The prominent startup accelerator and early-stage investment group 500 Startups has announced that it will produce a series of podcasts that highlight founders from companies that it has incubated and invested in.
It’s a good idea. If you have spent even a modicum of time with startup founders, you know how thrilling, galling, and sobering their stories can be; how business growth from enterprise customers could have swamped their company if invoices weren’t paid, but in the end shot their firm forward and the like.
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According to 500 Startups’ Mark Saldaña, the series will give founders “a place to share their biggest challenges, interesting anecdotes and advice for fellow entrepreneurs.” I suspect that just as Hacker News is must-read material for Y Combinator folks, the Startup Founders Podcast will be standard issue for the 500 Startups family.
The show will air a new episode every Friday. The first five are currently live.
Keeping a cohesive culture among a large set of startups, across several nations, is no simple task. This new podcast may help 500 Startups keep its internal vibe more consistent across its far-flung efforts. Podcasts, unlike Google Reader, are not dead.
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