even when their business is first starting out?  When every dollar and every minute matters, culture can be...

When Two is Better Than One: Murphy’s Naturals and The Loading Dock story with Philip Freeman

After decades of writing business ideas down, Philip Freeman decided to start Murphy’s Naturals so he could solve a simple problem – his wife kept getting stung by mosquitos. ...

How to protect your startup Intellectual Property (IP), with Trevor Schmidt

Trevor Schmidt is guesting today to talk all about intellectual property – the different kinds of IP, mistakes he sees startups making, and the IP steps you should take...

How great leaders amplify the power of teams, with Tom Finegan

Back in 1991, Tom Finegan was working for a consulting firm that was doing very well – except he felt like the firm cared more about the bottom line...

No Fear: Lessons from Lebanon to Life Sciences with Dr. Moise Khayrallah

Moise Khayrallah grew up in Lebanon, and saw firsthand what real danger looks like as bombs exploded nearby during the Lebanese Civil War. Upon coming to America, Moise had...

The Rare Air of Elevation Oncology: Raising Nearly $200M in 2 Years, with CEO Shawn Leland

Elevation Oncology has raised nearly $200M since its launch just two years ago. $200 million! That sounds like an enormous amount of investment capital, but when the company is...