Have questions you wish you could ask the pro’s? Well, today is your day. I reached out to some of my favorite entrepreneurs and startup advisors to see if they had time to take some calls. Feel free to reach out to them directly. The only thing I ask:
- Have a focused and specific question
- Keep your calls under 10 minutes
Be sure to share this post with your startup friends … I’m not sure how long they’ll be available.
Jason Billingsley, Co-founded ElasticPath.com
Jason is my go to guy when it comes to anything e-commerce. If you have signup or purchasing flows in your product that need optimized, show em to Jason and he’ll point out 15 things you’re doing wrong. Not only is he brilliant, he’s a super nice guy. Give Jason a call
Micah, Founder of Graphicly.com
As a startup founder, Micah is one of the most helpful people you’ll ever meet. We met over a year ago, and I now consider him one of my good friends. He’s given me amazing advice on product and markets and never ceases to amazing me by how much he gives to others. If you can get any time with him, it’ll be time extremely well spent. Give Micah a call
Tyler Crowley, Founder of Skweal.com
I call Tyler the pitch master. He’s been helping startups get ready for their big day on stage since the first TechCrunch40 events. Most recently he’s been helping Jason with Launch, Founded his own startup Sqweal and still finds time to give startups advice on This Week In Startups. Tyler’s one of the best pitch artist! Give Tyler a call
Saul Colt, Head of Magic at Freshbooks.com
Easily the best Word of Mouth marketer on the planet (his words, not mine , Saul is one of the most creative guys I know. If you seek his advice, be prepared – he doesn’t provide easy to accomplish ideas – but if you execute against them, you’ll definitely get people talking. Give Saul a call.
Ash Maurya, Founder Spark59 Entrepreneur
When it comes to Lean Startup, Ash is one of the best. I’ve always appreciated the way he writes about the challenges and solutions when starting of and implementing the learn, build, measure loop. If you haven’t subscribed to his blog, do so now. If you have questions, give him a call.
Hiten Shah, CEO / Co-Founder of KISSmetrics.com
Everyone in the startup world knows Hiten. Either because of Kissmetrics or the crazy amount of amazing content he puts out through Twitter or his email newsletter. I’ve been fortunate enough to call Hiten a friend for the past 3 years. He’s an advisor and one of the few guys that I’ll actually listen too ( I’m a bit hard headed sometime ). Give Hiten a call
Ryan Swagar, Co-founding Partner @Venture51
Ryan is easily one of the coolest Canadian startup seed investors I know. We finally met in person a few months ago, after having a bromance on Twitter for a couple years now, but his approach and phylosophies around investing are top notch. Call Ryan if you need the real deal on your startup and if you’re ready to raise money.
Jeff Ward – Co-Founder, Intigi
Jeff is one of the few entrepreneurs that’s been able to balance an amazing family life and startup career. If you’re having any thoughts about doing this, give Jeff a call. He’s one of my oldest startup friends and a super nice guy. Give Jeff a call
Ben Yoskovitz, Founding Partner at Year One Labs
Ben is one of the best bloggers when it comes to real Customer Development and Lean Startup knowledge. He breaks down hard to grasp concepts into things that are tangible and real. I love that he’s an entrepreneur that took time off to help others with Year One Labs. GoInstant made a great hire when they got Ben. Give Ben a call