An idea from high school. To change how people network
I remember the day I got a LinkedIn.....
I added a lot of people.
Pretty soon. I had 180 connections. For a senior in high school, it wasn't bad. The problem? I lost touch with a lot of people
Then I met Justin. Through Coursera of all places
Another high school student taking online courses? We immediately hit it off
Two clueless students. Set out to start a company
The concept was Flippr
A way for people to keep in touch their network and exchange contact info with people they met. It solved my problem
We recruited our friends. Had a lot of fun
1: Ship as fast as possible
We should have launched after the first week. Instead we worried about name, branding, legal documents, marketing, and never got a prototype together until 6 months in
2: Keep a Small Team
I love every person who started the journey with us. But in the end, the team was just too big. Big teams move slower. 2-3 people
3: Listen deeply to your smart friends
My smartest friends presented the problems of why it wouldn't work fairly early on. I didn't tackle those problems head on even though they were the most important.