10 Podcasts to Inspire You as a Startup Founder

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Podcasts are a great source of inspiration and wisdom for startup founders looking to broaden their existing knowledge and skill sets.

They can be listened to in the car, on transit, in between meetings, on lunch breaks, or virtually anywhere else you can have audio playing in the background.

How have other entrepreneurs overcome their challenges and fears? What does it take to create successful companies? Listen to industry experts and company executives share their startup stories and experiences, as they speak to their own practical tips and tricks.

To start, every entrepreneur should listen to the following 10 podcasts.

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1. This Week in Startups

Listen to angel investor, Jason Calacanis, interview some of the greatest investors, innovators, founders and operators on This Week in Startups. You get an inside understanding into venture capital, starting and scaling your business from some top of the industry professionals.

2. How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup is a podcast business course for entrepreneurs interested in creating startups. The recordings were originally class lectures held at Stanford University. Learn more about topics such as sales and marketing, legal and accounting, how to manage and so much more.

3. Startups Transformed

Startups Transformed is a podcast created by Altitude Accelerator that explores and seeks to understand Canadian tech startups that have risen to success. Patrick McGuire interviews entrepreneurs and business leaders who share their learnings and lessons.

4. The Tims Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss is the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. The Tim Ferriss Show podcast hosts interviews with world class thought leaders and performers, uncovering lifestyle hacks and new understandings of success.

5. Entrepreneurs on Fire

Hosted by John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneurs on Fire explores the roadmap to financial freedom, fulfillment and success.  Discover what makes businesses succeed and take that knowledge with you.

6. Smart Passive Income

Discover all that you need to know about getting ahead in business. Pat Flynn covers everything from automation, crowdsourcing, content marketing, and so much more in Smart Passive Income.

7. The GaryVee Audio Experience

Hosted by the successful entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuck, The GaryVee Audio Experience is home to some of Gary’s best thoughts on business, speeches and interviews.

8. The School of Greatness

The School of Greatness dives into what makes people truly great and excel. The host, Lewis Howes, hopes to inspire people by sharing a wide variety of stories from successful entrepreneurs.

9. Masters of Scale

Masters of Scale takes you on a journey of startup advice from Silicon Valley and beyond, demonstrating how businesses have scaled and what strategies have helped them expand.

10. Below the Line with James Beshara

Below the Line is a weekly podcast that dives into the journeys, perspectives and psychological aspects of creating and founding a startup. The show takes you ‘below the line,’ learning the stories that you wouldn’t otherwise ever hear about.

Here at Altitude Accelerator, we know that building a startup can be difficult. That’s why we created a blog series called #HelpMeStartup designed to clear up some common confusions among first-time startup entrepreneurs. 

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