morning all! welcome. we’ll get rollin real soon
Some notes: 1) feel free to turn on video 2) check out gallery view to see who else is here
Can you talk about compliance with sales tax in the US? Collection and reporting seem to be something Shopify handles but compliance is more tricky. That seems to be something involved with potentially needing to comply via all states. Do you use a service or that or some homegrown system?
How did you go about incorporating sustainability used
Good morning all
How did you go about incorporating sustainability with plastic (the manufacturing process for using ocean plastic as material)?
Were you confident you would hit your funding target on kickstarter? What options are there for those not sure what feedback they’ll receive and locking in a number they might not hit is too risky?
Right now we are on lockdown and borders are shut. When do you believe there will be an uptick in leisure travel?
Tim Siwula (email@example.com)
Bill Gates by the end of summer in TEDs interview
Hi Adrian - How are you thinking about / managing your IP protection when it comes to China?
How are you adjusting your acquisition strategy?
I agree! Good job of describing your customer! I definitely bought a backpack (or 2) on your kickstarter a few years ago and LOVE it!
What are some of the traction channels you tested early and which were most successful? At a later stage did that change?
I ran a kickstarter campaign - how do you keep momentum going post kickstarter? Do you run online ads?
Isn’t Kickstarter just for use before you go to market - that is to raise money for development?
What are your thoughts on whether a sustainable product should have a low carbon footprint and therefore be manufactured locally? Do you have plans to move your manufacturers?
How much $$$ should one reserve or plan on spending on advertising for a kickstarter campaign
A follow up question - re: the copy cats and IP. In your case you have a very specific and technical product, increasing the barriers to entry (or to copy). But, it seems innovating and staying a head of the curve is key. What tips to you have on staying a head of the curve? What’s worked well for you?
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Hi Adrian, You mentioned your amazing PR person. I’m wondering how you went about building/finding your team? Your cofounders, marketing, PR, etc.
Thanks Adrian. Absolutely agree!
Founders have opportunity to practice their pitch at Founders LIVE pitch competition next Thursday 4/2! Plus come along and see the pitches
Jai, please share LinkedIn or way to connect
I have a Give
I have a Give
Please share way to connect re interns
Another virtual entrepreneur event in NYC 15 April https://www.1millioncups.com/nyc Free to all!
Thank you Sonya! How can I reach you?
firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Linkedin - Sonia Ketkar
Adrian@solgaard.co email or insta DM @adriansolgaard
The ask was on sales tax. Give is I can answer a few questions via email on PR. email@example.com
thanks adrian and all for organizing. super helpful & informative session.
I was on Wall Street for 14 years if you want to chat about the markets.
I can help with any questions about PR too! https://www.linkedin.com/in/lissamartin/
I'm in SAAS sales now at a cyber security firm but happy to share what I know.
Damien - i’m interesting in working with your interns for my brand Kynsho - we design outwear for the modern commuter
shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, super helpful as always!
happy to provide more information on launching a Kickstarter, just reach out Jon@move38.com
Anyone interested in pitching at Founders LIVE email me at email@example.com
I’m a student at Columbia studying Sustainable Development who is also looking for an internship with sustainability work, hospitality, and tourism. I am a leader in CORE, Columbia’s Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs and attended founder Friday’s before it recently became remote. My internship got cancelled for the summer because it was abroad so if anyone is looking for an intern please let me know and I can send you an email!
curious what everyone’s thoughts are on this
they’re working on rolling out a digital conferencing version
Thanks all - I gotta jump!
happy to connect with you all: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieltoronto
I got to jump off but thank you all!
JumpGrowth.com provides software development services for post and pre CTO companies. let's talk if interested! 516 225 4187, Jake@jumpgrowth.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-heath-a1528a104/
Love to connect with you guys on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesmithpro/
I gotta jump - if anyone is looking to blow off some steam after a long week, join us!Virtual Happy HourFriday, March 27⋅5:30 – 6:30pmJoin here! https://zoom.us/j/211161119 It's been quite a week, so how about we introduce some levity into our lives! Pour yourself a drink and shoot the breeze at KettleSpace's virtual happy hour. We'll be playing some games on this one. Please have your phone handy.
I'm definitely looking to blow off some steam! Thanks Daniel!
Thank you everyone -- this was wonderful!
Thanks everyone! Very insightful
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Have a good day!