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Episode 70

Kyle Braatz

Co-founder @FullscriptHQ. Passionate about integrative healthcare + tech

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Kyle Braatz is the co-founder and CEO of Fullscript, a smarter way to recommend & sell professional-grade natural health products. In 2008, he started the Typically Canadian Group - a not for profit dedicated to inspiring Canadians who are battling cancer - and cycled across Canada raising $150,000 in the process. He then dove into tech startups with his co-founder Brad, launching Netgen, and later HealthWave emerged as an opportunity they were passionate about building. Kyle joins us to share his story and insights as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, how giving back to the community and charitable causes makes you a better leader, what it was like raising $2M dollars, and much more.

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Kyle.
  • Learn more about the Typically Canadian Group, Netgen, and Fullscript.
  • Learn more about how Kyle got into tech startups.
  • Learn more about how Fullscript has grown and raised $2M dollars.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Kyle Braatz is the co-founder and CEO of Fullscript, a smarter way to recommend & sell professional-grade natural health products.

In 2008, he started the Typically Canadian Group - a not for profit dedicated to inspiring Canadians who are battling cancer - and cycled across Canada raising $150,000 in the process.

He then dove into tech startups with his co-founder Brad, launching Netgen, and later HealthWave emerged as an opportunity they were passionate about building.

Kyle joins us to share his story and insights as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, how giving back to the community and charitable causes makes you a better leader, what it was like raising $2M dollars, and much more.


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Kyle got into design & startups.
  • Why Kyle started the Typically Canadian Group.
  • How Fullscript has grown and raised 2M dollars.
  • Why charity and philanthropy play such a critical role in Kyle's approach to life and business.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:46
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

3:04
Typically Canadian Group is dedicated to inspiring Canadian who battle cancer and you rode across the country to raising $150,000 in the process. What was it like going through this experience? What lessons did you learn?

6:00
While still in university, you helped launch your first startup Netgen, a digital agency and idea incubator which later spawned other companies. Why did you decide to launch Netgen at this time?

7:15
As your first startup, what were some of the major lessons learnt?

9:19
You’re now the CEO of Fullscript. What is HealthWave and what motivated you to start it?

11:04
How did you guys come across the industry and the opportunity for Fullscript?

17:03
You recently raised $2M. What was this process like for you? Any tips or insights to share with other entrepreneurs?

22:44
What’s next for Fullscript?

25:22
What’s are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used?

26:03
So giving back and helping others plays a huge role in your life & business. Where is Typically Canadian Group today and how does it fit into your mission at Fullscript?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Kyle on Twitter
Kyle on the web
Fullscript on Twitter
Fullscript on the web
Typically Canadian Group
Noelle's Gift
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, & Books

iTunes Podcast
TSN
The Score

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