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
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.
#197 – Inside Zapier's First Acquisition with Ben Tossell of Makerpad
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
Future of Work: How No-Code Can Empower You to be a Creator with Ben Tossell
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.
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.
Ben Tossell: Quickly Shipping Side Projects (Makerpad)
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
238: Makerpad: How Ben Tossell Bootstrapped A $240K Side-Project - With Ben Tossell
The SaaS Podcast - SaaS, Startups, Growth Hacking & Entrepreneurship
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