A few weeks ago, we attended the Techstars for a day event in Cambridge, MA. We were blown away by the quantity and quality of raw entrepreneurial talent at the sessions. The confidence in everyone’s faces and the fire in each aspiring entrepreneur’s eyes was a sight to behold.
Of course, in the midst of all these quality people, we were thinking, what I’m sure, most everyone in the room was thinking –
“How do we measure up against the rest?”
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if all those 60 people got together and started 1 company? Or would that company fail miserably with all that talent? One wonders….
We were excited at the number of start-ups there who were building brand new mobile apps. Each one of them could be a prospective Kinvey customer. One Founder/CEO we spoke to was just starting to build version 1.0 of his product, and he told us that his CTO had given him a quote of $15,000 to build the backend for his mobile app. The look on his face, when we told him that we could do the same things for him at $100 / month… PRICELESS!!! And to prove it, we did it for him in 10 minutes, on an iPhone!
From the reactions of all the startups that we spoke to, we’re definitely building something of real value with Kinvey.
To explain why we started Kinvey, who we are, and what we’re trying to build, we put together this short video for TechStars –