Float or Founder Podcast

Float or Founder: Episode 13 - Shawn Hewat, Peter Kotzeff, Wavy

August 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 13
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 13 - Shawn Hewat, Peter Kotzeff, Wavy
Chapters
00:00:40
What is Wavy and what problems is it solving for users?
00:02:25
How do you curate the activities or locations?
00:03:42
How they built it - survey, MVP, and more
00:06:04
Product iterations and development cycle of an app
00:09:46
How is it seeing your idea turn into an actual app?
00:11:25
Talk about the TWG accelerator and pitch comps
00:13:47
Is there a right number of pitch comps/accelerators a startup should be part of?
00:15:35
The perfect ten-second pitch
00:16:39
What is your product dev cycle like?
00:18:41
Monetization of an app like Wavy
00:22:26
How has your marketing background benefited you?
00:26:00
Rapid Fire Questions!
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 13 - Shawn Hewat, Peter Kotzeff, Wavy
Aug 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 13
Float or Founder Recording, Inc.
Shawn Hewat and Peter Kotzeff, co-founders of Wavy, discuss how two people with marketing-backgrounds lead an app-based company. They share their go-to tools, plans for monetization, and how they want to involve themselves in all cities Wavy is part of.
Show Notes Chapter Markers

How do two former marketers go about leading an app-based company? They take their marketing skills, bring in advisors, attend (and win!) pitch competitions, and test, test, test. Their idea for Wavy started from their personal experience navigating a city while traveling. They wondered if this could apply not only to travel, but to finding hidden gems in their own cities.

Shawn and Peter started with a simple survey to prove their theory, a scrappy MVP, and great low-budget acquisition strategies to lead their first year into a success. They are currently in Beta.

In this episode, Shawn and Peter share the exact tools they use to manage Wavy's product development cycles, a few ideas for how they plan to monetize their app, and the anti-advertising values of their company.


What is Wavy and what problems is it solving for users?
How do you curate the activities or locations?
How they built it - survey, MVP, and more
Product iterations and development cycle of an app
How is it seeing your idea turn into an actual app?
Talk about the TWG accelerator and pitch comps
Is there a right number of pitch comps/accelerators a startup should be part of?
The perfect ten-second pitch
What is your product dev cycle like?
Monetization of an app like Wavy
How has your marketing background benefited you?
Rapid Fire Questions!