Welcome to Inter:views. My name is Laurent Notin, I am on a quest to crack the entrepreneurship code.
I created this podcast to give a voice to passionate small and medium entrepreneurs around the world.
I hope that the stories, practical tips and advice my guests share will inspire you to better navigate your own entrepreneurship journey.
I Knew I'd Become and Entrepreneur | Dre Baldwin | Work On Your Game Inc | USA
Dre is a former professional basketball player who turned entrepreneur. He created Work On Your Game Inc to help people apply what sports had taught him into their lives and businesses.
The story started back in 2005 when he published his first video on a brand new platform called You Tube.
We talk about how social media and the Internet have transformed the business landscape, how they helped me become who he is today and why entrepreneurship makes so much sense for him.
Having Conversations Is Absolutely Key | Maria Tanjala | FilmChain | UK
I love learning new stuff. Maria co-founded FilmChain to solve an issue within the film industry that I would never have imagined existed.
You'll have to listen to find out. One thing I can tell you though: once again, purpose shows its true power when it comes to entrepreneurship.
Also on this episode: the importance of having conversations, finding the right co-founder and hiring the right team, as well as how designing a road map (2 actually) is critical.
What I Do Feels Goddam Right! | Oliver Weiss | Co-Founder, Mecasa | Germany
I'm on a quest to crack the entrepreneurship code and Oliver is on a quest to build an online platform that matches seniors with caregivers all across Europe.
Oliver co-founded Mecasa in 2016 and has been bootstrapping it with public funding since.
In this episode: why finding your purpose feels good, how to create an environment of trust, the importance of data collection and what's it going to take to scale the business up to 200 people.
Another passionate and ambitious entrepreneur.
I Found Freedom | Veronica Mihai | Entrepreneur & Investor | UK
Veronica started her entrepreneurship journey more than 12 years ago because she had to survive. She was immediately hooked.
In this episode, we talk about the importance of finding your skills, cash management, relationships and we go deep into the power of resilience.
Bonus: Veronica demystifies blockchain and cryptocurrency for the ignorant like myself.
Make Your Business Investable | Andries De Vos | Slash | Singapore
Would you like to understand how to successfully raise money for your business? Should you go after a VC, an angel investor, or other types of investors?
Then listen to Andries De Vos, the co-founder and CEO of Slash, an hi-tech Startup Studio.
We also talk about the importance of the founders' vision, operating a business remotely as well as the challenges associated with partnering with your spouse.
A no-fluff conversation.
Give Yourself The Permission To Fail | Kashmira Mody | Learning Essence | India
This week, we're going to India to meet Kashmira, Principal Coach and Founder of Learning Essence.
From electrical engineering to coaching, there's one gap that she bridged.
We explored emotional intelligence (especially permission to fail and power within oneself) as well as the entrepreneurship differences between emerging markets ("need to survive") and advanced economies ("need to thrive").
A beautiful conversation, really.