Unable to find anything useful, we decided to create StatFuse on our own, a web application that helps high school students with their transition to college. Our online app, which launched in February 2012, give students insights, recommendations, tools, information on how to gain admission into their dream college, university tours, and more.
Best Success Story:
After using all of our money on legal and development aspects of the website, we had no money left over for marketing. Instead of giving up, we decided to promote our new app to the students ourselves. Within 2 weeks of launching, we were able to acquire over 12,000 users to our website.
Biggest Startup Challenge:
Our biggest challenge was finding “free” solutions to marketing our website. While there are a lot of low to no-cost marketing tools out there, none of them really worked. Thus, we developed our own free marketing strategy that really helped us promote our website to potential users.
#1 Tip for Entrepreneurs:
If you have a vision and a passion to see it succeed, do everything in your power to make it successful. Never give up no matter how stupid or crazy people say your idea is.
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