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Pop Quiz, Monday with Andrew Shortt

Andrew Shortt
Photo credit: Andrew Shortt

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Andrew Shortt

Andrew Shortt
Photo credit: Andrew Shortt

What is your job role?
Founder

Tell us about your company?
Snibble is the first premium snackable mobile video platform, combining a next-gen viewing experience with the power of social amplification.

What do you love most about your job?
Seeing an idea come to life that started in my head and now has a super-talented team, all working towards the same goal.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
I’m driven by creating something better for our users and more value for our shareholders.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
I throw out an idea, and they throw back five.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Honestly, our fun is mostly based around building Snibble. It’s an iterative creative process. What prank could be more fun than that?

What are some of the challenges of your job?
As Founder, every step of the way has been a struggle. Financing, tech issues, team issues. There’s never a shortage of fires to put out. The longer I do this, the more I realize that you have to learn to love the struggle.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
As you’re building something that could turn out to be of value, people who you thought were your friends come after the money. I founded Snibble. I do it every day to see it come to life. Any money is completely secondary. But others don’t see it as the founder does. So be very careful. Get everything in writing. And don’t sign anything without reading it twice and getting a good lawyer to look at it.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Don’t become an entrepreneur because you think you’ll get rich. Do it if being an entrepreneur burns in your soul. Do it to change the world. Make your passion your life, and enjoy the grind bringing your idea to life.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

snibblecorp.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-shortt

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Written by Ricky Singh, MBA

Founder & Editor of The Startup Growth

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