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prehype

A podcast where we speak to people who have done something unique and entrepreneurial. Anything from product development to social engineering to how to launch new ventures while staying sort of sane. This podcast is often a 'walk-and-talk' conversation between entrepreneurs in the Prehype family – people building something out of nothing. Prehype co-creates new ventures with VCs and corporations. The Prehype Podcast is hosted by Henrik Werdelin, the founder of BarkBox and Prehype.

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YC's Aaron Harris - on the future of mobile interfaces and the rise of chat based apps (Ep 8)

Things get philosophical this week as we explore the nuances of the "hidden" mobile interface with Aaron Harris - all around good guy, founder of Tutorspree, partner at Y Combinator, and champion of the digital sabbath. Listen to Aaron's thoughts on chat as the native mobile interface, the obsolescence of beautiful design, and how the bar for speed and convenience keeps getting higher. Produced by: Henrik Werdelin More info on Aaron: https://twitter.com/harris and http://www.aaronkharris.com Prehype: prehype.com Henrik: http://twitter.com/werdelin and http://hellohenrik.com

35mins

28 Oct 2015

Rank #1

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How BarkBox use famous internet dogs on Instagram to built a big business (Ep 4)

According to Forbes BarkBox is one of the leading brands on Instagram so try to some easy tricks from Val who manages that Bark & Co's influencer network of very famous online dogs called BarkPack. This community of over 400 famous dogs is now one of BarkBox biggest sales channel and a good example how an innovative use of social media can make a measurable business impact. Produced by: Henrik Werdelin. More info on: BarkBox's instagram: https://instagram.com/barkbox BarkBox.com and Bark.co Henrik Werdelin: http://twitter.com/werdelin and henrik.me Prehype: prehype.com

24mins

28 May 2015

Rank #2

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Michael Roderick - relationship design and how to use your access and connections better (Ep 7)

Michael specializes in relationship design for founders, authors, and speakers interested in playing a bigger game. He works with people to leverage their existing networks for the purpose of getting higher paid engagements, speaking opportunities, and interviews. We sat down to talk about why networking is considered a bad word and what are tools you can use to become a connector rather than a networker. Produced by: Henrik Werdelin. More info on: Michael: www.smallpondenterprises.com Prehype: prehype.com Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com Books mentioned in this podcast: Switch (http://goo.gl/8xplL)

36mins

29 Sep 2015

Rank #3

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How Coca-Cola is pioneering the use of venture investments to push innovation internally (Ep 5)

Emmanuel Seuge is quietly pioneering how big companies can use venture investments to push innovation within a large org. Over the past three years, his team has invested in companies ranging from Spotify to Endomondo to gain insight, access and innovation experience from entrepreneurs. We sat down with him in LA to pick his brain about what he has learned while making this program, why young talent now prefers to work in startups over big corps and why he thinks gaming is such an important industry for coke to be a part of. Produced by: Henrik Werdelin. More info on: Emmanuel: http://goo.gl/DLY0Nc Prehype: prehype.com Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com

33mins

14 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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GE's Beth Comstock tells how spending time with startups makes GE more innovative (Ep 3)

We talk to the always insightful and kind Beth Comstock (GE's CMO)about how big companies can work with startups and how she is making a company with over 300.000 people more entrepreneurial. Hear also what founders can learn about scaling from corporations - and why Beth is hosting ancient philosophy discussion dinners. Recorded in LA at the #Pttow Summit. Produced by: Henrik Werdelin. More info on: Beth: goo.gl/2mIVgk and twitter.com/bethcomstock Prehype: prehype.com Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com

32mins

14 May 2015

Rank #5

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Bjarke Ingels - what entrepreneurs and architects can teach each other (Ep 6)

Bjarke Ingels is one of the world's leading architect. With his team at BIG he is the creative mind behind many iconic buildings like the new Google Plex and the World Trade Center 2 tower in New York. He has recently been more active in tech angel investing having placing bets on companies like ManagedByQ.com and Andco. (joinand.co) We sat down to talk about how tech has stolen a lot of their terminology from architecture and what each industry can learn from each other... Produced by: Henrik Werdelin. More info on: Bjarke: http://www.big.dk Prehype: http://prehype.com Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and http://hellohenrik.com

32mins

24 Aug 2015

Rank #6

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Entrepreneures and the New Space Age - a talk with Max Haot

Henrik Werdelin walks and talks and grabs coffee with people who are doing something uniquely entrepreneurial. You are invited to be a fly-on-the-wall for a conversation recorded in the streets of New York, in this case in the pouring rain. In this episode, Max Haot and Henrik Werdelin discuss the changing landscape of space exploration- and how the entrepreneurs have the potential to leapfrog NASA in the New Space Age. Max Haot is an entrepreneur who believes contribution to space exploration is of the utmost importance for the future of humanity. Enter Haot’s own rocket venture Launcher Space, where he serves as the CEO. Launcher is developing rockets purpose-built for delivering small satellites into orbit. Max's twitter: https://twitter.com/maxhaot Launcher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/launcherspace/ Produced by: Henrik Werdelin Henrik: http://twitter.com/werdelin and http://hellohenrik.com Prehype: prehype.com

25mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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A new kind of non profit startup - a walk and talk with Alex Godin.

