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This is the startup ideas podcast. Hosted by Greg Isenberg (CEO Late Checkout, ex-advisor of Reddit, TikTok etc).

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The Startup Ideas Podcast Greg Isenberg

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    • 4.8 • 145 Ratings

This is the startup ideas podcast. Hosted by Greg Isenberg (CEO Late Checkout, ex-advisor of Reddit, TikTok etc).

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    I can't believe he shared these $1M+/year startup ideas

    I can't believe he shared these $1M+/year startup ideas

    Join us for an engaging conversation with serial entrepreneur John Rush as we explore a variety of startup ideas and opportunities centered around directories and Micro-SaaS. In this episode, we delve into the rising indie hacker trend, the power of micro-influencers, and the potential of directories. John shares his proven framework and strategy for validating directories and discusses why micro-influencers are the most underpriced advertising channel in 2024. Whether you're looking to start your first million-dollar business or are curious about entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!
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    Episode Timestamp: 00:00 Intro
    01:44 First business: Micro-SaaS growth/marketing tools
    05:37 Second business: Startup validation as a service
    13:49 The influencer marketing landscape
    23:49 Why directories are underrated
    30:22 Third business: Localized directories
    35:35 Framework for finding/validating directory ideas

    • 41 min
    Startup ideas brainstorm (steal this $100k/month idea)

    Startup ideas brainstorm (steal this $100k/month idea)

    Join us for a jam session where I break down several startup ideas from the SIP community. I’ll share my insights on why these ideas are promising or problematic, and reveal the frameworks and strategies I’d use to grow these businesses. In this episode, we explore diverse opportunities, including affiliate websites, loyalty programs, DTC brands, and more. Discover the evaluation techniques and growth strategies that can help you build your next successful startup. Whether you're aiming to launch your first million-dollar business or are interested in entrepreneurial tactics, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a thriving startup!
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    Episode Timestamps: 
    0:00 Intro01:25 First business: Newsletter focused on summarizing scientific journals08:38 Second business: Loyalty program for gamers11:48 Third business: Carnivore snacks DTC brand15:29 Fourth business: Content website for plugs and adaptors17:56 Fifth business:  Newsletter focused on QSBS and 83b startups 19:41 Sixth business: Fantasy League for real-life physical activities

    • 24 min
    Nostalgia hacking: my favorite money-making hack of 2024

    Nostalgia hacking: my favorite money-making hack of 2024

    Join us for an engaging conversation with Jonathan Courtney, Co-Founder and CEO of AJ&Smart, as we explore a variety of startup ideas and opportunities centered around the powerful emotion of nostalgia. In this episode, we dive into the world of video games, collectibles, art, and more. Discover why nostalgia is such a potent tool for entrepreneurs and how you can leverage it to bootstrap successful businesses. We also discuss Palmer Luckey’s innovative company, Modretro, and why its product is a game-changer. Whether you're looking to start your first million-dollar business or are curious about entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!
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    Episode Timestamps: 
    00:00 Intro
    01:40 Visualizing Nostalgia
    04:54 Palmer Luckey’s Modretro (Gameboy)
    06:56 First business: LAN Parties
    20:11 Framework for applying nostalgia
    25:05 Second business: Millennial Retro Content Creator
    32:33 Third business: High-end Nostalgic Art

    • 42 min
    "The Most Famous Artist" gives away 4 of his best $1M+/year idea

    "The Most Famous Artist" gives away 4 of his best $1M+/year idea

    Join us for an engaging conversation with Matty Mo, “The Most Famous Artist" and founder of Art City, as we explore a variety of startup ideas and opportunities centered around art and virality. In this episode, we dive into mural agencies, art rentals, influencer product partnerships, and even glamping sites. Matty shares his proven framework for creating businesses with inherent viral loops, a powerful method to reduce customer acquisition costs. We also discuss the power of memes, user-generated content, and how entrepreneurs can leverage art to build successful companies and lead more fulfilling lives. Whether you're looking to start your first million-dollar business or are curious about entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!
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    Episode Timestamps: 00:00 Intro
    06:17 First business: Mural Agency
    17:07 Second business: Art Rentals
    26:54 Third business: Viral Art Kits
    33:22 Fourth business: Glamping Site Property Management
    42:01 The vision for Art City

    • 51 min
    This solopreneur made $300M so we gave him an award for it

    This solopreneur made $300M so we gave him an award for it

    Join us for the inaugural Tiny Team Awards with Jonathan Courtney, Co-Founder and CEO of AJ&Smart, as we celebrate tiny teams who have built amazing businesses. In this episode, we explore how these small teams have created products with outsized impact. Learn the tactics and frameworks these teams used to build impactful and worthwhile products. Discover insights from various industries, including consumer goods, software, and media. This episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration for entrepreneurs and product builders. Don't miss out on these valuable lessons from successful small teams!
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    Episode Timestamps: 00:00 Intro02:56 First Tiny Team Award: King Flipchart12:28 Second Tiny Team Award: Stardew Valley15:23 Third Tiny Team Award: A Profound Waste of Time19:51 Fourth Tiny Team Award: Carrd28:35 Fifth Tiny Team Award: Bobby Fingers

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    • 36 min
    I can't believe he gave away these genius 7 profitable startup ideas

    I can't believe he gave away these genius 7 profitable startup ideas

    Join us for an engaging conversation with Cody Schneider, Co-founder of Swell AI, as we explore a variety of business ideas and opportunities ideal for first-time entrepreneurs. In this episode, we cover everything from marketing agencies and SaaS startups to talent management agencies. Cody shares his proven framework for taking any business from 0 to 1, providing valuable insights for aspiring founders. Whether you're looking to start your first million-dollar business or just curious about entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!
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    Episode Timestamp00:00 Intro
    02:53 First business: Local only marketing agency
    20:27 Second business:Influencer marketing as a service
    28:40 Third business: Google Ads agency for XYZ
    40:28 Fourth business: Quickbooks app development studio
    46:01 Fifth business: TikTok SEO as a service
    54:35 Sixth business: A&R and talent agency for music artists
    1:04:07 Seventh business: Newsletter acquisition

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

grantrobbins ,

Love this podcast!

The ideas from Greg and the guests on this show are awesome and the entrepreneurial spirit is overflowing. Love it and look forward anxiously to each and every episode.

T Web 23 ,

This is good

Greg gets great guests and asked them fantastic questions, then actually lets them speak. I have enjoyed the interviews!

HallDaniel ,

If you are building something… this podcast is for you

I find myself saving every episode of Greg’s podcast to share some insight or idea with my team. I relisten to this show more than any other, eager to join in on the ideation in my own head as Greg and guests riff on startup ideas or new strategies and tools… I’m thankful for a seat at the table in the room where it happens.

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