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FinTech, DeFi, and Starting a New Incubator

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Greetings all, in this week’s episode of Ventures, my guest Drew Glover and I discuss all-things FinTech, growth, venture capital, and Decentralized Finance (DeFi). We cover his background co-founding Fiat Growth, raising a $15m fund w/ Fiat Ventures, the overall FinTech landscape, advice for founders leveling up their growth strategies, and the future of finance technology for entrepreneurs and the rest of the world.

Check it out: The past, present, and future of FinTech and DeFi :: with Drew Glover

Starting a New Startup Ideation Incubator

Next week I’ll be releasing a podcast introducing Prota Ventures’ new incubator program that starts Oct 4th. In this cohort-based program we’ll be working with a small number of entrepreneurs to help refine startup ideas and tee them up for investment opportunities.

I’ll be personally teaching through much of the program and mentoring/advising folks along the way.

One cool aspect of this program is that applicants are encouraged to apply even if they don’t have their own idea. We have a good handful of ideas that we have been incubating within our Labs department at Prota, and we are looking for startup CEOs to join us.

How do you know if you are “Startup CEO” material?

Well, if you work a job that requires vision casting, building a team, and fundraising (or something similar), then you are already primed. I’d highly encourage you to apply.

I’ll discuss more here about this next week, but - given my excitement - I wanted to give you a fuller “pre-announcement” heads up about it. :)

Have a great rest of your week,