How to Build, Launch, And Improve A Software Product

How to Build, Launch, And Improve A Software ProductPJ Taei is the founder of UScreen, a video platform that enables content creators launch their own video streaming service and build a profitable business selling their videos online.

In this episode, PJ talked about how he created UScreen from scratch, from building prototype and getting initial customers, to iterating on the product vision and launching marketing campaigns.

“Ultimately the best way to test your idea is to build something (quickly) and get it into customers’ hands.”

 

PJ Taei

 


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UScreen
uscreen.tv

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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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TransitScreen
transitscreen.com

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How to Start A Two-Sided Marketplace

how to start a two-sided marketplace
Stephanie Cox is the founder and CEO of The Level Market, the world’s first online marketplace for humanitarian supply and disaster relief products.

In this episode, Stephanie talked about her journey of starting her platform with the aspiration to be “Amazon for Aid”. She offered insights on the unique challenges of a two-sided marketplace, how to build brand recognition, when to raise money, how to manage the emotional aspects of running a business and how to prioritize tasks.

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.

“Innovate, stop finding excuses to do business as usual.”

– Stephanie Cox

 


The Level Market

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Reference

Entrepreneurship Crash Courses by Soundwise

Upwork

WebShine

How to Grow A Consulting Business

HOW TO GROW A CONSULTING BUSINESS

Cenk Sidar is the founder and CEO of Sidar Global Ventures (SGV), a global macro research and strategic advisory firm. After graduate school, Cenk started doing risk analysis research for the American-Turkish Council, where not only did he hone his expertise but also built a steady client base. Encouraged by his boss and by targeted demand from clients, he founded SGV. In this interview, Cenk talked about how to get your first consulting client without hard sale, the efficient way of doing business development, how to compete against big name players as a small consultancy, and how to network smartly.

“Offer something that’s a ‘must have’ rather than a ‘nice to have’.”

– Cenk Sidar

 

 


Sidar Global Ventures

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Reference

American-Turkish Council

Foreign Policy

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Cenk Sidar

Soundwise: Audio Courses in Business and Personal Development