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Ben Tossell

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Ben Tossell, Makerpad // No Code + Paid Learning Communities

Creator Lab - interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders

Ben Tossell is the founder of Makerpad, the leading online community for No Code.  His company was recently acquired by Zapier, a $5bil+ tech company. Ben is also an educator + investor in the no code space. In this conversation you'll learn about: what it was like to get acquired by Zapier developing the maker muscle by starting + launching projects what it takes to build a paid learning community + knowing when to monetize 80/20 of learning no code evolution of learning + membership models Watch + subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ONh66pmDUwk Get every episode + giveaways sent to your inbox: https://www.creatorlab.fm/subscribe/ Let us know what you think on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bzaidi​ https://twitter.com/bentossell Timestamps: 0:00:00 - Snippet + What We Cover 0:01:12 - Sponsor Break 0:02:00 - Ben Intro + Time In China 0:06:21 - Getting Acquired By Zapier 0:13:06 - Before Makerpad - 50+ Projects 0:17:11 - Knowing When To Move On From Projects 0:21:26 - Role Of Fear 0:25:02 - Motivation, Parents + Buying A Yacht 0:29:20 - Zapier - Expectation vs Reality 0:33:02 - Working With Someone Who Built A $5bil Company (Wade) 0:36:00 - No Code + Paid Learning Communities 0:39:57 - Size Of Makerpad + 10k Community Success Stories 0:46:12 - Reforge + Membership Models 0:48:21 - Evolution Of Learning 0:50:44 - Shishir (Coda) + Unbundling 0:51:58 - Masterclass, Edutainment + Netflix 0:54:03 - Paid Products - Make You Money Or Save You Time 1:02:36 - Knowing When To Charge 1:04:16 - Other Projects Ben Considered 1:07:16 - Types of entrepreneurs 1:16:09 - 80/20 of growing Makerpad 1:19:06 - Paid Acquisition 1:19:44 - Hiring Good People 1:22:17 - Working In vs On The Business 1:25:09 - Starting In 2021 - What Would You Do Differently 1:26:05 - “Hope No Code Isn’t A Thing In 5yrs” 1:30:15 - 80/20 of learning no code 1:33:31 - What’s Missing In No Code Thank you to our sponsors: Space - the easiest way to engage your team over audio: http://www.JoinSpace.co Micro Acquire - the largest startup acquisition marketplace, join 50k+ others and buy or sell your startup: http://www.microacquire.com

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23 Apr 2021

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Low Code Legends: 5 minutes with Ben Tossell, founder of MakerPad

Low Code Ninjas

This is Low Code Legends: quick hits with top people in low and no code. Today: Ben Tossell. Ben Tossell is the founder of MakerPad, a two-year-old no-code education and networking platform with more than 2,500 members. He's also an investor in early stage low- and no-code tools through the rolling MakerPad Fund, which he launched last year. Previously, he was head of platform at Earnest Capital, a provider of early-stage funding to internet entrepreneurs. MakerPad was recently acquired by Zapier.


5 Apr 2021

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#197 – Inside Zapier's First Acquisition with Ben Tossell of Makerpad

Indie Hackers

In just two years, Ben Tossell (@bentossell) grew Makerpad to over 10,000 users, $400,000 ARR and got bought by Zapier in a deal that became Zapier’s first acquisition. In this episode, I’m going to put Ben’s poker face to the test as I dig into the details of the deal and what it’s like for a founder to go through that process for the first time.  Learn about no-code: https://www.makerpad.co/ Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@bentossell


24 Mar 2021

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Future of Work: How No-Code Can Empower You to be a Creator with Ben Tossell

Ripple Effect

We all have the ability to create better systems and processes within our organizations. Sometimes it just takes tapping into a new mindset or discovering new tools. On this special Future of Work episode, Ben Tossell, founder of Makerpad, discusses how no-code and low-code tools can empower anyone to become creators. Learn how to approach and solve problems in new ways and how no-code tools make it easier and more accessible to act on your ideas.


