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Seaworthy is a podcast about building successful software. We provide actionable advice around product validation, execution, and promotion. Hosted by Andrew Verboncouer.
||Clean13: Building Businesses that Create Value (ft. Kyle Bragger, Exposure)||Andrew talks with Kyle Bragger about his path into design, tech, business, and more. Kyle is co-founder and currently running Exposure with Luke Beard. You may also be familiar with some of Kyle's other projects: Forrst, Statshot, or Thinglist.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Design Leadership & Team Communication (ft. Helen Tran, Shopify)||In this episode, Andrew talks with Helen Tran, a Design Lead at Shopify. They talk about design leadership, what it takes to communicate well within a large product team, and using design to reach business goals.||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Creating Delightful Customer Experiences (ft. Kris Eul, Kipsu)||In this episode, Andrew interviews Kris Eul, Director of Customer Partnerships at Kipsu. They talk about focusing on outcomes, meeting customers at the lowest point of friction, and creating delightful experiences.||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Raising Capital for the First Time (ft. Drew Wilson of Plasso)||In this episode, Andrew and Drew talk about on his background and how he got into design and development leading to shipping almost 40 of his own products into the wild. They discuss Drew's first experience raising funding and pitching to investors i ..||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Democratizing Data Research & Value-Based Interviewing (ft. Joe Razza, KnowledgeHound)||In this episode, Andrew interviews Joe Razza on his background into design, and explores how they're democratizing data research and visualization at Knowledge Hound. We also talk about their new approach to hiring through value-based interviews as t ..||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Building Bots as a Business (BaaBs) (ft. Jamie Wright of Tatsu)||In this episode, Andrew interviews Jamie Wright on his history and path into technology and bots, and explores modern tools and kits that help streamline BaaBs. We also talk about his standup bot, Tatsu, and his experiences starting up a co-working s ..||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Segmenting Users for Better UX (ft. Pete Bernardo)||In this episode, Andrew talks with Pete about his path into UX, using intercom for segmentation, and utilizing slack bots to add value to your team.||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Psychology and Behavioral Design (ft. Victor Yocco)||In this episode, Andrew interviews Victor as they dive into the methods and benefits of using psychology and behavioral design to better serve customers. They also talk about Victor's new book about these same topics, heuristics, and more - titled De ..||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Bootstrapping Your Startup (ft. Ben Bartling of Zoomshift)||In this episode, Chris interviews Ben Bartling of Zoomshift on his entrepreneurial journey and how, along with his partner Jon, they've been able to bootstrap their startup in Wisconsin.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Focusing on Customer Success (ft. Brian Reath of Handshake)||In this episode, I interview Brian Reath of Handshake. We talk about how Handshake has grown by focusing on their customers' success and balancing and prioritizing attention in their three-pronged market. We also discuss his time at CCI in a more cor ..||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Telling Tales, Wrestling Whales (ft. Ben Johnson of Elegant Seagulls)||In this episode, Andrew and Chris interview Ben Johnson of Elegant Seagulls. The discussion explores the value that design storytelling, empathy, and differentiating your brand (business, startup, or brand) can create. Communication, messaging, and m ..||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Start With Why||We discuss why you should fall in love with the problem and dig deeper beyond user requests. We also share a couple examples of our experiences with small requests that led to big gains. Learn more about customer problem interviews and using the 5 w ..||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Mitigating the Risk of Startup Ideas||Andrew & Chris discuss different methods, strategies, tools and tactics you can use to start validating and mitigate the risk of pursuing your ideas.||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0: The Intro||Andrew and Chris introduce themselves, the podcast and Headway.||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Get your ideas off the ground
Great discussions on what it takes to go from an idea to something real as an entrepreneur. Test your ideas in reality, get real feedback, and learn from your experiments! These folks are a great resource for encouraging innovative entrepreneurship.