Nowadays we hear the word “startup” used for anything and everything, especially in the digital landscape. This is only partly true, and not every business can be considered as a startup. Some may disagree, and there is a point – to start any business from scratch, is a small startup but that is only a small piece of what it means to be a startup.
In this episode I talk about the difference between businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. Is every entrepreneur a startup and is every startup an entrepreneur?
Also, I had the chance to visit a guesting lecture of prof. Wiley Larsen Senior Program Manager at the Arizona State University Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, who chimed in with his opinion. Wiley Larsen runs a special department in his university, helping students and faculty create startups from their ideas, pairing them up with mentors, accelerator programs and launching businesses that can be self-sustained. I caught up with him after the lecture and asked him a couple of questions (it isn’t a classic studio interview, but I am sure you will appreciate his point of view).
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