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According to Edison Research, as of 2016, 21% of Americans 12 or older have listed to a podcast, up from 12% in 2013. In 2016, 64% people, 12 and over say they “most often” listen to podcast on their mobile device. Up from 55% in 2015.

The following podcasts have a focus on diversity within tech, entrepreneurship, culture, design, and investing.

Austin Fire Show

A podcast detailing the journeys of entrepreneurs, creatives, and kickass people in the fastest growing city in the US.

The Bootstrapped VC

Host: Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital

Backstage Capital is venture investment fund that backs underrepresented tech startup founders. Since inception in September 2015, Backstage has deployed more than $1m into 30+ startups around the U.S. that are led by women, POC, and LGBT founders. This podcast takes you behind the scenes to show you what it’s like to build a fund from scratch and give you deep insights into what investors are REALLY looking for. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You might steal a donut. But that’ll have nothing to do with us. Keep it funky, keep it fresh!


Tech Inclusion, produced by Change Catalyst

Tech Inclusion, produced by Change Catalyst Tech Inclusion podcast brings you the voices of inclusive innovation. Listen to the change makers, Diversity and Inclusion leaders, and innovators driving diversity and inclusion in the tech ecosystem and beyond. Brought to you by Change Catalyst.

Open For Business

Host: John Henry, produced by ebay and Gimlet Creative, a company of Gimlet media.

Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up. It’s about the stuff no one tells you, the stuff you wish you knew, the stuff you should know when you’re starting a company.

Every episode we talk to people who have been there, and come out the other side, to hear their advice and learn from their experiences. We bring you entertaining and little-known stories that also teach valuable lessons about starting or running a small business.

Open For Business is hosted by John Henry, founder of the startup accelerator Cofound Harlem. He also launched Cofound Ventures, Harlem’s first venture capital fund. Previously, Henry founded and sold his first company, Mobile City, an on-demand laundry startup.


Host: Bak Zoumanigui

On The FeedBak Podcast, we talk about the nightlife experience. We share stories, anecdotes, rants and observations about the club and bar scene and engage into a conversation regarding nightlife-related topics and issues. From music and fashion to drinks and people, we discuss the multi-faceted experience that is nightlife. We invite DJs, bartenders, bar managers, promoters and party-goers to participate and tell us their side of the story.

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Posted by Naji Kelley