The spotlight was on Edinburgh this week for a US radio show covering entrepreneurs. The BusinessMakers Show recently paid us a visit to investigate the entrepreneurial activity in our lovely capital and speak with a handful of local startups. [listen to interview online here]
Russ Capper – one of the hosts of The BusinessMakers Show – flew over from sunny Houston, Texas, where the show is based. Previous guests on the show have included Steve Wozniak of Apple, Malcolm Gladwell (author of The Tipping Point), and Carly Fiorina (former CEO of Hewlett-Packard)… so I’ll just let you conclude what great success lies in our futures.
I filled Russ in on why Edinburgh is so awesome, life at the exciting startup TenBu Technologies, and of course StartupCafe. You may notice I was caught off guard when he asked ‘So what do you do in your spare time?’.You’ll have to listen to get that confession…
The interviews continued with a selection of cool local startups:
- Kate Ho with Interface3
- Sam Collins with Bloop
- Hilary Singer with Bullfrog
- Nigel Eccles with FanDuel
- Jonathan Millin with Zoomatelo
The show aired Saturday 3rd April on Houston radio and then syndicated across the country on Easter Sunday through Business Talk Radio Network. It is also timelessly preserved on The BusinessMakers Show website (episode 252: Entrepreneurship in Scotland). Once you’re there, you can explore and tune into the impressive collection of other interviews… For example Nolan Bushnell, the inventor of Pong, founder of Atari, AND the founder of Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants?! What a combination.
It was an honour to join their lineup and very exciting to get Scotland into the American spotlight. Stay tuned, a little bird tells me more Edinburgh interviews are yet to come.