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Episode 111

Corey Pollock

Co-founder of Leet (@leet_app). Product Designer @TinyHeartsApps.

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Corey Pollock is the co-founder of Leet, an app where gamers share and discover the best gameplay highlights. Corey is a product manager at Tiny Hearts in Toronto. He’s also built and launched several side projects over the years, including his latest startup Leet. Corey joins us to share his story, how he got into tech and startups, how he approaches working on side projects, how he approaches building communities, what motivated him to launch Leet, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about how Corey got into design and startups.
  • Learn more about how Corey approaches launching side projects.
  • Learn more about how Corey approaches building communities.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Corey Pollock is the co-founder of Leet, an app where gamers share and discover the best gameplay highlights.

Corey is a product manager at Tiny Hearts in Toronto. He’s also built and launched several side projects over the years, including his latest startup Leet.

Corey joins us to share his story, how he got into tech and startups, how he approaches working on side projects, how he approaches building communities, what motivated him to launch Leet, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • Learn more about how Corey got into design & startups.
  • How Corey approaches identifying and launching side projects.
  • How Corey approaches building communities around his products.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:27
Where are you from and what did you study?

2:06
So how did your passion for design and technology develop?

3:12
How did you first get into startups? What were some of your first roles?

5:52
What were some of your favourite projects that you’ve had the chance to work on and your biggest lessons learnt?

7:28
You actually started several side projects. Can you tell us more about them and how you built communities around them?

8:54
How did you approach launching your side projects?

9:58
How do you typically approach starting a side project?

11:59
Would you be able to share more about Leet and what motivated you to start it?

13:00
What’s your experience been building and launching a mobile product?

15:20
What growth strategies have you taken to onboard users to your platform?

16:59
What are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used lately?

18:09
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

19:24
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


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

Twitter Handles & Websites

Corey Pollock on Twitter
Leet on Twitter
Leet on the web
Tiny Hearts on Twitter
Tiny Hearts on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

Quartz
Leet
Traction
Hooked
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