Episode 1: 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” in the eyes of Swedish angel investor Hampus Jakobsson, a successful founder who has invested in dozens of companies. He tells Christine what makes a good startup idea and why starting a startup is like jumping off a cliff.

After getting a reality check in a meeting with an angel investor, Christine seeks a confidence boost from Cindy Gallop. Cindy is the founder of Make Love, Not Porn and believes that fear of what people think is BS. Will Christine just get over it and be able to really own her idea and ambition?

6 Months to start a startup is a Shifter Media podcast, and is produced by Benjamin Ulstein. It is made possible by communication and technology company Itera. Itera is named one the most innovative companies in Norway – across all industries. If you’re looking for a career in a tech company that thinks differently and moves quickly, go to itera.no.

Special thanks to Joyful Noise Recordings and Surfer Blood for letting us use their song “Six Flags in F or G” You can subscribe to us on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.