21 episodes

The Strong Startup podcast focuses on demystifying the startup world for early-stage entrepreneurs through engaging interviews with the most important people from the startup ecosystem.

We provide our listeners with a gentle push in the right direction to take action on their innovative ideas and to see entrepreneurship as a real opportunity to learn and hopefully succeed in business.

Guests range from design thinking experts such as Prof. Ezri Tarazi (Ideo & Design Tech by Technion) and startup program managers like Thomas Schier (Startplatz & disruptors.ai) to social entrepreneurs like Dr. Jagadeesh Gandla (EIT Health & DareToStart) and managers from prominent student programs like Niclas-Alexander Mauss (Technical University Munich, Entrepreneurial Masterclass).

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The Strong Startup podcast focuses on demystifying the startup world for early-stage entrepreneurs through engaging interviews with the most important people from the startup ecosystem.

We provide our listeners with a gentle push in the right direction to take action on their innovative ideas and to see entrepreneurship as a real opportunity to learn and hopefully succeed in business.

Guests range from design thinking experts such as Prof. Ezri Tarazi (Ideo & Design Tech by Technion) and startup program managers like Thomas Schier (Startplatz & disruptors.ai) to social entrepreneurs like Dr. Jagadeesh Gandla (EIT Health & DareToStart) and managers from prominent student programs like Niclas-Alexander Mauss (Technical University Munich, Entrepreneurial Masterclass).

    21: How to become a leader at UnternehmerTUM with Patrick Remerscheid

    21: How to become a leader at UnternehmerTUM with Patrick Remerscheid

    We're back after a long break! I'm joined this week by Patrick Remerscheid a scholar at the Manage and More program at UnternehmerTUM. 


     


    Patrick gives you the full low down on this amazing program that is helping shape the future leaders and startup founders of Germany!


     


    It's an 18-month program open to bachelor and master's students from either Technical University Munich (TUM) or Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in Munich, Germany. 


     


    They also do a public pitch competition at the end of each semester (so twice per year) called "Start and Spread" with around €3k in prize money up for grabs as well as access to the UnternehmerTUM network, pithing workshop & 1-on-1 coaching. Best of all this competition is open to any and all entrepreneurs - you don't need to be a scholar from Manage and More!


     


    Check out the next start and spread event on Dec 1st 2021


    https://www.eventbrite.de/e/start-and-spread-winter-2021-powered-by-manage-and-more-tickets-194538669397 


     


    Check out the Manage and More program 


    https://www.unternehmertum.de/en/services/manage-more


     


    Connect with Patrick


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickremerscheid/

    • 44 min
    20: Critical Thinking, Innovation & Startups with Karl Thomas

    20: Critical Thinking, Innovation & Startups with Karl Thomas

    #20 Startups are really good at running with an idea - usually in any and all directions possible - in a way we’re all good at running with things, going with the flow - but taking a step back to slow down and thinking critically about your business can be the difference between a failed first-time entrepreneur and a true innovator. 


    Critical thinking is the topic of this week's podcast with Karl Thomas, a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin on creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship and founder of Creatovation, his innovation consultancy working with large corporates and smaller startups. 


    Fun fact Karl is actually my mentor & the first person to help me really start seeing my work with The Strong Startup, which was this podcast, a youtube channel & some social media content as an actual business. I’m still in the process of setting up that business but Karl helped shift my perspective significantly and really set my vision for creating my own profitable business.  


    I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Karl at several innovation workshops - the depth of his reading and knowledge in the areas of innovation, creativity, and critical thinking is really remarkable & I always learn so much from talking with him which is why this podcast is almost 90 minutes long haha


    A quick note that this was recorded almost exactly a year ago in august 2020 -  it was that famous day when zoom completely crashed for everyone for a few hours - we switched to Google Hangouts & the audio recording got messed up & it took me forever to clean it up. Just FYI


    Anyway in this podcast with Karl we discuss critical thinking & first principles, feedback & ethics & how this all relates to startups.


    Show notes and more at: www.thestrongstartup.com/podcast/episode-20-karl-thomas 

    • 1 hr 33 min
    How to find a co-founder with Damla Obermeir (#19)

    How to find a co-founder with Damla Obermeir (#19)

    The number 1 question I get asked as a startup coach is "How to find a cofounder" - it's not easy. Building relationships, in general, is hard but there are a few key things you can do along the way to improve your chances of finding the right person for your "startup marriage" because let's face it - it really is a marriage with your cofounder!


    Damla is a cofounder of Hubviser a platform that connects entrepreneurs with their local startup ecosystem & potential future co-founders. She is a scrum master at BMW coaching teams from the Automated Driving division in agile project management.


    On top of all this, she is also completing the Executive MBA in Innovation & Business Creation at Technical University Munich (TUM) & UnternehmerTUM (UTUM) which is where she found her co-founder & started the startup Hubviser. 


    In this podcast, Damla gives some insights into the Executive MBA program at TUM & UTUM, shares her own experience with the problems of finding a co-founder, gives 4 essential tips for how to find a cofounder and gives the low down on Hubviser. 


