Ep 45: Get Rid of the Competition: Jumping Hurdles with Trevor Thoma, Rideshine
Trevor Thoma, CEO, and Co-founder for Rideshine, authentically shares some fantastic advice on product-market-fit; over-coming competition; hiring; market size; listening to the customer; showing up like you belong.
On competition – “We treat hurdles like opportunities. If you were running from point A to point B with 100 other people, and there were no hurdles, you’d all end up at point B. It’d be a lot of competition at point B. But if in between, there is a hurdle that, say, 75 people can’t get over. Now, there are only 25 people [competitors] at point B.”
Trevor shares some fantastic stories about showing up like you belong, and guess what it works! As well as sage advice on evaluating your market for scalability.
Trevor talks about how they went about getting into an accelerator; more how it really did accelerate Rideshine.
About the Guest:
Trevor Thoma is the founder of Rideshine, a company bringing 5-star hotel services to the multi-family space. He majored in statistics at UCLA before pursuing a career as a data scientist in the retail and sports industries.
About the Host:
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and a passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He helps technical founders build the business they want. He helps established businesses tap into their start-up founder to conquer a changing world. With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to CIO, CTO, Founder, and CEO (Chief Everything Officer).
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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Website – https://www.philiptopham.com
“10 Most Fixable Pitch Deck Mistakes” https://pitchdeck.thesavvyfounder.com
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