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Carl Potak


Marketer, Business Developer, Growth Specialist

Roslyn Heights, New York, US


Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Carl

I'm looking for someone to join my startup in the greater NYC area who meet the criteria at the bottom of my description.

I love startups and I'm enthralled by the innovation that startups bring to our world & I've been working on them since 2007.

I'm looking to change the startup world for the better and make a huge impact doing so. To do this I'm building my own startup to help other startups achieve their goals. A startup for startups.

Over the past ten years, I've been a prolific reader on startup best-practices and I'm on a constant mission to better myself by continuing to become as educated about startup development as possible. This way, I can build my startups the right way and help others do the same.

This startup for startups is called StartupDevKit, a startup development kit to help startup founders validate their ideas, build their product/service, grow their company, get investments/fundraise, & become a sustainable business.

I provide digestible information mostly via guides across the major verticals, helpful templates, exclusive VC & press contact lists, resources, feedback, encouragement, & mentoring for paying members.

Startups can purchase a kit with all the goodies in there which will help them build smarter & faster with targeted information towards the startup development process.

Startups need a centralized location for these materials & I'm building that environment.

I preach the lean startup model with some tweaks as a measured approach to growth.

And, since 90% of startups fail, I've created the most in-depth guides breaking down over 70 root causes of the top 20 reasons for startup failure & how to prevent themselves from repeating those mistakes.

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...

To learn more about me & the mission, check out this page:

What I'm Looking For:
Someone that wants to make the startup world a better place. Must be startup savvy with previous experience in startups.

A technical co-founder who can: Code web software with PHP & JavaScript, who can debug, do SEO site speed enhancements using compression, create good/enhance my UX/UI, graphic design skills are a plus.

A marketer/business developer to assist in the widespread strategy I've laid out for organic and paid marketing across multiple channels as well as assist in public relations.

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.

You should have a cool personality, have great work ethic, and be very enthusiastic about helping the entrepreneurial ecosystem through StartupDevKit.

Please get in touch if you're interested.

You can find me at:

Some info about me:
I have specializations in startups, marketing, analytics (I recently became Google Analytics Certified), operations and strategic business development. I have experience using growth hacking tactics and am capable of employing them for conversion rate optimization. I've learned how to code in HTML, CSS, some basic JavaScript and PHP, but not much in the latter two.

I learned some coding to better understand it myself, gain insight, and help me with basic stuff, but not to become a full-time programmer. That has enabled me to translate business requirements into technical requirements and vice versa.


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


Working to make the startup world a better place

Business Development
User Experience
Product Management
Managing People

Binghamton University

Political Science

2008 - 2008


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