Q&A with Jimmy Zhao
CEO of the company @ Lunchback
What are your plans for the future?
The plan to create a contact relationship management system where people can benefits from the data we collects when looking for meaningful new connections. We could like to achieve something e.g. you can order a connection just like you order a pizza from other apps :)
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
I am trying to solve my own problem after struggling to build some meaningful connections in Stockholm. I wasted lots of time on these mingles but never get anything out of it. I started using my own product for last year and building my professional network in Stockholm after 150 lunches. All my goals are achieved including meeting few billionares in Sweden and building my entire team and find our startup investors all through networking. We have identify some core problems when it comes to networking , 1. networking without a purpose , 2. no quality time together , 3. people don't do followups as they should. We are aiming to solve these problem by teaching you how to build meaningful relationships when it comes to business, e,g. find a mentor, get a new investor.
Aside from achieving commercial success, what do you see as your startup’s mission?
Our mission is to help people to achieve their goals in life by helping them to build the deep meaningful connections.
Describe your perfect day at work.
Signing deals with customer or seeing progress on product development.
What is your best advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
You need spend more time to get customer validation than building a perfect product. I always believe doing things do not scale at beginning. It is about validating your idea or concept before you put reproduce and effort into it.