Tue, 29 September 2015
After Jon Beekman's 1st startup failed he took a $1000 "allowance" from his wife to start ecommerce website - Mancrates - selling gifts for men "that don't suck," growing from his apartment living room to 40 employees using a creative combination of extreme bootstrapping, growth hacking and lean startup methodology.
Quote "Life is short. you should build what makes you happy and excited about."
You'll Also Learn:
- Exactly what he focused on and invested in the first 6-months to find product-market-fit in his ecommerce niche.
- How he pitched his co-founder to turn down a high-paying job in Silicon valley and work at his startup for peanuts.
- The (sadly) unique way he got feedback from his customers - and why it worked so damn well.
- The crazy, but simple, interview tactic Beekman uses to screen job applicants to make sure they're team players.
- One (weird) interview question he asked each of his 40 employees to make sure they would fit into Mancrates corporate culture.
- and more.
"Failure is spending your life doing something you're not passionate about." Jon Beekman, founder @mancrates
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