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Mohamed Salama 

Founder - I2B
💻 Personal Chat 📝 To-Dos 📞 1-on-1 Calls 🛎 Hands-On Support

Hi, I’m Salama, the founder of the no-code agency I2B. We’ve been building web applications using bubble (a no-code framework) to develop rapid custom prototypes and MVPs for non-technical founders. I have started I2B from ZERO to +$30K in revenue in less than a year.

Three years ago I had an idea for an app, and I was looking for someone to help develop an MVP so I could validate the concept and test the market potential. I started reaching out to technical people and I got quotes in the ...

Engineering & Data bubblenocodedatabaseAPI
7 Day Trial United States of America USA

$200 per month

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Ivan Muccini 

VP Product - Cloud4Wi
5.0 stars
5.0 (1 review)
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I a product management executive with 12 years of experience managing product and business strategies, overseeing multimillion-dollar enterprise SaaS portfolios. Experienced in bootstrapping and scaling product organizations, leading cross-functional and distributed teams to deliver innovative solutions and high-impact proejcts.
Specialized in Enterprise SaaS solutions, managing business-critical processes and high-impact projects, navigating enterprise-level programs in constantly changing environments.

My product philosophy pivots around two pillars:
- the business model is the actual "product”
- the whole product model

Product & Marketing Product ManagementGo-to-marketProduct StrategyProduct Positioning

5 spots available

Ben Littler 

Founder & CEO - Robot Army
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I am a product manager and entrepreneur. I've spent the last 15 years in SaaS and consumer product management where I've led product launches for dozens of products and features. I've built systems from scratch as well as scaled existing systems. I've worked for startups, launched my own startup, and also worked for Fortune 1000 companies. I take a user-centric approach to everything I do and have broad experience in all aspects of product management and product development.

Business & Management product managementstartupagile
7 Day Trial United States of America USA

$100 per month

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Sebastian Scheerer 

Co-Founder & CDO - ottonova
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Hey there, I’m Sebastian.
A Self taught founder and designer of the world most loved productivity tool „Wunderlist“ (sold to Microsoft in 2015) and Germany‘s first paperless private health insurance company „ottonova“ (current role). I would love to pass on some of the invaluable learnings I acquired along the way and help you avoid some of the costly mistakes I had to make to learn them. This includes:

- how to structure a landing page that really converts
- how to build a kick-ass Team
- how to motivate ...

Design Landingpagesconversion optimizationapp designweb design
7 Day Trial Germany Germany

$200 per month

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Tristan Pollock 

Founder, EIR, Investor - 500 Startups / Storefront / SocialEarth
4.7 stars
4.7 (7 reviews)
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Hey there! Here's a short bio on my background for you:

Tristan Pollock is an international entrepreneur community builder who has helped strengthen startup ecosystems across 50 countries from Australia to Scandinavia and Russia to Saudi Arabia. He has started and sold two companies, SocialEarth and Storefront. The first he bootstrapped. The second he raised $10 million in venture capital for and grew to be the de facto marketplace for retail space, being named Forbes 30 Under 30 for his work. After exiting Storefront, Tristan joined 500 Startups and has ...

Business & Management startupscommunityfundraisingsales hacking
7 Day Trial United States of America USA

$100 per month

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Corey Haines 

Head of Growth - Baremetrics
💻 Personal Chat 📝 To-Dos 🏆 Projects & Challenges 📞 1-on-1 Calls  (2x/mo) 🛎 Hands-On Support

My mission is to help SaaS companies with marketing to drive real, sustainable growth. I specialize in early-stage traction, finding and establishing growth channels, content marketing, customer research, positioning, messaging, and copywriting.

My core philosophy is that growth is an interdependent system of 5 core parts: market, product, model, messaging & positioning, and channels. I work to systematically help you uncover which of these needs the most help, where there's the most opportunity, and reverse-engineering what you need to hit your next revenue milestone.

Basically, I'm your marketing guy. Whether ...

Product & Marketing MarketingGrowthSEOContent Marketing
7 Day Trial United States of America USA

$200 per month

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Greg Zen 

Founder & CEO - StartupHeroics.com, ZenCo
5.0 stars
5.0 (2 reviews)
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Hello!
During the last 2 cohorts of YCombinator Startup School, I mentored over 150 startup founders and as I know the demand is great, I have decided to open up some of my time for a few mentees.

