Nick Hughes is joined by Ansley Fender of CEO and Founder Atlas Solutions of Bloomington, Indiana. Atlas is building seamless and collaborative funding management software to disrupt the $4T grant funding and federal contract industry.
As the episode starts, Nick and Ansley start with hearing more about her background and early days / journey. Ansley talks about humble beginnings and how she got started in Entrepreneurship. We hear the origin story of how she started Atlas Solutions, and what problems in the world she wanted to fix. Ansley walks through the first few steps they took from Idea stage to get into early product stage, and shares her thoughts on being a non-technical founder, and her advice and how to build with little coding experience. They then shift into what she learned around balancing Mental Health as an Entrepreneur and how to maintain your sanity while you work towards growing a successful company. Lastly, Ansley gives advice on how to approach relationships and being a Mom while building a startup, raising money and answering investors questions, and what advice she would give her younger self. This is an fun and inspiring conversation with a clearly talented entrepreneur, we hope it helps you today.