The leaky tech pipeline issue has been well documented and largely acknowledged by the industry. As various companies struggle with how to attract more women and minorities in their hiring process and how to train their personnel in “tolerance” (please don’t call it this!), I’d propose that we examine this problem through the lens of growth hacking as I think there is much to be learned from this approach. In essence, the problem that growth hackers are trying to solve is identical: how do you attract and keep people using your product? The question that executives at tech companies ask is similar: how do you attract and maintain a diverse workforce?
Imagine if you could decide how much you pay for everything you buy. Those shoppers that are willing to pay more for an item–either because they have the means or because they really want it–would pay more, whereas those that are not as keen to pay a lot could offer a lower price for the item. The retailer could then intelligently decide which prices they should accept to give them the greatest profit. By getting rid of one-size-fits-all prices, shoppers would win by being able to buy items at prices that make sense to them, and retailers would likewise gain by increasing the revenue that they earn from each shopper. This is the future that WishYourPrice is building.
Imagine having your phone charge while it’s sitting in your pocket or while you hold it in your hand, untethered from the wall. Imagine not having to precisely place your phone on a pad to have it charge. Just imagine not having to even think about charging your phone at all! This is the future that WiWaves’ founders, Halston van der Sluys and Cameron Stuart envisioned, and the one they are making a reality with their first product, the Capsule, which is set to ship in November of this year.
If you have ever tried to book a venue for a larger event such as a birthday party or a corporate event, you probably spent days calling venues, emailing, and pursuing dead ends. Venulist is making it possible to book event spaces in a matter of minutes with 3D tours and instant AirBnB-like booking! Venulist is a truly transformative innovation in the $200B venue industry.
Many people with diabetes must check their blood sugar up to ten times per day or more, particularly type 1 diabetics like Elliot Gatt, the founder of Good Glucos. Because of the frequency required, treatment compliance is an issue for many. Additionally, consistency in testing as well as accuracy of the test can make the difference between life and death. Good Glucos solves both of these challenges by providing highly accurate testing supplies on subscription. However, this is just the start of Good Glucos’ mission to provide end-to-end diabetes management for all.