Eric Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO of Pathgather, a beautiful and engaging learning platform for the modern workforce joins us on episode 6 of Ambition Today. We get into the insights fast on this episode: "What do I think will allow me to have the most impact on my short time on earth" - Eric Duffy For Eric, after some time abroad in Africa, the answer to his question was to start Pathgather. We discuss how traveling the world can lead to inspiration for new great ideas. From there Eric moved back to Silicon Alley and joined the Founder Institute in New York to launch Pathgather. His journey through founding a startup takes us through: + How a great MVP tests user behavior and can attract your first customer. + Graduating the Founder Institute New York. + How to position yourself to enable meeting your Co-founder. + Joining Techstars New York City. + Disrupting a stagnate industry such as the Learning Management System (LMS) space. + Fundraising your seed round and how a convertible note works. + Attracting investors such as Bloomberg Beta, Contour Venture Partners, Techstars, The Vedas Group, Tigerlabs Ventures, Palm Drive Ventures, Jerry Wang, Thomas Wisniewski, and Michael Derikrava. + And also: The Ambition Today Question of the Day: What should a new startup founders first step be? Todays News: What are your thoughts on Twitter naming Jack Dorsey, one of its founders, as CEO? Be sure to listen and subscribe to Ambition Today in the iTunes Store for iOS and on Stitcher for Android.
Kevin Siskar was joined by Cory Crosland on this episode of Ambition Today. Cory is the founder of Croscon, an engineering company which partners with big thinkers to plan, engineer and support their digital business. Today we talk about how to bootstrap a startup company from one person just doing freelance work to a growing team of almost 20 people. How you can stay motivated years into your company. What it is like being nominated for a Grammy and winning a Webby Award. Also, what is the future of mobile now that Android has 1.4 billion users and much more. Be sure to listen and subscribe to Ambition Today in the iTunes Store for iOS and on Stitcher for Android.