Episodes
Published 02/15/22
**Welcome to this very special episode.** + Our guest is Patrick Haede, the head of product from Gorillas the 10 Minute Grocery delivery app (Europes fasted ever unicornI) + We celebrate the last episode of season 2🙏 + We are live on Product Hunt today🚀 We appreciate your support: 👉https://b.link/phe **More about our guest+ the episode :** Our guest today is Patrick, the head of product from Gorillas - The 10 Minute grocery delivery app (Europes fasted ever Unicorn). He started at...
Published 02/15/22
For the last episode of the year we open a new category on this podcast: Solo entrepreneurship, bootstrapping and indie-hacking. Our guest today is Noah Bragg the founder of Potion.so a Notion powered website builder.
Published 12/23/21
This episode covers allot off ground, because our Guest today no other than Tom Kendall, Director of hardware engineering at IronOx. IronOx is a US based indoor farming startup "solving global climate through our food, grown renewably, using technology". They use greenhouses, robotics, automation and AI to optimise everything about the plant growth process including energy consumption. Tom Kendall is the director of hardware engineering at IronOx. He oversees multiple teams at IronOx and...
Published 12/09/21
In this episode we take a closer look at what is needed for a successful crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter or Indigogo and look at the different steps needed if you want to bring your hardware product to life. Our guest is Joshua Fairbairn CEO MorphpMFG, a turnkey solution provider offering a start-to-finish product experience including prototyping, sourcing, mass manufacturing, IP protection, and more for production in China. We also look at how he started the company and their secret...
Published 11/25/21
Our guest in this Episode is Christina Lange from Metro Digital. Metro Digital is the is the software provider for the wholesale company Metro which operates in 23 countries around the world. Christina has a background in HR and was previously a Agile Coach and an OKR Master. In this episode we talk about the role of a product coach. What is a product coach, how is it different from a Agile Coach or an OKR master. We also discuss how a product coach helps Metro Digital to transition from a...
Published 10/28/21
In this episode we have the Head of Product from Treecard Jessica Carta on the show. TreeCard is a debit card that puts 80% of profits directly to responsible reforestation projects through the help of Ecosia. By 2026, they aim to plant one billion trees. Jessica is a passionate payments and fintech product professional with **10+ years creating, building, and launching fintech products across the globe.** In this episode we look at the story of Treecard, why they choose treeplanting as a...
Published 10/14/21
Mirela Mus is the founder of Product People a Product Management community and consultancy firm. **Product People** helps companies to discover and deliver great products faster. They do all the hands-on and unglamorous work of a Product Manager/Owner on an Interim* basis (3-36 months). We onboard fast, align teams, and deliver outcomes. Product People is also a product community with 7k+ members with the goal to share knowledge generously. They are on track to become one of the biggest...
Published 09/30/21
In this Episode we have another CODE Startup on the show. Our guests are Vincent Amm (Co-Founder) and Daniel Reichhart (Lead Front-End Engineer) from Tokenstreet. Tokenstreet is an investment app that allows the general public to invest in opportunities that were previously only available to the ultra wealthy (e.g. Venture Capital, Private Equity, Real Estate). The founding team, Daniel and other team members are all CODE University students. We talk about their journey so far, how they...
Published 09/16/21
This episode is all about NFT´s (non-fungible tokens)and three PM frameworks you probably haven´t heard of. Our guest today is Daud Zulfacar, the founder of License Rocks. He breathes blockchain and decentralized technology and has founded numerous startups before. License Rocks uses NFT´s for licensing software and currently develops a new product sweet (listen to learn more). In this episode we cover the basics of NFT´s understand what the hype is about and how License Rocks fits into...
Published 09/02/21
Our guest in this Episode is Stuart Johnson. He is the Senior Product Manager for Search at Ecosia, our favourite planet friendly search engine that plants trees. He is an open source developer by heart and was a physics teacher before he built two startups of his own in the Ed Tech space. In this Episode we talked about the similarities of being a teacher, a physicist and a product manager, the influence of a purpose company on the product management role, dove deep into the development...
Published 07/29/21
Our guest in this episode is Lorena Marta Garcia. She was one of the first product managers at Infarm which is now the biggest vertical farming company in the world. Until a month ago of recording this episode, Lorena worked at Infarm as an internal product manager. She built the software infrastructure that took Infarm from a single warehouse with no software, to a global corporation in 10 countries in less than 3 years. Using a mix of off-the-rack and custom-built software, she implemented...
Published 07/15/21
In this episode, we talked about the life at consulting and venture firms like BCG and Rocket internet, how they differ from founding your own startup and what we can learn from them. Nina Zavrieva is our very own Senior Lecturer and Startup Coach for the product management department at CODE University. Previously she worked at BCG - Boston Consulting Group for example building a material sourcing platform a.o, and at rocket internet building Lamoda the biggest online fashion brand in...
