Startups for the Rest of Us Podcast - Top 10 Episodes & More

Startups for the Rest of Us Podcast

The Startups for the Rest of Us podcast is created specifically for software developers, designers, and founders. The hosts, Rob Walling and Mike Taber, are software industry veterans who've been in the trenches and know the business of SaaS. They share their insights and interview some of the most innovative founders in software in their weekly podcast.

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Startups for the Rest of Us Top 10 Episodes:




Idea Validation & Risk Avoidance

Rob and Mike share the 10 essential questions to ask when developing a new SaaS product.

27 minutes

How to Get Your First 10 SaaS Customers

The hosts discuss a ParseHub article and how you could follow their path to getting your first customers.

22 minutes

Back of the Envelope Business Model Test

This episode features a discussion of the back of the envelope test, in which you define your minimum success criteria and how to use it to grow revenue and attract customers.

29 minutes

Why Some Products Fail and Others Succeed

Mike and Rob respond to a listener question, discussing what fuels product failure and success while sharing some missteps of their own.

30 minutes

Is the Micropreneur Dream Still Alive?

Responding to a listener question, Rob and Mike discuss the stages of starting a business, micropreneurship, and legacy.

25 minutes

Hacking (Customer) Acquisition with Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis, CEO of GrowthHackers, talks about growth hacking, his upcoming book, and his past experiences helping grow multiple companies.

43 minutes

Growing from $1K to $5K MRR, Projecting SaaS Revenue Growth, Refining Your Sales Process, and More Listener Questions

The hosts devote an episode to addressing listener questions about SaaS entrepreneurship.

33 minutes

Finding Product/Market Fit, Organizing Notes for Maximum Effect, Growing from $100K to $1MM, and More Listener Questions

Mike and Rob dip into listener questions for an episode packed with actionable advice.

36 minutes

What It's Like Selling a $128K Side Project (with Guest Derrick Reimer)

Derrick Reimer tells the story of his project Codetree from idea stage to its sale.

28 minutes and a More Realistic Approach to Funding

Bryce Roberts of discusses their unique approach to funding startups.

30 minutes

Startups for the Rest of Us Key Information:

Premiere Date

March 30, 2010


Rob Walling & Mike Taber

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Why should I listen to the Startups for the Rest of Us podcast?

Startups for the Rest of Us is of primary interest to those invested in SaaS, whether they're developers, founders, or investors. The hosts know SaaS and the industry, and share their own experiences along with in-depth interviews with SaaS pioneers. They talk about how to attract customers and grow your business, take it through investment rounds, and eventually how to sell it.

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Who are the hosts of Startups for the Rest of Us?

The Startups for the Rest of Us hosts have experience with SaaS businesses from startup to sale:

  • Rob Walling has created and sold a number of SaaS startups. He's the author of a book about bootstrapping your business called "Start Small, Stay Small," started TinySeed, the first startup accelerator for bootstrappers, and has invested in more than 20 startups.

  • Mike Taber spent time both on his own and at a few different companies before landing at Pedestal Software, which was acquired 2 years later. He struck out again on his own and is currently working on, a tool for managing warm and cool email followups.

Learn more about Mike and Rob - start listening to the top 10 episodes of the Startups for the Rest of Us podcast.

I'm not involved in SaaS - can I find value in Startups for the Rest of Us?

Absolutely. While SaaS offers a unique set of challenges that are spoken to in Startups for the Rest of Us, the interviews and instruction featured in the podcast is of interest to any entrepreneur. From how to build a company to how to sell it, you'll find useful advice in Startups for the Rest of Us.

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