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Startup Cabin Podcast
Insights from European startups and investors.
Listen. Learn. Do. Repeat.

Hosted by Xue Mei Rhodin & Steve Ferris.

 


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MONDAY_MINUTE_003_1_thumbnail.pngFilter Bubble Danger with Google, Netflix and Spotify

Filter bubbles happen in Google, Spotify, Netflix, and anywhere else search results are filtered to suite your previous tastes and interest.
Convenient? Yes. Good for unbiased results and the flow of new things into your life? No

When algorithms decide what we see and hear, they shape our life. That is the filter bubble. What should today's developers and tech companies do with this?

Come tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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MONDAY_MINUTE_002_1_thumbnail.pngHow UX for Physical Products can save H&M Millions

UX is great for developing digital products. Why don't we apply it to physical products? In this podcast Xue Mei Rhodin targets the fashion industry and demonstrates how much needs to change in an old fashion business model, and the huge profits that could result from changing our old ways of business now. 

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MONDAY_MINUTE_thumbnail_001.pngHow to Disrupt like AirBnB and UBER

Amazing success can be found in digitizing an old industry, especially if you're the first to do it. But before you join the ranks of Uber and AirBnB, you must meet some important needs of your customers.

How can you change your business model?
What can you make customers feel safe when you disrupt an industry?

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Podcast with Emma Rogers of Little BridgeThe Working Investor, with Lisa Thorén

Lisa Thorén was largely responsible for making BabyBjörn an international brand. Now she is a business angel and is actually working with her latest investment, Performance SK8, a skateboard technology company. In her role, Lisa is working along side the inventor/entrepreneur Becket Colón to create the success of the company.

 

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In this episode

  • Time marker 00:00 Performance SK8, and the new technology they offer to skaters.
  • Time marker 10:00 About the business and investing

  • Time marker13:00 Young entrepreneurs

  • Timemarker 20:00 Being a working investor

 

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Podcast with Emma Rogers of Little BridgeTeam, Mentor, Hungry Market.

In this episode you will hear Emma Rogers, CEO of Little Bridge, as she talks building an E-learning site for children. LittleBridge.com is where children accross the globe can come and learn english with over 1000 activities in a digital world of characters and games.

Also on the podcast:

  • How the right team members can be found in unexpected places.

  • How Little Bridge enters into new markets with ambassadors for their product.
  • Emma's experience with mentors, and the importance of a support system.

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Anette Nordwall and Xue Mei RhodinWhy Sweden is Great for Startups

In this episode you will hear about the journey and insights of a serial entrepreneur/investor.

Xue Mei Rhodin speaks with Anette Nordvall, who is a member of STOAF, the Stockholm Business Angles, and is CEO of AQUIS Scandinavia

Anette has worked in Sweden and America which allows her to offer a unique perspective on what system works for businesses, and where to find new business opportunities.

Also on the podcast:

  • Why Sweden is a great place to start your company.

  • More about what makes AQUIS towel a special product.
  • Why you should consider a Sole Agency as a business opportunity.

  • Donald Trump’s hack to get loads of credit from the banks.

  •  Strategy for product lines that will build a successful brand. 

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Lookback500pxVC Strategy for the tech market

In this episode you get to hear insights gathered from over 30 years in venture capital field.

Xue Mei Rhodin will be talking with Lennart Ohlsson, co-founder and general partner of STOAF, the Stockholm Business Angles. They are a venture capital group with 30 business angles who are based in Stockholm Sweden.

Lennart has written 20 books on economics and venture capital. He will share some of his insights from his business and research that will give you more understanding into the world of venture capital.

Also on the podcast:

  • More about the businesss model Stockholm Business Angels uses to attract investors and maintain an healthy portfolio. 

  • Areas that will cause VCs to talk down the valuation of your company.

  • Will the startup valuation bubble be bursting soon?

     

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Lookback500pxHow mobile vr will change gaming

 

In this episode you will hear from Ricky Helgesson, CEO at Univrses. Univrses is adding positional tracking to mobile virtual reality. No cables, no expensive hardware, no external trackers - just you and your legs. With only a smart phone and a simple VR headset like Google Cardboard, you can map out your playing space and move freely through a virtual world. 

