Pop Quiz, Monday with Ashley Pope

Ashley Pope

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?
Ashley Pope

Ashley Pope
Photo credit: Ashley Pope

What is your job role?

Tell us about your company?
We are HiHi!, a Fintech company that enables Crypto holders, small and large, to earn spendable Fiat interest whilst HODL’ing their Crypto! Why just HODL when you can earn Fiat interest?

What do you love most about your job?
As Co-Founder of an early stage startup my role is highly varied; from I.T. systems to marketing to design to sales to legal contract reviews… I have to do it all. I love the problem solving, variety and overall project management.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
When you find your passion (and this will sound cliche but..) it’s not work 🙂

How do your co-workers inspire you?
Our team is from a highly varied background including private finance and government. Each member brings their strengths which act as an inspiration to the rest of the team!

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Our team is global, so we tend to prank over Telegram.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
The fast-paced nature and breadth of knowledge required to get a variety of tasks completed diligently and exceptionally well… this said, I welcome challenges, they help everyone at HiHi! grow. I recently had a custom dictionary made with the word “impossible” removed, and circulated it to the HiHi! team 🙂

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Listen to your inner self, find your true passion and follow it. Plan but be prepared to adapt in a measured way. Surround yourself with great people. There are many roads to Rome.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Research, find a niche, devise a product and go for it. Prioritise and look after your time so that you can be most efficient. Don’t work 20 hour days for months on end. Your productivity will be shot. Don’t be afraid to take time out with no electronics every now and then to allow your mind time to rest and do background work!

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:


Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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