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Startup tips

38.8 Million revenue! Gary Winkler shares insights.

Gary Winkler Linkedin President at Brothers Desserts - Did you have the aim of starting this business when you were a student? G: No, my story is very personal and my life took me into this direction. I moved to California because my parents moved there. I was…

Max Babych by Max Babych November 11, 2019 13:05
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129.6 million revenue! Steve Pollack shares insights.

Steve Pollack Linkedin CEO/President and Co-Founder Anchor Loans - I know you were studying Psychology and Optometry at the university. How have you turned into an entrepreneur? S: I understand someone looking at my biography may think I started studying one thing and ended up as an entrepreneur.…

Max Babych by Max Babych November 07, 2019 15:29
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What Is a Startup: Everything You Always Wanted To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask

How often do you hear the word “startup” in your everyday life? If you ask me, I would say I hear it everyday. Or, truer to say, every few hours.  You cannot agree more, that “startup” word is in common use these days. Yet, only a few of…

Max Babych by Max Babych November 05, 2019 11:00
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Mobile DevelopmentStartup tips

Uber-like App – How Much Would Cost MVP Development and Marketing?

UberCab, now known as Uber, was launched in 2010. In February 2011 it had a $60 million valuation. Today, its valuation is $82 billion. Is this magic? No tricks, just a well-made MVP with enough potential to become a current Uber version.  If you want to build your…

Max Babych by Max Babych October 24, 2019 13:19
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PodcastStartup tips

Co-founder at C Squared Social. Caleb Crail shares insights

Caleb Crail Linkedin Co-founder at C Squared Social  - Tell a bit about your company. C: We are an advertising agency based in Carlsbad, California. We’ve been around since 2012 with a focus on helping businesses achieve their objectives through targeted social advertising. We are working in a…

Max Babych by Max Babych October 20, 2019 11:05
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PodcastStartup tips

Founder & CEO at Lemlist. Guillaume Moubeche shares insights

Guillaume Moubeche LinkedIn Founder & CEO at Lemlist - I know you were studying chemistry. How have you turned into a marketing and sales specialist? G: Essentially, my parents always wanted me to study science. And I like science. I studied chemistry because I was to do research…

Max Babych by Max Babych October 16, 2019 14:46
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PodcastStartup tips

10.7 million revenue! Sebastian Eldridge shares insights

Sebastian Eldridge linkedin CEO/Co-Founder at Anchor Worldwide - I know you’ve chosen this sphere because of your relatives’ advertisement business. So, did you decide to work in the industry when you were 13? Or did you have another option? S: First experience in advertising was on the production…

Max Babych by Max Babych September 26, 2019 13:46
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SaaSStartup tips

What is SaaS product

Software-as-a-Service or SaaS is not just a “slang used by geeks”. It is a very common business model in the world of digital products. If, like me, you become excited when you see the words “digital” and “product” in the same sentence, then keep on reading! SaaS definition…

Max Babych by Max Babych September 20, 2019 16:08
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PodcastStartup tips

5.7 million revenue! Rhyan Finch shares insights

Rhyan Finch Linkedin Owner at 1st Class Real Estate  – How have you started your business? Tell me about the day you’ve had this idea. R: Well, I looked at others in this sphere with a question: “How have you had this car?” So, I quited the plumbing…

Max Babych by Max Babych September 16, 2019 13:00
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GuideStartup tips

How to find idea for unicorn startup

The tech titans that now inspire owners from around the world once started out as unicorn startups. They are now technology trendsetters  and visionaries. It once seemed difficult to create a few billion-dollar corporation but in real, there are now 394 unicorns that are identified as market heads,…

Max Babych by Max Babych September 07, 2019 13:07
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SaaSStartup tips

How to choose profitable SaaS pricing model?

Max Babych by Max Babych August 30, 2019 16:56
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Real life storyStartup tips

How to prepare the pitch deck for startup. Real life story

I won the startup presentation competition! Participation in any competition gives you a good understanding of where your product sits in the market, it also allows you to see what other start-ups are offering and how they are working. At the beginning of my journey it really helped…

Max Babych by Max Babych August 22, 2019 12:27
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GuideStartup tips

MVP Requirements: What You Want, What Customers Need and How to Combine It

The industry has become tired of MVP requirements and the associated bureaucracy and paperwork. Companies want to be agile enough that they can build a solution without any documentation at all. It has got to the stage where even a road map no longer seems important. But does…

Max Babych by Max Babych August 20, 2019 11:42
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Real life storyStartup tips

Collecting software requirements. Real life story

I would like to share my experience of collecting the requirements for four projects. Despite my first project being unsuccessful it taught me a lot about creating digital products. In the majority of cases when founders are collecting software requirements they often rely on their own conclusions rather…

Max Babych by Max Babych August 15, 2019 11:35
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What is an Idea Validation and Why Is It a Must-Do Step for Any Startup Founder?

