How do you go from from zero to startup success? How do you find product market fit, growth channels, and build a rockstar team?
In Minimally Viable, we interview founders, VCs, advisors, and mentors on exactly those questions.
We are Jonathan and Kevin, founders at Polar, an early-stage EdTech startup. The questions we discuss with our guests are exactly the questions that keep us busy at Polar.
We go deep into topics directly relevant for any tech founder and those aspiring to be one - finding an idea, iterating on product market fit, prioritizing and iterating on features, conducting user research and feedback, building an MVP, growing at an early stage, finding exponential growth channels, building a team and hiring, and more.
For more details about Polar, visit getpolarized.io and follow us on Twitter at @getpolarized
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