The BetaKit Podcast: LIVE from Startupfest!

BetaKit Podcast live at Startupfest
With: Dr. Theresa Johnson (Airbnb), Harper Reed (General Galactic Corporation), and Neha Khera (2048 Ventures).

After dipping our toes in the live podcast format for last year’s SAAS NORTH, the BetaKit Podcast crew packed up our gear a few weeks back and grabbed a spot on the Startup Train for Startupfest.

“The BetaKit Podcast is very much a pro-dog podcast.”

Recorded on Startupfest’s main stage, this live edition of the BetaKit Podcast features a slightly different format, with Rob and I honouring our inner Conan O’Brien’s with a talk show approach: no less than three special guests appearing one-by-one until chaos ensues and the White Stripes perform before the credits roll (not included on this recording: the White Stripes).

Given our onstage guests—Dr. Theresa Johnson (Airbnb), Harper Reed (General Galactic Corporation), and Neha Khera (2048 Ventures)—you might expect a bit of chaos, and the resulting conversation was wide-ranging. Shooting particles at satellites (for science!), founder-market fit, working for Barack Obama, when to quit, shutting down your company, angel and early-stage investing, and building jetpacks for dogs (for science!) were all on the table, fuelled partially by questions submitted live by the Startupfest audience.

So strap yourself in for the kind of controlled chaos that makes Startupfest special and remember that the BetaKit Podcast will record live on any stage that will have us.

Let’s dig in.

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The BetaKit Podcast is hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur. Recorded live at Startupfest (no dogs were harmed during recording). Sponsored by Palette Skills.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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