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Christine, an American expat in Norway, has 6 months to get 10.000 users to join her wishlist platform and learn all about startups. On her journey she will talk to founders, investors and business experts to find the answers she needs to reach her goal.

Latest Episodes

6 Months to Start a Startup (teaser)

Join Christine Steinsholt, a single Americanmomliving in Norway and first-timeentrepreneur, on her search for answers to the critical questions and challenges that first-time founders face.

1 MIN2017 OCT 3
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6 Months to Start a Startup (teaser)

E01: The startup idea - how to know if yours is good (enough)?

Christine wonders if her startup idea for Listfully, a digital wishlist platform, is “good enough” for angel investor Hampus Jakobsson, who tells Christine why she's basically jumping off a cliff. After a reality check, Christine seeks a confidence boost from Cindy Gallop, founder of Make Love, Not Porn. This podcast is by Shifter Media , produced by Benjamin Ulstein. It is sponsored by Itera, making a difference by supporting innovation from within. Music: "Six flags in F or G" by Surfer Blood.

25 MIN2017 OCT 24
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E01: The startup idea - how to know if yours is good (enough)?

E02: Life as a startup founder - can you handle it?

Christine shares moments of inspiration and frustration as well as a dating experiment. Wrapp founder Aurore Belfrage tells about daily high fives and disasters. Sean Percival, formerly of 500 Startups and Myspace, gives advice on startup life and the story behind the Inc. article every potential founder should read.

22 MIN2017 NOV 6
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E02: Life as a startup founder - can you handle it?

E03: What are you building – a product or a company?

Starting a startup means facing an array of catch-22s in a race against time. Christine looks for help developing her product, Listfully, with Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked, How to Make Habit-Forming Products. She also explores joining the London-based Founders Factory accelerator in a conversation with Co-founder and Head of Business Development,George Northcott.How will Christine get an app in the hands of users in time for launch?

26 MIN2017 NOV 28
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E03: What are you building – a product or a company?

E04: Early financing- rejection, sweat, angels and serendipity

Christine struggles with guilt and being broke while bootstrapping. She confronts the Norwegian Government's Innovation Office about why they rejected her startup Listfully's grant application. She then turns to the head of a Nordic angel investor network to explore looking for investors. Time is running out to get an app as Christine debates her options, and is it selfish to make her son sacrifice for her dream?

26 MIN2017 DEC 6
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E04: Early financing- rejection, sweat, angels and serendipity

E05: Are men better entrepreneurs? What about fallout and the post #metoo company?

Jeaneth Johansson shares the science behind unconscious gender bias with facts from her study on VC’s evaluations of male vs. female entrepreneurs, published in the Harvard Business Review this spring. Startup veterans, editors of the co-pour and CEO-coaches Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale talk about the #metoo effect and its potential backlash. A bunch of random people at tech events answer the question “Do we need this episode?” and Christine has a painful realization.

52 MIN2017 DEC 13
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E05: Are men better entrepreneurs? What about fallout and the post #metoo company?

Bonus: We're back! But where did we go?

It's been a while since our last episode, and many of you have wondered what happened and why! Find out in this episode. Plus you'll hear a conversation between Christine and Venture Capital investor Nancy Fechnay, partner inFlight Ventures and founder of the Inspire Movement. Nancy gives super concrete advice on self-care and managing the stress of startup life.

9 MIN2018 MAY 15
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Bonus: We're back! But where did we go?

E06: Market Envy

Your product is ready for the world – but how do you tell users without any advertising? Expert on startup PR, Benjamin Webb, tells how to get media "buzz". Globally recognized guru of digital marketing, Gary Vaynerchuk, shares some wisdom on using social media, and the "imperative" for success. And Christine experiences the highs of seeing Listfully well-received in the market. But is there enough time to reach the goal of 10,000 users?

24 MIN2018 JUN 7
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E06: Market Envy

E07: Season Conclusion Part 1: Six months are up! And, what makes a business?

As Listfully nears the Christmas deadline, Christine has a talk with Kahoot founder Johan Brand about what makes you a "real" business? Johan tells about how Kahoot used their free quiz as a customer acquisition engine,and have reached over a million players in just five years! And find out whether Christine reached her goal of 10,000 users in six months. Thanks to Sarah DiMuzio, the musician known as Whim, for sharing her beautiful song "Brave," chosen especially for this episode!

20 MIN2018 JUN 28
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E07: Season Conclusion Part 1: Six months are up! And, what makes a business?

E08: Season Conclusion Part 2: Storytelling, defining success, and what came after

Starting where we left off in episode 7, Christine evaluates the results of Listfully’s Christmas launch and has a realization about success. Barbara Hüeppe talks about how startups should tell their story and the urban legend that helped propel one tech giant to global success. Barbara has worked in communications for Mozilla, Ebay, PayPal and Gelato Group. And finally, what has happened after 6 months? Where are we now?

