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Hack To Start
Episode 66

Martin Ringlein

CEO @nvite, first Design Manager @twitter, mascot @macawco, founder @canvascowork & @nclud.

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Martin is the co-founder and CEO of nvite, the ticketing experience re-imagined. Martin is an award-winning product designer focused on marketing and business development. He’s launched his own agencies and startups, one of them being acquired by Twitter where he joined as their first Design Manager. Martin has extensive experience building and managing creative teams, driving product while continuing to push pixels and commit code. Martin joins us to share his story, insights, what it was like working at Twitter, why he started nvite, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Martin.
  • Learn more about how Martin got into startups.
  • Learn more about how Martin has built several companies.
  • Learn more about nvite.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Martin is the co-founder and CEO of nvite, the ticketing experience re-imagined.

Martin is an award-winning product designer focused on marketing and business development. He’s launched his own agencies and startups, one of them being acquired by Twitter where he joined as their first Design Manager.

Martin has extensive experience building and managing creative teams, driving product while continuing to push pixels and commit code.

Martin joins us to share his story, insights, what it was like working at Twitter, why he started nvite, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • Learn more about Martin.
  • Learn more about how Martin got into startups.
  • Learn more about how Martin has built several companies.
  • Learn more about what it was like to be Twitter's first design manager.
  • Learn more about nvite.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:29
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

1:34
At the beginning of your career you were a design consultant, working with some really amazing companies, like Apple, Oracle Stuffable and many others. What was this experience like?

10:22
After your time as a design consultant, you co-founded nClud. What’s nClud and what why did you start it?

18:48
What’s your take on the agency business model? Is it broken?

25:23
So 5 years later, include was acquired by Twitter where you became their first Design Manager. What was it like working at twitter in the early days?

34:01
You’re currently the co-founder and CEO of nvite. For those who might not know, what is nvite and what motivated you to start it?

40:18
What next for nvite?

47:06
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

50:44
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

Martin on Twitter
Martin on the web
nvite on Twitter
nvite on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, & Books

David and Goliath

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