42 episodes

The Startup Boston Podcast takes you inside the world of Boston startups, featuring interviews with Boston-based entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers. During each episode, someone involved with Boston startups will share their experience, advice, thoughts, predictions, and challenges with listeners. No industry or topic is off-limits as guests share their first-hand experience. Guests range from Kickstarter successes, to angel investors and venture capitalists, to SaaS founders, to product team experts and beyond. I believe that each person has a story to tell and we each can learn something from the experiences of others. Whether you are a founder, work at a startup, are an investor, interested in joining a startup, or are just curious about startups, you will find something here for you. This podcast is an attempt to help share those stories.

Startup Boston Podcast: Entrepreneurs | Investors | Influencers | Founders Nic Dupuis

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Startup Boston Podcast takes you inside the world of Boston startups, featuring interviews with Boston-based entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers. During each episode, someone involved with Boston startups will share their experience, advice, thoughts, predictions, and challenges with listeners. No industry or topic is off-limits as guests share their first-hand experience. Guests range from Kickstarter successes, to angel investors and venture capitalists, to SaaS founders, to product team experts and beyond. I believe that each person has a story to tell and we each can learn something from the experiences of others. Whether you are a founder, work at a startup, are an investor, interested in joining a startup, or are just curious about startups, you will find something here for you. This podcast is an attempt to help share those stories.

    Ep: 042 - Brittany Dicapua - Boston Food Journal - Starting and Growing a Side Hustle

    Ep: 042 - Brittany Dicapua - Boston Food Journal - Starting and Growing a Side Hustle

    Brittany DiCapua started The Boston Food Journal a year and a half ago by sharing food on Instagram and it has morphed into much more than a side project for her. She describes The Boston Food Journal as highlighting the food and dining industry through social marketing, blog and video content, and photography. The Boston food journal is a strong social influencer of local restaurants, small businesses, and technology applications throughout Massachusetts.
     
    In this episode, Brittany talks about:
     
    How she juggles her full time job and the Boston Food Journal
     
    How to get over self-doubt and the doubt from others
     
    What’s most important when growing a brand
     
    Starting and pursuing side projects
     
    Links from today’s episode:
     
    The Boston Food Journal
     
    Brittany DiCapua
     
    Brown Paper Bag (Holly Fox)
     
    Baked Ideas
     
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
     
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    Music by: Broke For Free

    • 32 min
    Ep: 041 - Beck Bamberger - BAM Communications - 'Success', Public Relations & Expanding Comfort Zones

    Ep: 041 - Beck Bamberger - BAM Communications - 'Success', Public Relations & Expanding Comfort Zones

    Beck Bamberger is founder and CEO of BAM Communications, a PR firm for startups. Beck graduated UCLA in two years and was then, the youngest MBA graduate from the University of Pittsburgh at age 21. She started BAM Communications while working as a news anchor in San Diego and won an Emmy in 2011. Shortly after, she also founded BITE, San Diego’s top-rated and largest food tour company in the country and sold it in 2016.
     
    In this episode, Beck talks about:
     
    How founders can know if they’re ready or not to have a PR firm
     
    Common misconceptions about public relations
     
    How to decide which PR firm to work with
     
    Expanding her own comfort zone by doing what’s uncomfortable
     
    Links from today’s episode:
     
    Beck Bamberger
     
    BAM
     
    BITE
     
    Upload
     
    CourseKey
     
    Postmates
     
    Scanner Pro
     
    The Dictator’s Handbook
     
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
     
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    Music by: Broke For Free

    • 45 min
    Ep: 040 - Kevin Kinsella - Avalon Ventures - From Employee to Founder to Investor: San Diego's Most Interesting Man

    Ep: 040 - Kevin Kinsella - Avalon Ventures - From Employee to Founder to Investor: San Diego's Most Interesting Man

    Kevin Kinsella is a venture capitalist in San Diego. Kevin has been a part of the formation, financing, and development of more than 125 companies, including several public companies. In the past, Kevin has led international joined ventures for Solar Turbines International, he was an advisor to the Peruvian government in national nutrition planning, he ran a technology exchange program between the United States and Latin America, and he taught algebra at the American high school in Beirut, Lebanon. Kevin was also a guest for The Boston Herald American, he’s a member of the Circumnavigators Club, won a Tony Award for producing Jersey Boys, and partnered with Rhino Records in producing the Grammy Award-winning Jersey Boys original cast recording, which has gone double platinum. He owns Kinsella Estates Winery, which produces the highest rated premium Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and has a large selection of art, sculptures, and memorabilia in the Kinsella Library in La Jolla.
     
