The Midnight Founders Podcast

The Midnight Founders Podcast is focused on telling the behind-the-scenes stories for what makes a successful entrepreneur.

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4 days ago

In this episode, Ryan Keisel discusses launching a business aimed at easing the burdens of homeownership through a service called "homescription," connecting homeowners with contractors for hassle-free repairs. However, a candid conversation with his wife revealed Ryan wasn't fully embodying the company's mission in his personal life—to eliminate homeowner stress and prioritize meaningful moments at home. Join us for a conversation about the importance of authenticity, aligning personal values with professional pursuits, and navigating career pivots.

Jason Van Camp - Warrior Rising

Thursday May 09, 2024

Thursday May 09, 2024

Military veteran Jason Van Camp, discovered a new meaning in entrepreneurship after returning home from service. Recognizing that other veterans also felt lost after retiring from the line of duty, he founded Warrior Rising, a "business bootcamp" to empower fellow veterans to build viable businesses.
In this episode, Jason discusses how military decision-making translates into business strategies and introduces the concept of a "business shower." Despite challenges, Jason emphasizes the resilience of entrepreneurs and their optimism in facing the odds. Join us as we delve into the intersection of military experience and entrepreneurship.

Chari Pack - Persnickety Box

Thursday May 02, 2024

Thursday May 02, 2024

For Chari, success as an entrepreneur means achieving financial freedom and being beholden to no one. After dedicating 15 years to being a stay-at-home mom, Chari sought a better way to print scrapbook photos for her kids and decided to take matters into her own hands. Through this journey, she quickly learned the importance of thoughtful partnerships, a lesson she gained after rushing into collaborations too quickly.
Utilizing scrappy strategies, she propelled Persnickety Prints to $1 million in just three years without spending a dime on marketing. Now, with one successful exit under her belt and deeply immersed in her second venture—Persnickety Box—Chari discusses her frugality and decision to prioritize remaining debt-free despite societal pressures.

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Dragons are real! Samson Madsen from Dragon Federation joins us to discuss his journey of bringing dragons to life through AR and VR experiences.
We explore how market validation played a vital role in product development, ensuring each iteration aligned with his audience's desires. Samson shares insights on how they navigated through self-funding and early investments from friends and family, and the importance of staying focused on their target market amidst tempting opportunities.
Strap in for a journey that's sure to ignite your imagination!
Dragon Federation is currently raising a SAFE round. If you are interested in participating, contact

Jen Martin - Reset Your Next

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

Wearing too many hats can lead to burnout and hinder the growth of your business. Jen Martin, the entrepreneur behind Reset Your Nest, shares her experience growing a team and delegating operational tasks so that she could focus her time on being a strong leader.
Along the way, Jen found a better balance between running a successful company and caring for her employees while also establishing clear boundaries between her personal and work life. Tune in to discover how her mission extends beyond improving homes to uplifting the individuals within her company.

Chad Ingram - Distro

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

Thursday Apr 11, 2024

Chad Ingram walked out of the room 30 minutes into his LSAT practice exam, knowing that this calling in life was entrepreneurship—not litigation.
Now with three exits under his belt, Chad councils founders to focus on solving a problem and building a good product, rather than building a business with the sole intention to sell it.
He shares his experiences with the emotional toll that can come with selling a business and the need to separate your identity from your entrepreneurial ventures. He also talks about his journey with debt financing, cold calling, and following instincts.

Eric Child - Spark Innovation

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Explore the world of consumer brands with Eric Child from Spark Innovations. In this episode, Eric discusses the distinction between inventors and entrepreneurs, emphasizing the importance of finding the right people to execute ideas. Learn the ins and outs of working with retailers, including realistic timeframes for doing so.
Eric encourages entrepreneurs to validate their products before spending their life savings on inventory and to embrace failure as a stepping stone to success. Join us for a thoughtful conversation that could redefine your approach to building a product-based business.

Thursday Mar 28, 2024

If you are interested in real estate entrepreneurship, this is the episode for you! Special guest Jimmy Rex talks about how he went from selling 3 houses in 6 months to 60 houses every month! Over the course of his career, he's learned how to implement systems and hire top talent to sell over 5,000 homes and build a portfolio of 60 properties himself. He also talks about the phenomenal networking capabilities of podcasting and building the Jimmy Rex Show in a way that focuses his passion and motivates him to release episodes regularly. He has released over 550 episodes with millions of downloads. His biggest passion right now is advocating for men's mental health through his "We Are The They" organization.  Jimmy finishes by teasing the release of his new book, Be One: How to Be a Healthy Man in Toxic Times, releasing on Amazon next week! Enjoy a packed episode of tips and advice from the one and only Jimmy Rex. 

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

Trust is the foundation of any strong relationship, whether it's in business or in our personal lives. In this episode, we dive into the importance of trust in business and how to build it with guest James Clarke from Clarke Capital Partners. As an experienced entrepreneur and investor, James shares his insights on the challenges of building trust, the value of work ethic, and the importance of being all-in as an entrepreneur. Join us as we explore the journey of building successful businesses and the lessons learned along the way. James is a pillar in the community, known for his dedication to giving back and building cherished relationships through service. Get ready for an inspiring conversation that will leave you with a renewed appreciation for good old-fashioned hard work.

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

Nate McBride is an amazing investor in our ecosystem and is now running curated ventures. He has listened to thousands of pitches and shared great advice for founders on how to raise money. Can you explain your company in one sentence? If you want to pitch to curated you need to be able to. Nate breaks down companies into three different shapes, tune in to figure out what shape your company is. The Midnight Founders Podcast is powered by: Rev Road- your sweat equity partner and CBVault - the entrepreneur arm of Central Bank. Contact us at


The Midnight Founders Podcast

The Midnight Founders Podcast is focused on telling the behind-the-scenes stories for what makes a successful entrepreneur. Just like Donavan Mitchell spends countless hours practicing step back jumpers to become a master at his craft. You are in the trenches spending countless hours to become a master at your business. We are inspired by this, we believe that is what it takes to be a midnight founder, and we want to share your story.

Our podcast is casual, every conversation is different, so we like to take the conversation wherever it leads. As such, we don’t really follow a script, but we really want to know who you are as a founder, and what makes you tick? We also want to know what keeps you up at night, what are the problems you are currently trying to solve? As entrepreneurs we know that there are challenging times where you don’t have anyone to fall back on to meet the deadline or finish the task, all the weight is on your shoulders.  One question we ask every guest that we want you to think about is:  What is the gnarliest experience you have had as an entrepreneur? Stories about you and your business are engaging and pull the listeners in.

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