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kache on X: "i tried to sell dingboard to X. they gave me a job instead " / X

๐ŸŒˆ Abstract

The article discusses the author's experience of trying to sell their startup "dingboard" to X, and instead being offered a job. It also covers the author's plans to turn dingboard into a hardware startup called "DING BOT".

๐Ÿ™‹ Q&A

[01] Selling dingboard to X

1. What was the author's experience trying to sell dingboard to X?

  • The author had a meeting with Elon Musk to try to sell dingboard, but Musk challenged the author to keep running the business instead of selling it.
  • The author found the technical challenge of selling dingboard to X's engineers interesting and enjoyable.
  • The author didn't push the sale too hard, as they felt X could focus on other priorities that would provide more consumer value.

2. Why did the author ultimately decide to take a job offer from X instead of selling dingboard?

  • The author missed the technical challenges and responsibility of working at a large tech company.
  • The author was motivated by impressing "technical anonymous internet users" and felt that selling dingboard to X would be a "Cool Based thing" to do.

[02] Turning dingboard into a hardware startup

1. What are the author's plans for the future of dingboard?

  • The author plans to keep adding new features to dingboard, as it doesn't require much work to maintain.
  • The author intends to pivot dingboard into a bootstrapped hardware startup called "DING BOT", using the profits from dingboard to fund the project.
  • The goal is to create an autonomous AI toy robot under $50, manufactured at a rate of 30 units per month.

2. Why does the author want to turn dingboard into a hardware startup?

  • The author sees it as an opportunity to take on a new technical challenge and continue "making fun of the startup ecosystem" on the "everything app".
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