Meet our Founder and CEO, Carl Potak. Carl has been involved in startups and the startup industry since 2007. He’s founded multiple startups and worked with many more startups.
While he went to university for political science, he worked on over 30 campaigns, managing a US congressional campaign, a US Senate campaign, and has used his skills transitively from politics into the startup world. Carl’s experience spans many different disciplines and it enabled him to build and grow StartupDevKit by himself.
His goal in life is to make our world a better place to live in. He’s been working towards this overarching goal socially, entrepreneurially, technologically, environmentally, and even politically.
Carl developed StartupDevKit’s website, created the incubator and accelerator programs, the platform, built the resource library and curated its content, wrote all of the website content, wrote 97% of the blog articles, set up the forums, and he’s been mentoring and coaching startup founders as a service.
He also wrote a book about startup failure that he’s looking to get published. The book is about the top 20 reasons why startups fail based on the original CB Insights study with a few other excluded reasons included, plus the root causes to each reason, how to avoid them, and what to do instead.
He used both research and personal experiences to analyze the top reasons why startups fail and was able to derive root causes from them.