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Hackathon Weekend: IncubateDC

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This past weekend, Agileana and InQbation Labs co-sponsored an impressive hackathon event, reaching hundreds of young entrepreneurs and leaders, creating unforeseen opportunity for disruptive startups and their founders in the Washington DC metro area. This event was held in conjunction with 19 other cities worldwide participating so it was a busy and fun-filled 2 days with me giving … Continued

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6 Lessons Learned: An Internship Summary

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Six weeks ago, my fellow interns and I walked into the Agileana offices starry eyed yet determined to make an impact and differentiate our summers from that of our peers. All of us were products of the US public education system who knew how to handle well defined tasks in a classroom environment; but this was the … Continued

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Product Development: Brainstorming SaaS models

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One of the toughest nuts for every company in the world to crack is how to market and sell their product once they’ve finished building it. Therefore we have started brainstorming possible pricing models and methods of distributions for our SEO optimization tool. By conducting research amongst competitive tools, we were able to identify several models … Continued

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Product Front End: An Experiment in Responsive Web Design

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The past week has been all out making our products website great. Although we had to start from scratch we had an important tool with us – data. And tons of it. With the product as is we could see what pages were popular and what design elements were failing us. Working with expert UI … Continued

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Growth Hacking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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The last two days have been an experiment in testing various marketing channels and product designs to gather traffic onto our existing product page. I spent time discussing with the product owner (Blake) and parsing through user feedback / google analytics data about user behavior to identify the weak points in our website design. I encountered initial difficulty setting … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day 9 & 10

Summer Hackathon Day 9 & 10

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Monday’s at the hackathon are always lively as everyone inQbates (ha) ideas over the weekend and then aims to shoot for excellence throughout the week. This past Friday on the Traction team we had showcased our Key Performance Indicators with the team to show them the pace at which the word was getting out. This … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day 8 by Farhan Farooqui

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Being absent for the past 2 days due to Eid celebrations with my family, I have spent most of today catching up on the good work that my colleagues have done. The philosophy of “Move fast and break things” is very much followed here. As with any product, no matter how good the service provided … Continued

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Summer Hackathon Day 3 & 4 by Farhan Farooqui

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The traction team has been off to a great start, we have focused on establishing brand names, identifying target audiences and refining our mission and purpose. Version one of the marketing website is almost ready and our elevator pitches are ready to go. Our main product is 7D Hub or Balystic as we plan on … Continued

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Summer CS Hackathon Day 2 by Farhan Farooqui

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A marksman is only effective as his aim and today was just that, exacting our aim. We accomplished this by coming to a consensus on what our product is going to be. In a marathon strategic planning discussion, each of us shared our vision and critiqued the hypothetical product that was taking shape.   We learnt to be realistic with … Continued

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Summer Internship Hackathon Day 1 by Farhan Farooqui

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Hello, my name is Farhan Farooqui. I am a recent graduate of Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Virginia and one of the team members of Agileana’s summer hackathon. Besides remarking on the productive day we had, I’d like to give a shout out to Blake and the team who are putting time aside in their … Continued

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