Ep. 055 – Interview with Slidebean CEO ‘Caya’ Cayasso, Part 3

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 accelerator programs, and the lessons learned from pitching his startups to over 150 investors.

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

• Caya’s experiences with startup accelerator programs

• The stress of getting accepted into an accelerator

• “You have to embrace the moment if you’re in a startup.”

• Lessons learned from pitching to 150 investors

• “Set your expectations low, because you’re going to be rejected a bunch of times before you nail a meeting.”

• Keeping a spreadsheet of potential investors and their feedback

• Sign off, and next episode preview

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