Welcome to the show!
With me today is a former client and all around brilliant man, Filip Valica.
Filip has a unique business and a wonderful podcast for anyone who wants to turn an invention into a product. Filip is sharing his wisdom today with us and I know if you’ve ever thought about creating a product or pitching to raise funds for something you will love this show!
In today’s episode Filip and I talk about:
Creating products and getting them to production,
Mistakes product creators make,
The realities around raising funds and getting a product sold,
How the voice plays into his work and his capital,
What it’s like to be an introvert and having to present and pitch,
The benefits of having a podcast,
How much work is really involved in creating a more confident voice and more!
If you are interested in starting a podcast or want to improve your voice in the one you have then don’t forget to sign up for my 5-Day podcast voice challenge.
This is the last call for that challenge, it starts on Sunday the 17th! I hope to work with you and you can sign up right here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcasting-challenge-sign-up/
Filip Valica has been a mechanical engineer and manager for over 12 years, designing, testing and building products. He has worked for a broad range of companies – from mom-and-pop small businesses to some of the largest corporations in the US. Filip founded The Product Startup to provide a step-by-step blueprint to aspiring product creators wanting to bring their own ideas to market.
Along with his mother, Filip came to the United States as a political refugee from Czechoslovakia when he was 7 years old. They arrived with two suitcases and $80 in cash and left behind all of their family. His journey and success in the United States prove that it’s possible to create your own luck through hard work.
At an early age, Filip became the “man-of-the-house” and was responsible for fixing things around the house. After college, he pooled his savings, borrowed money from his friends, bought an inhabitable foreclosure and spent the next 2 years to make it livable.
Filip lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and daughter. After his daughter was born, he realized that he needed to focus on his passion and soon launched The Product Startup.
Filip believes that anyone can develop a product using recent advances in technology and tools – and by following the same road map many other companies currently use to commercialize their ideas. On his podcast, Filip interviews other founders and shows listeners a how they can build their products and brands on a tight budget. His hands-on point of view resonates with other action-oriented small business owners and entrepreneurs. You can find out more about Filip at https://theproductstartup.com/