Growth Hacking: The first 1000 customers w/James Kennedy (at Marketo, San Mateo)

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Startup Product Talks, San Mateo Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Featured Speaker: James Kennedy, Founder and “growth hacker” at

It might be easy to scale from 1000 to 5000 customers after you’ve at least established a user base – but how do you get your first 1000 customers – beyond family and friends – who will actually provide valuable feedback, use your product and maybe even pay…

James will share his story as well as the specific steps and unique methods that enabled him and his partner to grow from a small town on the west coast of Europe to a business that now has thousands of customers spread over 9 timezones.

About James Kennedy 

James is Founder and “growth hacker” at  James has founded a number of bootstrapped, profitable businesses specializing in creating online marketplaces.

He left his native Ireland four years ago and has since been living the life of an ‘international vagabond’ across three continents (Latin America, South Africa and Europe), all while building his business.

He has developed a wealth of experience in the online marketing and customer development space. James has a computer science degree from the University of Dublin.

Twitter: @jameskennedy


Listen to James and Priscilla on the Global Product Management Talk podcast: 


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