“Starting with No Tech Experience” Interview with Sandi MacPherson, Founder at Quibb
It’s the final episode of FemgineerTV for the 2015 season!
It felt like just yesterday I was waking up at 5am on a January morning to buy bagels for Ben Congleton our first guest. Then driving up with him to SF to beat the traffic on 101. Still can’t believe we made it one piece for the live pilot episode!
Since then we’ve produced a total of 11 episodes with guests who are changing the landscape of technology in the way they design, engineer, and lead product innovation and their companies. If you’ve missed even one episode, then take some time this holiday season to watch them all here.
Of course none of these episodes would have been possible without the support of our sponsor Pivotal Tracker. Specials thanks to Ronan Dunlop, Charles Springer, and Dan Podsedly for believing in my vision for FemgineerTV and continuing to support it. These are some of the BEST guys in Silicon Valley to work with!
I also want to thank my team: Michael Zeligs (videographer), Nathalie Arbel (editor), Christy Buckland (editor), and Gary Kirk (video editor). They are such a pleasure to work with, and go out of their way to make the episodes look and sound amazing!
Now on to the final episode of FemgineerTV for the 2015 season!
In this episode we’ll be exploring the theme of what it’s like to start building a technology company and product with little to no experience.
We’ve all heard stories about tech founders who started their careers as engineers, designers, product managers and sales staff, while supporting a tech company. But can someone from outside tech successfully launch a tech product? Sandi MacPherson is proof it can be done! She’s the founder of Quibb and has a unique story of how she became a founder.
In the latest episode of Femgineer TV, Sandi shares how she went from working in eastern Canada as a scientist, studying climate change, to completing her MBA, and eventually moving to California to start a technology company.
Having no tech experience, Sandi went through a series of steps and received a lot of hands-on help that led her to eventually start Quibb, a service that shares articles and reports that influencers and experts are reading, in a newsfeed and daily email.
In this episode, you’ll learn the following from Sandi:
- The risk she took that helped launch her tech career.
- How founders without a tech background can get started.
- How she turned to the users of Quibb for funding and how you can use this strategy, too.
- A special side project she is working on!
I would love to hear what you enjoyed most about my conversation with Sandi. Please share your questions and comments below on founders with no tech experience.