The Small Tech Podcast by EC

The Small Tech Podcast by EC

A podcast about building tech products with Éphémère Creative. There's a lot of content out there about the big tech companies and how they work. But what about solopreneurs, early stage startups, non-profits, and small businesses building tech? It turns out that building small systems is an art, and in this podcast we'll talk about what it takes. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: 🎥 Watch on YouTube: 📄 Read the EC blog: 🛠️ Need help building something?


October 2, 2023 11 mins

In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast from Éphémère Creative, we talk about choosing the right technology for your small tech business. Understanding a tech stack is crucial, especially when building an application that integrates seamlessly with marketing and operational tools. Whether you’re contemplating selecting off-the-shelf tech stacks like MERN, MEAN, or LAMP or customizing your own, this episode is tailored ju...

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In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast, host Raph discusses data and dashboards. He breaks them down into three categories: analytics, business intelligence, and application dashboards. He provides insights on how these tools can be used to understand user interaction with a product or website, understand the business as a whole, and allow users to interact with and visualize data. He also highlights different tools suc...

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May 29, 2023 10 mins

In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast, our host Raph ventures into the labyrinth of funding options available in Canada for those working on tech products. He shares some insight into key programs like SR&ED and IRAP, the potential benefits of hiring students through initiatives like MITACS, WIL, and DS4Y, and highlights a few specialized grants. This episode might offer you a better perspective of the funding scen...

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May 29, 2023 13 mins

In this week's episode of The Small Tech Podcast, we invite you to explore the intricacies of product development processes in ClickUp. Hosted by Raph of Éphémère Creative, the episode provides our insights into managing multiple projects, organizing documentation, planning product roadmaps, and prioritizing tasks effectively. Learn the advantages of seamless GitLab and GitHub integrations and how we work across ClickUp an...

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May 16, 2023 11 mins

In this week's episode of The Small Tech Podcast, we dissect the concept of software development frameworks, emphasizing their importance in web and mobile app development. We highlight the benefits of using frameworks, and discuss popular choices like Ruby on Rails, Django, and Laravel. We also introduce the concept of backends as a service and touch upon frontend frameworks such as Angular, Next, and Expo. We wrap up the...

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May 9, 2023 8 mins

In this week's episode of the Small Tech Podcast by Éphémère Creative, we delve into the world of unifying user data across various touchpoints in your tech ecosystem. We discuss the importance of customer data platforms (CDPs) such as Segment, Rudderstack,, and Jitsu, highlighting their benefits in streamlining data flow and ensuring consistency. Learn how funneling data through a single platform can optimiz...

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May 1, 2023 18 mins

In the latest episode of Éphémère Creative's Small Tech Podcast, we explore the challenges of scaling a tech startup, offering insights on user communication, onboarding, and retention, as well as collaboration and technical challenges. We discuss how to effectively manage customer support, optimize processes, and ensure seamless access to data while protecting sensitive information as our business grows. Tune in to hear o...

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April 24, 2023 12 mins

Join us in the latest Small Tech Podcast episode by Éphémère Creative as we chat about automation and its role in small tech businesses. Dive into the pros and cons of using automation tools, and get the lowdown on popular options like Zapier, Pipedream, and Make (formerly Integromat). Plus, explore the world of built-in automation features in project management tools like Asana and ClickUp, and even everyday work apps lik...

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April 19, 2023 20 mins

In this next episode of our podcast, we dive deep into the world of development environments, exploring their significance in streamlining workflows and boosting productivity. We discuss the importance of consistent and efficient environments, and compare various tools like Coder, GitPod, Docker Dev Environments, and Nix. Join us as we share our experiences with these technologies, and learn how they can help your team ove...

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April 12, 2023 20 mins

Explore the world of AI tools in this episode of our podcast! Join our host, Raph, as he discusses the latest advancements in AI, specifically focusing on large language models like ChatGPT and their impact on various industries. From content generation and text restructuring to image generation and search engines, Raph shares his experiences and thoughts on how these tools can help businesses and individuals. Get insights...

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April 4, 2023 12 mins

In episode 3 of the Small Tech Podcast, we dive into the world of version control systems, discussing how they make collaborating with other developers a breeze. We take a look at popular platforms like GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab, breaking down their main features and what makes each one unique. So, if you're trying to figure out which platform to use for your project, give this episode a listen – we've got you covered!


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March 28, 2023 14 mins

In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast from Éphémère Creative, we take a closer look at project management tools for digital product and technology development. Join us as we share our experiences with tools like JIRA, Asana, ClickUp, Linear, Height, Notion, and Coda. Subscribe and join us as we explore various aspects of building small tech.

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March 26, 2023 5 mins

Hey friends and welcome to the Small Tech Podcast from Éphémère Creative. In this intro episode, we're just saying hi, and breaking down what we'll be doing in the future: talking about tools, technologies, and strategies that can help you build your budding tech platform, whether you're a startup founder, non-profit, or small business.

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