Give First

By Techstars

In the startup world, Give First means simply trying to help anyone—especially entrepreneurs—with no expectation of getting anything back. It's the pay-it-forward principle that builds strong startup networks. Hosts David Cohen and Brad Feld—Techstars cofounders, lifelong entrepreneurs, and startup investors—talk with mentors and founders about what giving first looks like in action, and how it makes great entrepreneurship possible. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  1. 1.
    Ep 51: Bain Capital Ventures’ Matt Harris on supporting entrepreneurs through 25+ years as an investor
    33:41
  2. 2.
    Ep 50: Sustainability and economic opportunity with Cody Simms of Techstars Climate Tech Podcast
    28:16
  3. 3.
    Ep 49: The Community Fund’s Lolita Taub on investing in community-driven companies
    22:47
  4. 4.
    Ep 48: Academy Investor Network’s Sherman Williams on going from military service to VC
    18:52
  5. 5.
    Ep 47: FemTech Focus’ Brittany Barreto, Ph.D. on creating a new category: FemTech
    22:19
  6. 6.
    Ep 46: David Cohen and Brad Feld reflect on over 40 episodes of the Give First Podcast
    16:57
  7. 7.
    Ep 45: Digital Ocean’s Carly Brantz on leading marketing at three Techstars unicorns
    19:31
  8. 8.
    Ep 44: Fast Forward’s Kevin Barenblat on running an accelerator for tech nonprofits
    20:47
  1. 9.
    Ep 43: Chainalysis’s Jonathan Levin on building a blockchain business, values and the future
    20:47
  2. 10.
    Ep 42: Bruno Morency on the evolution of the Montréal startup ecosystem
    21:25
  3. 11.
    Rob La Gesse on being the opposite of risk averse
    20:50
  4. 12.
    Katie Rae on breakthrough tech that can change the world
    20:00
  5. 13.
    Crossover: Give First + Talking Through It! Neal Sáles-Griffin on giving first to grow Chicago’s startup ecosystem
    25:40
  6. 14.
    Maëlle Gavet on helping entrepreneurs around the world create a better world
    26:02
  7. 15.
    Sean Paul Shanor on the joy of running Startup Weekends
    27:02
  8. 16.
    Baden U'Ren on growing entrepreneurship education in Australia
    26:06
  9. 17.
    James Oliver on empowering Black parentpreneurs
    26:24
  10. 18.
    Andy Sack on Give First and Creating a Startup Ecosystem from Scratch
    25:55
  11. 19.
    Denise and Jim Franklin on how a scrappy startup grows into a thriving ecosystem
    31:59
  12. 20.
    Janine Davis on Executive Coaching in the Time of COVID
    26:57
  13. 21.
    Susan Standiford on the five traits of leadership
    25:14
  14. 22.
    Joy Taylor on taking the concept of Give First to the nth degree
    32:06
  15. 23.
    Gus Balbontin on fighting momentum and setting up your own success metric
    28:27
  16. 24.
    Semil Shah on turning ideas into reality
    22:51
  17. 25.
    Chris Schroeder on the power of global entrepreneurship
    32:41
  18. 26.
    Misti Cain on how to connect during COVID-19
    26:05
  19. 27.
    Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship with Dream Tank
    28:37
  20. 28.
    Brad Feld and the mentor who changed his life
    40:01
  21. 29.
    Philip McKernan on the importance of reinventing yourself
    31:11
  22. 30.
    David & Brad on what they’ve learned from 20 episodes of the Give First podcast
    19:29
  23. 31.
    Live from CES: SparkCharge Founder/CEO Joshua Aviv on the unique challenges (and opportunities) of student entrepreneurship
    24:15
  24. 32.
    Live from CES: Damon Motorcycles Co-founder and CTO Dominique Kwong on the power of business and engineering partnerships and the emotional journey behind building a company
    22:29
  25. 33.
    Live from CES: Event Hub CEO and Co-founder Michael Bleau on the power of live events
    24:40
  26. 34.
    Live Episode: Josh Hix on the introverted CEO
    26:59
  27. 35.
    Rajat Bhargava on Giving First for a B2B company
    31:04
  28. 36.
    Elizabeth Kraus on funding women-led companies
    25:01
  29. 37.
    Jason Mendelson on demystifying venture deals
    22:11
  30. 38.
    Janet Bannister on human-centered investing
    29:59
  31. 39.
    Heidi Roizen on meaningful work & relationships
    31:34
  32. 40.
    Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities
    32:31
  33. 41.
    Bonus Episode Alert: Do More Faster, 2nd edition
    9:16
  34. 42.
    Harry Stebbings on committing to building a network & giving first
    32:55
  35. 43.
    John China on whether you can give too much
    23:41
  36. 44.
    Sherri Hammons on staying humble and staying strong
    22:17
  37. 45.
    Rebecca Lovell on career ‘nudges,’ karaoke, & how to be an ally
    25:54
  38. 46.
    David & Brad reflect on the first six episodes of the Give First podcast
    29:39
  39. 47.
    Kesha Cash on impact investing—and how mentorship got her there
    27:17
  40. 48.
    T.A. McCann on how sailing in the America’s Cup is like running a startup
    26:43
  41. 49.
    Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend
    28:15
  42. 50.
    Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem
    27:40

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