Growing and Scaling Your Startup With Steve Hoffman of Founders Space

steve hoffman

steve hoffman

Steve Hoffman is the Captain and CEO of Founders Space, the world’s top startup accelerator. He is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor. He was the founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, a founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group, and served on the Board of Governors of the New Media Council. 

He is the author of several award-winning books: Surviving a Startup: Practical Strategies for Starting a Business, Overcoming Obstacles, and Coming Out on Top; The Five Forces That Change Everything; and Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Steve Hoffman discusses the adventure of finding his niche
  • The reality of a startup business — and why curiosity is the key to success
  • How to process the challenge of scaling a startup during a time of exponential growth
  • The importance of curating an A-list team that is passionate to build something tangible and reciprocal
  • Why do you need to have the stamina to startup a brand?
  • How a great leader will bring in the right resources to grow and scale a brand
  • Why your mission as an entrepreneur is to discover what the world needs
  • The best piece of advice Steve has ever received

In this episode…

As an entrepreneur, it is essential to know what to look for in a startup — but sometimes finding the how can be difficult. 

Steve Hoffman, CEO of Founders Space, knows the idea in your head is the starting point. We all know that a successful startup is stressful, and gaining the momentum to lift off the ground can seem farfetched, but what if it doesn’t have to be? Steve is successful at helping brands gain traction. He knows that you need to pool your resources to the forefront — create the opportunity for your business to grow by creating an A-list team. That is how you will succeed.  

In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick and Steve Hoffman, Captain and CEO of Founders Space, discuss the three traits that define an entrepreneur: team, stamina, and leadership. Together they talk about recognizing great ideas, what it takes to be a great leader, and setting up a roadmap to success. Take your startup to the next level in this episode.

Golden Answer

If you could have access to anyone living, who would that person be?

Elon Musk is most known for being the Founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Inc. According to Steve Hoffman, Elon is a visionary, a creative, and has done so much to change the world of business and how people live. If Steve could sit down with Elon, he would ask him one thing: climate change is ravaging our planet; could you pool resources to solve climate change on this planet? 

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