This Startup is being Recorded is a mostly improvised, comedic audio drama that follows a few executives building, and sometimes destroying, a company. This startup is fake - you’re not listening to an audio documentary. These characters are not real - you won’t find them on LinkedIn. They are making this up as they go along - for startups, this is normal. New meetings are released weekly.
E25 - The Finale!
This is the season finale for This Startup is being Recorded. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for Season 2!
None! This was unplanned! But then in the middle of the wedding we got an urgent email about the Series A!Takeaways:
Happy, joy, celebration!!
E24 - Easter Eggs and Embryo Eggs
Stand up - some exciting and some disturbing newsTakeaways:
Eric to add one more egg to the digital easter egg huntSet up a Rube Goldberg machine / human mouse trap in the officeKate and Thea to have a discussion, NOT as a part of SYT, about Kate’s choicesKate to do her daily exercises to remind herself that SYT is not her real family
E23 - The Importance of Interviewing Interns
Final update on the camera replacement project (to remove the WeWatch malware)Introduction of new intern, Melanie Hubbard!Takeaways:
Everyone review results of Melanie’s background check and vote on if we should offer her a position to stayMatt follow through on idea of how to connect Melanie and JohnKate to remember to take breaksMelanie Hubbard was played by Jenny Kessler, who can be found online and in person doing improv with Letters to Chicken, Brad's Dad, and Babeprov. You can request to follow @JennyKessKlump on both Instagram and Twitter.
E22- SYTizens United
Executive Stand up!Takeaways:
Reach out to Lifetime about a movie deal related to the Product Manager / Developer GDPR Love StoryCreate a fake Twitter account for an African dictator and use it to convince John to stop illegal logging and perhaps start a revolutionCreate new landing page to take money and data from couch buyers in new markets… it’s a growth strategyAs always, follow us on Twitter @StartupRecorded!
E21 - When SXSW goes Wrong
Recap of what’s been going on at SXSWTakeaways:
Thea to do some social monitoring to see how beholden SYT will have to be to John’s promises (like carbon absorbing cushions, selling carbon credits, and having whole workforce - including drivers - work from home 50% of the time)Reach out to DJ Khalid to propose a blood exchange to make up for the incidentJot down ideas for next years SXSW - become the respite booth where you can have an excellent vomiting experience
E20 - Fish are Friends, Not Food
No one eat seafood! Except the office cat, they’re a contractor, so it’s OKEveryone create a top 12 list of people they care about and would like the cameras of their devices replaceInvestigate if we can geofence the new augmented reality experience to prevent people from putting couches in the middle of intersectionsEric - bring in your smart fridge and Nest thermostat to have the cameras replaced but do NOT say you’re bringing in the Nest in front of the Nest
Really funny improv
Everyone should listen. Keep it up!