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Good morning and happy Sunday.
Today, I’m sending you something a bit special: what I’m calling our Sunday Breakfast 🥞.
What is the Sunday Breakfast?
It's 5 bite-sized case studies to get you motivated for the week ahead. You can read it in 2 minutes or less.
I hope you enjoy it:
1. The orange juice 🍊
No high school diploma, no problem... This founder didn’t have any "traditional" schooling beyond 8th grade.
And he now runs a multi-million dollar online brand.
2. The coffee ☕️
The secret to its success? Bringing technology to a traditionally super low-tech business.
Oh, yeah. And great tenacity. The founder was rejected over 40 times before getting the first ‘yes’.
3. The eggs 🍳
This founder tackled some low-hanging fruit in the no-code space: maps.
Geocities, Tumblr, Zapier, Webflow… Tools like these make tech more accessible to the billions of people in our world that are not tech-savvy.
4. The toast 🥪
They have even sold some pairs at the Vatican. Was that you, Pope Francis?
5. The pancakes 🥞
These non-technical founders were able to raise some decent money for their SaaS.
Want to learn how to approach investors, prepare a pitch, and raise millions? Then you need to read this, they told us exactly how they did it.
Enjoy your Sunday, and have a great week ahead!
Hey! 👋I'm Pat Walls, the founder of Starter Story.
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