The Non-Linear Journey to Product-Market Fit

The Non-Linear Journey to Product-Market FitRyan Croft is the co-founder and COO of TransitScreen, a technology company in DC that helps millions of people save commute time by providing real time display of local transportation information at different locations.

In this episode, Ryan shared the story of how TransitScreen found its market sweet spot by continuously studying its customers, trying new approaches and failing repeatedly. The journey to product-market fit is not a straight line. And Ryan’s story demonstrated that so well.

“I was a serial networker. I would go to an event every night or every other night, to meet as many people as possible, to get our name out there, and to try to understand our market. It was a lot of trial and error, with people saying no over and over again.”

 

– Ryan Croft

 

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How to Become A Serial Entrepreneur in Your 20s

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Akobir Azamovich is the co-founder and CEO of 4stay.com, an online marketplace for student housing.

Although Akobir is only in his twenties, he’s already started multiple companies. When Akobir immigrated to the US in high school, he quickly spotted a business opportunity matching foreign students like himself with American schools, and that eventually led to the creation of 4stay.com. He offered insights on how to start a tech company when you don’t know how to code, how to effectively pitch to potential strategic partners and investors, and how to quickly get customers for a marketplace at scale.

And if you’re looking to learn and grow as an entrepreneur, you should check out Soundwise. Soundwise aims to offer a wide selection of audio courses in business and personal development, so that you can learn to become a better version of yourself…on the go. Soundwise just released a series of crash courses on how to build a startup. They are sourced from some of the best entrepreneurship classes ever taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, taught by real founders who have built successful businesses over and over again. They cover the essential insights you need to start building your business. And the best part, they are free! Go check them out at mysoundwise.com/courses.

“Even with a start-up budget, if you find the right people, you can still build a star team with outsourcing.”

– Akobir Azamovich

 


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