Starting your own venture is a daunting task. But it’s better with friends to help you along the way.
This series is built around the idea that the trials, challenges and successes of entrepreneurs can inform and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. These business leaders provide insight drawn from their unique experiences in getting started, embracing change, finding your niche and more.
Helms is the owner of Soma Therapy and Counseling, as well as a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist who focuses on treating eating disorders and healing relational trauma. Soma serves as holistic mental health practice with two locations in Wichita.
Krizek is the founder and CEO of Voltage, a Bitcoin infrastructure provider that allows companies to use Bitcoin and the Lightning Network in a faster, more scalable way. As one of the first movers in this space, he excited be on the front end of this new frontier.
Wolff is both an entrepreneur and intrapreneur. He is one of the founders of Ad Astra Medical Devices, a company that is commercializing a single patient stethoscope. Wolff also works in business development for IdeaTek, a fiber optic internet provider focused on internet freedom for all.
PART 5: GETTING STARTED
In this episode, a new set of entrepreneurs discuss what comes next to turn your business idea into reality.
As an added bonus, we've included extra insight from our entrepreneurs:
“The first year was a lot of hard work, a lot of reframing things and pivoting and failing and learning through those failures. But failure is not the end game, it's an opportunity. If I didn't have that mindset, I don't think I would've gotten through that first year.Jenny Helms - Soma Therapy
There are so many emotions when opening a business. It’s a lot of, ‘Holy cow. People are actually using this and I'm getting paying customers. This is crazy.’ And then there’s, ‘who am I to build this? Like, can I even execute on this?’ That self-doubt will happen. But you just have to jump in. There’s only so much you can prepare for.Graham Krizek - Voltage
When I was younger, I just threw more time at problems. That's not scalable, it doesn't create a good life. There's always more things that you want to do, then you have time for. But the key is to be very effective with every minute that you have.Ben Wolff - Ad Astra Medical Devices