Startup Boston Podcast: Entrepreneurs | Investors | Influencers | Founders
About This Show
The Startup Boston Podcast takes you inside the world of Boston startups, featuring interviews with Boston-based entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers. During each episode, someone involved with Boston startups will share their experience, advice, thoughts, predictions, and challenges with listeners. No industry or topic is off-limits as guests share their first-hand experience. Guests range from Kickstarter successes, to angel investors and venture capitalists, to SaaS founders, to product team experts and beyond. I believe that each person has a story to tell and we each can learn something from the experiences of others. Whether you are a founder, work at a startup, are an investor, interested in joining a startup, or are just curious about startups, you will find something here for you. This podcast is an attempt to help share those stories.
Most Recent Episode
Ep: 016 - Nathan Eagle - Jana - Bringing One Billion People Unrestricted, Free Internet Access
1 day ago
Nathan Eagle’s background while at MIT involved doing data analytics for mobile operators trying to get an understanding of the underlying dynamics of their subscriber base and while there he started to work with operators in emerging markets. Soon after on a Fulbright scholarship, Nathan headed to Kenya to teach computer science students how to program for mobile phones. Nathan then started Jana in 2009. Jana is the largest provider of free internet in emerging markets and is dedicated to bringing one billion people free, unrestricted internet access. Jana does this through advertisers sponsoring a user’s internet access and currently provides free internet to over thirty million people. Users use Jana’s app, mCent, to engage with advertisers and accrue free internet. In this episode, Nathan talks about: The technological leapfrogging taking place in Kenya he noticed upon moving there Why mobile advertising is broken in most emerging markets How Jana is different than Google and Facebook’s free internet programs How the process in which users gain free internet access has changed since the company was started Why the price of the Android chipset is enabling people to get on the internet in developing countries Links from today’s episode: Project Loon Free Basics Book Giveaway This week in the book giveaway, I’m giving away The Innovator’s Dilemna by Clayton Christensen. To enter into the giveaway, make sure you subscribe and leave a review of the podcast on iTunes. If you’ve already done this then you’re already entered! Also, send me an email, email@example.com, once you’ve entered. If you liked this episode: Follow the podcast on Twitter Subscribe on