The Hardware Entrepreneur
About This Show
“Software eats the world”, as one famous investor once said it. However, our Earth runs on resources and is based on atoms rather than bits. Our true progress therefore depends mainly on our producing, selling innovative physical products, that is hardware. Hardware is...different. Challenges abound in designing, manufacturing, getting funding, hiring, innovating, delivering to the customers. Resources are scattered around and only a few exist. Where do you get real, practical knowledge? This podcast is the first one for hardware entrepreneurs, where hardware entrepreneurs are interviewed from around the world, exceptional persons who founded startups or small and medium-sized enterprises. This show is for you with a desire to found and run a company in a global environment. Learn first-hand from hardware entrepreneurs who have already gone through the ups and downs of the business. During each episode the INDIVIDUAL stories are uncovered, following up with an ULTRAFAST round of questions at the end. Bringing you these stories is entrepreneur and cosmopolitan, Balint Horvath, based in Switzerland, the land of green pastures and fresh ideas.
Most Recent Episode
#052 - Student (hardware) entrepreneurship in Switzerland and worldwide, with Gregory Inauen of ETH Entrepreneur Club, Switzerland
My guest this time was Gregory Inauen of the ETH Entrepreneur Club in Zurich, the youngest individual on this podcast so far. Well, why having a student on the show? I think we should talk not only about people who have acquired a lot of success, but also about the upcoming generation. I’ve known Gregory for about a year now and by bringing him onto the show I wanted to show how a student-run organization that cared about entrepreneurship is run. Moreover, he’s from the Zurich where I also live which is another reason to feature him on the podcast, so this way we could describe the local ecosystem here. Some hardware topics do come up in this episode, but we wanted to focus more on entrepreneurship from students’ perspective. Gregory talked about the 3 pillars of how they want to reach their mission, highlights of his time with Entrepreneur Club that includes speed-dating and how someone managed to land a CEO position this way. He also talked about the startup ecosystem in Switzerland and some specialties of Switzerland, e.g. craftmanship which has been attracting worldwide attention recently because of its uniqueness and effectivity. Enjoy this episode! Raw transcript is available at: https://www.thehardwareentrepreneur.com Show highlights can be seen below: The youngest podcast guest so far and his story about ETH Entrepreneur club’s mission - [2:32] Inspiring highlights from ETH Entrepreneur Club - [6:52] How has a global movement attracted tremendous attention in Switzerland? - [11:01] Why is university not enough when you want to be an entrepreneur? - [13:45] The Swiss hardware startup ecosystem, its advantages and relation to the universities - [16:03] Key points that differentiate ETH Entrepreneur Club from other similar clubs worldwide - [18:40] If you could time travel into the future, what would you give yourself? – [22:42] Which book had the biggest impact on his career? – [24:13] Gregory’s morning fueling routine – [25:05] Challenges that Gregory had to overcome throughout his experience with the Entrepreneur Club – [26:04] What is the best way to reach Gregory? – [28:02]
Rated 5 out of
Informative, Valuable Interviews
Balint is an insightful and engaging interviewer who brings out the best and most unique aspects of the interviewers, who are a group of interesting leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship around the globe. This podcast is perfect for you if you are looking to start a business, connect with like-minded leaders, and/or gain inspirations to enhance your current work.
Date published: 2017-03-04