Built with POP: #startup

When you’re starting up, you need support! Get connected with your global/local startup scene with #startup, founded to facilitate discussions, Q&A’s, AMA’s, feedback, and braintrusts. We caught up with Leon Pals, creator and growth manager, to find out more about #startup.

What was the inspiration that made you start #startup?

We had a small community of startup founders and community builders on Slack, and then decided to blow the whole thing up. Partly inspired by Hashtag Nomads who also have a huge community.

Where were you when the inspiration hit (be honest!)?
At the office, talking about using Slack as a community tool.

Is it a solo project — or do you have a co-founder, partner, or other team members?
We have multiple admins that work together on making sure #startup is a valuable asset to founders.

What’s next for your project?
Geo-channels. A lot of instances are popping up where founders replicate what we do, but limited to a city or country. We think this is great, but also believe we can deliver more value with a combined ‘glocal’ community.

Got any advice for others that have an idea they want to get started?
Get started. Figure out how while you go about it, and get better at what you’re doing through learning ‘the hard way’.

Why did you decide to launch using POP?
It represents the ‘impossible’ trifecta of good, fast & cheap. And let’s not forget easy.

Where can we find out more about you?

POP features used:

Do you have a great idea like Leon did and want to get it off the ground? It’s crazy simple with POP! Just find the name you want and we’ll set you up with professional email and a starter webpage to get it off the ground in under a minute. What are you waiting for? Get started today

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