Carl Potak

Roslyn Heights, New York, US

Join me as I work to make the startup world a better place
Carl's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Carl

Are you enthusiastic and knowledgeable about startups? Want to improve our startup ecosystem and make the world a better place? If so, you might be a good fit for StartupDevKit.

I'm looking for a few individuals who live in the greater NYC area, to join my startup and become co-founders. I'm looking for:

A technical co-founder who can:
- Code web software with PHP & JavaScript
- Create web pages
- Help growth hack
- Can debug
- Do SEO site speed enhancements using compression
- Reduce inline CSS
- Create good UX/UI and enhance my existing UX/UI
- Do some graphic design (a plus)

A marketer/growth hacker/business developer to:
- Help carry out the widespread strategy I've laid out for social media
- Drive target market users to website for lead magnets, sales, or when new content comes out
- Increase organic search traffic
- Help with email marketing
- Growth hack paid marketing across multiple channels
- Assist in public relations
- Create new lead generation opportunities
- Growth hack existing lead generation efforts
- Use Sumo Pro and other services to hack growth

A COO/Product Manager - to help run operations, manage the product, and develop product content.

Check out the info below to see what is all about.

About StartupDevKit:
StartupDevKit helps early-stage pre and post-launch startups develop and grow using startup development kits.

StartupDevKit helps give startups what they need to validate their ideas, learn how to get their products built, launch, get press, get investment, manage their team, and of course, skyrocket their growth.

We empower startups with dozens of best practices guides written in-house, a book on startup failure and success, lists to help startups growth hack including a huge list of growth hacks, essential templates to make founders’ lives easier and save time, and through other great resources. These materials have been developed to make founders’ lives easier and help them to build and grow faster and smarter.

StartupDevKit also encourages startups to learn what not to do and what mistakes to avoid by reverse-engineering the top 20 reasons for startup failure (according CB Insights), examining the root causes of each reason, and explaining best practices to prevent each root cause for startup failure from happening.

It’s all easily explained through a book I've been writing called Startup Survival Secrets: Why 70% of Startups Fail and How to Make Yours Thrive. The book is a featured piece in the startup development kits and will be sold separately.

Company Culture & Work Environment:
I'd like my work environment to be filled with positivity, creativity, transparency, fairness, and to be able to enjoy each other's company. I like the mentality of learning new things that either complement or strengthen your existing skills. One of my mottoes is to never stop learning.

About Me (Carl Potak):
Personally, I love startups and I'm enthralled by the innovation that startups bring to our world. I've been working on startups since 2007 via my own previous startups and other people's startups.

I haven't outsourced anything until recently when I got an intern to help on some projects, but her internship has ended.
Otherwise, I've been doing everything else on my own, from web design to content development to graphic design, marketing, public relations...yeah I'm a DIY kind of guy and I'm being patient in my search for exceptional co-founders.

I have specializations in startups, marketing, analytics (I'm Google Analytics Certified), and operations and strategic business development. I have experience using growth hacking tactics and am capable of employing them for conversion rate optimization. I do basic markup in HTML & CSS.

You can also find me at:
Get in touch if you're interested!


Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you. - Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos


Binghamton University

Bachelor of Arts

2006 - 2008


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