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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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Google Keep
The Tipping Point
Lean In
Age Of Context
The Everything Store

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