MVP DOES NOT EQUAL SHIT PRODUCT
I (like most of us) scale up new shit all the time, however I have 2 serious products that I have been maintaining for years and are post-revenue.
A new thing I've been working on is about to become "serious product number 3".
This is new for me as I'm building something that already exists; by that I mean there are other solutions to the problem that are already out there making money.
I always preach that you should not be put off building something because there are already companies active in that space, and I guess I'm now practicing what I preach.
What's the product?
Imagine you're giving a talk. It could be a presentation to a small room at your work or at a huge conference like TED - it's all the same.
Now imagine your first slide that was up as people were entering the room was a url and an access code. Folks go to that site, enter the code and then they are in your "event" and can submit questions to you as you go. As the speaker you can address these questions in real time, at the end of your session, or later.
What problem does it solve?
I've been in many large conferences where I wanted to ask a question but couldn't.
I've been in many smaller conferences where the flow of the day was completely derailed because idiots kept asking questions and disrupting the speaker.
I've GIVEN many presentations / talks where you actually want questions, but no-one is willing to speak up... and then after the talk is finished you get a lot of people trying to ask you stuff in person.
It solves all of that.
is it validated as an idea?
Yes; there are already companies in this space with big customers, making a lot of money.
How am I different / better?
I'm not going after corporations like the main players in this arena. I'll be looking more at the lower end of the market. Also my feature set is quite different.
what's it called?
This is where I'm stuck. I'm thinking "Ask Hub", "Ask Anything", "Any Questions" etc etc but they're all rubbish. Would love any ideas.
Thanks if you made it this far.
PS. the software is already built. I'm focussing on brand and UX now.