This Week in Startups (TWiST) is a weekly podcast hosted by Jason Calacanis, about … you guessed it: STARTUPS. It’s an excellent resource for both entrepreneurs and investors. There are three types of shows:
- Interviews, where Jason and his co-host Tyler sit down with a known founder or investor for an hour and talk shop. Recently, I enjoyed the interview with Naval Ravikant, founder of Angel List.
- News Roundtables, where Jason invites in a few guests to talk about the latest startup/tech news.
- Meetups, where cities from all over the world, video conference live on TWIST a handful of startups that pitch their ideas to Jason in a Shark Tank type format.
I reached out to Jason a few months ago and asked him if we could organize meetup in Sweden. He was game provided that we battled South Africa.
The meetup went down the other night. Here the episode: Sweden vs South Africa. 3 startups from each country pitched. There is a winner!