Hack To Start - Episode 4 - Ali Zahid, COO Vanhawks

Ali Zahid on HackToStart Oct 15th 2014


This is the fourth episode of Hack To Start.

Your hosts, Franco Varriano (@FrancoVarriano) and Tyler Copeland (@TylerCopeland), speak with Ali Zahid(@alizhd), COO at Vanhawks (@Vanhawks) about building a complete startup (hardware + software) and how to launch your business through a crowdfunding campaign.

Ali was a biomedical engineering student before he dropped out to join his co-founders at FounderFuel in Montreal. They launched their Kickstarter campaign 12 days before demo day, with the goal of raising $100,000. The target was quickly met (<30 hours) and end up raising 8x the initial goal, becoming the largest Kickstarter in Canada.

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