Smart Bear Live

Welcome to Smart Bear Live … it’s “Loveline for startups,” where entrepreneurs get to ask a question about their startup, validate an idea, or practice their pitch – and you get to listen!

Subscribe now to the podcast in iTunes or from the usual RSS feed – or listen directly from the posts below.

If you have a question you’d like to ask Jason on the show, or if you want to host a Smart Bear Live event in your hometown, contact my show producer, Patrick Foley. (Interested in helping out as a producer? Contact Patrick.)

Special thanks to all the people who have asked questions and to my illustrious guest hosts.

Smart Bear Live 8: Edwin from MeetingKing.com

Listen to this episode if you want to hear about a founder who has a product and users and paying customers … and is trying to figure out how to take his company to the next level and grow faster.

Smart Bear Live 7: More from AZ Disruptors

Welcome back to Smart Bear Live, the call-in show with Jason Cohen, sponsored by Software Promotions. In this episode, we share three more interviews from our AZ Disruptors meeting last fall. Hamid Shojaee, CEO of Axosoft, cohosts a group of Phoenix-area startup founders (Jason was on Skype video – everyone else was in the room…

Smart Bear Live 6: Jared from Padseeker.com

Welcome back to Smart Bear Live, the call-in show with Jason Cohen, sponsored by Software Promotions. In this episode, Jason speaks with Jared from Padseeker.com. Listen to this episode if you want to hear a really tough conversation about refining a cool idea into a profit-making business. This is a long episode (1:20), but it’s a conversation…

Smart Bear Live 5: Dan from SyncBloc.com with Mark Suster

Welcome back to Smart Bear Live, the call-in show with Jason Cohen, sponsored by Software Promotions. In this episode, special guest Mark Suster joins Jason to talk with Dan Bowen from SyncBloc.com. Listen to this episode if you want to learn what a VC investor thinks about “Internet scale” and how you can usually simplify…

Smart Bear Live 4: Nick from PinfoB.com at AZ Disruptors

We’re back in gear with the podcast! We’ll be more regular now.  Here’s the deets if you’re unfamiliar with how this works. Audio attached here, downloadable on iTunes or below, and transcript below. Listen to this episode with Nick from PinfoB.com to learn how to tell customers no.

Episode 3b: Smart Bear Live!

(Part B) In this episode Bob and Patrick return for more “Loveline for Startups” action.

Episode 3a: Smart Bear Live!

In this episode Bob and Patrick return for more “Loveline for Startups” action.

Episode 2: Smart Bear Live!

“Loveline for startups” — Live call-in advice show for startups. This episode my co-hosts are Bob Walsh and Patrick Foley of the Startup Success Podcast.

Episode 1: Smart Bear Live!

I finally started “Smart Bear Live” — the weekly call-in radio show I’ve been thinking about for a year. It’s “Loveline for startups,” where a rotating co-host and I tackle questions from entrepreneurs, challenging them as devil’s advocates, then resolving dilemmas and devising constructive next-actions.