Advice and stories from daring European entrepreneurs & investors to help you take the leap!
About the show
The Leap Takers podcast features up-and-coming European entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders. Every episode retraces the journey of a featured guest, with the goal to uncover the origin story of their projects, and to extract advice , resources & tips for (aspiring) entrepreneurs, makers, and anyone that wants to "take the leap" in their life.
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Episodes and Blog Entries
Episode 26: Anjali Raja Beharelle - Path from academia into entrepreneurship, and how Collabree helps people to make lasting habit changes thanks to behavioral economics
Episode | October 8th, 2021 | 47 mins 6 secs
ehealth, entrepreneurship, europe, habits, science, startups
Dr. Anjali Raja Beharelle is the CSO (Chief Science Officer) and one of the founders of collabree.com. Collabree is a Swiss eHealth / digital adherence start-up focusing on improving therapy compliance of chronically ill patients by applying behavioral economics principles (medical adherence). We talk about the origin story of Collabree and how behavioral economics can help us to make long-lasting positive habit changes.
Episode 25: Hugo Amsellem - The creator economy tsunami and “The Family” - building a leading fellowship for founders in Europe
Episode | June 28th, 2021 | 55 mins 6 secs
accelerator, creator economy, entrepreneurship, europe, future of work, music, startups
Hugo Amsellem is a thought leader covering the world of the creator economy and writes the blog “Arm the Creators". Previously, he was part of the founding team of The Family. The Family is one Europe's leading fellowship programs for founders and he worked with hundreds of founders throughout Europe.
Episode 24: Patrick Gobonya - Building a sustainable eSports organization with Ovation eSports to deliver the next-generation fan experience
Episode | April 22nd, 2021 | 41 mins 58 secs
entrepreneurship, esports, europe, gaming, media, startups, sustainability
Patrick Gobonya is one of the co-founders of Ovation eSports, the first sustainable eSports organization. Ovation is one of the fastest growing eSports brands in Europe and combines professionalism and fun in one team. Their athletes compete in games such as Fortnite and Valorant. We talk about the origin story of Ovation, tips for starting an eSports team, sustainability in the context of eSports & gaming, and more.
Episode 23: Arman Anatürk - Food trends and the founding story of FoodHack - a global platform for the FoodTech industry
Episode | February 15th, 2021 | 43 mins 28 secs
career, entrepreneurship, europe, food, media, newsletter, startups, sustainability
Arman Anatürk [@ArmanAnaturk] is the founder and CEO of FoodHack. FoodHack is a community-driven platform that inspires, highlights and connects food entrepreneurs and innovators. We talk about latest trends in FoodTech, cold outreach tips, the origin story of FoodHack, tools to run an emerging startups, and more.
Episode 22: Job van der Voort - From first employee at GitLab to founding Remote.com and shaping the future of work
Episode | January 10th, 2021 | 47 mins 59 secs
career, entrepreneurship, europe, future of work, programming, remote work, startups, venture capital
Job van der Voort (@Jobvo) is the CEO & founder of Remote.com - one of 2020's hottest new startups. Remote makes it possible to employ anyone, anywhere in the world. Job was also one of the first employees & VP of Product at GitLab. In this episode we cover the origin story of GitLab and Remote.com, remote-first and the future of work, advice for startup founders, and much more!
Episode 21: Christmas Giveaway & Best Startup Books
Episode | December 25th, 2020 | 14 mins 28 secs
books, christmas, entrepreneurship, giveaway, investing
Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄 I'm introducing you to 5 of my personal and my podcast guests favorite business & startup books. This gives you a crowd-sourced reading list from some of Europe's top up-and-coming entrepreneurs and VCs. I'm also doing a little giveaway and will send to some lucky winner a book of his or her choice from this list.
Episode 20: Alina Bassi - How Kleiderly creates sustainable plastics made from textile waste
Episode | November 20th, 2020 | 37 mins 17 secs
accelerators, berlin, entrepreneurship, fashion, germany, startups, sustainability
Alina Bassi is the founder and CEO of Kleiderly. Kleiderly is converting old clothing into a new and sustainable material to reduce the world’s fashion footprint.
Build your startup with NoCode tools - List of 30 top NoCode tools
Article | October 8th, 2020
By Remo Kyburz
entrepreneurship, list, nocode, programming, startup, tools
Have you ever wanted to start a startup, online project, or build an app, but you lacked the coding experience?
Enter the world of NoCode. In the last few years we 've seen a rise of NoCode tools that allow anyone to build websites, apps, and products online. This article is an introduction to my top NoCode tools, as well as a comprehensive overview and list of my top 30 no code tools.
Episode 19: Tobias Gunzenhauser - How to build a D2C company & the story of yamo - fresh organic baby food
Episode | October 6th, 2020 | 39 mins 53 secs
consumer product, direct-to-consumer, ecommerce, entrepreneurship, health, startups, switzerland
Tobias Gunzenhauser is the CEO and one of the three co-founders of yamo. yamo is Europe's first digital native vertical brand (D2C) that produces fresh organic baby and children food.
Episode 18: Heidi Lindvall - From documentary filmmaker to investing in ClimateTech startups with Pale Blue Dot VC
Episode | September 11th, 2020 | 38 mins 33 secs
career, climatetech, entrepreneurship, europe, investing, startups, sweden, venture capital
Heidi Lindvall is one of the founders and a general partner at Pale Blue Dot. Pale Blue Dot is a seed stage ClimateTech Venture Capital firm investing in reducing and reversing the effects of climate change and preparing for a new world.
Episode 17: Anne-Laure Le Cunff - Mindful productivity - How Ness Labs became the leading learning platform that empowers makers to do their best work while keeping their sanity
Episode | July 27th, 2020 | 40 mins 15 secs
community, entrepreneurship, europe, london, mindfulness, newsletter, podcast, productivity, startups
Anne-Laure Le Cunff is the Founder of Ness Labs, an award-winning productivity & learning community and venture studio building products that focus on mindful productivity, wellness, creativity, and culture. Her work has been featured in WIRED, Forbes, FT, Rolling Stone, and her weekly newsletter is read by thousands of makers and entrepreneurs.
Episode 16: Ville Vesterinen - Lessons from a nordic serial entrepreneur - Slush, Grey Area, Swappie - becoming an Atomico angel investor & more
Episode | June 24th, 2020 | 36 mins 42 secs
entrepreneurship, europe, gaming, investing, nordics, podcast, startups, venture capital
Ville Vesterinen (@vesterinen) is a serial entrepreneur from Finland. He is one of the original founders of Slush - one of the world’s leading startup & tech conferences. Ville also founded Grey Area, a gaming company that was backed by Index Ventures, serves as the chairman of Swappie, a startup selling refurbished mobile phones, and he is an angel investor for Atomico.