[Podcast] EP:01 — Eric Martell, Co-Founder of EatStreet & Managing Director At gener8tor Minneapolis: Disrupt Midwest

Early days at EatStreet & Tips on getting accepted to an accelerator

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Introducing Disrupt Midwest — A podcast hosted by Aleckson Nyamwaya that gives you an inside look at entrepreneurship, startups and all things tech in the Midwest! Learn business lessons from industry experts, experienced founders, investors and thought leaders from all over the Midwest!

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“No plan survives contact with the enemy” — Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

Episode 01:

I thought I knew what I was doing! After all, I had listened to tons of podcast & audio-books before! Boy was I wrong 😩.

No amount of preparation could have prepared me for the awkwardness that was about to unfold. I didn't realize this until after I sat down with Eric and pressed 🔴(record)

You can hear in my voice at the beginning of the podcast as I realize this and have a “Oh shit” moment. In hindsight, Eric is the best first interview I could have had because he realized this and did an amazing job at answering the questions, even when I did a terrible job of asking. This is due to the fact that we’ve known each other for about 7 months now and he had just come off “sales mode” from raising the gener8tor Minneapolis fund.

What is EatStreet?

EatStreet has raised $40million and powers the online ordering of 15,000 restaurants nationwide. (gener8tor’s first investment)

What is gener8tor

gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times a year we invest up to $140K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through our network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.

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