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Episode 1

Brandon Waselnuk

Co-Founder & CEO Tattoo Hero - connecting you with the best artists in the world.

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Episode Overview

Brandon Waselnuk is the Co-founder and CEO of Tattoo Hero - connecting you to the best tattoo artists in the world. Brandon previously worked at IBM, in the Business Analytics Sector, as an Investment Lead For Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

In this episode, we'll hear how the idea for Tattoo Hero came about before a Startup Weekend, how the founding team of three made it into an accelerator called FounderFuel, and then got seed funding to help build their software and grow their community.


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:12
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your interest in entrepreneurship develop?

4:18
How did you / the team come up with the idea for Tattoo Hero?

6:12
How did you build a team and a product through Startup Weekend Ottawa? What were some of the most important lessons learned?

9:22
You guys got into one of the most respected Canadian accelerators - FounderFuel - why did you decide to go that route and how did you get their attention?

25:15
How critical is design for Tattoo Hero?

31:32
What apps are you using right now?


What You’ll Learn In This Episode

  • How Tattoo Hero Started at a Startup Weekend Ottawa event.
  • How and why the team got into FounderFuel, a top Canadian accelerator.
  • What they learnt over 3 months and where they are today.
  • How they’ve managed to build such an amazing community around tattoos.
  • And More!

Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Brandon Waselnuk on Twitter
Tattoo Hero on Twitter
Tattoo Hero on the Web
FounderFuel on the Web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Books & Apps

Mailbox
Hipchat
Instagram
Humin
Paper

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