August 6, 2021

Episode 21

Local Tech Spotlight: Leah Murphy @ Northstar Payroll

This episode of Uncharted Waters’ “Local Tech Spotlight” segment is a discussion between Jeremy Andrews and Leah Murphy from NorthStar Payroll. Leah came up with the idea for a better payroll system after years of operating her own payroll company, Get Payroll. NorthStar plans to provide their customers with a premium payroll software that leverages AI & Machine Learning technology to automate repetitive tasks, catch variances in processing and provide in-depth analyses.

Podcast Outline:

1:20 - Can you tell us a bit about yourself

3:40 - Being a reluctant entrepreneur

5:30 - Deciding to take the leap with support from the community

8:36 - Building a solution to your own problem

11:53 - How does NorthStar work?

13:27 - Target customer

16:58 - Go-to-market strategy and user feedback

20:55 - Support from NL startup ecosystem (NLOWE, SJBOT, Genesis, MPPCC)

23:38 - Advice for other startup founders

26:16 - What’s the future hold?