Carl Potak , Founder

Premium

Marketer, Business Developer

Roslyn Heights, New York, US

Carl is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Carl is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Programmer Marketer Designer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology B2B Services Consulting

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
User Experience
Technical
Product Management
Marketing
Design
Managing People
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Carl

Please note: I'm currently only considering bringing on cofounders that live in the greater New York area. I live a short train ride away to Manhattan, NYC.

I've created StartupDevKit, which is short for startup development kit. 90% of startups fail. I want to greatly reduce the risk for startups to fail and help them succeed. I'm creating guides breaking down the top 20 reasons for startup failure and explaining how and why past startups have failed. As the business objective currently stands, I do the aforementioned, I provide guides across the major verticals, helpful templates, tools, & resources. Startups need a centralized location for these materials and I'm building that environment. This is so startups can create the maximum liftoff & boost as possible for themselves as they move through startup stages.

I haven't outsourced anything until recently when I got a few interns to help on some projects. Otherwise, I've been doing everything on my own, from web design to content development to graphic design, marketing, public relations...really the whole gamut.

It would be great to bring a technical co-founder on board that has a much deeper technical skillset than me who can debug, do SEO site speed enhancements, and create cool software for better UX/UI. I also would like another content developer or another startup specialist like myself with greater experience and a very good ability to write and speak.

Many of the startup sites I'm finding lack a significant portion of information and resources to round out their product offerings and makes it a bit more difficult to reach the mass market for all startup founders, unlike what I'm working on which is an info product for startups with a community and in-house mentoring.

From my research, nobody has identified the reasons surrounding startup failure and simultaneously gives solutions that allow you to avoid costly mistakes that lead to failure.

Check out http://StartupDevKit.com

I would 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 to always like learning new things, sometimes among different verticals, but strengthening your specific discipline would be encouraged more.

Role:
Programmer: with front-end/UI skills, capable with WordPress, PHP skills to edit and create plugins, ability to debug, ability to perform SEO site speed enhancements, and ability to scale up as server demands increase. You should have a cool personality, have great work ethic, and be very enthusiastic about StartupDevKit and helping the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Please get in touch if you're interested.

You can find me at
http://LinkedIn.com/in/CarlPotak
http://twitter.com/CarlPotak

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 JavaScript and some 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.

A proud moment: I was one of the first users on CoFoundersLab and worked with the founding team as a marketing consultant to gain traction for the website early on.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Sales
Managing People
Finance
Product Management
Technical
Education

Binghamton University

Political Science

2008 - 2008

Certification

Google Analytics

Google