Each Wednesday, the Soaring Startup Circle welcomes a different founder, CEO, or influential individual from the startup atmosphere, giving the teams the opportunity to learn from people who have a wealth of knowledge to share. On Wednesday, June 24th, Remy Carpinito, CEO of CampusTap, joined the SSC at WeWork South Station to talk about his experiences with building a company from the ground up.
Nestled onto the comfy chairs at WeWork South Station, the SSC teams listened to Remy Carpinito talk about his experience creating CampusTap. Walking the teams through his company's early days through the present day, Carpinito shared the ups and downs of building a startup.
He commented on the value to be found in accelerator programs. CampusTap participated in MassChallenge in 2014. Carpinito commented on the value to be found in accelerator programs where workshops and mentorship are plentiful. Every accelerator is different and he encouraged teams to consider what program is the best fit for them if they decide to pursue a program in the future.
As SSC teams shared their current challenges, Carpinito added his own candid advice. He hailed Trello as an amazing project management app. Setting clear expectations is key for teams to make sure they stay on top of their tasks. Commenting on how it is easy to get trapped in a cyclical loop when developing apps, Carpinito pushed releasing apps and websites sooner rather than later.
The SSC thanks Remy for taking time to meet with the teams and sharing a plethora of advice based on your experiences!