APX Podcast: The Early Stages
A podcast series walking you through the journey of starting your own company. Six episodes, six steps — from idea to founding to funding and growing your startup.
How do I start my own company? How do I know my idea is good? What’s the name of my product? Where do I get the money from and much do I need? What about marketing? And how do I build a strong team to master all of this?
Starting a company comes with a lot of questions. But step by step, piece by piece it all comes together — and you start to see the bigger picture. Our podcast series “The Early Stages” walks you through the startup journey in six episodes — from founding to funding and growing your startup. In each episode, host Julia comes together with founders and an APX expert to discuss one stage in the process of building a company, sharing their personal experiences, learnings, and advice for other up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
- The Early Stages: The Puzzle Pieces
Step One: The Puzzle Pieces
In the first episode, our host Julia meets Eliza-Marija Hirvensalo, Co-Founder at Dogo, Linda Ahrens, Co-Founder of…
2. The Early Stages: Building a Team
Step Two: Building A Team
In the second episode of our podcast series „The Early Stages", our host Julia meets Lukas Rintelen, Co-Founder of…
3. The Early Stages: Taking the Leap
Step Three: Taking the Leap
In the third episode, our host Julia meets Jonas Vossler, Co-Founder of Flow Lab, Dimitri Gärtner, Co-Founder of…
4. The Early Stages: Let’s Talk About Money
Step Four: Let's Talk About Money
In the fourth episode of our podcast series „The Early Stages", our host Julia meets Maximilian Willert, Co-Founder and…
5. The Early Stages: Accelerate!
Step Five: Accelerate!
In the fifth episode of our podcast series, our host Julia meets Rapha Steil, Co-Founder of Quin, Evgeniya Polo…
6. The Early Stages: Growth
Step Six: Grow Your Idea
In the sixth and last episode, host Julia meets Anna Banicevic, co-founder of the global boat rental platform Zizoo…
Eliza-Marija Hirvensalo (Dogo), Linda Ahrens (Unown), Yoni Goldwasser (APX), Kris Laumann (Dilecy), Joerg Rheinboldt (APX), Lukas Rintelen (RecTag), Jonas Vossler (Flow Lab), Dimitri Gärtner (FRAMEN), Maja Markowitz (APX), Tilman Kemper (APX), Sebastian Rieder (Betafashion), Max Willert (HYRE), Rapha Steil (Quin), Robert Martin (Porsche Digital), Evgeniya Polo (Emmora), Hendrik Schriefer (Sharpist), Melanie Schröder (APX), and Anna Banicevic (Zizoo Boats).
About the Producers:
The Early Stages is hosted and produced by Bear Radio, Berlin’s English-language podcasting label and network.
Producer Jill Beytin is a native San Franciscan based in Berlin. She’s worked at radio stations in Berkeley, New Zealand, and Washington, D.C., as well as for NPR and Deutsche Welle. She’s the founder of Bear Radio, Berlin’s English-language podcasting label and network.
Host Julia Joubert is a radio producer, host, and personality from Cape Town, South Africa. She is the host of Bear Radio’s first in-house production, What’s The Mate, and has extensive experience training radio personalities on how to create engaging and entertaining content.
APX is Europe’s leading pre-seed VC and accelerator program for very early-stage startups. Based in Berlin, we invest across industries in great teams building digital startups — often as their first investor — and support each team with EUR 50K, access to an extensive network, and a tailor-made growth program to secure follow-on financing. Send us your pitch deck today.