CampusBoard.io has changed the way startups and entrepreneurs connect with each other at Google’s Campus London. It’s a simple improvement of the communal noticeboard, an online destination where people can post jobs, events and opportunities.
When Anthony Francis started spending time at Google Campus, he was developing his own app which by his own admission was not a great success. It’s always challenging to create an app with no experience and Anthony found himself spending too much money on a development team in China, without any money coming back in. He decided to learn how to code himself, and started working on his CampusBoard idea for fun.
Now Manuel Frigerio has joined forces with ¬†Anthony and the pair of entrepreneurs are working together to make connecting at Google Campus an easier experience for startups and entrepreneurs
Takeaways from the conversation include:
If you’re not disrupting someone you’re probably not doing something worthwhile
Hiring developers from overseas via services like Odesk always carries a small risk. Protect yourself in advance and stay in control. Here’s 7 tips from Anthony
If someone offers to buy you a coffee for your service, you might be able to make actual money!