Ep 10: The NoCode Movement and Other Ways to Speed Your Startup Success with Christian Peverelli
In this episode of the Savvy Founder, I interview Christian Peverelli, CEO and founder of WeAreNoCode. Christian shares some background on what led him to be in the technology startup world and shares what lead him to start the WeAreNoCode along with some lessons learned.
Listen as we discuss:
- All startups, even non-technical businesses, are really technology startups – technology is everywhere.
- How to the entrepreneurial system works and your odds of getting funded.
- Entrepreneurship is learned; There is no such thing as bad entrepreneurship, only trained and untrained entrepreneurs.
- Entrepreneurial risk is a luxury of wealth.
- Once you have the luxury to choose, it’s your responsibility to build something useful.
- To be a good entrepreneur – Can you pass the marshmallow test? Can you wait for two marshmallows or will you eat the first one you get?
- The definition of investable has changed from just an idea, to having to have 3-6 months traction and growing recurring monthly revenue.
- NoCode is a movement built around building software and automating systems without learning how to program. You don’t type but use a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to accomplish the same thing.
- NoCode lets you build a minimal viable product (MVP) without having to spend lots of money.
- WeAreNoCode is academy built around teaching entrepreneurial skills and using a NoCode approach to build an MVP in about 2 months.
- Investing in NoCode is like investing in oneself; you don’t need to be an accredited investor with lots of funds.
- What’s the best advice to your younger self and the audience? Learn as much as you can from people who have already paved the road before you. Reading about entrepreneurship is not the same as learning by doing.
About the Guest:
Christian Peverelli is a serial entrepreneur and digital strategist with over 12 years experience building startups, running accelerators and consulting for fortune 500 companies and celebrities. As a trainer, he’s served as the co-director of a startup program that has helped over 100 startups go on to raise over 40M in funding and get into accelerators like Techstars, YCombinator and 500 Startups. He’s also a specialist in no-code and workflow automation.
Lover of tacos, travel and the great outdoors.
About the Host:
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He focuses on helping technical founders unlock their pragmatic dreamer and develop their business skills and social capital with The Savvy Founder FaST framework. With more than 25 years across startups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Office.
Philip, can be found camping, hiking, or playing billiards with friends; and he loves a good ‘international’ pot luck.
Words of Wisdom
- Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
- Life is a journey – mole hills or mountains? it’s your choice.
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