Serial entrepreneur Kyle Sandler, founder and conductor of The Round House in Opelika is the guest on episode 1 of Ignite Alabama.
Kyle Sandler began his career as a teen radio DJ and ended up in Menlo Park, California, where he became friends with employees of Google in the very early days.
Kyle ended up taking a job in marketing with Google as employee #240 and the rest, as they say, is history.
After cashing out of Google, Kyle founded The Droid Guy and eventually sold that website for 7-figures. Kyle’s next big start-up was Nibletz, which he eventually sold, as well.
Kyle ended up in Opelika, Alabama. He explains how and why in this episode.
After some time as entrepreneur-in-residence at Auburn University, Kyle founded The Round House, a start-up accelerator and coworking space in historic downtown Opelika.
Kyle is now mentoring aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs and startups like Simply Prose.
Last year, Kyle reacquired Nibletz in an asset-purchase and is again using that platform to spread the words about startups around the US who don’t get the publicity of startups in places like Silicon Valley, Boston and Austin.
8 startups have launched out of The Round House.
Advice from Kyle to aspiring entrepreneurs:
- Start where you are.
- Don’t let people tell you you can’t.
- Fuse the new with the old.
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