Julien Hobeika is Co-Founder and CEO at WePopp, a mobile platform allowing people to collaboratively plan nights out with friends.
Great leaders know how to listen well to people and then rally people around a vision without much arguing. It requires great talent to understand everyone’s reasoning and to say what needs to be said in a way that makes absolute sense for everyone.
Since March 2013 we’ve been working at Le Camping (the most famous accelerator in Paris). Back in March we were working on a web application on which we iterated a lot. Since Late June we started iterating on mobile and we found a much bigger market fit than before.
Our product is viral by nature. Invitees don’t need to create an account or download the app to respond to invites so an organizer can easily create an event (or a Popp, as we call it) from his very first use because he doesn’t have to convert all his friends to the service. Even no, we’re relying on a lot of early PR.
In order to have a fast and efficient working team, everyone should share and understand the same goal and vision. This means that each time we discuss our roadmap or strategy, we encourage people to strongly argue what they think the right thing to ...