Wil is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company at the ripe age of 19 years old. Since then he’s had numerous successful exits, most with very strong returns, and runs one of the world’s largest startup platforms, startups.co. On this episode we cover a bit of his life story, his take on the key tools needed to create a successful company, his outlook on Columbus, and what the future looks like for him and startups.co.
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00:02:45 Conquering Columbus Intro Music
00:03:50 Background on Wil Schroter
00:04:55 College wasn’t that important to me, I really just wanted to become an actor
00:07:30 The transformation of Wil’s first company
00:09:00 The story of the “entrepreneur” was much different back then than it is today
00:11:20 Exiting Blue Diesel
00:13:45 I started incubating myself and my own companies
00:14:50 What product should you be selling, who should you be selling it to, and can you sell it for a profit?
00:17:30 Fundable and Startups.co
00:21:00 We were (in a sense) “taking startup to college”
00:24:40 Creating Startups.co
00:26:00 Wil’s role in Startups.co
00:27:40 The success and the failures with Startups.co
00:32:00 The future of Startups.co & Wil Schroter
00:33:30 Wil’s take on Columbus as a community & a place to start a company
00:41:00 The future of technology, startups, AI, and more
00:44:30 What does “Live Uncomfortably” mean to you, Wil?
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00:49:00 Conquering Columbus Outro Music