Ari Kuqi - Whose stache is that?

Ari Kuqi discusses how to build a business from $0 to $1 million in one year

Ari Kuqi was a recent guest on the CoinGeek Weekly Livestream. He’s a familiar face to Bitcoiners who have been around a while and was a former entrepreneur in the blockchain space.

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Now, Kuqi has launched a YouTube channel called Stache Talk to document his process of building a business from $0 to $1 million in a year.

What is Ari Kuqi up to?

Kuqi tells us he’s setting himself a challenge—taking a new idea from $0 to $1 million valuation within a year. He has launched this YouTube channel to document the process.

For those who don’t know, Kuqi has been a tech-sector entrepreneur for around a decade and previously worked in the Bitcoin space. He talked about some of what he did on a recent CoinGeek Weekly Livestream episode.

Kuqi explains that, as a starting point, he liked to talk to people and validate his ideas. This is his initial form of market research, and he makes sure the problem he addresses is a real-world issue. Inevitably, some ideas will fail, but there’s a much greater chance they’ll do so if you skip this initial step.

After one week

In his second video, Kuqi says that after only one week, he has seen lots of interest from developers, media, and investors. He’s had nine developers proposing projects within the first week.

Circling back to his initial idea of validating assumptions and testing ideas, Kuqi assumed that a) people who knew what he did previously would be interested, and b) others unfamiliar with him would be interested, too. He validated those ideas with his first video, which got 6,000 views across platforms and generated the aforementioned interest.

After some initial testing, Kuqi has two projects being worked on. They are not Bitcoin-related; he says anyone holding coins should sell them as soon as possible unless they are miners.

In the meantime, he’ll continue to validate his ideas and make sure people are willing to pay for their problems to be solved by the ideas he and his team will develop.

Watch: CoinGeek Weekly Livestream with Kurt Wuckert Jr. and Ari Kuqi

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