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Episode from the podcastThe Startup Junkies Podcast

219: Bo Lais - Innovative Property Maintenance, a Kansas City Collaboration, and Venture Ecosystem Development

Released Monday, 23rd November 2020
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Welcome back to another episode of the Startup Junkies Podcast!
This week, Caleb Talley and Matthew Ward talk with Bo Lais, founder of Lula and KC Collective.  They chat about building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City, silver linings from the Pandemic, and working with Pipeline.  Listen to this week’s episode to hear about an ideal example of a business that assesses the marketplace and adapts to address a need in the property management industry!

(2:24) Introducing Lula 
(5:46) KC Collective 
(10:20) Surprises of working with KC Collective
(12:42) Creating a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem
(14:40) A silver lining from the pandemic
(18:14) Raising capital for Lula
(21:13) Working with Pipeline
(26:44) Advice for the younger self
(28:27) Wrapping up

Caleb Talley
Matthew Ward
Bo Lais
KC Collective 

“You really need universities, corporations, and they need government, right? You need all of them to play nicely with one another in order to be a really strong, entrepreneurial city.” (13:08)
“We’re always asking, you know, investors to take more risks but on the other side, you know, I think that founders, I think we need to do bigger things.  We need to have more exits, right? More exits and bigger exits.” (17:07)