5 Podcasts to Feed Your Burning Entrepreneurial Streak
If you're already working to create your own business, or you want to launch a startup *some day* free podcasts are basically the holy grail of startup advice. There are literally thousands of expert interviews available from small business owners, venture capitalists and angel investors, CEOs, and big-times business magnates, all willing to let you learn from their mistakes (and their big wins). To kick you off, here are a few of the best to listen to on your evening commute.
Host Harry Stebbings is only 19-years-old, but somehow he's managed to chat with Silicon Valley's biggest VCs and entrepreneurs. During a snappy 20-minute Q&A, he delves into topics like how to raise your first round of capital, when to quit on an idea that just isn't working, and the industries that are ripe for disruption.
In addition to hosting startup meetups all over the planet, Startup Grind streams casual Q&As with world-class movers and shakers. Here's a good one with the founder of Buzzfeed to get you started.
From a former This American Life producer, we have Startup, a new (ish) podcast about starting your own company. The first season follows founder and podcaster Alex Blumberg as he launches his own podcasting companies. Later seasons move onto new companies and topics like what happens when businesses fail. The production is flawless, making this listen as entertaining as it is educational (and inspirational, if you're into this sort of thing.)
Traction answers all of the questions you really, really want to know from successful founders. Listen to each episode and walk away with specific, actionable tactics on how to get traction on your early stage startup.
Hosted by digital marketing guru Tayo Rockson, each episode gives a really unique look at the business world. Tune in for result-oriented marketing advice and out-of-the-box ideas.
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