About ideamensch

IdeaMensch is an interview platform for entrepreneurs, makers, and doers. Our goal is to make it easy for entrepreneurs to get some publicity for their idea.

My name is Mario and I am the founder of IdeaMensch. This started when I was a young employee in Advertising, frustrated by our sheer inability to actually bring ideas to life. So I started picking the brains of people who I saw succeeding in making their ideas happen. Many of them were entrepreneurs. At some point, one of them suggested I publish the notes I took. I did. From there, I quickly learned that there wasn’t an easy platform for everyday entrepreneurs to publish their stories and get some easy publicity for their idea. The insights gained from everyday main street entrepreneurs were just as, or maybe more valuable than what you’d learn from some billionaire tech entrepreneur.

That’s how IdeaMensch was born, immediately gained traction, and has been sustainable ever since. We have conducted over 6,000 interviews with entrepreneurs, visionaries, and nonprofit leaders like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Steven Pressfield, Daniel Pink, Nancy Brinker, Craig Newmark, Brad Feld, Jake Wood, and these badass female entrepreneurs. We have organized events in every single state and have been featured in Mashable, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur, Pando, Fox Business, and Search Engine Land.

Our purpose is to inspire action through the curation of our daily interviews and content. Real entrepreneurs provide all of our content through our interviews. By the way, here is how you do an interview.

We believe that:

  • Bringing ideas to life is good for humanity.
  • The best ideas can come from anywhere.
  • Win/win/win situations make the world go round.
  • Entrepreneurial longevity beats short-term profits.
  • Shipping an idea is more important than perfecting it.
  • We run IdeaMensch without meetings or sales calls.

Our business model is pretty simple. We won’t bombard you with ads or affiliate offers. We don’t sell any data. It is 100% free to submit an interview for any entrepreneur. But if you’re making money off entrepreneurs by submitting on their behalf, then we ask that you support the platform. So if you are looking to submit an interview on behalf of a client, please contact us.

We don’t publish detailed traffic data on an ongoing basis, but we regularly serve upwards of a million impressions per month. Here is an example.

In addition, IdeaMensch is broadly syndicated across the Internet so your interviews aren’t just read here. For example, 32,000+ people subscribe to our interviews on Flipboard. Just FYI, all outgoing links are no-follows.

IdeaMensch is headquartered in Missoula, Montana, and run from around the world by Mario, Carlyn, Teresa, and Julian.