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Episode 41

Nadav Wilf

Empowering Problem Solvers, Misfit Thinkers, & Crazy Dreamers.

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Nadav Wilf is the VP of Possibility at HeroX, a spinoff of the XPRIZE organization founded by Peter Diamandis. Nadav has previously founded and sold many different startups including DiscoverSD which grew from $0 to $1M in 18 months. Nadav joins us to share his insights and experiences building and growing different types of web based businesses, and to share what's next for HeroX.

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Nadav.
  • Learn more about how how he started & sold various startups.
  • Learn more HeroX and how they are driving innovation.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Nadav Wilf is the VP of Possibility at HeroX, a spinoff of the XPRIZE organization founded by Peter Diamandis.

Nadav has previously founded and sold many different startups including DiscoverSD which grew from $0 to $1M in 18 months. Nadav joins us to share his insights and experiences building and growing different types of web based businesses, and to share what's next for HeroX.


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Nadav got started as an entrepreneur.
  • How he's build various businesses ranging from advertising, to content, to multisided marketplaces.
  • How one company, DiscoverSD went from $0 to $1M in just 18 months.
  • The biggest lessons he's learnt along the way about prototyping, design, success and more.
  • How he joined HeroX and how they are driving innovation.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:18
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

2:52
You’ve built several marketplace type companies.
Can you give us a quick overview of what it’s like (challenges & benefits) of building marketplaces?

8:08
You’re currently the founder of several startups and the VP of possibilities at HeroX. What’s HeroX?

15:54
What’s next for HeroX in 2015? How do you plan to continue growing it?

21:36
You grew DiscoverSD from $0 to $1 mil+ within 18 months through advertising sales and ecommerce. How did you achieve this?

15:26
Are there are hacks that you used to gain initial growth and tractions? You went from 2,000 to 250,000 monthly unique users in 18 months.

30:33
You were also working on another startup called Enlightened.org - can you tell us more about it and why you decided to start it?

33:50
Given your experience - what’s your definition of success?

39:03
Where do you see the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs? Any technologies or industries that really interest you?

42:25
What apps, books, devices or tools are you obsessed with right now?

44:38
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

Nadav on Twitter
HeroX on the web
Peter Diamandis
XPRIZE
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps & Books

Twitter
Facebook
Slack
Periscope
Basecamp
Rescue Time
Evernote
Zirtual
TaskBullet
Less Doing, More Living
Think And Grow Rich

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