Building Nexcast - An Inside Look at Growing a Startup Business
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Building Nexcast chronicles the many ups and downs of working with a team to execute a vision and bring a product to the world. Appropriate to the medium, this product is a podcast app and new platform that aims to make podcasting better for everyone. This is not a business podcast or a tech podcast - it is a peek into the lives of struggling entrepreneurs who want to build something that benefits the community. The ultimate goal is to build the “People’s Podcast App” - one that has all the features users want, without ads or a charge to download. The app isn't even available yet, so the future is uncertain. The first 12 episodes take you on a journey in and around the brutal but sometimes rewarding world of the startup life. Nobody knows where the next 12 episodes will take us, so grab your earbuds and come along for the ride!
||CleanPart 13 - False Start||Hi guys and gals! Sorry about disappearing for a hot second, right after we launched our beta... Yeah so about that, as they say here in Los Angeles, we got axed. Well I guess they say that everywhere, but you get the point. In this week's episode we...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntermission: Angel investor and podcast star at 18 - Harry Stebbings||We're back!! We've been hard at work trying to get our private beta out, so apologies for the delay. This week we take another intermission from our story to interview one of the world's biggest tech podcasters, who happens to be 19 and lives in the...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 12 - Full Speed Ahead||We see what happened in the lost weeks without a mobile developer and check in with our new pal Taku. We used to be moving like a glacier, but now we’re on train full speed ahead to beta town. Check out the site at http://BuildingNexcast.com Get...||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 11 - Equity Wars Continue||I blow in a call to my friend who made a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank to get some advice on how to sort this equity split out. Then it was time to have the dreaded follow up with Troy. We then have some catastrophic news that we somehow take in...||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 10 - Equity Wars||Splitting up something that’s worth nothing has never been harder. We take some advice from a Stanford class called How to Start a Startup on how to best divide ownership of our company that currently has no real value. The potential of it being...||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 9 - Form the Team / Fend off the Trolls||We have to make a couple big decisions as things start falling into place for our team. We have gotten a lot of positive feedback on bringing discussion threads into our app, a feature that we have been planning all along. Engaging with podcasts hosts..||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 8 - The Filipino Teen Gamer Gang Predicament||Our journey thus far has been full of surprises, but this we couldn't make up if we tried. In this week's episode we find ourselves on the other end of the negotiating table with a gang of teenaged gamers from the Philippines. They've got our Twitter...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 7 - Playing CTO Tinder||Not quite as easy as finding a date - we explore the CTO matching services available to non-technical guys like us. We get swindled, have a few laughs, and surprise, surprise, discover that the dating app comparison isn't too far off. Will we...||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntermission: How To Spin A Story||We're taking a hot second to try something new. As you may recall, Part 1 of this epic journey got started in Silicon Valley, where Brian pitched the company for the first time ever at Blab. There were both highs and lows, good points and not so good...||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 6 - What's Up With Podcasts||We ask a bunch of random people what they think of podcasting and get some surprising answers... The one thing that's clear is that podcasting can be different things to different people. And that podcasting needs all the support it can get to break...||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 5 - A Long Road Ahead||There are no sure things when you're bootstrapping a startup. We learn that lesson the hard way when we lose a very important member of the team. At this point, our chances of success look pretty grim. I'm going to have to dig deep to figure out a way..||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 4 - Community||Telling your own story can be hard. Making a good podcast about that story is even harder. I get some great advice from some friendly folks as I look at the tech and podcast communities and learn what makes them special. Our podcast journey began in a..||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 3 - Keeping Afloat||Startup life ain't easy... No more prancing Pikachu and gleeful little gumdrops in this episode. Things start to get serious when we start falling behind... To learn more and see all the extra content please go...||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 2 - How It Began||“So you spent the first few years trying to pitch this idea to podcast celebrities, trying to get a business model and totally get ignored. Then you bail on a startup that you’d sunk a year into and about 10 grand on. Then you magically built this..||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 1 - Schooled by Silicon Valley||Part 1 of the epic journey in building the podcast app and platform, Nexcast, begins with a trip to Silicon Valley. Brian Sanders, the CEO and host of the show, travels to San Francisco to pitch his company for the first time ever. The pressure of...||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Its in the Journey, Not the Destination.
Really looking forward to hearing how the journey moves forth! Listening in on such a brave quest is fun. I wouldn't have the balls to take my little idea to the big wigs... it is so encouraging to hear Brian as he goes for it. Whether or not he succeeds, the journey will surely be worth its while. Especially if he keeps sharing all these pearls of wisdom!
I love this podcast...
As a heavy consumer of podcasts (and creator of one) I was thrilled to hear about this. Podcasting is a booming medium that has yet to find the proper commercial space, and it's 10 years behind where it should be in analytics. I'm rooting for these guys, and appreciate the open book nature of this pod. There's something here if they can execute their vision.
Was looking for a new podcast to follow and stumbled upon this little gem. I like how the story follows a normal guy chasing the big tech startup dream. I'm not even a huge tech person but the story is universal. Looking forward to listening to this guy's long journey and seeing if he succeeds or fails miserably.