Max Brickman - Wild Business Growth Podcast #145: Midwest Machine, Managing Director of Heartland Ventures

Max Brickman – Wild Business Growth Podcast #145: Midwest Machine, Managing Director of Heartland Ventures

Silicon Valley and the Midwest. Pretty much the same exact places, right? Not so fast, my friend. But there’s a lot of good that can come about when businesses from each of these locations partner with each other. That’s the passion of this week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, Max Brickman. Yes, Max B! Max is a Serial Entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Heartland Ventures. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 145: Max Brickman – Midwest Machine, Managing Director of Heartland Ventures

Max Brickman, the Serial Entrepreneur and Managing Director of Heartland Ventures, joins the show to share his journey from starting landscaping, real estate, and education businesses in high school and college to bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and the Midwest. Hear how to license your product, pick companies to partner with, navigate your responsibilities as an entrepreneur and VC, ride your bike faster, and one very corny billboard. This episode covers everything from an anti-cheating device to Korean food. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How do you run multiple businesses while going to school
  • Where did the idea for CleanSlate come from
  • Is Max able to sleep at night knowing students hate his guts
  • What gave him the VC bug
  • How does he pick the companies in his portfolio
  • How to you stay diligent about your responsibilities for the day
  • Mulch for the Pulitzer!
  • What was Max’s favorite part about studying abroad in Barcelona

Connect with Max at HeartlandVC.com and on LinkedIn.

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

Show Notes

Max Brickman - Wild Business Growth Podcast #145: Midwest Machine, Managing Director of Heartland Ventures
Max B & Max B
Heartland Ventures Max Brickman Wild Business Growth Podcast Max Branstetter
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Max Brickman - Wild Business Growth Podcast #145: Midwest Machine, Managing Director of Heartland Ventures

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