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With the year coming to an end, Conner and Nick look back on the last 50 weeks of 2019 and the changes that have happened. At this time last year, we were both sitting in a coffee shop in South Lake Union talking about this day. Since then, Nick has spent every day of the year traveling around the world and is currently in Argentina. Conner also ha…
 
This week Conner and Nick connect Seattle to Buenos Aires, Argentina when Nick is currently stationed. For the first time ever, Nick attended one of his FL events but couldn’t understand the pitches because they were all done in another language. Also in the show, Conner and Nick discuss the new Tesla Truck and the news of Google Founders stepping …
 
This week’s episode of Catching Up finds Nick Hughes in South Aftrica and Conner in Seattle. The conversation revolves around Nicks adjustment to a new city, the food he’s been eating and what he’s been staying away from. Nick also talks about being in a different country on Thanksgiving
 
Episode 068: What happens when the primary payment platform for the country you’re living in goes down? This week, Nick hit two of the biggest road blocks over the course of his year long trip around the world. Last weeks check in found him in Zimbabwe, and he was planning to go to Nigeria this week. However, some Visa issues created a hectic momen…
 
Welcome back o another episode of Catching Up! Nick is currently in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe because last week we attended their Founders Live Event. Nick talks about his experience thus far in Africa and reflects on the similarities of the entrepreneurial experience, while also pointing out the huge differences in how society operates …
 
Ep067: For the first time in the history of this show, Conner will be hosting all by himself. Nick is in Africa this week hosting Founder's Live and isn't able to jump on the phone call. So instead of canceling the show all together, we handed the microphone over to Conner to experiment doing the solo show. Conner started a brand called Find Me in …
 
This might be the most politically heavy show we’ve ever had. Don’t worry we aren’t talking about trump or the election, this week is about politics and technology. Edward Snowden appeared on the Joe Rogan podcast this week and we highly encourage you to go listen to it. We also touch on Twitter banning political ads. On the personal side of the ep…
 
Ep065 kicks off with the story from WeWork this week and their founder Adam Neumann being offered $1Billion to leave the company. Our conversation develops into more about corporate responsibly to its employees and the changes in business culture to provide value rather than drive profit. We also review last night’s Founders Live Seattle event, par…
 
Nick and Conner created this show for moments like this. To document the unexpected journey of life from a personal and professional perspective. We mostly talk about entrepreneurship from a professional perspective, but after the passing of Nick’s father this past week, we do the show in honor of him. Nick reflects on the lessons learned from his …
 
Nicks year long tour takes him this month to London! He just arrived and our show almost had to be canceled because he didn’t have WiFi and couldn’t find where he was staying. This weeks episode is a true catching up show just talking about the adjustment to a new city. Thanks for listening, subscribing and sending us your messages.…
 
This week Conner and Nick attended Founders Live Seattle and New York City and they discuss the winning companies from the pitch events and why they thought they won. Nick also ends the show with a big announcement about how his company is working on being more inclusive and helping diverse demographics get started in entrepreneurship…
 
This week’s episode takes a little bit of time to get going as Conner & Nick catch up about their lives in the first quarter of the show but eventually they get into the conversation about the changing music industry and the renaissance that’s happened over the last two decades with the evolution of streaming services. From Spotify and Pandora stil…
 
This week Conner and Nick talk about podcasting. This is our second show we’ve produced together and we publish here on Anchor. However, Nick is starting a show for his company Founders Live and he is looking at alternative ways at recording and distributing the show. Let us know if you have any tips or tricks in improving your podcast. Also, pleas…
 
This week there was a lot of hype around a seattle startup launch called Mystery which curates exclusive date itineraries for its users. We discuss whether we would use a service like this and what we think of their business model. The second topic is about our favorite brands. A recent poll found that millennials favorite brand is Amazon, Apple an…
 
This week’s topics are focused around 3 recent FoundersLive Winners and we got into a spontaneous conversation about collecting personal information and what it would take for one of us to get a microchip placed in our body to get vital health information back? We are curious, what guarantees would you need to have it done?…
 
This week’s discussions starts with a topic we have put off for the last two weeks. On August 1, world famous video game streamer, Ninja, left Amazon owned Twitch to joint Microsoft’s Mixer. In the weeks following, Ninjas former channel had some suspicious content connected to it. This lead us into ownership and the recent controversy over the umbr…
 
This week Conner met with a seattle based entrepreneur and she expressed interest in wanting to spend a year living in a van, traveling the country meeting women business owners and sharing their stories. This conversation led to us wanting to share some pointers from Nicks experience doing that exact same thing this year. Have questions about eith…
 
This week Nick is calling Conner from NYC 🍏 and they are focused on the topic of How to Stay Productive Over Summer. It’s the first week of August and now tends to be the time where you see plenty of away messages and it’s tough to get things done. Should you also go on vacation or is this actually a time to catch up on some of those tasks you’ve b…
 
This show is actually about catching up. We had to reschedule last week’s show so we bundled two weeks of topics into one show. Topics include 50 years since landing on the moon, facebook fines and antitrust, faceapp, amazon prime day, and FoundersLive Winners
 
