Business Envy: Billions or Bust!

Business Envy: Billions or Bust!

Learning from the sharks of business! On Business Envy, actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias, Felicity, Star Wars) and tech journalist Ben Parr (Mashable, Captivology, Octane AI) get actionable business advice from the most successful people in business and Hollywood as they build a new business together live on the podcast. (Yes, seriously!) Through starting a business in real-time on Business Envy, you will get real & actionable business advice from the top entrepreneurs and VCs.


December 5, 2022 61 min

For the season 1 finale, Greg and Ben talk to Chris Hutchins, co-founder of Milk, Inc, founder and CEO of Grove, and the creator/ host of the MASSIVELY successful podcast "All the Hacks" available everywhere you listen to podcasts!

The guys have some strategy to work through. What are the next steps, what advice will they take, and what product is going to be the one that makes it past the planning phase? Find out on this episode!


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Ben and Greg talk to the Crazy Busy Mama herself, Lori Conway - a stay-at-home mom of four who grew her social media presence to over two million people across her platforms worldwide! She provides recipes, advice, and comfort to busy moms just like her, and with such authentic and magnetic energy.

So many small business owners are either apprehensive about prioritizing a social media presence or unsure about how to grow an audienc...

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If a product launches, and nobody is around to hear about it, does it make a sound?

The guys sit down with Bryan Moore, founder and CEO of the social ecommerce platform TalkShopLive to talk strategy with the release of their product. Bryan was the former social media director for shows like The Insider and Entertainment Tonight before diving into the online retail space, so he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to viral marketi...

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On our first double-interview, Greg and Ben sit down with Ryan Hoover and Vedika Jain, likely the two nicest people on the planet! Don't let their kindness fool you though, they are top-brass figures in the world of venture capitalism.

Ryan was the founder and CEO of Product Hunt before he launched The Weekend Fund, a VC firm specializing in early-stage capital. Vedika is the Cheif of Staff of the Weekend Fund and former product ma...

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Think about the last event that you went to... what do you remember? Did it blow your mind? Was it lame? What was it that sticks out in your mind, either good or cringe-worthy? 

The guys are in-studio with Laura Mignott, Global Chief Experiential Officer for VMLY&R Commerce with MAJOR clients that put on MAJOR events! This episode is all about live experiences, and creating events that engage clients. Whether you are hosting an eve...

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Alright, enough of the small talk, it's time to get down to business! The guys bring on heavy-hitting venture capitalist Kobie Fuller to start pitching their business ideas so that they can start to hone one in. 

Kobie is a General Partner at Upfront Ventures, the former CMO of REVOLVE, the Chairman and Co-founder of Valence Community, an investor in numerous start-ups including Oculus VR, and a board member of too many companies t...

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October 17, 2022 66 min

The future is bright, the future is bleak, the future is whatever you would like it to be! Ben and Greg talk to professional futurist Brian David Johnson. He got his start at Intel predicting markets, and is now a professor at Arizona State University, a distinguished author in both sci-fi fiction and futurist non-fiction, and a futurist and fellow at Frost & Sullivan. 

Not only does Brian lay out the futures of various markets in ...

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Ben and Greg are joined by Patrick Campbell, the founder and CEO of ProfitWell, a software company designed to increase retention and monetization for subscription-based businesses. ProfitWell was recently acquired by Paddle for $200 million, which incredibly, Patrick does not brag about in the first minute of the interview. 

Hear the misconceptions in the debate about Venture Capital firms being good or evil, the tough road to bui...

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Ben and Greg kick off the Business Envy podcast with guest Mark Achler, managing director of MATH Venture Partners, author of Exit Right, and former Senior Vice President of New Business, Strategy, and Innovation for RedBox.

Despite Mark's immense success in the VC space, he faced a series of trials in previous business ventures that the guys can learn from. Hear his insights on when to sell your business, how to re-strategize whe...

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September 26, 2022 1 min

This is not another boring business podcast!

On BUSINESS ENVY, trusted tech guru BEN PARR (Mashable, Captivology, Octane AI, Forbes 30 Under 30) and beloved actor GREG GRUNBERG (Heroes, Alias, Felicity, Star Wars) are going to start a great new business venture together.

We actually tried to start a company together a decade ago and failed, so we are desperate to not screw it up. 

That's why we are first talking with the most succe...

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