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About This Show
The Bootstrap Business DisruptCast every week brings together the coolest peeps in the startup, entrepreneurial, and creative community, giving you insights into their professional history and big lessons they've learned along the way, opinions on current topics in the space, and the actionable insights, tactics, and routines that you can implement immediately into your own practice.
Most Recent Episode
EP13 - Thinking different with TheNextWeb founder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
6 days ago
This is one of the most unique stories we've had on the show so far. Boris is a former art student turned founder of TheNextWeb, one of the largest and most-read tech publications currently running. On top of that, they're also the creators of the wildly successful The Next Web conference, and now even a co-working space in Amsterdam! In out conversation, we talk about how Boris started his first couple of companies, the lessons he learned along the way, and what makes the way he does things different. Lot's of great stuff in this one guys. Enjoy :) Time stamps: Boris explains how he started his first two companies and the lessons he learned in the process - 5:00 On the overlap between creativity and business, and how this led him from art school to building his first business - 9:30 He explains what his 'competitive edge' is in comparison to others in his field - 11:45 Why entrepreneurship is a constantly evolving, continuously iterating process of growth - 15:00 How to filter the information you get from outside sources - 17:40 Boris talks a little bit on the story behind how TheNextWeb started - 19:30 The importance of doing things your way - 22:00 How to build a truly great company culture and environment - 28:00 How to properly approach seeking funding for your company - 37:00 An aside on the new co-working space TheNextWeb is working on - 43:00 The importance of having a true brand image, and trust built around said brand - 52:00 Links from the show: The Ultimate Guide to Body Language Founders at Work Wired magazine Daring Fireball Connect with Boris on... TheNextWeb