Is building culture that important in the early days of a startup? w/ Erik Osland



When it comes to building a startup, paying attention to the culture you build isn’t the first thing on your mind - but it should be.

There is a lot of work that goes into what entrepreneurs do - and a startup is only going to be as good - and healthy - as its employees. Build a positive culture and you’ll have positive outcomes.

Just ask Erik Osland of EvolveMd! He built a successful business using core values that include support, self-care, training, and creating a culture that benefits both customers and employees.

Come learn more about this  win-win  as Erik discusses this and much more in his recent episode on the Health Innovators Podcast.

Grab a friend (or a coworker) and hang out with us for a few minutes of healthy conversation.


Here are the show highlights:

  • How system disruptors can present entrepreneurs with opportunities for expansion or growth (6:16)
  • Focusing on quality employee relationships can boost positive patient outcomes (8:22)
  • Recognize the learning power of your mistakes (13:10)
  • You can create first, tweak later, and still come out on top (16:06)
  • Never say never - when a pivot opportunity presents itself, a learning opportunity is not far behind (20:40)
  • Self-care: Taking care of you will also benefit your company and those you serve (26:11)


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Guest Bio

Erik Osland is the managing partner for EvolvedMD, a comprehensive behavioral health integration platform focused on program development, management, and implementation.  

His education at the University of Arizona helped develop his background in leadership, management, and strategic planning.

Erik utilized that background to develop a process that delivers the best patient care and outcomes possible in behavioral health, while also minimizing barriers often found when trying to access those settings.

If you’d like to reach out to Erik, you can email him at, find him on LinkedIn at Erik Osland, or reach out to him on his website at