Founder Story

A collection of 8 posts

Founder Story

Getting Excited About Learning Again

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I was a “B” student in school. I listened in class and put in enough effort to get the grades I needed, but I never put in the work outside of class to master the material and rise to the perfection of an “A” student. For a long time I

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Sharing Failure

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"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill In my previous post, I briefly wrote about coming to terms with startup failure and moving forward. Today, I would like to share what it was like to share that failure. Failure brings out

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Admitting Failure

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After close to seven months of working on Synotate I am shutting the product down and going back to the drawing board. Admitting defeat is never easy and my decision to shut the product down is a difficult one I have made, but I have come to terms with this

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Early Stage Perception vs Reality

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Before I launched Synotate I dreamt that it would be a home run right out of the gate. I blindly led myself to believe that the problems faced by myself and other marketers would be solved by the product I worked on for two years, but I was wrong. “Reality

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Not Having Customers Sucks, But Feedback is Key

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I am coming up on a month since launching Synotate and while I have my first non-paying customer, whom I work for, and one sign up that was from a forum feedback post, I do not have a single paying customer. It is definitely disheartening to be in this situation.

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Just Launch It

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Anyone who has been obsessed with launching a startup has come across content that emphasizes the importance of shipping a product as soon as you can. It is the product of the popular Lean Startup movement called minimal viable product (MVP) and makes complete sense because if the concept doesn’