Building a mentorship platform to $1m GMV - Dominic Monn, MentorCruise

I speak with Dom Monn (the other "Dom"), founder of MentorCruise, about persistence and working full-time on his business.
Dominic Monn is the founder of MentorCruise, a marketplace that connect mentors and mentees in Tech, which is currently doing $15k in monthly revenue and processed over $1m through the platform. Previously, Domm was a Machine Learning engineer at Doist, a job that he left in Feb '22 to pursue MentorCruise full time.

What we covered in this episode:
  • Why Dom left his full-time job at Doist
  • How going full-time has impacted MentorCruise
  • What Dom’s day-to-day looks like
  • Not feeling guilty about unproductive hobbies
  • How Dom’s discovered mentorship through Udacity
  • Taking 5 months to build an MVP
  • Why validation wouldn’t work for MentorCruise
  • How it took 3 months to get his first paying customer
  • Why he decided to push through regardless
  • How persistence pays off
  • Why building a business is like building a muscle
  • How programmatic SEO works
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Building a mentorship platform to $1m GMV - Dominic Monn, MentorCruise
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