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Episode 62: An Evening with the Founders of DoApp, Part 2

This week on the podcast, we listen in to part two of “An Evening with the Founders of DoApp” straight from Rochester’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. In part one founders Wade Beavers, Joe Sriver, and David Borrillo spoke about the early stages of DoApp, a mobile app development company, and the risks of taking outside funding when building a startup. To wrap the story up today, the team talked about the importance of hiring great talent, life after your company is acquired, and how to work through hardship- professional and personal- within a business. To date, DoApp serves as one of Rochester’s largest startup success stories; insight from these founders are invaluable to anyone looking to start something in this city.

“As you scale up as an organization, as you’re building your organization, you want to build great people, who can build great people, who can build great products that people can’t live without.” –Joe Sriver, Founder at DoApp

 

Previous stories about DoApp:

One Of The Biggest Rochester Startup Stories That You Don’t Know: Meet DoApp

After Exits, DoApp Founder Looking To Give Back To The Rochester Entrepreneurial Community

Episode 61: An Evening with the Founders of DoApp, Part 1

This week on the podcast we listen in to some audio straight from Rochester’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. On the show today we listen in to part one of “A Night with the Founders of DoApp” where DoApp founders Wade Beavers, Joe Sriver, and David Borrillo along with key individuals- John Roberts with New Counsel and David Olson with Blackridge Financial- talk about the growth and exits of this mobile application development company. Today on the podcast, we hear about the very beginnings of DoApp, how they developed three of the very first apps for the Apple App Store, and the reality of starting a business and taking outside funding.

“Whether it’s luck, calculated risk, whatever it is, you have those moments where you have to recognize it’s a failure and you have to adjust.” –Wade Beavers, former CEO of DoApp

Episode 53: Talking Entrepreneurship with City Council Representative Nick Campion

This week on the podcast we talk about entrepreneurship with Rochester City Council Representative Nick Campion. Born and raised in Rochester, Nick received a degree in Computer Information Systems from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he minored in Entrepreneurship. In Rochester, he joined the mobile app development startup DoApp during the early stages of the company and stayed with the business after it was acquired. This week on the podcast, we talk about Nick’s first-hand experience in startups, the growth of entrepreneurship in Rochester, and what role he thinks government should play in business development.

“I think we have a lot of work to do in figuring out how to make Rochester an accessible place to start a company. I think a lot of people are struggling and starting to feel the pinch with the costs of renting space, the costs of paying property taxes, the cost of finding employees.”