18 Feb 2021

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011 - No-code: what, why, when and more, with Ben Tossell (Founder @ Makerpad)

Life on Mars - A podcast from MarsBased

No-code, low-code, less-code, zero-code... you name it! There's a trend of building applications - and even companies - without having to actually code anything, thus enabling less-technical people to assemble prototypes and MVPs to test their ideas for free and without technical chops.But... what's all the fuss about it? When should we use no-code, or for whom's it the right approach? Is there a moment when you should stop using it? What profiles know how to deal with these tools?Ben Tossell is CEO and founder of Markerpad, a platform for no-code projects that has built one of the biggest communities around this movement. So big, it's now launched a fund, to invest in no-code tools.Follow us in this conversation with Ben to dispel some myths and talk about the present and future of no-code, what do investors think about this new current of thought and how to scale such projects.


14 Sep 2020

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Ben Tossell: Quickly Shipping Side Projects (Makerpad)

Caffeine Conversations

Ben Tossell is the founder of Makerpad.co – a no-code community for learning to build and ship projects without writing any code. Ben turned his side project into a full time, funded business and community at the heart of this industry. Side-note, I also work closely with Ben and his team.http://makerpad.co/https://twitter.com/bentossell


24 Aug 2020

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049: A Membership Teaching How to Build Software Without Code - with Ben Tossell

Membership Maker - How to Build a Sustainable Membership Business

For full show notes click here.Enjoyed the episode? Leave us a review here :)Questions or comments? Please email podcast@memberspace.com


26 May 2020

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Makerpad: Low Code Tools with Ben Tossell

Software Daily

Low code tools can be used to build an increasing number of applications. Knowledge workers within a large corporation can use low code tools to augment their usage of spreadsheets. Entrepreneurs can use low code tools to start businesses even without knowing how to code.Modern low code tools have benefited from steady improvements in cloud infrastructure, front-end frameworks like ReactJS, and browser technology such as the V8 JavaScript engine. These building blocks led to the popular low code products such as Webflow, Bubble, Retool, and Airtable. The low code products are supported by a broad selection of domain-specific APIs such as Stripe, Twilio, and Zapier.Ben Tossell runs Makerpad, a site devoted to low-code and no-code applications. Makerpad describes how to use these tools to design sophisticated applications that don’t require you to write code. But they do require a different kind of software engineering. To create applications intelligently with low-code tools, you need to know how the tools fit together, and you need to be willing to persist through a process of iteration and debugging that is similar to traditional software engineering.Ben joins the show to talk about his experience building low-code tools, the use cases for these tools, and his predictions for how they will impact the future of software.

27 Feb 2020

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Ep 3 - Ben Tossell of Makerpad

No Code Podcast

Episode 3: Makerpad - Ben Tossell is founder and CEO of Makerpad.  Join host Alex as he catches up with Ben and discusses a range of topics. Including: Founder's Journey-- How Ben built Makerpad Makerpad --Products and Features Building products with SPEED Who is the Makerpad customer?  Startup advice and how no code is involved No code vs. Code =  Non-existent  Sign up for the No Code Podcast Newsletter Here! Tweet to share and show your support for the show! Visit: www.makerpad.co Connect with Ben on Twitter: @bentossell Connect with Makerpad on Twitter: @makerpad Visit: www.nocodepodcast.carrd.co Connect with us on Twitter: @nocode_podcast Email: nocodepod@gmail.com


6 Feb 2020

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238: Makerpad: How Ben Tossell Bootstrapped A $240K Side-Project - With Ben Tossell

The SaaS Podcast - SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship

Ben Tossell is the founder of Makerpad, a website that teaches you how to build apps and websites without writing a single line of code.The Show NotesMakerpadMakerpad Tools and TutorialsProduct HuntEarnest CapitalAirtableBubbleGlideTypeformMemberStackWebflowZapierLambda SchoolBen on TwitterOmer on TwitterEnjoyed this episode?Subscribe to the podcastLeave a rating and reviewFollow Omer on TwitterNeed help with your SaaS?Join SaaS Club Plus: our membership and community for new and early-stage SaaS founders. Join and get training & support.Join SaaS Club Launch: a 12-week group coaching program to help you get your SaaS from zero to your first $10K revenue.Apply for SaaS Club Accelerate: If you'd like to work directly with Omer 1:1, then request a free strategy session.


4 Feb 2020