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When should founders switch from MVP/Product Market fit to all out scaling.
Blue Ventures/Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator at Washington Maritime Blue
Josh Carter is a US Navy Vet, a serial entrepreneur, a speaker, a podcast host, and a mentor for early stage startups. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area he spent time traveling the globe before settling into a career in telecom. For over 15 years he worked for companies like Pacific Bell, Google, and Twilio on a variety of large scale projects.
Having started a number of companies he has led teams working on projects for companies like Disney, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Taco Bell, and many more. He led BrightWork, a developer infrastructure company, into top tier accelerator program Techstars and helped secure some venture funding. Josh also led a Techstars affiliated non-profit called Patriot Boot Camp where he was instrumental in creating new programs and partnerships.
Today Josh hosts veteran and music focused podcasts and continues to work with early stage startups. He also hosts a monthly meetup for founders in the area called Coffee w/ Co-Founders. When he's not found at local meetups and events, you can find Josh with his family hiking or kayaking.
Josh’s Social Media
1859 VC: https://1859.vc/
Washington Maritime Blue https://maritimeblue.org/
Josh’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuajcarter/
Josh’s Email: email@example.com
Veteran Founder Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veteran-founder-podcast/id1451751700
The Five10 Podcast: http://thefive10.com
I would love to sit down with any listener who is thinking about starting a business or has a business. I'm happy to spend some time and talk to your listeners about their idea.Anybody that wants to chat with me, my email is just firstname.lastname@example.org
They can email me and I'll give them my calendar link so that they can book some time at their convenience. We'll sit down and figure out what you're working on. I'm happy to help.
I tell this a lot to founders, your business is a hypothesis, until someone gives you money, it's not a business. If you treat your business like a science experiment. Write down your hypothesis, collect data, be obsessed with collecting data. Put numbers on paper, numbers won't lie. If you do all that, you're gonna set yourself up for success. If you ignore the data or not be authentic about it, or if you compromise that in any way, then you're going to be in a path for failure.
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