SiriusXM To Launch 'Startup School Radio' Tech Show
February 25, 2015 at 12:31 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM will launch “Startup School Radio,” a weekly show broadcast live from SAN FRANCISCO with Y COBINATOR partner AARON HARRIS. The best tech minds of SILICON VALLEY will offer listeners stories and practical advice from founders of early-stage startup tech companies and success-focused investors.
Hosted by HARRIS, the new show launches on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th, at 10a (PT), exclusively on SIRIUSXM’s BUSINESS RADIO POWERED BY THE WHARTON SCHOOL channel, which features some of the most successful and creative leaders of the business world.
“Startup School Radio” will also offer insight on how deeply motivated entrepreneurs got their start and overcame challenges, plus tips on finding seed money, making the right connections, and the do’s and don’ts of how to launch a new product.
“Starting a startup is really hard. The best way to learn about it is by talking to the founders who have done it before and succeeded despite a lot of screw ups,” said HARRIS. “I want to help everyone thinking about starting a company to learn how to do it better. The conversations we’re going to have on Startup School Radio’ are going to do that for a huge audience.”
“One of the most important things YC does is to spread the message about how startups work,” said Y COMBINATOR President SAM ALTMAN. “I'm delighted that AARON is hosting a SIRIUSXM show highlighting great founder stories and I can't wait to listen.”
“In a world where many ambitious, creative, and smart people either want to form a startup or work for one, ‘Startup School Radio’ gives our listeners a fantastic opportunity to learn about the next big thing, before it’s a ‘next big thing,’ from one of the most lauded startup accelerator programs in SILICON VALLEY,” said SIRIUSXM President/Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN. “AARON HARRIS and guests, including partners from Y COMBINATORT, will give our listeners a rare, inside look at this fascinating world and the work they’re doing to drive innovation.”
HARRIS was cofounder of TUTORSPREE, which was funded by Y COMBINATOR in 2011. Before that, he worked at BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES, where he managed product and operations for an analytics group. He has an AB in History and Literature from HARVARD.