By Kirk Wayman
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Created by a group of founders, funders, and entrepreneurs who believe you can create a startup ecosystem in any city in the world. So, they started one in theirs, Redding, CA.
||CleanEp 19 Building Our City With Rachel Hatch||Rachel Hatch might have the coolest job in the world. She is a community vitality officer for the McConnell Foundation. The foundation has made a 10-year commitment to supporting the revitalization of Redding's downtown. With much of Startup...||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18 Embracing Innovation And What Craft Beer Can Teach You||Kirk is joined by Lauren Jerome for a conversation about the current state of innovation and how it impacts the new economy. Startup enthusiasts consistently look to thought leaders like Lauren for perspective on where the economy is going and...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17 Women in Entrepreneurship: The Journey - The Struggle - The Awards||Women make up a significant part of Redding Startup ecosystem and help define what it means to be an entrepreneur in Redding. We celebrate this with the Women in Entrepreneurship Award. It was shared by Jenna Zint...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16 Finding a Co-Founder: Theory Collaborative's Story||Sam Larobardiere and Joel Taylor share a behind the scenes look at what it took to create the partnership that fuels Theory Coffee. It was not easy to build a powerful relationship but it was worth it as they are now award-winning coffee roasters...||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15 Startup Weekend: Todd Jones Built a Startup in 54 Hours.||The 2018 Startup Weekend was another huge success. In this episode, Todd Jones the winning team's founder shares his experience and perspective on Startup, entrepreneurship and leading a team to victory. Todd opens up about the team's valley...||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14 Six Reasons You Should Not Be an Entrepreneur||In this light-hearted episode, JDM and Kirk try to talk you out of becoming an entrepreneur by exploring the hardships of the journey. If you stick with them to the end you may have what it takes to be an entrepreneur or at least be a glutton for...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13 The Origin of Mindbox: A Story of Failing Up||It's amazing how hard failing is. If we are not careful it can take us out. In this episode, Kirk is joined by Josh Johnson, Co-founder and President of Mindbox Studios on this episode. He tells the story of his first startup called College Piggy...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12 Validation: Don't build a product that is perfectly prepared for a world that doesn't exist.||This episode could save you tons of money! Luke Miner joins us to share his thoughts about customer validation as presented in a recent Pub Talk. Listen in as he explores ways to find out what your customers think of your idea or product long before...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11: The Information Age Is over! Now what do entrepreneurs do? (Part 2)||We continue our conversation with Dan Morrow, CEO of SOF-TEK Integrators and longtime Redding entrepreneur. The conversation remains focused on entrepreneurship: What it is, how to do it and what's it is for. Dan also gives us his perspective on what...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10: The Information Age Is over! Now what do entrepreneurs do? (Part 1)||Dan Morrow, CEO of SOF-TEK Integrators, Inc. holds the unofficial "record" (because who is really keeping track) for founding Redding's longest startup. Dan is one of Redding longtime Entrepreneur and we were excited he stopped by the studio to share...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: Designing and developing our future with Eric Casequin.||If you are a designer or developer, interested in becoming one or trying to hire one this episode is for you. Eric Casequin is the co-founder of Redding Area Designers and Developers (R.A.D.D.) and he shares their 6-year journey of gathering the...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Round Table: What the heck is a startup ecosystem?||Jack, JDM, Eric, Luke, and Kirk are back to continue the discussion they started in Ep 7. This time they are asking two questions. First, what do we mean when we say ecosystem and, given what we know about startups and ecosystems... What is the...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7: Round Table: Is it really a startup?||We use the word Startup all the time, but what do we mean when we say startup? In some ways it probably obvious but Eric Hiatt, Luke Miner, Josh Miller, Kirk Wayman and Jack Burgess discover that the definition is more elusive than they thought....||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Limelight Health: A story of a Redding startup.||In 2014 Garrett, Alan, Jason, and Michael set out to reimagine how the insurance industry quotes benefits. This is their story of starting Limelight Health told by Garrett Viggers. Garrett unfolds the journey as they conceive of a product and it...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Shasta Angels: Funding a startup ecosystem.||Meet Eric Hiatt - Lifetime entrepreneur, CEO of Reverse Focus and Executive Director of Shasta Angels. In this episode, Eric shares the purpose of our local Angels and how to get the chance to pitch your company to them. If you are looking to raise...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: Pub Talks: What happens at a pub talk does not stay at a pub talk.||How to have a good idea||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: Our Origin Story: How to start a startup ecosystem.||Hope, Josh, and Luke continue telling their story of what it took to get Startup Redding off the ground. They explore the resources it took, their roles, and the impact of Tech Star's program Startup Weekend. They conclude by sharing their hopes for...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Ideation: Why having bad ideas is a good idea.||How to have a good idea||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: Our Origin Story: How to start a startup ecosystem. (Part 1)||Hope Seth, Joshua Johnson, and Luke Miner tell the story of how they meet and began working on Startup Redding. This episode focuses on how they came to Redding, CA and with the help of the Shasta Economic Development Council found a way to gather...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Hidden in Plain Sight
This is an excellent overview of the multiple facets and players in the Redding Startup Ecosystem. A great tool to look into our community and for others to learn what it has taken to get Redding this far. Amazing content for any community organizer or entrepreneur!
Amazing digest of content!
This is a perfect podcast for founders, funders, and community organizers anywhere. These stories are important to hear and share as innovators move beyond the top big startup cities. Small towns are building big and building tight!
Super fun overview of the Redding startup community ecosystem… I enjoy how each episode is going into a different aspect of what is already here, very informative and educational.