Imagine walking in to a room full of budding entrepreneurs with a vague idea for a new business, then 54-hours later having that idea validated, a team behind it ready to take it to market and it being the winning idea of many that were presented. Well that’s exactly what Joshua Rea just did – who (along with his newly acquired friend and business partner Liam Holmes) won the coveted Startup Weekend Sydney grand prize with a very cool app they’ve called Flixy.
Flixy is a brilliantly simple idea that allows cinemas to sell last-minute tickets to sessions anytime, anywhere. As the tagline says “It’s cheap everyday … not just Tuesday!”
Coming up with a new business idea is tough at the best of times … however it seems that having a 54-hour deadline to get it right can be a useful pressure! In my fireside chat with Josh, he takes us right inside the process from where the idea came from, how he pitched it in order to get the right team and how the team then changed the idea significantly and then researched it, validated it and designed it up.
Flixy’s birth is an inspiring story of raw entrepreneurism and the exciting thing is it’s a work-in-progress which I hope to report back to you on in the weeks and months to come.
PLUS In this episode I answer a listener question about how to attract the right employees in to your business and share the details of my Deep Dive Mastermind.
Startup Weekend Sydney - This is the competetion Josh won.
Flixy – This is the website (still a WIP).
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The Lean Startup – The book mentioned throughout my chat with Joshua.
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