A podcast for budding entrepreneurs blossoms

Start-up entrepreneurs are learning lessons from the founders who’ve gone before them, thanks to a new podcast from the University of Edinburgh and Connect.

Enterprise Foundations: Ideas working for a better world is a series of four episodes which complement the eight week entrepreneurship programme run by the university.

Co-hosted by enterprise executive Bobby Pembleton and Connect’s Kim McAllister, the podcast features many successful entrepreneurs from the university’s programme talking about their journeys.

Bobby explained the idea behind the podcast was to make the development steps come alive. 

“It’s one thing to read about things like problem-solution fit, customers and stakeholders, coding vs. no-coding, and the UK startup funding landscape, but before putting learnings in practice, it will really benefit aspiring entrepreneurs to hear about the successes and challenges of others that have come before them in our ecosystem,” he said.

“We also thought that making it available to everyone, not just our currently starting up students, would allow us to give back to the community by telling our stories.”

The podcast is available on all podcast players and is part of the coursework for the Edinburgh Innovations Enterprise Foundation Programme. It has proved so successful that plans are underway for a second series. 

“It was great fun and what a result!” Bobby said.

“These are examples that I’d heard before, but never fleshed out to this degree. Whether going on the Enterprise Foundation Programme, on one of the other Data-Driven Entrepreneurship programmes, or just listening for the fun of it, I am certain that listeners will enjoy these quickly illustrated distillations of concepts – they really put the abstract into perspective.”

If you would like to talk to Connect about creating a podcast for your organisation, contact Kim McAllister.