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Founders Friday NYC - Shared screen with speaker view
Aaron Cohn
23:02
morning all! welcome. we’ll get rollin real soon
Angela Shurina
23:41
Hey!
Aaron Cohn
23:45
Some notes: 1) feel free to turn on video 2) check out gallery view to see who else is here
Philip Fischer
31:17
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?
Camila Rodriguez
33:21
How did you go about incorporating sustainability used
Shani Majer
35:46
Good morning all
Camila Rodriguez
37:15
How did you go about incorporating sustainability with plastic (the manufacturing process for using ocean plastic as material)?
Maya Mhatre
40:12
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?
Ram
48:42
Right now we are on lockdown and borders are shut. When do you believe there will be an uptick in leisure travel?
Tim Siwula (tim@acceptance.ai)
50:08
stimulus 🤔
Angela Shurina
50:53
Bill Gates by the end of summer in TEDs interview
Angela Shurina
51:00
he said*
Jai Patel
51:10
Hi Adrian - How are you thinking about / managing your IP protection when it comes to China?
Ram
51:13
Thank you
George Crichlow
51:29
How are you adjusting your acquisition strategy?
Efua Mensah-Brown
53:55
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!
Shani Majer
54:47
What are some of the traction channels you tested early and which were most successful? At a later stage did that change?
George Crichlow
58:58
I ran a kickstarter campaign - how do you keep momentum going post kickstarter? Do you run online ads?
Philip Fischer
59:24
Isn’t Kickstarter just for use before you go to market - that is to raise money for development?
Shani Majer
01:00:46
Thank you!
Maya Mhatre
01:01:55
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?
George Crichlow
01:02:06
How much $$$ should one reserve or plan on spending on advertising for a kickstarter campaign
Jai Patel
01:03:25
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?
Efua Mensah-Brown
01:04:27
The sunglasses were brilliant
HANAN ELDAHRY
01:05:14
Hi Adrian, You mentioned your amazing PR person. I’m wondering how you went about building/finding your team? Your cofounders, marketing, PR, etc.
George Crichlow
01:05:54
thank you!
Jai Patel
01:06:54
Thanks Adrian. Absolutely agree!
Philip Fischer
01:09:36
Thank you!
Michael Smith
01:10:30
Founders have opportunity to practice their pitch at Founders LIVE pitch competition next Thursday 4/2! Plus come along and see the pitches
Michael Smith
01:10:50
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-nyc-virtual-pitch-event-tickets-98096229463
Shani Majer
01:12:31
Jai, please share LinkedIn or way to connect
Shani Majer
01:12:50
I'll go
Sonya
01:12:53
I have a Give
Shani Majer
01:13:42
I have a Give
Shani Majer
01:13:54
Please share way to connect re interns
Maya Mhatre
01:14:06
Another virtual entrepreneur event in NYC 15 April https://www.1millioncups.com/nyc Free to all!
Philip Fischer
01:14:12
Thank you Sonya! How can I reach you?
Sonya
01:14:50
info@greenverd.com or find me on Linkedin - Sonia Ketkar
Toby Egbuna
01:15:11
tobyegbuna@ymail.com
Adrian Solgaard
01:16:45
Adrian@solgaard.co email or insta DM @adriansolgaard
Philip Fischer
01:16:54
The ask was on sales tax. Give is I can answer a few questions via email on PR. info@lp-communications.com
olivia Goldstein
01:17:20
thanks adrian and all for organizing. super helpful & informative session.
Daniel Toronto
01:17:35
I was on Wall Street for 14 years if you want to chat about the markets.
Lissa
01:17:49
I can help with any questions about PR too! https://www.linkedin.com/in/lissamartin/
Daniel Toronto
01:18:51
I'm in SAAS sales now at a cyber security firm but happy to share what I know.
George Crichlow
01:19:02
Damien - i’m interesting in working with your interns for my brand Kynsho - we design outwear for the modern commuter
George Crichlow
01:19:16
shoot me a note at george@kynsho.com
Philip Fischer
01:19:40
Yes, super helpful as always!
Philip Fischer
01:19:44
Thanks!
Jon Bobrow
01:21:31
happy to provide more information on launching a Kickstarter, just reach out Jon@move38.com
Michael Smith
01:24:25
Anyone interested in pitching at Founders LIVE email me at mike@hiringstage.com
Camila Rodriguez
01:27:12
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!
Bobby Simpson
01:28:01
https://vizetto.com/reactiv/
Bobby Simpson
01:28:08
curious what everyone’s thoughts are on this
Bobby Simpson
01:28:25
they’re working on rolling out a digital conferencing version
Adrian Solgaard
01:51:16
Thanks all - I gotta jump!
Daniel Toronto
01:51:25
happy to connect with you all: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieltoronto
Jake
01:52:37
Same! https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-heath-a1528a104/
Shani Majer
01:52:49
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shani-majer/
Shani Majer
01:53:00
I got to jump off but thank you all!
Elias Li
01:53:24
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elias-li-778b09/
Jake
01:54:17
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/
Michael Smith
01:55:07
Love to connect with you guys on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesmithpro/
Daniel
01:55:35
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.
Jake
01:57:02
I'm definitely looking to blow off some steam! Thanks Daniel!
Caroline
01:58:14
Thank you everyone -- this was wonderful!
Camila Rodriguez
01:58:57
Thanks everyone! Very insightful
Jake
02:01:58
Bubonic plague was mid 1300s
Jake
02:02:10
Have a good day!