"Clarity’s knowledge-base has made me a smarter and more informed entrepreneur. This is a community that truly pushes you to become better. I’ve only spent $300 for advice that’s easily been worth thousands of dollars." — Jason Martin
Co-founder at TechTalks.tv — a web publishing platform for educational presentations, live workshops, and slide-based videos.
- EdTech, Online Media
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Clarity Member Since:
- April 2012
- Call Data:
- $300 spent; 15 calls
- Advice Sought:
- video marketing, fundraising strategy, idea validation, UX
access to top leaders, geo-diverse network, rigorous feedback, motivation & support
"Clarity gives me access to experts outside of my local market and enables me to connect with industry leaders who are brilliant in ways that I am not. The platform’s knowledge-base has made me a smarter and more informed entrepreneur. I’ve only spent $300 for advice that’s easily been worth thousands of dollars."
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Jason’s lifelong dream has been to be an entrepreneur and to create products that people love.
"My whole life, I’ve been passionate about starting things. In the last 10 years, I’ve probably been involved with five different ventures. I’m always finding myself getting involved with new opportunities."
Over the last two years, he’s been building TechTalks to help conference owners and speakers share their presentations.
"We’ve filmed a lot of great conferences. We’ve had great early successes with 6,000 user signups. There’s so much that we want to do including building apps for conference attendees."
Life Before Clarity
Before Clarity, Jason relied on conferences to access top experts. He found the process highly inefficient.
"I enjoy going to events and conferences, but they’re definitely not the best solutions for accessing top talent. Conferences are crowded and far from the best setting to pitch experts cold for advice."
To save time and expand his network, Jason began connecting with industry leaders online. He found the process highly inefficient.
"I would read blog posts and reach out to authors. I’d try to connect with them via email and try to build a rapport that way. It was a nitty, gritty process with minimal ROI."
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Clarity Pushes Jason to Grow
Jason views his community as critical to his success.
"Clarity’s experts keep me in gear. They inspire me to push my limits and work hard so that I can match their accomplishments. That’s why I reach out to people who are way smarter than me. That’s my favorite part about Clarity — this is a community that truly pushes you to become better. It’s critical to success as an entrepreneur."
Clarity has expanded Jason’s access to advice and top experts. Previously, he was limited to the Minnesota market, but now, he can connect with experts all over the world.
"It’s like having an a-lister’s cell phone contact list in the palm of your hand. That’s something that should cost more. Clarity makes these top experts accessible to first-time entrepreneurs like me."
He envisions Clarity as a tool to help him achieve his life goals.
"There’s so much that we want to do including building apps for conference attendees so they can learn together."
David Weekly — Entrepreneur & Innovator
Guidance on TechTalks pitch and presentation
Alex Baldwin — Co-founder of Console.fm
Bonnie Foley-Wong — Founder of Pique Ventures
"Time is priority #1 for entrepreneurs, and Clarity helps you make the most of it early on when you’re building your company’s foundations. People on Clarity all understand this concept — and they’re serious about helping fellow entrepreneurs. The community is amazing and a must for first-time founders."