Welcome to Year One


Welcome to YearOne, where we speak to early stage founders about their journey, the reason for starting their business, the highs and lows, and what their journey has taught them. We started this podcast because we understand the challenges that come with starting a new business. We wanted to encourage early stage founders to persevere, to help them on their journey, and to share our own experiences and the experiences of others.

Starting a business is never easy, and according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), about 20% of small businesses fail in their first year. This can be due to various factors, such as lack of funding, poor management, and not understanding the market. It's important to understand these challenges and learn from them to avoid the same mistakes.

That's where our podcast comes in. We aim to provide a platform where early stage founders can share their experiences and insights. By listening to our guests, you can learn from their mistakes and successes. We believe that building a community of early stage founders is important, as it allows us to support each other and learn from one another.

We understand that there are many podcasts speaking to very seasoned and established business owners, but not many targeting early stage founders. Given the number of new businesses that are started on a daily basis, it's important to talk about the early years. Our podcast aims to fill this gap by providing valuable insights and advice for early stage founders.

We believe that every journey is unique, and by sharing these stories, we hope to inspire and encourage early stage founders to keep going. Whether you're struggling with funding, marketing, or management, we believe that our guests' experiences will help you navigate these challenges.

We hope you find our podcast informative and inspiring.

Please join our community of early stage founders and share your own journey with us. Together, we can build a supportive community that will help us all succeed.

About the Hosts

Deon KloppersProfile Photo

Deon Kloppers

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Sathish Bala