Ep. 054 – Interview with Slidebean CEO ‘Caya’ Cayasso, Part 2

Jose 'Caya' Cayasso, CEO of Slidebean

Jose ‘Caya’ Cayasso, CEO of Slidebean

In this episode, the Success In Business Podcast continues our interview with Jose ‘Caya’ Cayasso, founder and CEO of presentation-sharing software startup Slidebean. In this segment of the interview, Tom and Caya discuss Slidebean’s business model, examine the lessons learned from Caya’s previous startup Saborstudio, and talk about the risks of starting a business with your friends.

In addition to his success as an entrepreneur, Caya has been named in the “40 Under 40” list of Costa Rican innovators by El Financiero newspaper, and received an Innovation Champion by the Costa Rican Ministry of Science and Technology.

• Intro, and interview recap

• Developing Slidebean from beta to functioning product

• Slidebean as a teaching tool for creating pitch decks

• “Nobody really loves to use PowerPoint.”

• The value of high-quality presentations for startups

• The story behind Saborstudio, Caya’s failed startup

• “The number one focus a company should have is building a business.”

• Lessons learned from Saborstudio’s failure

• Perils of founding a business with friends

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