The popularity of podcasts is growing, as you can listen to when you commute or do sport, when you go shopping or wait in the queue, even you can learn subjects better than by video.
StartupReporter has handpicked the favorite thought-provoking podcasts that focus on startup and innovation to keep you stimulated during your downtime.
- The Pitch by Gimlet – It’s like Shark Tank, but for real, with real fundable companies and real money. Entertaining and awesome.
About: Real entrepreneurs pitch to real investors—for real money. In each episode, we take you behind closed doors to the critical moment when aspiring entrepreneurs put it all on the line.
The Pitch delivers on the high-stakes promise of a live pitch without shying away from the nitty gritty details of what happens after everyone shakes hands and walks out of the room. Hosted by Josh Muccio from Gimlet Media.
- Startup School by Y Combinator – The podcast that features stories and practical advice about starting, funding, and scaling companies. This is excellent podcast to listen with lot of successful founders and early stage startup founders.
About: Startup School Radio is a weekly broadcast where you’ll hear Aaron Harris, a partner at Y Combinator, get stories and practical advice from founders and investors. Learn how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew.
- The Lean Startup – After penning a New York Times bestseller for innovative founders, author and entrepreneur Eric Ries went on to develop The Lean Startup Co. The complimentary advanced learning hub provides live events, educational programming, and an online media library that expands upon the book’s core principles.
The podcast hosts industry leaders covering a wide variety of topics, with a focus on advanced management practices that transform culture, drive long-term growth, and enhance product development. Past topics have ranged from how to prevent your own domain expertise from getting in the way of responding to customer needs to the key steps to framing successful entrepreneurial experiments.
- Product Hunt – Product Hunt Radio (PHR) is for the product geeks. Each week Ryan Hoover and Erik Torenberg are joined by founders, investors, and product people in the startup community & beyond to chat about products, technology, and the people who make them.
- a16z by Andreessen Horowitz – This comes out of the Andreessen Horowitz VC firm and tends to cover timely tech trends. Some of the analysts are excellent and worth following. The episodes appear at random intervals and are usually very short, often under 20 minutes.
About: The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week.
- The Twenty Minute VC by Harry Stebbings – It takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructional guide as to what it takes to get employed in the Venture Capital industry, with VCs giving specific advice on how to get noticed from the crowd and increasing your chances of employment.
- Nathan Latka | The Top – Nathan has a unique view on entrepreneurship, business and lifestyle.
About: Over three and a half million people are already listening to Nathan Latka’s daily podcast where he interviews (and sometimes grills) founders to get straight to the core of what matters most in business: how much money they’re making, how they generate revenue, and what advice they can share with listeners looking to grow and build their own businesses.
- StartUp by Gimlet – Angst, humor, instructions… Everything you need to know.
About: StartUp is a documentary series about entrepreneurial life. The show has been downloaded tens of millions of times since its launch in 2014. Its first season has been adapted into an ABC sitcom called Alex, Inc. starring Zach Braff. StartUp has won a Gracie Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
- Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman By WaitWhat
About: How do companies grow from zero to a gazillion? Legendary Silicon Valley investor / entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Guests include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Spanx’s Sara Blakely.
With original music and hilariously honest stories, the show sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard. Masters of Scale is a WaitWhat original series in association with Stitcher.
- HBR IdeaCast by Sarah Green – Syndicated podcasts from Harvard Business Review. What else is there to say?
- Side Hustle School by Chris Guillebeau / Onward Project / Panoply – Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.
About: A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who’s started a side hustle—along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result.
- Seth Godin’s Startup School – Seth Godin is a thought leader in the marketing and business world. In this rare live recording, hear Seth as he guides thirty entrepreneurs through a workshop exploring how they can build and run their dream business.
- Future Squared by Steve Glaveski – a podcast all about helping people create more impact in the world and live more rewarding lives through sharing insights, case studies and the latest trends and news on the topics of corporate innovation, entrepreneurship and self-improvement.
About: Steve Glaveski, CEO, and Co-Founder of Collective Campus, an innovation hub, school and consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia, that has been home to the likes of Uber and Zomato and has worked with large organisations such as King & Wood Mallesons, Sportsbet, Mills Oakley, Telstra, National Australia Bank. The organisation helps companies adopt the mindset, methods, and tools to successfully explore new business models and disruptive innovation.
Every week Steve interviews a thought leader, author or entrepreneur to help you get the most out of every day and achieve your business and life goals.
- She Did It Her Way by Amanda Boleyn – She Did It Her Way is a collection of interviews from powerful female entrepreneurs telling us just how they did it “their way” and obtained success as an entrepreneur.
About: If you’re looking for a women’s perspective on starting or growing a company, look no further than She Did It Her Way. In the She Did It Her Way podcast, Amanda Boleyn is on a mission to help more women succeed and break into the entrepreneurial world. She Did It Her Way is packed with the advice, tools, and examples that you need to design a business that reflects your unique style.
Learn how to create a thriving business whether it be online or offline with marketing, product creation, and mindset training designed just for you the female entrepreneur. It’s time to build a life and a business that you can be proud of.
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