Jason Whitney - Wild Business Growth Podcast #154: Dream Crusher, Executive Director of IU Angel Network

Jason Whitney – Wild Business Growth Podcast #154: Dream Crusher, Executive Director of IU Angel Network

Have you thought about giving back to your university one day? What if there was a place where you could give back – financially and knowledge-wise – specifically to young startup founders and entrepreneurs who are fellow alumni of your alma mater? That’s the pride and joy of this week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, Jason Whitney. Jason is the VP of Venture Development for IU Ventures and Executive Director of IU Angel Network. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 154: Jason Whitney – Dream Crusher, Executive Director of IU Angel Network

Jason Whitney, the VP of Venture Development for IU Ventures and Executive Director of IU Angel Network, joins the show to share his journey from running several local businesses and a pizza shop to connecting Indiana University alumni entrepreneurs and angel investors. Hear how to attract angel investors, speed up your sales cycle, manage thousands of relationships, the imaginary skill Jason is exceptional at, and the surprising thing about Mark Cuban. This episode covers everything from managing a pizza shop to waking up at 5am every day. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What’s Jason’s story from the screen printing world
  • How does he find these founders
  • What does it feel like to finally delegate tasks to your team
  • The Traditional 5-to-9
  • What’s a story of an IU founder who benefitted from IU Ventures
  • Wow on Wacker
  • What has Jason learned about being an entrepreneur through his roles
  • How do you bounce back from a very low GPA

Connect with Jason at IUVentures.com and on LinkedIn.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

Jason Whitney - Wild Business Growth Podcast #154: Dream Crusher, Executive Director of IU Angel Network
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Jason Whitney - Wild Business Growth Podcast #154: Dream Crusher, Executive Director of IU Angel Network

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