HackToStart: Hack To Start - Episode 4 - Ali Zahid, COO Vanhawks on Apple Podcasts
This is the fourth episode of Hack To Start. Your hosts, Franco Varriano (@FrancoVarriano) and Tyler Copeland (@TylerCopeland), speak with Ali Zahid(@alizhd), COO at Vanhawks (@Vanhawks) about building a complete startup (hardware + software) and how to launch your business through a crowdfunding ca...
Ali Zahid is the COO of Vanhawks, makers of the Valour, the bike of the future. Safer. Smarter. Sexier. He shares his insights on how to build a complete startup and pursuing your vision.
Ali was a biomedical engineering student at Queen's University before he dropped out to join his co-founders at FounderFuel in Montreal. They launched their Kickstarter campaign 12 days before demo day, with the goal of raising $100,000. The target was quickly met (<30 hours) and end up raising 8x the initial goal, becoming the largest Kickstarter in Canada.