This week we learned that local startup UTrip closed its doors unexpectedly with little warning to its staff, investors and customers. The AI focused travel planning company has been praised for its fundraising and awards over the past 8 years of operation, so this news came as a surprise, There are some good learning lessons from this story and Ni…
 
This week’s show focuses on tips about working and living on the road. Nick is currently in his 7th month traveling the country and Conner calls from Idaho so the conversation transitioned into strategies about tips to finding hidden gems, getting secure WiFi, doing laundry and taking public transportation.…
 
Ep051: this week Conner and Nick check in with each other about some of their experiences this week with some high and low lights in building their company. They spend the second half of the show address the importance of being self aware of their own mental health and make a commitment to be better at having these types of check-ins during future …
 
Ep050 is all about INFLUENCERS! With the rise of YouTube, Instagram and all the other social platforms, we are starting to see how modern influencers has become a status symbol that many people want to be. Nick recently discovered the trend “mukbang” where people eat food and slurp noodles while viewers obsess and watch religiously, creating millio…
 
This week Nick is calling Conner from Bozeman, Montana. The conversation revolves around content strategy and working on developing ways to promote our businesses through video. Conners company Find Me creates videos about local businesses in Seattle which drives him leads to provide marketing services. Nicks events happen around the world and he w…
 
This week Nick is back in Seattle to host his monthly series Founders Live Seattle. Along with our local live show, he had events on Boston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Portland, Dallas and Lagos (Africa). For our topic this week we dive into Facebook’s announcement of GlobalCoins, their new cryptocurrency launching in 2020. Let us know what you think …
 
This week Conner and Nick discuss the risks of an employee joining a startup. Working for a small (hopefully growing) company comes with highs and lows. Success and failure run hand in hand and change everyday. What the risk really comes down to is gaining equity and experience in anticipation of the next gig.…
 
We start this episode talking about some of the hurdles in our business and being scared of hiring. On a personal note, we talk about Baldwin and Chancellor leaving the Seahawks, scooters coming to Seattle (finally) and the power of brand how Starbucks got $billions in free advertising
 
This week we experienced some technical difficulties and part of our show was lost. We start the episode with how we stay in touch with the tech industry which ties into a profile of Rad Bikes. We also touch on Tiger and Russel Wilson. Lastly, we discuss some of the surprises we’ve had in 2019 trying to grow our companies…
 
This week nick is traveling from Austin to Dallas. We start the conversation talking about how he is getting exercise while traveling. The primary topic this week is how our business models have changed since we started our companies.
 
We are back for Season2 of the show, and after a few weeks off we are truly catching up on Nicks life on the Road (currently in Dallas) and a company he recently learned about called Monarc, a robot quarterback. Conner has been stressed with taxes and learning how to balance life and business as they have become blend into the same thing. We end th…
 
This is not our first show together. Nick and Conner first met at an event series called Feature Friday (eventually became Founders Live). We worked together at a company called Knotis, and used to record a show called Straight Up Startups on Google Hangouts. Those lessons have led us to create Catching Up, a way for us to continue our conversation…
 
Ep038 was intended to have another set of topics, but we open the show asking Nick to give a shout out to a unique company he’s met this year and he brings up EXECrank which helps founders form a board of directors. This leads us into a series of questions about why and when you should start thinking about forming a board.…
 
Nick is back in Seattle to host Founders Live and we are talking about the winner, Coffee Break. We also dive into the reason why Burger King got so much attention online this week and their video from Casey Neistat (link below). Lastly we are talking about the new robot influencers that popped up on Instagram and how they could disrupt the concept…
 
Episode 035 dives into the recent news of layoffs in numerous media and tech companies. Dealing with layoffs or being fired can create a ton of difficulties but Conner and Nick discuss some ideas including how creating content could help find your next gig.
 
This weeks show debates a recent quote by Netflix stating they are more concerned with Fortnight than HBO. We also dig into a recent interview with Jack Dorsey discussing their need to fix the platform or shut down. Lastly, Nick bought AirPods and the Sounders have a New jersey sponsor.
 
It’s been a long break for Nick and Conner with some big life changes happening. The pod for a time was in question, but now we are back for our weekly round up of catching up. Nick has the most to update us on this week as he has packed up a suitcase and traveling around the country for the next year meeting with startup founders and sharing their…
 
Episode 032 focuses on Anchor sponsoring the podcast. No credit to us, but we talk about the idea of sponsorships on our show and which brands we’d love to see. We also talk about Founders Live Seattle winner EarShot, Tiger vs Phil, and Bird Fleets for entrepreneurs. We experimented with Anchor advertising in this episode and they pay $10 for every…
 
Episode 031 starts with the announcement of Shyft raising $6.5M Series A to help retail businesses with scheduling. We spend lots of time talking about Social Capitals change in direction and their call out of the VC Ponzi Scheme in Silicon Valley. Lastly, would you move to Tulsa, Ok for $10k?... Oh yes! Conner said hi to Jeff Bezos, what would you…
 
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