Entrepreneurship is not all rainbows and sunshine. 

On every epic journey, there is inevitably adversity and failure. What sets successful entrepreneurs apart is how they respond to these challenges. 

On today’s show, we do a topic deep dive with Toph and Matt about failure, momentum, and building robust professional communities.

Toph Day and Matt Hunckler are both successful Indiana entrepreneurs, receiving accolades like the IBJ 40 under 40 list among other awards in the Hoosier state. 

Success doesn’t happen overnight and doesn’t come without a fair share of mess-ups. That is the cost of doing business when it comes to entrepreneurs. 

Communication is essential especially when it comes to talking about what isn’t going well. Toph and Matt give their tips for talking about the bad, to both investors and their teams. 

On the flip side, momentum can be a game changer for startups. Check out the middle of the show where we talk about strategies these two have for harnessing momentum and using it to create exponential growth, as well as identify the biggest killers of momentum. 

Finally, we wrap by talking about building communities and networks. It’s no secret that this can be a game changer for both your business and your career, but many people don’t know where to start. You are going to hear actionable tips for where to start and how to grab the attention of valuable connections. 

Be sure to check out these great clips from the show:

  • [1:35] Toph’s biggest failure
  • [5:19] Tips to be a value add investor
  • [14:50] How to build momentum in a startup
  • [23:19] The biggest momentum killer in startups 
  • [29:06] How to cultivate a professional community
  • [34:09] #1 tip for in-person networking
  • [44:32] Advice for emerging leaders to get time with CEOs
  • [54:26] How to get your company featured on Get IN. 

Get IN. is the show focused on the unfolding stories and most extraordinary innovations happening in the heartland today. Get IN. is brought to you by Powderkeg and Elevate Ventures.

In our conversation with Matt and Toph, you will learn about:

  • Facing failure head on
  • Capitalizing on momentum in startups
  • How to build a robust professional community

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