SPP#51 with Sam Polgar: 'I apply the customer feedback loop from the Lean Startup to my life.'

SPP#51 Samuel Polgar

Meet this week’s awesome studentpreneur: Samuel Polgar (23), Applied Physics student at the University of Technology Sydney and founders of Chewsr, Sydney, Australia.

Samuel started working at the age of 10 at his mum’s work. Then he worked at 14 in a restaurant and fell in love with Cooking. He had a lot of ideas but never started anything until he went to a Food Hackathon that he won with his co-funder Angela Edwards, thanks to a lot of traction. Chewsr was born: it’s like ordering food from Tinder. Now they are going to the next step: an accelerator (Slingshot, Melbourne).

Quotes:

  • ‘I apply the customer feedback loop from the Lean Startup to my life.’

  • ‘I asked for a lot of help and received a lot, so ask me for help now.’

  • ‘Just do it, don’t think about it too much, go and learn it yourself!’

  • ‘I said, how can I get involved in entrepreneurship and he replied, go to a hackathon. Best advice’

  • ‘Meetup.com is such a great way to connect with the community.’

  • ‘Failure is the best way to learn, don’t be afraid.’

  • ‘I talked to the right person who told me to get into a hackathon.’

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Books:

  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

  •  Zero to One by Peter Thiel

  • Thinking Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

U2U (Uni to support you):

  • The UTS association BUILT is great, they provide great presentations.

  • ‘We need recognition from the top level and that’s what we have at UTS: I met the VC at the Project Pitch competition.’

  • We need credits when doing entrepreneurial activities doing creative intelligence a degree.

  • It’s great to be next to the largest co-sharing space in Sydney.

Links:

Twitter: @samuelpolgar

email: sampolgar@gmail.com

Facebook page

Website: Chewsr.co

Other website on STEM education: Technoda.com.au

Slingshot accelerator in Melbourne: Slingshotters.com/

Hackathon at UTS: UTS Project Pitch

 

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