    In this episode, Kevin talks about:
     
    The transition from employee, to founder, to investor
     
    How valuations of companies have changed over time
     
    Trends in venture capital that worry him
     
    How he became the largest investor in Jersey Boys
     
    His winery, Kinsella Estates
     
    Links from today’s episodes:
     
    Kevin Kinsella
     
    Avalon Ventures
     
    Jersey Boys
     
    Kinsella Estates Winery
     
    Empire
     
    Kingfish
     
    The Last Lecture
     
    August 1914
     
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    Music by: Broke For Free
     
     
     
     

    • 48 min
    Ep: 039 - Sumner Lee - Fuse Integration - Warfighter Focused Engineering & Design

    Ep: 039 - Sumner Lee - Fuse Integration - Warfighter Focused Engineering & Design

    Sumner Lee is founder of Fuse Integration. Before founding the company, Sumner was in the Navy, and then spent time in SPAWAR and design consultancy. Fuse is a design and engineering firm that brings warfighter focused design to commercial and defense applications.
     
    In this episode, Sumner talks about:
     
    Their unique office space in downtown San Diego, where their walls are covered with murals
     
    What he’s learned from his time in the military and how he applies it to Fuse Integration
     
    The importance of focusing on users when designing products
     
    Links from today’s episode:
     
    Fuse Integration
     
    The Honor Foundation
     
    FAB LAB
     
    Inc. Magazine
     
    Communication Arts
     
    Killing Patton
     
    Rising Sun
     
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    Music by: Broke For Free

    • 36 min
    Ep: 038 - Brian O'Neill - Designing for Analytics - Designing Indispensable Data Products

    Ep: 038 - Brian O'Neill - Designing for Analytics - Designing Indispensable Data Products

    Brian Oneill has been a product designer for more than twenty years and in the last ten years has been an independent consultant and started his company Designing For Analytics last year. Brian has helped designed products for companies ranging from startups to enterprises including NetApp, TripAdvisor, Infinio, Fidelity, and DataXu.
     
    In this episode, Brian talks about:
     
    The differences between UI and UX and what the role of the product designer is
     
    How to measure the user experience and go about discovering UX issues
     
    Common mistakes he sees people make
     
    How being a musician influences the way he approaches product design
     
    Links from today’s episode:
     
    Designing For Analytics
     
    How to Self-Assess the UI/UX Design of Products Using Analytics
     
    Contact Brian
     
    Brian on Twitter
     
    Harvest
     
    Waze
     
    Kyruus
     
    Dispatch
     
    Jonathan Stark
     
    Brennan Dunn
     
    Jared M. Spool
     
    Sketch and Invision
     
    Sketching User Experiences
     
    Beautiful Evidence
     
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    Music by: Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica
     

    • 55 min
    Ep: 037 - Dave Smith - Liquiglide - Revolutionizing Packaging and Manufacturing Through Permanently Slippery Surfaces

    Ep: 037 - Dave Smith - Liquiglide - Revolutionizing Packaging and Manufacturing Through Permanently Slippery Surfaces

    David Smith is CEO of LiquiGlide. LiquiGlide’s technology was developed at a research lab at MIT and its function is to provide permanently wet surfaces that can be used in a wide variety of applications including manufacturing, consumer packaging, and oil and gas.
     
    In this episode, David talks about:
     
    The amount of waste we produce every year from product that is left sticking to surfaces
     
    Who some of his mentors are and what he learned from them
     
    How the coatings differ depending on the product
     
    The potential for massive impact with Liquiglide
     
    Links from today’s episode:
     
    LiquiGlide
     
    David Smith
     
    DropWise
     
    Zero to One
     
    Originals
     
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People
     
    How to Measure Anything
     
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    Music by: Broke For Free
     

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

Byi14 ,

Great podcast for entrepreneurship

Highly recommended podcast to learn from entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors!

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Valuable

I found start up Boston podcast to be informative and well produced!

domorgan ,

Great mix of startups!

Nic has found a great mix of startups, VCs, etc. to really give you a perspective on the Boston startup/tech scene!

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