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Making People Love Dentists More Than Netflix (Part III)

Toronto: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder of Opencare, shared his views on the short and long-term challenges of acquiring customers in B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 3 of this 3 part series, Bratkovski lists down a few pointers for budding entrepreneurs. “Getting the war chest of capital is important but it’s important to spend it exceptionally well.” – Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder of Opencare After understanding why companies should offer unique, vetted supply (read Part II)…

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Making People Love Dentists More Than Netflix (Part II)

Toronto: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder of Opencare, shared his views on the long and short-term challenges of acquiring customers in B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Bratkovski talks about how small companies can compete with large incumbents like Facebook and Google. “An opportunity for small companies to compete with big players is by curating a unique, vetted supply and delivering access to this unique supply.” – Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder,…

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Be an Anti-Entrepreneur – VarageSale CEO on B2C Marketplaces (Part III)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Andrew Sider, CEO of VarageSale, shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 3 of this 3 part series, Sider shares his hard-earned lessons for new startups. “Think hard about why users have to care 10 times more about you than the next best alternative.” – Andrew Sider, CEO, VarageSale. Following his insights about reducing friction in the marketplace (Part I) and his strategy of thinking big and starting…

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Making People Love Dentists More Than Netflix (Part I)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO & Founder of Opencare, shared his views on the short and long-term challenges of acquiring customers in B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Bratkovski talks about how customer expectations are changing and the costs of brand building. “Building a consumer brand or online brand today is getting extremely expensive.” – Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO, Opencare. Opencare is a digital dental healthcare concierge service with offices in Chicago, San Francisco…

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Be an Anti-Entrepreneur – VarageSale CEO on B2C Marketplaces (Part II)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Andrew Sider, CEO of VarageSale, shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Sider shares his views on how to survive in the B2C world with incumbents like Facebook and Google. “Think big, start really small. It’s anti-entrepreneur to do. It’s not in our DNA. But we have to force ourselves to do this. Think really hard about who you are serving, why…

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Be an Anti-Entrepreneur – VarageSale CEO on B2C Marketplaces (Part I)

TORONTO: During Techweek Toronto Growth Summit 2017, Andrew Sider, CEO of VarageSale, shared his views on the short and long-term realities of B2C marketplaces and what future opportunities lie in the space. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Sider talks about the importance of reducing friction, fast shipping, and apps. “Think big, start really small. It’s anti-entrepreneur to do. It’s not in our DNA. But we have to force ourselves to do this. Think really hard about who you are serving, why users care.” – Andrew Sider, CEO,…

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