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manojranaweera · 1d ago

I think we in the UK are always apologetic unlike the Americans. Not sure why. I'm actually Sri Lankan but lived here for 30+ years - only first 20 years in Sri Lanka.

Ok, here goes - Free talent for tech startups

Thanks for pointing this out.

manojranaweera · 1d ago - Free talent (volunteers) for tech startups

manojranaweera · 1d ago

Our focus until we get to 1000 volunteers is not revenue. We are building a 2-sided marketplace. You have to focus more on one side than the other, especially at the beginning, and the side we have chosen is Volunteers (inventory) and not the companies (customers).

We are fixing two problems:

1. Volunteers - anyone can gain experience and skills to improve their career
2. Tech Startups - you can now mix paid with non-paid from SkilledUp Life - first to survive and grow your early-stage tech startup, especially those who bootstrap.

2-sided marketplaces are not the same as straightforward products.

manojranaweera · 1d ago

For us at what matters most above all else is getting to 1000 volunteers, ideally before end of first year, i.e. end of July 2021. We have reached 619 volunteer signups.

Trying to bring on-board a few social media volunteers to help us achieve this. Hopefully, we will shortly have few more mug shots

manojranaweera · 1d ago Free talent (volunteers) for tech startups

Until we reach 1000 volunteers (currently at 619), our sole focus is on the volunteer end of the two-sided marketplace. To achieve this, the home page is fine-tuned for volunteer sign-up. Love to hear your feedback.

manojranaweera · 6d ago

I don't know about Europe, but I know a bit about the UK tech ecosystem. We are having the best year so far for tech investment. has captured £7. 2 billion gone into tech companies this year along.

EU was an interesting dream. Whilst I didn't vote for Brexit, we now have to make our own way in the world.

manojranaweera · 8d ago

Think I fixed the contrast issue. Thanks Andy.

manojranaweera · 8d ago

Thanks Andy. For some weird reason, I cannot get rid of some of the stuff on the home page. I will try harder.

My single teammate has been crying out for months asking for FAQs, etc. He actually has sent me a better list of questions than what I added yesterday.

Will take another stab at this later. Thanks for forcing (gentle pressure works) me to implement FAQs.

Sounds like I got a long way to go to learn about design. My latest is rebuilding the Techcelerate website - finally, the home page is almost where I want it to be.

manojranaweera · 8d ago

Hi Andy

Took your suggestions. Added few FAQs to the bottom of the home page for Volunteers

Do let me know anything else we should add there. Thanks for the suggestion.

manojranaweera · 8d ago

Hi Andy

It was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek comment. However, I did acknowledge later in the thread to Slouischarles' that it does make sense to report inputs rather than just the outputs.

It's remarkable how you track the feedback you give. Do you use a CRM for this? Or just Notes on Macbook or something simple? Well done by the way.