Execs at Coca-Cola Laughed at Her Idea to Start an Unsweetened Flavored Water Company. Now Her Company Is Worth Millions.

Kara Goldin didn't have a background in health or nutrition, but she didn't let that stop her from founding Hint.

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This week James McKinney interviews Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Water. Despite a background in technology and media, Goldin is now leading a beverage brand. She didn't allow what she didn't know to stop her from moving forward.

In this episode, you'll hear Goldin:

  • Share her first taste of being an entrepreneur while watching her brother fix up Volkswagens and sell them.
  • Break down the other side of being an entrepreneur through her father, a "frustrated entrepreneur" who felt stuck under management.
  • Speak about how she fell into a subscriptions job at Time in subscriptions, the lessons she learned from this first job she uses today in Hint.
  • Explain why she calls herself an accidental entrepreneur.

You can listen to the complete interview here.

James McKinney

Creator & Host, The Startup Story

James McKinney is the Founder & Host of The Startup Story, a multi-channel brand platform that brings the lessons of highly successful founders directly to the everyday founder. Whether it is through The Startup Story podcast or via the Startup Story LIVE event series, entrepreneurs everywhere can receive tactical and practical guidance from founders who are a few steps ahead.

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