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Hack To Start
Episode 27

Marc Meszaros

A Software Engineer givin' love where it's needed (frontend, backend, mobile) @5byrocks.

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Marc Meszaros shares his insights on building MVPs from a technical perspective, how he's previously done ideation, and how everyone should participate in an accelerator if they can.

Episode Overview

Marc Meszaros is the co-founder of Snapable and a Canadian software engineer givin' love where it's needed (frontend, backend, mobile) at 5By. He's worked with many different startups including: AddIn Social, Gijit, Snapable, OpenEra and LiveQoS.

Marc joins us to share how he learned to code, how he got into startups, and how he approaches building an MVP from a technical perspective.


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:28
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

5:58
You’re currently working at 5By, we had Greg on the show a while back, but before we talk more about that tell us more about some of your background in startups. What was your first startup?

7:28
You were part of a team that got accepted into Toronto’s Extreme Startups Accelerator for a product called Gijit. What was that product?

12:34
What were some of the biggest challenges you had going through Extreme Startups?

15:58
What’s it been like moving from Ottawa to San Francisco to work in tech?

20:01
Where do you see the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs? Any technologies or industries that really interest you?

22:46
Do you have any funny or unbelieveable startup stories that very few people know about that you can share with us?

26:42
What apps, books, devices or tools are you obsessed with right now?


What You Learn In This Episode

  • How Marc taught himself how to code before going to study it in university.
  • How he ended up in startups and how he approaches building MVPs from a technical perspective.
  • What it's like to move from Ottawa to San Francisco to work at 5By.
  • And more!

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

Twitter Handles & Websites

Marc on Twitter
Marc on the Web
5By on the Twitter
5By on the Web
Day Job
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps & Books

5By
Slack
Circa
PocketCasts
Audible
Swarm
FourSquare
Feedly
Inbox
Google Keep
The Tipping Point
Lean In
Age Of Context
The Everything Store

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