218: Creating Startup Junkies | Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie & Jeff Standridge of The Conductor
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218: Creating Startup Junkies

Jeff Amerine - Startup Junkie; Jeff Standridge - The Conductor

Welcome to a special episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast! This week, Caleb Talley and Morgan Scholz sit down with Jeff Amerine and Jeff Standridge to talk about their new book "Creating Startup Junkies". In this episode, you will get to hear about the genesis of the book, the importance of venture ecosystem development, and the crucial pillars to creating a venture ecosystem. This is an episode you do not want to miss out on!


Check out this link to find more information on how to create an effective ecosystem: https://www.creatingstartupjunkies.com/



(2:03) What led to writing a book?

(5:09) Who is the book for?

(14:02) What are the benefits of building a startup in unexpected places?

(20:19) Discussing the four pillars

(27:09) Game-changing policy changes for startup ecosystems

(33:14) What is the biggest goal of the book?

(34:36) Wrap up


Caleb Talley

Jeff Amerine

Jeff Standridge 

Morgan Scholz 

Creating Startup Junkies 


“Otherwise they think of economic development as ‘we’re going to go attract a big plant from somewhere,’ and there’s a place for that, that’s important. But that’s kind of like buying a winning lottery ticket.  What we’re talking about in this book, and in everything we do, is sort of the Money Ball play, to use a movie reference. This is the how do you get a better on base percentage with the talent that you have locally, and it’s something that sticks.” (8:10) 


“If we believe that this is a movement that can change lives, our defining purpose and reason for being is to empower and enable innovators and entrepreneurs.  And by virtue of that, improve their lives or quality or standard of living.  The book is a manifestation of that.  It’s intended to be a little bit inspiration, a little bit practical and tactical detail for how to do it.” (33:32)

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