Published 07/01/21
Manosai Eerabathini is a product manager at google, working on Google map and is based out of Boston. He Previously, built music tech at vevo and enterprise email products at Microsoft. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Networked and Social Systems Engineering. He has over 7 years of hands-on product experience in a wide range of domains. He has a passion for new product development on 0 to 1 projects, whether enterprise or consumer-focused. In his spare time, he enjoys...
Published 06/17/21
Welcome to a new Episode and a new Season celebrating 1 year Birthday of the Product Pioneers Podcast. Our Guest today is Tetiana Boliukh. She is the founder and idea originator of this podcast and a Product Management student at CODE. We talk about how she started this podcast, what went into it and what makes a great podcast. Additionally, we talk about the new direction of the Product Pioneers Podcast, Season 2, and our new Host Simon Heuschkel. Simon is a Product Management Student at...
Published 06/03/21
Being in a product management role demands a lot from you as a PM, it requires you to wear many hats, and deal with many stakeholders. Your role also changes depending on the industry you’re in, and changes as you grow within the organization you’re part of. In today’s episode, we focus particularly on fintech as an industry. We opened a discussion on how to prepare ourselves to get into fintech as a non-technical PM, how to work with different departments that share similar roles or tasks,...
Published 11/26/20
What are the outcome goals? And what’s the difference between being outcome-driven and output-driven? How does that affect PMs, teams, and management? These are some of the questions we asked Product management expert Tim Herbig on today’s episode! We also talked about the reality of working with the popular methods used by PMs today and the importance of choosing ways that fit the team, company vision, and the product we’re working on. Check TIm's website for more https://herbig.co/
Published 11/12/20
When we talk about freelancers we usually have in mind Software developers or Designers. But what if we tell you that Product Managers can freelance as well? Our guest Armine, having more than 4 years of experience told us about her journey to Product Management, how is it to freelance, which products are suitable for it which not, and even for who can do it. We also talked about team dynamics and leadership as it is
Published 11/05/20
In this episode, we talked with great professional Alexander Hipp - Sr. Product Manager from N26 and co-creator of PM library - an endless resource of reading recommendations for Product Manager and not only. We discussed continuous discovery, starting a career as a Product Manager, the importance of talking to users, and how to build a company culture. Join waitlist of PM Library https://thepmlibrary.com/waitinglist/
Published 10/29/20
Whenever companies scale and grow bigger, sooner or later, they are facing communication and alignment issues. More and more time is needed to discuss various topics, yet it doesn't always as good as expected. So what to do? You, our careful listener, already heard about alignments from our previous speakers. Since we got so much positive feedback and requests to dig deeper, we asked CODE Partner and our big friend Xing to tell us about their very own and unique alignment framework for...
Published 10/22/20
In this episode, we talked to Dmitry M - Fintech & Insurtech product leader, CPO, at Alteos (an Axa Konzern AG company). Formerly, Vice President Product at COYA AG and Head of Product and Managing Director at Kreditech. We talked about the way from Product Manager to CPO, how to build a product from scratch, and the difference between building a startup and being part of a company. Book mentioned: Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
Published 10/15/20
Fabian, PM student at CODE and also Co-Founder of Social Music platform Bouncy, told us how he and his colleague came up with the idea, pivoted, turned to a startup, raise funds, and made the partnership with big labels. Why Gen Z and how hard it is to target them. More than Music podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2aAhRryyr5F7OMhqedBBv9
Published 10/08/20
From the financial sector, Lubomila, our guest from this episode, had decided after a personal experience, changed her life and career, and approached one of the biggest and wicked problems from our planet: Global climate change. She explained how she came up with the idea and found PlanA.Earth, her personal experience with self-learning, and gave us 5 valuable tips on being a good Product Manager. Subscribe here to get notified every time a new episode comes out. Now you can follow us on...
Published 09/24/20
Lukas and Jonas are co-founders od MySoftwareScout - the platform for SMEs to select the right software provider faster. They started at CODE as an official project, got funded by APX, and successfully sold their product to onetool. Guys shared with us their journey, learnings, and pitfalls told us how to choose the right target audience, and why maybe you need a 1000 landing pages. Book mentioned: Eric Ries "The Lean Startup"
Published 09/17/20
In this week’s episode, we talked with Joerg Decker Product Owner in mobile Commerce at Metronom. We discussed definition of OKRs, implementing them and tracking their progress. We dug deeper on metronome’s goals and aligning them with Metro’s vision and more! Our huge friend Metronom is METRO’s spearhead and backbone on its journey into the future of food. With about 2,000 tech experts spread in various locations, every day they design, implement, test, continuously deploy and run hundreds...
Published 09/10/20