14 MIN2018 AUG 2
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E08: Season Conclusion Part 2: Storytelling, defining success, and what came after
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Latest Episodes

6 Months to Start a Startup (teaser)

Join Christine Steinsholt, a single Americanmomliving in Norway and first-timeentrepreneur, on her search for answers to the critical questions and challenges that first-time founders face.

1 MIN2017 OCT 3
Comments
6 Months to Start a Startup (teaser)

E01: The startup idea - how to know if yours is good (enough)?

Christine wonders if her startup idea for Listfully, a digital wishlist platform, is “good enough” for angel investor Hampus Jakobsson, who tells Christine why she's basically jumping off a cliff. After a reality check, Christine seeks a confidence boost from Cindy Gallop, founder of Make Love, Not Porn. This podcast is by Shifter Media , produced by Benjamin Ulstein. It is sponsored by Itera, making a difference by supporting innovation from within. Music: "Six flags in F or G" by Surfer Blood.

25 MIN2017 OCT 24
Comments
E01: The startup idea - how to know if yours is good (enough)?

E02: Life as a startup founder - can you handle it?

Christine shares moments of inspiration and frustration as well as a dating experiment. Wrapp founder Aurore Belfrage tells about daily high fives and disasters. Sean Percival, formerly of 500 Startups and Myspace, gives advice on startup life and the story behind the Inc. article every potential founder should read.

22 MIN2017 NOV 6
Comments
E02: Life as a startup founder - can you handle it?

E03: What are you building – a product or a company?

Starting a startup means facing an array of catch-22s in a race against time. Christine looks for help developing her product, Listfully, with Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked, How to Make Habit-Forming Products. She also explores joining the London-based Founders Factory accelerator in a conversation with Co-founder and Head of Business Development,George Northcott.How will Christine get an app in the hands of users in time for launch?

26 MIN2017 NOV 28
Comments
E03: What are you building – a product or a company?

E04: Early financing- rejection, sweat, angels and serendipity

Christine struggles with guilt and being broke while bootstrapping. She confronts the Norwegian Government's Innovation Office about why they rejected her startup Listfully's grant application. She then turns to the head of a Nordic angel investor network to explore looking for investors. Time is running out to get an app as Christine debates her options, and is it selfish to make her son sacrifice for her dream?

26 MIN2017 DEC 6
Comments
E04: Early financing- rejection, sweat, angels and serendipity

E05: Are men better entrepreneurs? What about fallout and the post #metoo company?

Jeaneth Johansson shares the science behind unconscious gender bias with facts from her study on VC’s evaluations of male vs. female entrepreneurs, published in the Harvard Business Review this spring. Startup veterans, editors of the co-pour and CEO-coaches Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale talk about the #metoo effect and its potential backlash. A bunch of random people at tech events answer the question “Do we need this episode?” and Christine has a painful realization.

52 MIN2017 DEC 13
Comments
E05: Are men better entrepreneurs? What about fallout and the post #metoo company?

Bonus: We're back! But where did we go?

It's been a while since our last episode, and many of you have wondered what happened and why! Find out in this episode. Plus you'll hear a conversation between Christine and Venture Capital investor Nancy Fechnay, partner inFlight Ventures and founder of the Inspire Movement. Nancy gives super concrete advice on self-care and managing the stress of startup life.

9 MIN2018 MAY 15
Comments
Bonus: We're back! But where did we go?

E06: Market Envy

Your product is ready for the world – but how do you tell users without any advertising? Expert on startup PR, Benjamin Webb, tells how to get media "buzz". Globally recognized guru of digital marketing, Gary Vaynerchuk, shares some wisdom on using social media, and the "imperative" for success. And Christine experiences the highs of seeing Listfully well-received in the market. But is there enough time to reach the goal of 10,000 users?

24 MIN2018 JUN 7
Comments
E06: Market Envy

E07: Season Conclusion Part 1: Six months are up! And, what makes a business?

As Listfully nears the Christmas deadline, Christine has a talk with Kahoot founder Johan Brand about what makes you a "real" business? Johan tells about how Kahoot used their free quiz as a customer acquisition engine,and have reached over a million players in just five years! And find out whether Christine reached her goal of 10,000 users in six months. Thanks to Sarah DiMuzio, the musician known as Whim, for sharing her beautiful song "Brave," chosen especially for this episode!

20 MIN2018 JUN 28
Comments
E07: Season Conclusion Part 1: Six months are up! And, what makes a business?

E08: Season Conclusion Part 2: Storytelling, defining success, and what came after

Starting where we left off in episode 7, Christine evaluates the results of Listfully’s Christmas launch and has a realization about success. Barbara Hüeppe talks about how startups should tell their story and the urban legend that helped propel one tech giant to global success. Barbara has worked in communications for Mozilla, Ebay, PayPal and Gelato Group. And finally, what has happened after 6 months? Where are we now?

14 MIN2018 AUG 2
Comments
E08: Season Conclusion Part 2: Storytelling, defining success, and what came after
the END