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Hi, I'm Marco, working on hubdirector


#1

Hi all,

as a few others who’ve just posted I learnt about this forum on the recent HN thread and I’m really looking forward to experience a forum similar to the old, beloved BoS.

I’m currently working on hubdirector "Social Coding For Organizations Without The Pain" and/or "Bridging the gap between social coding and organizations" (of course I’m still working on that tag line, I suspect social coding will disappear from it eventually).

Specifically I’m in the customer discovery-customer validation loop. As of this week I’m working on it full-time and about to bring on board a couple of friends. They will initially work in their spare time until such a time we will be able to either go all full-time, close shop or something in between :smile: I’ve got a few ideas on how to manage equity split, I like the dynamic approach and decided to experiment with Slicing Pie. This will definitely go on our blog eventually :wink:

In parallel I’m also working on our content marketing strategy and the other 100s of things that need doing.

Happy 2014
Marco


#2

Hi Marco,

I’m new here too, and I will be going through that customer discovery/validation process for my second business very soon.

How are you going about finding potential customers and engaging with them? I have found twitter to be a good place to figure out who the influencers are in a given space. The influencer’s followers is a good list of potentially interested people.

Cheers and best of luck for 2014.

Olivier


#3

Hi Oliver!

I’m blessed with friends, acquaintances and previous clients who are my current target customers (this is also not my first business). I say my “current” target customers because you never know, that might change through the discovery process.

What are you working on?

Al the best
Marco