StartUp Season 3, #3: Pirate Needs Pirate

A small, grassroots, international smuggling operation

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Gabriel Lewis
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
I don't understand why this is a "Start Up". It's a guy buying stuff at Trader Joe's and selling it Canada. It is interesting, just seems more appropriate for a Podcast like Planet Money, or MarketPlace.
Steve Caldwell
Steve Caldwell@stevecaldwell · CEO, Strap
It's a good story, but not the kind of story I come to StartUp for. The / twitch episodes were spot on; more of that please!
Bryan Landers
Bryan Landers@bryanlanders · COO, Backstage Capital
I have to admit, this is the first episode I've ever skipped after starting. How is an illegal smuggling operation going to be a valid startup? 😐
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellHunter@bentossell ·
Notes: Mike is on a mission to bring his customers something they desperately want. Every week, he embarks on a long and unpredictable journey across international borders and smuggles back some highly sought-after goods. And though what he’s doing is technically legal, Mike goes to unusual lengths to evade authorities who want to shut his whole operation down. What Mike does is a hassle. He’s tired, he’s ready to move on. Still, he can’t seem to shake it, and finds himself stuck running a business he never imagined would make it this far.
Ben Tossell
Ben TossellHunter@bentossell ·
It wasn't a typical episode but I enjoyed it nonetheless The first two episodes were such 🔥 though
Simon Keane
Simon Keane@keanetweets
Yeah, wasn't fan of this episode to be honest... Definitely didn't feel like I was listening to 'StartUp'