Are you a first-time startup founder ready to turn the world upside down? I’m not going to lie to you ⁠— it may be challenging. 80% of business ideas fail in the first year. But that is how it works ⁠— it’s the survival of the fittest. Your…

Max Babych by Max Babych August 12, 2019 12:20
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MVPStartup tips

Time to launch an MVP: guidance on how to launch an MVP whilst avoiding potential pitfalls

Analysis is one of the most important parts to consider when building a startup. All too often entrepreneurs fail to validate their idea and go straight into launching an MVP, which can prove to be a costly mistake. What does it mean idea validation? Let’s look in more…

Max Babych by Max Babych July 17, 2019 11:49
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MVPStartup tips

How much does it cost to build an MVP? 4 options to fit a budget

The main thing about creating an MVP is that just having a groundbreaking idea is not enough to ensure success. It is also important to know that the cost of doing this may be less than you would expect. We want to share with you what is important…

Max Babych by Max Babych July 07, 2019 10:37
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MVPStartup tips

What is a Minimum Viable Product and why does your startup need one?

First-time entrepreneurs, as well as those with a portfolio,  need an MVP for their projects, it is especially important when creating a digital startup. But what is an MVP when it comes to software? An MVP is an approach that allows a business to validate the viability of…

Max Babych by Max Babych June 28, 2019 17:25
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Real life storyStartup tips

Startup team building – it’s possible to assemble the dream team! Real life story.

I am going to share with you how I created a team of 5 PhD graduates in the field of artificial intelligence and 2 students with academic awards, in only three months. My budget for the team was 5000 USD per month, where did I start? A long…

Max Babych by Max Babych May 18, 2019 09:27
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Real life storyStartup tips

Why do you have to make a pivot lean startup? Real life story

After a series of critical errors and an unsuccessful attempt to launch my product, I decided to return to a computer-based vision idea, this time deciding to focus on facial recognition software. Validate your partners Another false start Taking my past mistakes into account, before even thinking about…

Max Babych by Max Babych May 03, 2019 12:50
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Real life storyStartup tips

In search for investor – the pitfalls and how I dealt with them. Real life story.

When I first started creating my products, I was completely confident that in a month I would have an investor, then in half a year – a couple of large customers and in 2-3 years – a sale to Google. I was guided by one principle, to have…

Max Babych by Max Babych April 26, 2019 14:30
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Real life storyStartup tips

The digital products development: why idea is not enough? Real life story

Every person has an ideal concept of life and work in mind. Some people are comfortable working as an employee. Others dream about starting their own business. Having your own business always includes risks, especially in the digital business. The expertise for a digital product A risky thing…

Max Babych by Max Babych April 04, 2019 22:47
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Business developmentStartup tips

Types of B2B & B2C business models

In the process of the world economy and business development, various forms of interaction between their entities appeared. Most often, the term "business" means the interaction of the producer or seller of goods or services and its customers (consumers). What are the specific features of these business models…

Max Babych by Max Babych September 07, 2018 09:59
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Business developmentSaaSStartup tips

How to Start a SaaS Business

Running your own business is not an easy thing nowadays. In the digital age, a lot of offline companies want to convert online to get more revenues and expand their network. However, the number of such companies is growing day by day, which also means an increasing competition.…

Max Babych by Max Babych May 29, 2018 09:19
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MarketingStartup tips

Marketing strategy for a new product launch

Launching a new product can be exciting and of course, everybody expects high revenues from it. However, there are a lot of things need to be done such as research, strategies etc. In order to minimize the risk of the failure, it is necessary to use the correct…

Max Babych by Max Babych May 14, 2018 09:15
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Business developmentStartup tips

B2B & B2C business model

The development of the information infrastructure of global internet networks has led to changes in the ways of doing business and the emergence of the electronic market. It is known that e-business is an entrepreneurial activity in which the advantages of information technologies are used to create profit.…

Max Babych by Max Babych April 02, 2018 11:12
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