     


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    Connect with Damal Obermeir


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dobermeir/ 


     


    Check out Hubviser


    https://hubviser.com/ 


     


    Check out the Executive MBA at Technical University Munich


    https://www.unternehmertum.de/en/services/emba 


     


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    🚀 Free startup tools, resources & a cool newsletter


    www.thestrongstartup.com  


     


    📱____ SOCIAL MEDIA ____📱


    FREE DAILY EDUCATIONAL CONTENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS


     


    TikTok https://vm.tiktok.com/cFWapF/ 


    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5JMHc-ewQlhu3b4lXj0hg?sub_confirmation=1     


    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thestrongstartup/ 


    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanarmstrong5/ 


    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheStrongStartup 

    • 37 min
    How an Ex-VC exited his innovation media startup with Matt C Smith (#18)

    How an Ex-VC exited his innovation media startup with Matt C Smith (#18)

    Matt C Smith has been around the block a few times in the startup world. He's an ex-VC whose first investment became a unicorn, he's helped many startups scale in his role as COO & CFO & he exited his own "Innovation Infotainment" media startup after two short years. 


    I call him a pioneer in this podcast and I think he really is. Making that switch towards mobile-first video-based content during the early days was probably one of the smartest moves Matt made - helping him to catapult "The Lunicorn" to where it is today. 


    We go in-depth about Matt's whole journey from working as an investment analyst at Condé Nast's corporate Venture arm, helping multiple startups scale after investment, supporting an angel investors accelerator, and finally setting up & exiting his video media company "The Lunicorn".


    Matt shares plenty of advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs as well - throughout this entire 1h podcast. 


    So enjoy!


     


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    Connect with Matt C Smith


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-c-smith-1391754a/ 


     


    Check out The Lunicorn


    https://www.thelunicorn.com/ 


     


    and their amazing YouTube Channel 


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4wBOYSNOXxCNbWVy19be-g 


     


    👇____ MORE CONTENT ____👇


     


    🚀 Free startup tools, resources & a cool newsletter


    www.thestrongstartup.com  


     


    📱____ SOCIAL MEDIA ____📱


    FREE DAILY EDUCATIONAL CONTENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS


     


    TikTok https://vm.tiktok.com/cFWapF/ 


    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5JMHc-ewQlhu3b4lXj0hg?sub_confirmation=1     


    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thestrongstartup/ 


    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanarmstrong5/ 


    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheStrongStartup 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sustainability through Battery Innovation with Simon Engelke (#17)

    Sustainability through Battery Innovation with Simon Engelke (#17)

    Simon is the founder of Battery Associates a community of global talents who inspire and lead the future of battery innovation.


    He's a true visionary committed to improving the sustainability of our world through Battery Associates. They currently run a Battery MBA 3 times per year (something truly unique), they have an active & thriving community of experts and entrepreneurs in the battery space, and on top of all that, they are pushing innovation with both software and hardware products. 


    In this episode of the podcast, we discuss


    - Why batteries are so essential for the future of planet earth & humanity


    - How Simon has bootstrapped Battery Associated to date


    - How a community can be leveraged to grow your business and impact 


    - Tips on how to grow your business on LinkedIn, Slack & Clubhouse


    - Why failure is an essential element of entrepreneurship 


     


    Simon completed his Ph.D. on Lithium-ion batteries at the University of Cambridge. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the Trinity Bradfield Prize and Cambridge University Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a member of the Global Shapers Community and World.Minds. Simon has been invited to speak at various events including the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) and Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. He served as Co-Curator of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Strategic Intelligence for Future of Energy and Batteries and as Fellow of the WEF Global Future Council on Energy Technologies.


     


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    Connect with Simon 


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonengelke/ 


     


    Check out Battery Associates


    https://battery.associates/ 


     


    Check out the Battery MBA


    https://battery.mba 


     


    👇____ MORE CONTENT ____👇


     


    🚀 Free startup tools, resources & a cool newsletter


    www.thestrongstartup.com 


     


    📱____ SOCIAL MEDIA ____📱


    FREE DAILY EDUCATIONAL CONTENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS


     


    TikTok https://vm.tiktok.com/cFWapF/


    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5JMHc-ewQlhu3b4lXj0hg?sub_confirmation=1    


    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thestrongstartup/


    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanarmstrong5/


    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheStrongStartup


     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Code University, carbon offsetting & Zebras with Niklas Terrahe (#16)

    Code University, carbon offsetting & Zebras with Niklas Terrahe (#16)

    Niklas is the co-founder of NUL a monthly carbon offset subscription helping companies to become climate neutral one team at a time.


    He's currently completing a unique bachelor's specifically designed for student entrepreneurs at CODE University in Berlin, Germany. In Niklas' own words CODE is "like an accelerator for students with a bachelor's degree". We dive into details 


    In this episode of the podcast, we dive into the details of how NUL utilized rapid prototyping and automation to build a startup that more or less runs itself! He also provides details about how CODE university, which is only 3 years old but has already produced 2 startups, is structured and how you can apply to get into this unique bachelor. 


    On top of all this Niklas also works at the German Startup Association which in my opinion is one of the most important organizations for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in Germany. Niklas discusses the many things they do to support startups in Germany and how you could join. 


     


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    Connect with Niklas


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nterrahe/ 


     


    Check out NUL


    https://www.nul.to/ 


     


    German Startup Association (Bundesverband Deutsche Startups)


    https://deutschestartups.org/ 


     


    CODE University of Applied Sciences


    https://code.berlin/en/ 


     


    👇____ MORE CONTENT ____👇


     


    🚀 Free startup tools, resources & a cool newsletter


    www.thestrongstartup.com 


     


    📱____ SOCIAL MEDIA ____📱


    FREE DAILY EDUCATIONAL CONTENT FOR ENTREPRENEURS


     


    TikTok https://vm.tiktok.com/cFWapF/


    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5JMHc-ewQlhu3b4lXj0hg?sub_confirmation=1    


    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thestrongstartup/


    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanarmstrong5/


    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheStrongStartup


     

    • 54 min

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