Also on the podcast:

 

  • Where mobile VR can take gaming and live entertainment

  • New challenges that dynamic VR content presents to developers

  • More about Univrses and "Wands: The Magic Duel", their game that will showcase their tracking solution

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Choosing the right advisors for your startup, with Stevie

 

In this episode you will hear from Yael Givon, co-founder at Stevie. Stevie is social TV. Connect all your social media feeds and Stevie will create a custom channel with videos and updates that are just for you.

 

Also on the podcast:

 

  • What is "smart money" and why it matters when looking for investors.

  • How to choose the right advisor for your startup.

  • When not to spend money on an "expert"

 

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Lookback500pxThe new way to record mobile UX, with Lookback

In this episode you will hear from Nevyn Bengtsson, co-founder and lead ios developer at Lookback.

You will lean about:

  • How their product is making UX research and bug reporting easier than ever for app develpers.

  • The tools Lookback uses to manage their global team

  • And more!


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TameMaking Personal Finance Beautiful, with Tink

In this episode Xue Mei will talk with The founders of Tink, a popular personal finance app in Sweden. 

You will hear about:

  • building a team
  • The PR channel that gave them 10,000 sign ups
  • Their thoughts behind the design of their app
  • How the bank industry is changing

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TamePR Strategy to Get Your Startup Seen, with Tame

Torsten Mueller is co-founder and CMO for Tame.

In this podcast we hear:

  • About the unique opportunities European startups have through government support.
  • How Tame has partnered with Twitter to innovate on their product.
  • How to approach journalists.
  • How to find relevant conversations to join, and get into the media.
  • What European startups need to be aware of when entering the US market.

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VintPlanning Holidays & Setting Focused Goals

Xue Mei offers tips for a strategy for setting goals you can keep for yourself and your company.

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VintAdventure Box: Build/play RPG games in your browser

Startup Cabin loves games, and this one is very cool. We talk with Christopher Kingdon about Adventure Box and everything surrounding this innovative game. His team has decades of experience, and there are some valuable points to be learned for anyone in the gaming/app market.  

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VintThe Smart Way to Research a New Market

Louise Eriksson, founder of Vint, shares a wealth of startup knowledge in this talk with Xue Mei. Louise is a serial entrepreneur who has great insight into many areas along the startup journey. 

In this show you will hear:

  • Why every startup must know how to sell
  • The steps Louise took to research the US market before moving her company from Stockholm Sweden to San Francisco.
  • What matters when building your team

 

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Frishbrain_promo_imageWinning with Niche Social Networks

Johan Attby, CEO of Fishbrain, a social network and life logging app for sport fishing.

How Fishbrain is going after a 40 billion dollar market. His journey as an entrepreneur. Why he is strong believer in niche social networks.

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E-sports, indie game companies and hackathons 

Pontus and Xue Mei talk about the growth of e-sports and where this trend is taking us now. They also discuss indie game companies and how to involve them more in  tech startup comunities with hackathons. More gamer talk and valuable insights this exciting area are here too.

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Why Google, Cisco and Twitter uses mindfulness to create better business.

Jane Skullman teaches companies in the tech and IT industries how to use mindfullness, meditation and brain training to increase focus, clarity and creativity, a method Google has implemented for all their employees as part of lowering stress and strengthening productivity and focus.

Other mindfullness advocates in the tech industry are Padmasree Warrior, CTO at Cisco And Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

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Coding for kids and the Disney Accelerator.

Lovisa Levin, Rosalyn Knapp and Sanna Nilsson from Codarica talks with us from Los Angeles about their experience in being one of eleven companies chosen for the Disney Accelerator and the future of kids who code.
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Building e-commerce companies.

Maria Richardsson talks about how to she build her e-commerce site nordicdesigncollective.com and how to work with PR and Search Optimization for e-commerce startups.
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How to get big customers and co-create with clients.

Fritjof Andersson talks about how to get big clients in the early stages of a startup and how it helps Relationdesk stay true to their market's needs.
Fritjof explains how to get meetings with big companies and how to prepare before the meetings and pitches.
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