10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Entrepreneurs
Podcast faded in popularity in the early 2000s and but after the introduction of the iPhone they made a comeback. It was slow, but thanks to faster WiFi and mobile data speed they are growing in popularity, that too very fast.
We find podcasts a great way to develop professional skills and staying up to date on what is happening in the startup world. Our biggest struggle has been finding good podcasts around startups, entrepreneurship and productivity.
The good news is that we have curated a list of 10 best podcasts that have great content and would inspire entrepreneurs and business professionals to step up their game. They are listed in no specific order.
Tim Ferriss is an author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker. He has written a number of self-help books which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists, starting with “The 4-Hour Workweek”.
The Pitch is a show co-founded by Josh Muccio and Sheel Mohnot, where founders pitch their startups to investors. They find early stage startups, listen to their pitch and help them raise money from an audience of angel investors. (Listen)
Brought to you by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, this podcast covers a variety of topics from tech trends to common startup problems. Hosts and guests include a rotation of a16z partners as well as portfolio and non-portfolio company founders and other technology domain experts. (Twitter / Listen)
Kara Swisher host hard-hitting interviews about the week in tech with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics and more. (Listen)
Mixergy is on a mission to ” to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you”. Every week Andrew Warner interview successful entrepreneurs who teach others what they learned from their own experiences. (Listen)
Kevin Rose is the co-founder of North Technologies, an advisor at Google Ventures, and founder of Digg. Kevin hosts Foundation, a podcast where he profiles entrepreneurs in an in-depth, conversational way. (Twitter / Listen)
Entrepreneur on Fire
This Week in Startups
Jason Calacanis (AOL, Launch Conference, Angel) is the host of This Week in Startups, a weekly show where Jason talks all about startups. Most shows vary in length, anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour depending on the guest. Calacanis interviews everyone from authors to entrepreneurs and CEOs of startups. (Twitter / Listen)
How to Start A Startup
How to Start a Startup is a series of lectures, initially given at Stanford put together by Sam Altman, President at YCombinator. This course has 20 killer sessions with the likes of startup experts who discuss how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, and more.(Listen)
Rocketship.fm is a twice-weekly podcast all about startups. Learn from successful entrepreneurs each week about strategy, growth, and so much more. And, enjoy some great stories along the way. Hosted by Matt Goldman, Michael Sacca, and Joelle Steiniger. (Twitter / Listen)