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Hack To Start
Episode 50

Sarah Stockdale

Growth @Tilt, fire starter, feminist, speaker & superhero aficionado.

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Sarah Stockdale is the growth manager at Tilt, the easy way to collect money from a group for free. She's also the Director of Speakers for TedXDistilleryDistrictWomen. With a background in the financial tech industry, Sarah shares why she decided to start her career in the tech industry, how she approaches growth in this market, how optimizing everything you do for learning can help you get ahead, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Sarah.
  • Learn more about how Sarah got involved in startups.
  • Learn more about how Sarah is helping Tilt grow so quickly in Canada.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Sarah Stockdale is the growth manager at Tilt, the easy way to collect money from a group for free. She's also the Director of Speakers for TedXDistilleryDistrictWomen.

With a background in the financial tech industry, Sarah shares why she decided to start her career in the tech industry, how she approaches growth in this fast growing market, how optimizing everything you do for learning can help you get ahead, and much more!


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • Why Sarah decided to start her career in the tech industry.
  • How optimizing for learning can help you get ahead.
  • What it's like to work for a startup based in Toronto and San Francisco.
  • How to approach growth marketing in the financial tech industry.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:27
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

3:29
How did you get your first job out of school? What was it?

5:15
You worked at Wave for a while. What were your various roles there and what were some of the biggest lessons learnt?

6:45
You’re currently the Growth Manager at Tilt. What is Tilt and how did you create the opportunity to work there?

7:53
What are the 3 most important things outsiders would need to know about growth hacking the payments industry?

10:22
What are some of the most important lesson about startups you’ve learnt over the past few years?

14:26
You're currently the Director of Speakers (previously the Director of Sponsorship) for TedxDistilleryDistrictWomen. How do you work with partners to have them support this organization? How do you attract speakers to the event?

19:55
Where do you see the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs? Any technologies or industries that really interest you?

21:50
What apps, books, devices or tools are you obsessed with right now?

24:32
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

Sarah on Twitter
Sarah on the Web
PageNerd on Twitter
PageNerd on the Web
Tilt on Twitter
Tilt on the Web
TedxDistilleryDistrictWomen on Twitter
TedxDistilleryDistrictWomen on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps & Books

Audible
Mailbox
Trello
Highfive
Slack
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