Ep 08: The Savvy Founder “FAST” Framework Explained and Launch Show Recap with Philip Topham
In this episode, Philip Topham, The Savvy Founder and Armchair Sociologist, recaps insights and key learnings from 7 launch episodes. These guests cover a wide range of the high-tech high-growth entrepreneurial perspective. Philip also shares the Savvy Founder “Fast” Framework. FAST is a simple way to accelerate your startup by focusing on purpose, then developing skills and strategy before you delve into tactics. FAST is an acronym Focus. Accelerate. Skills. Techniques.
- Episode 1 Paul Roberts – Small businessman
- Episode 2 Michael Sawitz – Accelerator owner and entrepreneur
- Episode 3 Karan Bavandi – Lifelong entrepreneur
- Episode 4 Ash Kumra – Reimagined entrepreneur
- Episode 5 David Friedman – Angel investor
- Episode 6 Tom Maze – New entrepreneur
- Episode 7 Norman Faulkenberg – Intrapraneur
About the Host:
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder and Armchair sociologist. Philip has an inquisitive mind and passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s today. He focuses on helping technical founders unlock their pragmatic dreamer and develop their business skills and social capital with The Savvy Founder framework.
With more than 25 years across startups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer. His earliest career was as a network engineer bringing companies into the Internet age. He’s served as the Head of Information Technology (Divisional CIO) as well as startup Chief Technology Officer, building software and solving problems others said couldn’t be solved.
Philip has experienced what happens when a traditional company gets $20M venture capital infusion to become the next big thing. He has also experienced building a business without venture backing. He built a business from zero to profitability, selling more than $5M to big pharma and changed the way the pharmaceutical industry operates. He knows what it means to raise money for your startup, only to have it stop as a key founder steps out of the picture. He currently is an advisor for a global AI (artificial intelligence) clinical care management system startup.
Among his many accomplishments, Philip, is an armchair sociologist with peer-review publications in social network analysis and machine learning. He holds a BS Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and an MBA from Pepperdine University. When not working, he can be found playing billiards, woodworking, travelling or socializing with friends and family.
Words of Wisdom
- Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
- Life is a journey – mole hills or mountains? it’s your choice.
Connect with Philip at:
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/philiptopham
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Website – https://www.philiptopham.com
Clubhouse – @thesavvyfounder
10 Most Fixable Pitch Deck Mistakes – https://www.thesavvyfounder.com
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