The Most Awesome Founder Podcast is a show about entrepreneurs, innovators, advisors, and educators, and the stories that make them who they are today. We are brought to you by the WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management Entrepreneurship Center in beautiful Vallendar, Germany.
EP 29 - WHU Accelerator Team Introduction (1/2)
We’re doing things a little bit different in this week’s episode. Today, we are introducing not one founder, but many. As you may have heard, on May 17 we are launching the first cohort of the inaugural WHU Startup Accelerator.
So for the next two episodes of our podcast, we’ll be introducing you to the 8 inspiring teams we selected, their founders, the problem they are solving, their purpose for being, and the paths they have chosen to get to market as effectively and efficiently as possible.
EP 28 - Design Thinking with Alex Grots
In this episode we introduce Alex Grots - entrepreneur, innovator, creator, and expert in the art and craft of Design Thinking. We discuss Alex’s fascinating career from being a paramedic to working in the music industry; from building his first startup during the dot-com bubble to leading world-famous design agency IDEO in Germany; and from co-founding the high-growth IoT-venture ProGlove to advising innovation projects across the globe.
EP 27 - Mastering Communications for Startups with Oliver Aust
In this episode we introduce Oliver Aust, one of Europe’s leading communications and personal branding experts, and former Head of Communications at Easyjet.
He is the founder and CEO of Eo Ipso Communications, co-host of Speak Like a CEO, the category-defining podcast on CEO communications and author of the international bestseller "Unignorable".
EP 26 - Finding Flow as a Founder with Valerie Bures-Bönström
In this episode, we introduce Valerie Bures-Bönström, mother of three, pursuing her Ph.D. in Computer Science, cofounder of Mrs. Sporty Fitness Clubs, founder/CEO of Pixformance Sports, and now, founder/CEO of interactive fitness mirror company, Vaha.
We’re discussing Valerie's founder journey, her passion for the fitness industry, the analogs between athletics and entrepreneurship, and one of Gerrit's favourite topics, flow.
Hope you enjoy it!
EP 25 - Open Innovation With Henry Chesbrough
In this episode we introduce Henry Chesbrough - Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business, UC–Berkeley, and Chair of Open Innovation at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome.
We’re discussing the origins of the concept of open innovation, its implications in business today, the roles of startups, and the interrelationships of open innovation, open source, and intellectual property.
EP 24 - Building Digital Communities With Cory Warfield
In this episode, we introduce Cory Warfield, entrepreneur, founder of ShedWool and connector with over 250.000 LinkedIn followers.
We are discussing Cory’s incredible founder journey from literally the bottom to the top, how faith and humility drive success and some really useful tricks for leveraging LinkedIn to grow both your personal brand and your business.
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Love hearing from these exceptional entrepreneurs from and around the WHU ecosystem. So many impressive innovators and inspiring alumni!