Top feedback in the Pioneer Tournament 10-12-2020
Shared by pioneer · 46d ago · 14 comments

One of the big advantages of playing Pioneer is getting a steady stream of feedback on your project from other founders.

Because good feedback is so important, we’re starting a series that highlights great feedback that’s given on Pioneer.

Pioneer for employment. Interesting idea. My question as with all employment platforms is 'do people do it often enough to keep them engaged'? I'd also like to see some proof of why this method is preferred by employers (which would hook me as a candidate). I'm a life long learner so it's the learning that drives me. When playing it's the play (eg on Pioneer giving feedback and improving). Good luck!

- miit.co

Cool idea and congratulations on reaching the top 50! If you're pitching to business you need to show them why healthy habits will improve their productivity and bottom line. This is missing from the site ATM. I would employ a bottom up approach just as Slack itself did. Find potential end users interested in wellness (FB groups, Meetup, IG etc) and get them to intro/champion Guineapig at their workplace. Good luck!

- miit.co

Nice, the artist contract seminar sounds immensely helpful.

I didn't realize "Stories" was your blog! I bet content will go a long way for you to find new buyers while giving your artists something to share about your work with them. We use ghost.org for our blog, highly recommend. You can then cross-post them to medium.com, which gets you guaranteed distribution.

- roboflow.com

Good to see you all again - congrats on the progress!

Given you're targeting HORECA, consider making a landing page dedicated to this on your site? Or potentially include specific testimonials from early customers in the industry? We've recently started building industry pages and found them persuasive!

- roboflow.com

Hey Mirr!

For banks, in the North, we've been using Danske bank for large transactions and Starling Business for day to day expenses/subscriptions. Have linked it with Stripe for receiving payments + sending invoices etc.

On your site, can you update from HTTP to HTTPS? It shows as "not secure" for me

Random idea: Using Mirr for medical diagnosis ~ skin conditions ~ "Hey Mirr, is this rash normal?"

Good luck!

- cropsafe.io

Hmm, If you marketed this right you could definitely get a bunch of moms to send you money for a "Go fund me" or a similar crowdfunding platform?

Try using Carrd.co or webflow.com to make a landing page and you could show this to people. "Make the internet safer for kids" is awesome but it's very general/vague. You could be more specific and add a "How"?

Keep up the good work, you got this! :D

- cropsafe.io

Here are the principles that stood out to our team:

- Imagine you’re the target user. Would you use the product? What’s confusing?
- Put yourself in the shoes of the founder: How would you approach their challenges?
- Tap into your own knowledge and experience. Is there anything you could share that would accelerate the founder’s progress?
- Be creative. Can you think of other use cases or target users?
- Be generous: Try to give as much impactful feedback you can think of.

- The Pioneer Team

cilliancollins · 45d ago

I think 20 feedback comments every monday is too much for such a short time period, and often leads to low quality feedback. It'd be worth considering extending the voting time to include tuesday, so there's 2 days to get through it. Monday is generally a busy day anyway and it takes time to write good feedback.

Blake · 45d ago

I'd be curious to take a look at the analytics, I agree that there is a fair share of low quality feedback, but I'm wondering how much is that is repeatedly from the same companies. There's an obvious corollary between highly rated feedback and users who clicked on links to websites. (Kind of hard to get good feedback when you didn't even look at something. I'd be curious about the impact of something that curates the type of content that users want feedback on, instead of just a wall of text, someone's website pops up with their particular question in mind. If I had to guess, they're probably just trying to keep it simple and let the process occur as naturally as possible. The people who are willing to look a bit more in depth to provide better feedback are probably going to score higher and advanced faster than those who don't.

There's also a bit of a hidden aspect to provide in solid feedback. It's similar to the way a writing workshop behaves: as you practice analyzing and providing constructive feedback to others, you magically get better at providing "self-feedback" A bit of karma there, I think.

arsalabangash · 45d ago

I have also found it rather difficult to provide high-quality feedback with the limited time available to me on Mondays, but I also understand the need for timely feedback. I enjoy giving feedback and discovering new Pioneers, and it's unfortunate that I often miss out on half of the voting rounds. One idea that just came to me is:

Rewarding users 50 points if they go through 5 rounds on Monday, but then keeping general voting and feedback open till Tuesday. There won't be points for voting on Tuesdays, but it would still give pioneers the chance to submit more feedback and collect points if their feedback is selected.

klaasfoppen · 39d ago

Yes! I live giving feedback but it takes and hour out of my day easily if I want to give in-depth feedback. Also I see a lot of external survey links that are a bit annoying.

cregox@ahoxus.org · 44d ago

couldn't agree more! but i think those are 2 very distinctive topics so i wrote about them out here.

arsalabangash · 45d ago

Thank you so much for sharing this. This is a valuable post for the Pioneer community!

taigakobayashi · 29d ago

I think this should be put above the filling space of the feedback for we can remind how to write. Everyone is busy, so this message reminds everyone to be effective, productive, and more serious about writing feedback.

- Imagine you’re the target user. Would you use the product? What’s confusing?
- Put yourself in the shoes of the founder: How would you approach their challenges?
- Tap into your own knowledge and experience. Is there anything you could share that would accelerate the founder’s progress?
- Be creative. Can you think of other use cases or target users?
- Be generous: Try to give as much impactful feedback you can think of.

Receiving feedback is great but I also find the process of giving good feedback really beneficial in identifying gaps in my own game and plugging them.

Seems contrary to popular opinion here but I also think having just one day to do it is good. Yes it can be hard to find the time and yes it can make it harder to provide great feedback to every pair but it's meant to be a challenge after all. This is a competition and the time pressure forces you to think clearly and communicate concisely - skills which are invaluable as an entrepreneur.

cregox@ahoxus.org · 44d ago

honestly, receiving feedback is the only reason i come here.

but i don't go into the game to give feedback. because it's too tiring, comparing 40 unrelated projects in just 1 day and giving individual personalized good feedback to each one!

i do, however, give feedback to everyone who comments in my project and have a website, link, whatever. it's usually 6 people at most.

cregox@ahoxus.org · 44d ago

why feedback in pioneer have to be limited to 1 day? couldn't it just be available for the whole week?

i don't want to get into technical details here, just pointing that 1 single day for giving feedback might be very counter productive.

Chris · 44d ago

I'm curious about how you decided which feedback to showcase? Given that it's 2 pieces of feedback each from 3 companies out of the hundreds on Pioneer (and each piece of feedback can only receive a maximum of 1 upvote so it's not like they were the most popular pieces of feedback)

james · 44d ago

Great question! We selected feedback from the players that got the most upvotes on the week. Since players give feedback on both sides of the voting matchup, the "most helpful" players regularly get upvotes from winning and losing sides.

Chris · 44d ago

Thanks James :)

manojranaweera · 45d ago

I try to focus on two things when sharing my thoughts:

1. What does the company do/offer (value proposition)?
2. Ask

This way I can get complete 20 reviews fairly quickly.

On my end, I appreciate all the reviews I receive. I think one or two of you have already signed to https://skilledup.life. So thank you.