Episode 017 with Patrick McKenzie of StarFighters.io. Patrick made the leap from grinding it out as a white-collar worker in Japan to being an entrepreneur by solo-shipping two SaaS products. In that journey, he also has become one of the top contributors at sites like Hackernews. Today Patrick is Co-Founder and CEO of Starfighters.io which matches large employers to talented developers in a unique way which you’ll hear about in the episode.

In this episode:

  • How he built and ultimately sold a software business that helps teachers create bingo cards for the classroom.
  • Getting past the chicken or egg problem in match making or marketplace based businesses.
  • The best way to find a quality developer and how much you should expect to pay them.
  • What to do when you can’t afford the $20,000 fee needed to develop your software and more.

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