24 episodes

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.

The Most Awesome Founder Podcas‪t‬ Gerrit McGowan

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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 24 - Building Digital Communities With Cory Warfield

    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. 

    • 51 min
    EP 23 - Building meaningful company cultures with Freya Oehle

    EP 23 - Building meaningful company cultures with Freya Oehle

    In this episode, we introduce Freya Oehle, WHU alumn, co-founder of the online shopping tool startup Spottster, and current co-founder of digital transformation consultancy 3tausendsassa.

    We are discussing Freya's founder journey, from WHU to building Spottster with a school classmate, to a unique exit and to building a new startup with the same team she build her previous one.

    Get insights into building teams and establishing company cultures that are both meaningful and fun.

    Hope you enjoy it!

    • 54 min
    EP 22 - Decoding Innovation Theater with Steve Blank

    EP 22 - Decoding Innovation Theater with Steve Blank

    In this episode of the Most Awesome Founder Podcast, we introduce Steve Blank - legendary entrepreneur, author, adjunct professor at Stanford University, and father of the customer development / lean startup method. We're discussing Steve’s founder journey, but more importantly, the concept of innovation theater - those incubators, accelerators and corporate innovation labs that look slick from the outside, but are often lacklustre in producing tangible results.

    • 48 min
    EP 21 - Tackling Stigmas With Entrepreneurship with Lia Grünhage

    EP 21 - Tackling Stigmas With Entrepreneurship with Lia Grünhage

    In this latest episode of the Most Awesome Founder Podcast, we introduce Lia Grünhage, WHU alumn and founder of Avery Fertility, a Berlin-based startup that provides both women and men with top-notch education and care around fertility planning and treatment.

    We will be discussing Lia’s founder journey, her evolution from Amorelie management team to becoming a founder herself, the challenge of tackling cultural taboos like sexuality and reproduction and so much more.

    Hope you enjoy it!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP 20 - Founding People-Centric Ventures with Robert Ermich

    EP 20 - Founding People-Centric Ventures with Robert Ermich

    In this episode, we introduce Robert Ermich, founder of DeinHandy, OnTruck and an exciting new stealth startup in the healthcare space.

    Gerrit met Robert last year when they were both coaching teams at 3-Day-Startup. In this episode, they are discussing Robert’s founder journey, which took him from WHU to being a serial entrepreneur and eventually a business angel, the delicate balance between a great lifestyle and a successful business live, and so much more. Hope you enjoy it!

    • 58 min
    EP 19 - Diversity In Entrepreneurship with Gesa Miczaika

    EP 19 - Diversity In Entrepreneurship with Gesa Miczaika

    Today, we introduce Gesa Miczaika, entrepreneur, investor and partner at German’s first all-female VC firm Auxxo.

    Of course, we discuss diversity in the startup world, but also the disparity of capital deployed to male vs female founders, the competitive advantage of leading an all-female VC and so much more.

    Gesa is truly an advocate for equality and an inspiring voice in the German startup ecosystem. There are so many takeaways from this episode, so I hope you enjoy it.

    • 35 min

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