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Show #72 Adeo Ressi of Founder Institute and Alex Kölpin of Berlin Partner

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Adeo Ressi, creator of the Founder Institute (FI), a unique four-month apprenticeship and training program for startup founders running in multiple cities. Adeo shares FI’s approach to recruiting startups that results in a 75% success rate, answers questions about how FI works and has some excellent advice for startups.

Also this week, Bob recently interviewed Alex Kölpin of Berlin Partner. If you are a US startup thinking about opening an EU office, Berlin Partner – a public/private partnership promoting Berlin as a Startup hub – has a *great!* deal for you. Alex also has some very good advice for EU and German startups looking for assistance in breaking into the US market.

Interview with Adeo Ressi of The Founder Institute (www.founderinstitute.com) starts at 1:04 and the interview with Alexander Kölpin of Berlin Partner begins at 25:53.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

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Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

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June 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

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Show #71 Nilofer Merchant on the New How of business

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This week Bob and Pat talk with well-respected Silicon Valley strategist Nilofer Merchant about her book, “The New How: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy”.

How can you build a business – large, small or micro – that can compete and succeed in a world where constant change is the norm? Nilofer walks us through the components of the new how, why so many large companies suffer from an air sandwich between goals and execution, murderboards and their uses, and how even the smallest company needs to take conscious charge of their business culture.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #71 here: Show #71 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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June 17, 2010 at 6:52 am

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Show #70 Steve Rubel on the evolution of Social Media

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Social Media and PR thought leader Steve Rubel on the changing roles of blogging, social media, public relations, and advertising. The days when a startup could get by with only a blog to engage people online are over as increasingly, social media weaves its way throughout organizations small and large. As SVP, Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, a division of Edelman (the world’s largest independent PR firm), Steve shares his insights from the bleeding edge of social media transformation.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #70 here: Show #70 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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June 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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Show #69 Gina Trapani of ThinkTank and Smarterware.org [feedfix]

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Gina Trapani; developer, regular on the This Week in Google podcast, and former lead writer of Lifehacker.com. We talk with Gina about her latest project – ThinkTank – an open source insights engine for collecting and organizing social media responses. And we cover social productivity, Google Wave, and Expert Labs, which is supporting ThinkTank and connecting policy makers to the social graph. We also talk with Gina about gender and sexual orientation issues in the Startup World and in IT in general.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #69 here: Show #69 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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June 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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Show #69 Gina Trapani of ThinkTank and Smarterware.org

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Gina Trapani; developer, regular on the This Week in Google podcast, former lead writer of Lifehacker.com. We talk with Gina about her latest project – ThinkTank – an open source insights engine for collecting and organizing social media responses. And we cover social productivity, Google Wave, and Expert Labs, which is supporting ThinkTank and connecting policy makers to the social graph. We also talk with Gina about gender and sexual orientation issues in the Startup World and in IT in general.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #69 here: Show #69 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

Bob Walsh is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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June 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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