Interview hosted by HardcoreMBA founder Erlend Bakke.
If youâve ever wondered absolutely anything about the world of tech startups, youâre in luck â because this weekâs Hardcore MBA guest, Ron Goddard, is one of the most knowledgeable people you could possibly meet.
He provides advice to technology startups looking to build prototypes, pick up customers, and find angel investors, and this week he took the time to chat with me about why he moved from the field of health clubs into technology, what the biggest problems are that most startups face, how to network effectively, and much much more.
Heâs very approachableÂ and wants to hear from you if you have a potentially world-changing idea.Â
At about 3.35, Ron explains how he got his first big gig by offering to work for free âshowing his commitment and offering the employer a canât-lose scenario.Â
At about 9.30 Ron discusses the two major problems faced by technology startups, and how TechVentures helps to tackle them.
At about 16.35 Ron tells me: âweâre not asking people to change, weâre staying âstep into your own greatness, and weâll help you develop itâ"
At about 24.00 Ron explains the secret of how one of his favourite tech startups managed to accelerate away from the pack so quickly.
At about 28.30 Ron tells us how to get started from scratch in networking.
At about 42.10, Ron and I discuss why some teams succeed and others fail, and what the vital missing ingredient is for those businesses with poor team morale.
At about 45.30: âyou have to first seek to understand before being understoodâ.