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Thoughts on Day 16 from the Founder & CEO of GradeSlam, Phil Cutler:
Started off with responding to some emails we had received after our Back-to-school update went out.
I had a meeting with one of our Futurpreneur mentors, Dimitri Stathis founder of Excelia. Excelia offers cloud based telephone solutions - very cool for the startups out there. We hadn't spoke since the beginning of the summer so it was nice to catch up and see what was happening.
Each Wednesday we have our status update meeting with Program Director Sylvain Carle. This chat focused primarily on speed. We need to be moving faster, I agree. Our CAC is low, so we need to ramp up the amount spent on that to get more users on the platform.
The afternoon was jammed with meetings about professional services. We had an update call with our accountants at BDO and a round table discussion with one of the biggest banks in Canada regarding the needs of companies like ours.
Unfortunately, I was too busy to attend the first Founder Talk with Carl Mercier.
Roberto and I were at the office late into the night preparing for mentor day tomorrow and going over some high level goals. We feed off each other and he has been working incredibly hard to ship code.
General Mood: 8
Daily Progress: 8
Team Size: 7