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E8 ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT!
Talk to us about your startup! 

WHAT IS THE E8 ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT?

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.

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The Entrepreneur Spotlight is where we highlight startups and their founders. It's a selective process and only accept startups based on a few factors. This being that we believe in your vision, find it original, believe in the founders, creativity, efficacy, ambition and impact.

 

Our team at E8 Labs has selected your startup for one or many of these reasons mentioned above.  We want to dive in and share  your story, we want to understand your journey thus far and discuss where we see your startup in the nexts six months to a year. 

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E8 ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT

THE FOUNDERS, IDEA & CONCEPT, THE MVP

THE FOUNDER(s)

We'll dive into the founder(s) and their backgrounds. We know that not everyone has built an app, so we want to understand the deciding factor - that switch in your head that said, "I want to build an app!"  

 

Were you trying to merge your world with that of the app world? Was this an idea that you've sat on for a while and wanted to find the right time or team to start?

 

We want to get to know you, your vision, and overall reason for building your startup. 

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E8 ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT

THE FOUNDERS, IDEA & CONCEPT, THE MVP 

The next thing we'll dive into is the idea. We want to understand when this came to fruition, the milestones you envisioned running into,  the iterations you had play-out in your head, and how you got to the idea. In many cases when we first come up with an idea we can't stop thinking about it, the more we do it evolves into something grand. It's as if you're grabbing puzzle pieces in your head and putting them together, we want to unpack that and understand your thought process throughout the many iterations of your idea. 

We'll talk about your BIG WHY, the overall concept, the personas involved, your elevator pitch, competitors, value add for users and more. 

IDEA &

CONCEPT

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E8 ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT

THE FOUNDERS, IDEA & CONCEPT, THE MVP

Lastly, we'll jump into some questions to help demystify  the full concept, we'll talk about the MVP (first version) and outline what we're building as your first release into the app stores. You may be at the wireframe stage and looking to raise capital or in the development stage preparing to launch your first version, either way we'll peel the

onion on your startup.

 

There are some questions we'll ask during our zoom call, these questions are to help us define a concrete concept and act as a north start which we can use throughout the MVP.

DEPLOY &

MARKET

Questions

Here are some questions we'll cover during our zoom call:

  1. Introduction of the startup and yourself

  2. Describe to us the moment when the idea for your platform struck you? What were you doing? How were you feeling?

  3. And for those who aren’t yet familiar with your platform, what is it about?

  4. What inspired you to take action on the idea? What was it about your idea specifically that made you want to go for it?

  5. What were some milestones or barriers that were holding you back from starting on your startup sooner and how did you overcome them?

  6. Who are you building this for? And how will their lives change as a result?

  7. How do you plan to gain your first 1,000 users? What’s your user acquisition strategy?

  8. How did you determine what features your platform would have? 

  9. What’s your revenue model? How do you plan on sustaining your startup?

  10. Now that you’re on your way to launching, what challenges are you most fearful of? What can possibly kill your startup? And how do you find the bravery to face those challenges?

  11. Who are your competitors? And how are you different?

  12. Where do you hope your startup will be a year from now? 

  13. What advice would you have for the entrepreneur watching this who may be sitting where you were a couple of months ago holding on to the next big idea?

  14. Among the different development teams you spoke with, what about E8-Labs gave you the confidence that we were the right team to work with?

  15. In closing, give us a walk through of what it's like to have a tech startup, 3 months ago you didn’t have a start up and now you’re running a tech startup. Share some of that with us.