Henrik Werdelin gets coffee, or rides elevators in this case, with people who are doing something uniquely entrepreneurial. You are invited to be a fly-on-the-wall for a conversation recorded in the streets of New York. In this episode, Alex Godin and Henrik discuss how to apply entrepreneurship to philanthropy – and how Alex is taking his experience building startups and applying it to launch a non-profit meal kit service called Lemontree for low-income households. Alex Godin is an entrepreneur, writer, ice cream maker, habitual dinner party host and the founder of Lemontree, a new kind of non-profit. http://twitter.com/alex_godin and http://lemontreefoods.org Produced by: Henrik Werdelin Henrik: http://twitter.com/werdelin and http://hellohenrik.com Prehype: prehype.com

21mins

24 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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The pros and cons of startup life vs a corporate job. A walk and talk with Scott Belsky (ep 16)

This is a new format where Henrik Werdelin gets coffee with people who are doing something uniquely entrepreneurial. You are invited to be a fly-on-the-wall for a conversation recorded in the streets of New York. In this first episode, it's a chat with Scott Belsky about selling your company and the pros and cons of running your own startup versus being part of a large company like Adobe. Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, investor, author, and Chief Product Officer at Adobe. twitter.com/scottbelsky New Book: The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture - http://a.co/d/iKX43VI Produced by: Henrik Werdelin Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com Prehype: prehype.com

33mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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Can you do more than one startup at the same time? (ep 15)

In this episode, we discuss focusing on one startup versus trying to build several at once. Star entrepreneurs like Elon Musk seem to be able to manage building a range of companies at the same time - but what are the pros and cons and what are some of the learnings from people who have tried to do it. Around the mic in this episode are serial entrepreneurs Henrik (Joost, Hotpotato, Prehype, BarkBox), Saman (ManagedByQ, Caspian) and Nicholas (Basno, StandupGiraffe, Rad.Rapport). Participants: Nicholas Thorne - twitter.com/thorneny Saman Rahmanian - twitter.com/saman325 Produced by: Henrik Werdelin Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com Prehype: prehype.com

26mins

6 Apr 2017

Rank #10

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The important question that innovation teams in Nokia and Kodak failed to answer (ep 14)

In this episode, prehype's managing partner Henrik Werdelin discuss the question that most innovation teams fail to answer, namely; What business are we actually in. He is joined by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg who is the co-author of Innovation as Usual, a Harvard Business Review Press book on the art of driving innovation in regular organizations. Thomas has worked with managers in nearly all parts of the globe. His research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times. As a keynote speaker, he has addressed organizations such as Time Warner Group, Cisco, T-Mobile, Johnson & Johnson, UBS, Deloitte, and The United Nations. Participants: Thomas - https://wedellsblog.com/ Thomas book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2n7p8sy Produced by: Henrik Werdelin Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com Prehype: prehype.com

25mins

10 Mar 2017

Rank #11

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Why corporations should change how they do venture capital (Ep 12)

Increasingly larger companies are looking to the startup space to fast track access to talent, markeds, technology or data. Often this is done by setting up a corporate venture unit. In todays podcast, prehype partners Stacey Seltzer, Stuart Willson and Henrik Werdelin discuss some of the best practices of corporate VC based on their experience managing programs for various fortune 500s. For more on coke's program listen to 'How Coca-Cola is pioneering the use of venture investments to push innovation internally (Ep 5)' Participants: Stuart Willson - https://twitter.com/stuartawillson Stacey Seltzer - https://twitter.com/staceyjseltzer Produced by: Henrik Werdelin Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com Prehype: prehype.com

19mins

27 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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Inside the first 200 days of making a startup - with the founders of Umi Kitchen (Ep 11)

The first 200 days of a startup is where you create the DNA of the company for many years to come. Culture, initial tech decision, first hires, and early customers’ feedback are the elements that either make or break a company. In this episode, we look back at the last 200 days of building the startup Umi.Kitchen. The podcast is a 'best of' a podcast series that Henrik Werdelin did for Forbes that looked at the key startup lessons gained over 10 dinners with the founders of the New York startup. Participants: Umi Founders: Derek Gottfrid -https://twitter.com/derekg Khalil Tawil - https://www.linkedin.com/in/khaliltawil Hallie Meyer - https://www.instagram.com/umi.kitchen/ Listen to all 10 episodes here: http://www.forbes.com/podcasts/first-200-days/ Produced by: Henrik Werdelin Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com Prehype: prehype.com

21mins

6 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Lessons from making an innovation unit from Dow Jones Chief Innovation Officer

"Desktop is the new newspaper." A year ago Dow Jones / The Wall Street Journal asked their Chief Innovation Officer Edward Roussel to set up a new innovation unit. In this podcast he explains what he has learned over the past year - and gives key lessons on what he is glad he did - and what he would redo if he could. Produced by: Henrik Werdelin More info on Edward: twitter.com/edwardroussel and http://www.dowjones.com/team/edward-roussel/ Prehype: prehype.com Henrik: twitter.com/werdelin and hellohenrik.com

31mins

12 Jul 2016

Rank #14

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Jeff Raider on shaking up old industries with new tech and a reimagined customer experience (Ep. 9)

In grad school, Jeff Raider started a little eyeglasses company called Warby Parker. Less than three years later, he found himself at the helm of a men's shaving startup - and a razor blade manufacturing plant in Germany. In this episode, get in Jeff's mind as he talks about vertical integration in the startup world, what it's like to run two (insanely successful)companies with your best friends and why you might find Jeff standing in a bathroom studying what you do... Hosted by: Henrik Werdelin Produced by: Whitney Donaldson More from Jeff on https://twitter.com/jeffreyraider More about prehype on http://prehype.com Henrik is on twitter.com/werdelin and writes a blog on http://hellohenrik.com

32mins

14 Dec 2015

Rank #15