I finally started Smart Bear Live. It’s “Loveline for startups,” where entrepreneurs get to ask any question about their startup and have me and a rotating co-host tackle the problem and devise constructive next-actions.
Like most ventures, it didn’t work the way I’d imagined. For the last year I envisioned it as a weekly call-in radio show, and in this incarnation it wasn’t call-in, it wasn’t on the radio, and it’s not weekly.
Why listen? Especially if you don’t usually listen to podcasts? ‘Cause otherwise you’ll miss out on stuff like this:
- How I illegally got 25,000 students at the University of Texas to use my FastScheduler software in the 90’s.
- We transform a company’s trajectory by rephrasing a long, confusing diatribe into a three-word pitch.
- When should a company focus on growth only, ignoring the business model and revenue?
- How to “size a market” when there’s no good data, and some common pitfalls when you try.
Thanks also to our sponsors who made it all possible:
- Capital Factory, Austin’s hottest startup accelerator, for buying everyone beer & soda
- ServerBeach, the entrepreneur-friendly, affordable hosting company, for buying everyone pizza.
- GroupCharger, the community organizer’s secret weapon, for renting out all of Cospace for the event.
- The Struggling Entrepreneur Podcast, Fred Castaneda for supplying the audio equipment and post-production work.
- Core Media for the awesome high-quality video embedded below.
Or, watch the video on YouTube: