Tacklebox Cohort 17:
Here’s what we’ll be up to this week:
Workshop 2: Edit to Amplify - Monday, Jan. 14, 7 PM
Speaker Session: Deepak Chhugani -Thursday, Jan. 17, 7 PM
Workshop 2: Edit to Amplify: Cold Emails + SOM further segmentation + Assumptions
Weekly 1x1 with Brian:
Meeting Survey (fill out at least 2 hr. prior to meeting so Brian can look through it)
Speaker Session: Deepak Chhugani - Founder @ The Lobby
Deepak founded The Lobby and has since pivoted to a new product he'll likely speak a bit about. He raised 1.2mm for The Lobby and went through Y Combinator after completing Tacklebox. Here's an interview he did with Indie Hackers with some great insight.
Deepak was born in Kenya and grew up in Ecuador. He came to the US prior to college.
I’d ask Deepak about….
How to run customer interviews without anchoring
Tactics to understand intent vs. action / urgency when introducing a new product
How to synthesize customer interactions → actionable / testable assumptions, and eventually into product features
Fundraising (who should and shouldn't)
How to tease brand out of customer interactions
How to determine whether problems are real based on various types of customer interactions
Also, feel free to ask specific questions about hurdles you’re currently facing with customer interviews / interactions / assumptions, etc.