9 Best Podcasts For Entrepreneurs & Startups

Entrepreneurs & Startups

1. This Week in Startups (TWiST)

Jason McCabe Calacanis hosts ‘This Week In Startups’ on the ThisWeekIn network and is the founder and CEO of Mahalo.com, a human-powered search engine focused on the top English-language search terms, including verticals such as travel, products, news, entertainment, sports, food, and health. Prior to Mahalo.com’s launch in alpha in May, 2007, he was an “Entrepreneur in Action” at Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firm, a position he held since December 2006.

Calacanis co-founded and was the CEO of Weblogs, Inc., a network of popular weblogs that was sold to AOL in November 2005. Upon joining AOL, he was appointed senior vice president. In addition, he was named general manager of AOL’s Netscape and was responsible for the July 2006 relaunch of the iconic browser as a social bookmarking news site.

Prior to forming Weblogs Inc., Calacanis was the founder of Rising Tide Studios, a media company that published the magazines Silicon Alley Reporter and Digital Coast Reporter. The flagship publication later became Venture Reporter, a venture capital database, and was sold to Dow Jones.

Calacanis is from Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York with his wife and bulldog. He received a B.A. in psychology from Fordham University. Calacanis is known for his transparency and insights into the internet and media industries.

2. Mixergy

The Mixergy Mission is to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you. The Mixergy Mission is to give you an alternative to the “know-it-all, professional gurus.” I want to convince you that no single person knows it all. I want to show you that the best way to grow is to learn from a mix of smart people who are willing to share their expertise and experiences. The Mixergy Mission is to infect you with a passion for business and then help you build your business. The Mixergy Mission is to encourage YOU to have a mission, not just a startup, not just a company, but a calling.

3. Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders [Stanford’s Podcast]

The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture series takes place every Wednesday during the academic year.

4. Struggling Entrepreneur

The Struggling Entrepreneur is a free podcast series that deals with the issues, challenges and problems of the individual who wants to be an entrepreneur, but who encounters a somewhat difficult path and appears to be struggling. However, this podcast series also addresses the opportunities that await an inspiring and dedicated individual who wants to be an entrepreneur, along with recommended resources.

This podcast series will consist of both interviews of individuals who both struggled due to obstacles, but overcame them to become successful entrepreneurs. The stories from these individuals serve as lessons learned, templates for “best practices” and models for the upcoming entrepreneur. In addition, resource lists will be provided each month for additional information to point the entrepreneur where more assistance and help can possibly be found.

5.  Tips for Entrepreneurs – StartupNation

The Sloan brothers share some quick-hitting, actionable entrepreneurial tips to help you start and grow your business.

6. TED

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

7. HBR IdeaCast

The HBR IdeaCast is our weekly audio podcast, bringing you the analysis and advice of the leading minds in management.

8. Killer Innovations By Phil McKinney

hil is a highly sought out speaker on creativity and innovation and its impact on business, industries, economies and society. The San Jose Mercury News dubbed him the “chief seer“. CIO Insight named his Killer Innovations podcast (itunes, zune or RSS) as a “must listen”.

For his “day job”, he is the vice president and chief technology officer for Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Personal Systems Group. He is responsible for long-range strategic planning and research and development (R&D) for all of the company’s PC product lines, including displays, mobile devices, notebooks, desktops and workstations.

9. Entrepreneurs Journey

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com is a blog (weblog) website aimed at those interested in Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, Selling Information Online, Blogging and Personal Development.

A collection of audio podcast recordings about Internet business, including interviews with successful online entrepreneurs. You can listen to the recordings at any time on your MP3 player or through your computer speakers.

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10.  8iFY Make I.T. Money » 8ify Podcast by Brandon Corbin

Are you a developer looking for ways to generate money online? The 8ify podcast was created just for you. Listen to technologist turn entrepreneurs stories on how they generate money online.

About: Brandon is a self professed Technology Hit man and Product Evangelist. He’s a Private Speaker, an Anti-Social Media Consultant, a Connoisseur of time, chaos, usability and life.

4 thoughts on “9 Best Podcasts For Entrepreneurs & Startups

  • February 2, 2011 at 1:51 am
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    While I’ve only done 6 podcasts so far – I’d like to think that the 8iFY Podcast has done a good job interviewing some pretty big entrepreneurs like Michael Cloran, SEO Guru Jeremy Dearringer and James Paden. Would love your thoughts and insights on how to improve as well. 8iFY Entrepreneur Interview Podcasts

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    • February 2, 2011 at 5:15 am
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      Hi Brandon,
      Awesome, Looks really interesting so far,
      I Just subscribed 🙂 8iFY Pocast is doing really good.

      Good luck for the future,
      Regards,
      Matt & Enfew Team

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  • September 2, 2011 at 8:20 am
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    Thanks for sharing Matt, I’m already subscribed to quite a few like TED, HBR, Stanford and startupnation, but will definitely check the other podcasts and subscribe. 😉

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