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Ep 126 How to be StartUp Superstar with Steve Kahan


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In this episode of the podcast I talk to Steve Kahan. Steve is the author of Be a Startup Superstar and he’s the CMO at Thycotic, a fast growing cybersecurity startup. 

We talk about why every college student should consider starting their career with a startup. We dive into why this is a great path for many people, how to find startups near you, and we even discuss what questions you should ask  during the interview. 

About Steven Mark Klahn: 

Steven Mark Kahan is the Author of a new book published by Wiley and Audible called, Be a Startup Superstar. The book is a must-read for any jobseeker or recent college graduate looking to turn their general business know-how into a successful career at a tech startup.

Steve has successfully helped to grow seven startup companies from early-stage development to going public or being sold, resulting in a total value of more than $3 billion.

Bringing passion and positive energy, Steve inspires teams and their organizations to take on the impossible and succeed. He is best known for his ability to plan marketing strategy and execute it, so that companies can accelerate revenue, grow market share, and consistently deliver superior returns for shareholders. Acknowledgements

In his current position as Thycotic’s Chief Marketing Officer, he has helped take the company from a $10M to $100M+ in four years. It’s been a similar story with the other companies where he’s brought his talents over the past three decades. Steve has given inspiring TedTalk presentations and was formerly a board member of Target Hunger in Houston. Steve is passionate about making the world a better place by helping those who need it most.

Steve attended college at Illinois State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication. He’s an avid paddle boarder, and he taught himself to play the guitar. He and his wife of thirty years live in Texas. They have two children and one grandchild.

Link to Steve’s Book 


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