How would you test a marketplace Startup idea at zero cost ?
I failed when I tried to build a marketplace Startup a few years ago, so this one is close to my heart. The good thing was that I learnt so much from the experience. Whilst my obsession now is about making sure that I share my knowledge with everyone, I'm also curious about how you've been able to solve this riddle. There are several playbooks on building marketplaces, you can offer one-side of the market a service, and this could be anything from building a community to sharing a monthly newsletter (somewhat ubiquitous now). So if I were to do it again today, I'd start by finding one thing that both sides of the market wanted and help them to achieve this whilst building a community, with zero tech :) How would you do it today in 6 months and what would be your biggest challenge?