Learn the jargon (how’s an incubator different from an accelerator?), perfect your pitch, know your audience, and find the motivation to keep going.
VC Cheat Sheet – Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development & ABF Creative
Geared towards founders of color but beneficial for all, hear the basics of startup life explained and learn the jargon. What’s a VC? What’s the difference between an accelerator and an incubator? Listen now on Google play, iTunes, Stitcher
Mission & Values - Backstage Capital
Hear the “why” behind startup ventures and how leaders develop the culture and values of their organizations. If you want more on the topic, head over to the Bootstrapped VC podcast to hear about how Backstage Capital got started. Listen now on iTunes, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Stitcher
Behind the Brilliance - Lisa Nicole Bell
The Pitch - Gimlet Media
If you’ve only heard pitches at three-minute competitions, here’s your chance to hear aspiring and early entrepreneurs pitch to funders and answer their tough questions. Then hear the reasoning behind a funder’s decision to invest or not. Available on all podcast apps
Masters of Scale – WaitWhat
Hosted by Reid Hoffman, the program is committed to a 50-50 gender balance, with experienced founders providing motivation for entrepreneurs who may feel they’re getting nowhere. Favorite quote: “The most scalable ideas don’t have to tackle dramatic problems—they have to tackle neglected problems. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher
Carminia Muñoz leads alumni networks at Teach For America Phoenix. She was previously the managing director of social entrepreneurship and innovation at Teach For America.