The 7 Best Podcasts Every Startup Entrepreneur Should Be Listening To

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“Podcasts are a great way for entrepreneurs to learn on the go and get inside the mind of some of the greatest entrepreneurs today.” –Nathan Chan

In an era when we can learn from some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our day, it would be crazy to avoid such a potent resource. Some have gone so far as to say that they’ve learned more from podcasts than in college.

The bottom line: If you’re not already  – start listening to podcasts.

So whether you’re getting started or adding them to your list, make sure you’re listening to these 7 best podcasts for startup entrepreneurs.

  1. Mixergy is a podcast you want to listen to for the seeds it plants in your mind. In over 1,000 interviews, Andrew Warner interviews successful business founders and thought leaders about what it took to get to the top. Through these mesmerizing biographical interviews you’ll learn about the ideas and thought processes that have brought about incredible success.
  2. Standford’s Entrepreneurship Corner in this weekly series on entrepreneurship you’ll hear inspiring stories about the creative spark. It’s where the paths of leadership, motivation, and perseverance meet to bring you fascinating entrepreneurial journeys of entrepreneurs who have led struggling startups to startup stardom.
  3. Startup this is the podcast of what it’s like to start a business. Alex Blumberg is a veteran podcaster (This American Life, Planet Money). And here you’ll hear him talking about building his own business – he’ll take you behind the scenes as well as in front of them and discuss everything from debt to pitching. He’s also really entertaining.
  4. The Growth Show – every week you’ll hear Hubspot’s CMO, Kipp Bodner,  interviewing a growing company, movement idea and/or team. Remarkable growth is broken down into bite-sized pieces of interesting stories and advice that every startup entrepreneur can benefit from.  
  5. This Week in Startups – self-defined as “the most interesting, outrageous and illuminating stories from the world of entrepreneurship” this podcast will give you serious insights into everything startup – that means making a pitch, raising capital (at every round), being articulate, how much to raise, as well as things to avoid. Trust us, you’ll learn a ton.
  6. 500 Startups – there’s tons of valuable information here for startup founders – stuff like how to grow your startup, hacks to help you grow your startup, tips on how to leverage communities for growth, startup marketing and tons more. Episode 46 features Josh Rosenwald, the founder of unroll.me (one of the best gmail extensions) who talks about the future of email. Check it out.   
  7. Product Hunt Radio – if you’re a serious startup entrepreneur you’re already keeping up with the best new products via Product Hunt. And if you’re a real tech-product geek, you’re in luck, because this podcast was created especially for you. It’s here that you’ll meet the makers, investors and significant contributors who think up the products that are making our lives more fun and productive.
    P.S. If you want to learn more about product hunt & how you can gain traction from the community check the following guide:  “how to master your product hunt launch“.

What are your favorite podcasts and why? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.