I’m on the Air – On Sirius XM Channel 111

Starting this Monday, March 9th 4-6pm Pacific Time I’ll be on the radio hosting the Bay Area Ventures program on Sirius XM radio Channel 111 – the Wharton Business Radio Channel.Untitled

Over this program I’ll be talking to entrepreneurs, financial experts and academic leaders in the tech and biotech industries. And if the past is prologue I guarantee you that this will be radio worth listening to.

On our first show, Monday March 9th 4-6pm Pacific Time join me, as I chat with Alexander Osterwalder – inventor of the Business Model Canvas, and Oren Jacob, ex-CTO of Pixar and now CEO of ToyTalk on Sirius XM Radio Channel 111.

Oren Jacob - CEO ToyTalk

Oren Jacob – CEO ToyTalk

Alex Osterwalder - Business Models

Alex Osterwalder – Business Models

On Monday’s show we’ll be talking about a range of entrepreneurship topics: what’s a Business Model Canvas, how to build startups efficiently, the 9 deadly sins of a startup, the life of a startup CEO, how large companies can innovate at startup speeds. But it won’t just be us talking; we’ll be taking your questions live and on the air by phone, email or Twitter.

On April 27th, on my next program, my guest will be Eric Ries the author of the Lean Startup. Future guests include Marc Pincus, founder of Zynga, and other interesting founders and investors.

Is there anyone you’d like to hear on the air on future shows? Any specific topics you’d like discussed? Leave me a comment.

Mark your calendar for 4-6pm Pacific Time on Sirius XM Radio Channel 111:

  • March 9th
  • April 27th
  • May 11th
  • June 29th
  • July 13th
  • Aug 24th in NY

7 Responses

  1. Hi Steve. I am a follower of your knowledge and also of Alexander Osterwalder and Eric Ries. I’m a business consultant. 

    Is it posible to hear your program trough Internet. Here in Colombia, South America, is no easy to have Sirius. 

    I have learned a lot from you and I share this with other startups locally. 

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Ricardo Pinilla P  (57) 321 492 3759

    Enviado desde Samsung Mobile de Claro

  2. Steve – Thanks for the great news. I’ll be listening and passing the word along to my network. Let us know how else we can assist. Ash Maurya, author of Running Lean, would make a great guest discussing tactics and experimental procedures for Customer Validation.

  3. congrats

  4. Will you send a follow up email on instructions on listening to a recording of the shows? Thank you for all you do!

  5. Steve,
    I am Rudy Andrade a student from the Sept. 2013 Lean LaunchPad Educators Program at Columbia. I am from Mexico we had a brief lunch at that time.

    From that time up to now we have been a very active Launchpad evangelist, through our MBA class at CETYS University http://www.cetys.mx ( used to be Business plan development and has changed to Business Model development and Validation) as well as private consulting throughout Mexico. (www.apconsultores.mx)

    We have learned from our envirorment and adapted the launchpad to it , we have introduced elements that are critical to the methodology and validation process in our country without changing the essence of the launchpad. This elements may very well apply to other countries with similar economies and cultural backgrounds as Mexico.

    A very brief summary of the adaptations:

    a. foundations of the start-Up ( pre start-up stage) One of the reasons that we fail in partnerships is that we do not talk or set the bases of our interests in the new venture. We are an indirect culture and do not talk directly or say NO when we need to. We have included a set of practical steps to do this and filter out any doubts , this has been a culture shock exercise but very effective.

    b. We have added 2 important elements to be validated in the Customer discovery process.

    1. Competition formal AND Informal! 60% of our economy is based on informal businesses. If you aim at a a certain sector that is vulnerable to this, you better validate ! We also need to take into account corruption and lack of regulation enforcement. If your start-up is entering a sector in which there are players that are set by friendships or corrupt partnerships with government you have to also validate it. ( this is our real world not just books!)

    2. Initial Financing : The other main reason Start-ups fail is the lack of Venture funding ,the time it takes to obtain and the cost of the funds. VC funding or risk funding is in its very infant stages in our country and money is expensive and very hard to obtain via banks it takes time to obtain this generates extra risk, most of the start-ups do not validate this items and die in the chasm or before! We have clearly seen that this validation is crucial to the start-up.

    I would like to share this in your Radio Program or Blog.

    Look forward in talking to you again soon!


  6. Steve,

    The Steve Blank Empire expands !


    Can I download these as podcasts to listen to later?

    Jeff Epstein JEEpstein@GMail.com (203) EPSTEIN = (203) 377-8346

    Sent from my iPad ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • Jeff,
      Unfortunately SiriusXM only makes their shows available for replay to subscribers.


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