Welcome to The Startup Tuesday Podcast!

It all started when…

Once upon a time, Vult Lab’s founder, Kelly Ann Collins, built an app for startup founders and realized the struggles they face. Every. Single. Day.

It was doggone rufff!

So, she wanted to do something fun that would help founders learn from each other through social media chats and real, live—yes, IRL—conversation.

And so, The Startup Tuesday Podcast was born.

Featuring stories and tips from startup hustlers who’ve been there, done that, the show is a laid back and fun ongoing conversation packed with information startup founders and biz owners alike can use right now to impact their businesses (from marketing to work-life balance).

Currently one year old as it rolls into in its third season, the podcast has more than 20,000 listeners per episode (and growing!).


Meet The Startup Tuesday Podcast Team!

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Kelly Ann Collins

Founder & Host

Favorite topics: Winning & Productivity Hacks

One of the first bloggers (ever!) and a former journalist (USA Today, The Associated Press, Newsweek), Kelly Ann (a.k.a. KAC) is the CEO of Vult Lab.

Not only has she launched projects on her own dime, she’s in the top 1% of female entrepreneurs when it comes to funding. (Psst! She’s averaged more seed funding for her projects than male tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.)

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Valerie Martinelli

Favorite topics: Leadership, Inclusion & Diversity, Sexual Harassment

Valerie is the founder of Valerie Martinelli Consulting where she helps women find their dream jobs as she advocates for equal rights, better education for women - in business, STEM, and more.

Learn more:

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Lance Smith

Co-host & Producer
Favorite topics: Startups, Hustling & Podcasting

Lance live in the heart of America - Arkansas - is the founder of the “Patience & Hustle” Skill on Alexa (hey, add it to your morning routine.)

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Troy Sandidge

Favorite topics: Marketing & Technology

Troy Sandidge is the VP Creative Director at Nex Gen Dynamics, a creative marketing agency, in Chicago.

He has worked and partnered with Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and more to help grow their brand identities and profitability. HuffPost named him one of the top social media influencer storytellers.

Find Troy everywhere as … @FindTroy.

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Ken Schmidt

Co-host & Associate Producer
Favorite topics: Music Tech & Social Media

Ken has launched several music brands from ground, up. In addition to his work at Startup Tuesday, he’s an account manager at Vult Lab and one of the baddest drummers this side of the Mississippi.

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