The number one need of any business is customers. So, it’s critical to understand what your customers really want in your product or service. In this session, learn from Rev1 advisors Bob Wiggins and John Hrivnak how to ask the right questions, use survey tools, and what to do with the data you collect.
What You’ll Learn:
- Confirm your audience
- Create and launch an unbiased survey
- Interpret the results
John Hrivnak, Director, Investment Funds
John helps move Rev1 client companies through the Rev1 investment process. From investor presentations to due diligence to syndication and deal closing, John covers the full life cycle of helping companies get the capital they need for success. A former Ohio Army National Guard member, John holds an MBA from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is also director of the new Columbus chapter of Bunker Labs, a national program that helps military veterans and active duty service members start their own companies. John will provide leadership as Bunker Labs Columbus builds interest, engages entrepreneurs, and adds stakeholders who want to support vets.
Bob Wiggins, Senior Vice President Venture Acceleration, Information Technologies
A serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Bob brings experience and know-how to help entrepreneurs and emerging high-growth IT companies succeed. From market and product validation to gaining first customers, to raising capital, he’s been there and done that. Bob has a BS in economics from the University of Oregon and a JD degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he graduated first in his class. Bob practiced law for 13 years and then made a career change, joining a telecom startup that was acquired in the late nineties by WorldCom. Since then, he has led several software startups, and started a venture fund. He’s advised software companies, been an angel investor and a board member to a number of startups.