500 Startups graduate Soldsie.com started out as Central.ly before they started talking to customers and found a business doing over $1 mil in transactions with e-commernce on facebook that many people said would never work.
How did they find this business model? Soldsie rocks customer development every week, including the engineers.
Chris Bennet will tell Soldsie's story of life before and after lean startup principles, their pivot, and how he took a trip to the deep south to bang on doors and meet his customers face to face.
We'll also kick off with lightning talks by Francisco Guererro of Shopinterest (500 Startups / Mexican.vc) and more.
(Want to do a lightning talk? Contact me)
Lastly, we'll end with our panel and open mic MVP format. Anyone can present their MVP to get feedback from our panel! Show up at 6:30 sharp to signup.
(Contact me for details on the format and how to present your slide or demo.)
About Chris Bennett
Chris is the face, as well as the heart and soul, of the Soldsie team. Having started his first business while studying at Wharton Chris is serial entrepreneur with expertise in finance, operations, and team building. You can follow him @8ennett
About Arrel Gray
A coder and entrepreneur creating products that make technology powerful for non-techie people. Arrel has founded three companies including 17FEET, Yolk, and Solsie. You can follow him @arrel
About Francisco Guerrero
Francisco is a serial entrepreneur, bringing over 10 years of ecommerce, marketing and business development experience to ShopInterest. As VP Marketing, he helped launch CareDox at TechCrunch Disrupt, and has managed marketing and ecommerce at Gap, HP, McAfee and YouSendIt among others. Francisco has an MBA from Christian Brothers University. Follow him at @Guerrero_FJ
Beer, (real non-pizza based) food, and a good hang with great people is included thanks to the price tag. After expenses, extra proceeds go to building out LeanStartupCircle.com for the community.