Teaching Startup Debuts Episode 1 of The Show

Bringing Startup to Everyone


Yesterday, my side/giveback project Teaching Startup debuted the first episode of The Show, an online TV series dedicated to bringing the concepts of startup and entrepreneurship to a broader audience by making it more accessible.

It's been a long time coming. And we're pretty hyped about the results, even though we know we have a long way to go.

On The Show, we talk about startup without droning on about startup. Sure, we talk about startup, in fact, we do that a lot, and you'll definitely learn something. But we also talk about stuff that's far more interesting.

Pop culture? Of course. We don't do our jobs 24/7. Neither should you.

Sports? Yeah, look at us. It's in our DNA.

Parenting? No better way to learn about being an entrepreneur.

Humor? If you're not laughing, we're not doing our job.

There's me, a 20-year entrepreneur and the founder of ExitEvent (the first and most widely-read startup news source in the Southeast), Andy Roth, a former actor turned entrepreneur, Chop, a former athlete turned entrepreneur, and Jon Colgan, a former musician turned entrepreneur.

The Show is shot by Kyle and Sean from Interbrew.

Everyone has startup cred. Everyone is a storyteller. Everyone is funny (most of the time).

Too many people get turned off or burned out by what's out there masquerading as startup content. If you need to know what a Total Addressable Market is, look that up on the Internets. If you want to feel like you're a part of something, this is for you.

This is also not a lovefest. We're not going to throw Successories at you and tell you to be the startup you want to dream. This is real. This is about your life and your work.

There's nothing out there like this.

The Show will be part of The Network, our fancy name for this website -- where members can talk about what we write and shoot as well as anything that happens to be on their mind. There will be member-only content, and anyone can join, participate, ask, answer, and get educated. Right now, it's free because it's still being built. That will change. The Network starts a limited beta this week, so get on the wait list.

We'll have special guests, both on The Show and in The Network. We'll focus on investment (but not live and die by it). You'll get a lesson plan on the Network and access to help, resources, and opportunities.

The Show will eventually be shot live -- we're looking for a permanent home now. We'll have a podcast soon with audio from multiple episodes. And The Show is backed by a couple of sponsors, you'll see their ads in the video.

Oh, we'd love to have more sponsors. And if you want to get in cheap, now is the time. Shoot an email to ads@teachingstartup.com

Episode 1.1 is live. Episode 1.2 debuts next week. And it goes from there.

Come on along. Sign up here.