As a POP user, we already know you have a great idea that you want to share with the world…but your idea shouldn’t stop there! Enter pitchLove, a fellow POP company who wants to help you get your idea out into the marketplace. In fact, they’re pitching their awesome idea at SXSWi this weekend! Founding member Maxime took a few minutes to sit down with us and tell us more about building pitchLove with POP.
What was the inspiration that made you start pitchLove?
I was at first trying to figure out the best way to help underserved communities. I did that through education, but in that process, trying to start my own company was the toughest experience I had ever faced. It was my own struggles to start a business and seeing all the struggles that all of the other potential entrepreneurs had that lead me to start pitchLove. It was a lot of mistakes, learning, and frustration. I wanted to find a way to ease that process.
Where were you when the inspiration hit (be honest!)?
I was on the couch at home. I had listed out the problems, ideas, designs I had for a new solution to the business startup process. I took a nap on the couch and when I woke up, I came up with pitchLove.
Is it a solo project — or do you have a co-founder, partner, or other team members?
I do have a co-founder, Jason Towns.
What’s next for pitchLove?
We’re currently rebuilding our product including our feedback from prototype customers. We’re pitching at Tech Cocktail’s SXSWi startup showcase and locking down our early customers.
Got any advice for others that have an idea they want to get started?
I would first tell them to sign up with pitchLove.co. Otherwise I would tell them to create a simple landing page. Then start talking to who you think your potential customers are.
Why did you decide to launch using POP?
I decided to use POP because it was an extremely simple and usable platform. We got our site and email system set up immediately to start testing with customers.
Where can we find out more about you?
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Do you have a great idea like Maxime and Jason 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!