I am available for ongoing mentorship or single-sessions and can answer most of your startup, and small business questions within 24 hours.

I believe deeply that entrepreneurs are the tip of the spear guiding humanity forward. So I choose to empower others to accelerate the advancement of humanity by ...

Business & Management StartupsBusiness ModelingGrowthMarketing
7 Day Trial United States of America USA

$200 per month

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Alexander Sachs 

Head of Innovation / Entrepreneur - codecentric AG
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Hi,
i am Alex, currently head of innovation at a tech company and CEO at a tech startup which bootstraps small business ideas.
I am also teaching digital management at a university. I am currently supporting 5 startups as business angel to setup everything up fast and get going with the right tools and methods. In total i have over 10 years of experience in tech and teaching.
In my past i did many consulting jobs for various size projects from 5-150 people and in different roles, from ...

Business & Management BusinessStrategySoftware engineeringLean Startup
7 Day Trial Germany Germany

$100 per month

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Patrick Widmann 

Founder & Mentor - Wombambino & Kraftprints
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Hi, I am Patrick...

+ A Startup Coach and Mentoring Manager in a Social Startup Accelerator in India
+ A passionate Founder in Germany and Asia
+ A Digital Marketing Mentor who helped >60 students to get their Udacity degree (Ranked under Top 10 in India & APAC region & nominated for Awards)
+ A Speaker who inspired more than 10.000 people in India
+ A person who loves to help individuals and companies to grow
+ A former Manager with responsibility of eight international markets worth 150m+ revenue
...Just ...

Business & Management Digital MarketingBusinessSocial EntrepreneurshipLean Management
7 Day Trial India India

$100 per month

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Lloyd Jacob  Coach

5x Founder, Ex YC Grand, Product & Marketing Guru, founder, startup - BigEngage
5.0 stars
5.0 (3 reviews)
💻 Personal Chat 📝 To-Dos 📞 1-on-1 Calls  (10x/mo)

I have 15+ years of experience leading and delivering high-quality products to market at aggressive schedules. I also have 15+ years of online marketing (email, paid media, influencer and social).

Few highlights of my background:
• Platforms I’ve lead and taken live: Facebook Ads marketing, email marketing SaaS, online dating service, and online casual gaming

• One of my previous companies was part of Y Combinator

• I am experienced working in Agile environments with fast MVP rollouts & data-driven decision making

• I’ve worked with and lead cross-functional ...

Business & Management producty combinatormarketinginstagram

Arvid Kahl 

Serial Founder, Engineer, Bootstrapper, Writer - The Bootstrapped Founder
5.0 stars
5.0 (3 reviews)
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I'm Arvid, and I've been building businesses for a while now. I started, grew, and sold FeedbackPanda with my partner Danielle Simpson mid-2019 for a life-changing amount of money. Before that, I started a handful of businesses that succeeded, a few that failed, and lots that never got off the ground.

I started as a software developer. I used to work for agencies, as a consultant, for VC-backed and traditional businesses. Now I can do whatever I want. So I choose to help people become successful bootstrappers, as that's what ...

Business & Management EntrepreneurshipBootstrappingSaaSEdTech
7 Day Trial Germany Germany

$200 per month

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Rosie Sherry 

Community Builder - Rosie Land
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Hey there.

I discovered community building some 15 years ago and I have been hooked ever since. This is the core of what I've been doing since.

Along the way I've also been super interested in startups and business. I founded and boot strapped Ministry of Testing, a community focused on software testing. It's now a global community with online and offline (conferences + meetups) activities.

I stepped back from Ministry of Testing in 2019 to lead the community over at Indie Hackers.

My core skills lie within community building ...

Business & Management communitygrowthmarketingfounders
7 Day Trial United Kingdom United Kingdom

$200 per month

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"Pooja is very organized and an excellent mentor. She is very friendly and understand Flutter and Dart very well. Anyone needing help with Flutter would be wise to add Pooja as a mentor."

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"Holly gave excellent mentorship when I had troubles choosing a path in my tech career. Thank you Holly for your advice and help!"

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"Sandrina helps me a lot and inspires me very much! I recommend her to anyone who is looking for a mentor."

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"Diana is the type of mentor you want to keep for a long time if you are looking for someone to guide you through the coding world. She immediately identified my goals and helped me find a learning path."

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"Trace went above and beyond to help me build a backend for my application. Reaching out to Trace was the best decision I've made in a long time."

- Mark, a Web Development mentee.

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