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Startup Podcasts to Listen Out For

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Fancy getting valuable insight & advice on starting, growing & scaling a startup? We've put together a list of good startup themed podcasts that you might want to listen to.

Not everyone has time to sit and watch a full video or read an article to keep up to date, learn, and grow - especially during the full-time process of building a startup. Podcasts can be a convenient ways of keeping up with information and/or entertainment while on the move, or while working, exercising, cooking, skydiving...and so on. When it comes to startups and aspiring entrepreneurs, listening to the advice of those who have already made it can be inspiring and provide invaluable insight.

Although there are plenty of such business related podcasts out there, we have put together a list of good ones to get you started.

This Week in Startups

- Industry - Tech

This Week in Startups sees a rotating group of experts led by podcasting pioneer, and entrepreneur turned investor, Jason Calacanis interviewing influential names in the entrepreneur and startup communities, giving an insider look at how investors think, discussing the week’s interesting stories, and generally sharing advice. Calacanis hosts a variety of guests, with previous names including Mark Cuban, and Steve Huffman of Reddit.

The Twenty Minute VC

- Venture Capital

Similar to This Week in Startups, 20VC gives listeners a glimpse into the mind of venture capitalists. Each week, host Harry Stebbings interviews two VCs, providing insight for up and coming entrepreneurs into what investors look for in a startup, and what it is they actually do, alongside advice on all sorts of funding and investment topics.

The UK Business Startup Podcast

- Starting out

The UK Business Startup Podcast tells the story of starting & growing a business in the UK. It is aimed at helping new businesses to get started & old ones to improve.

Produced by Colin Gray - The Podcast Host, this startup podcast enlisted the help of some trusted accountants, financial advisers, marketers, authors, and fellow business owners to bring a tonne of experience and advice to the table. Colin recently wrote for Startacus on why a ‘Podcast is the Smartest Thing Your Business Can Do, Right Now’ which of course you might want to read too.

startup podcasts to listen out for

The Tim Ferriss Show

iTunes’ Best of 2016 (and ‘14 and ‘15) podcast The Tim Ferriss Show often sits at the #1 spot on iTunes’ business podcasts, having become the first business podcast to reach 1m downloads. Rather than sticking to the normal ‘suit and tie’ business people, Ferriss brings in guests from all walks of life in order to deconstruct what makes them successful and how these things can be transferred to entrepreneurship. Guests have ranged from dog trainers, to Navy SEALs, to Tony Robbins, to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Foxx.

Entrepreneur on Fire

Another Best of iTunes winner, EOFire sees founder and host John Lee Dumas interview the most inspiring entrepreneurs seven days a week. These highly successful entrepreneurs share their experiences and stories as well as ideas and advice for the up and coming entrepreneur to build the business they dream of. Guests have included giants like Tony Robbins and other podcast hosts mentioned here, such as Tim Ferriss.

Powderkeg: Igniting Startups

Industry - Tech

Powderkeg focuses on in-depth interviews and the delivery of informative content for those looking to start up in the tech industry. Host Matt Hunckler talks to top investors, entrepreneurs and innovators about how they found success, specifically outside of Silicon Valley, thus providing actionable ideas and insight for aspiring tech startups regardless of their location.

startup podcasts to listen out for

Breaking Into Startups

Industry - Tech

Breaking Into Startups was founded with the aim of helping aspiring tech entrepreneurs to find paths into and through the tech industry that they may not be aware of. The relatively young podcast shares inspiring stories from people who broke into the tech industry from non-traditional backgrounds, using their unique experiences to their advantage. Their mission is to break stereotypes and help people turn their perceived disadvantages into advantages.

The School of Greatness

Lewis Howes is an inspiring entrepreneur who pushed through much early-life emotional and physical trauma to become first a pro athlete, and then a multi-million dollar media company entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author who has been interviewed by everyone from Ellen to TIME magazine to Larry King. His aim in life now is to teach people how to pursue the dream that burns inside them, making it into a full time career whilst making a positive impact on the world.

Of course if you know of other Startup Podcasts we should include - drop us a tweet - @iamstartacus and we will be sure to consider.


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Published on: 2nd May 2017

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