Alex is the co-founder of SWOB (swipe-job - think Tinder for job applications) http://swobapp.com with his sister.
He shares his journey as a regular kid who like sports to becoming a co-founder of an app.
04:39 Playing outdoors, hanging out with friends, with school/homework last
05:38 Found a passion for sports marketing
11:04 How he thought he would be a teacher and picking marketing instead
14:59 On first day of university thought he had a lot of time; THEN in a blink of an eye was graduating
16:32 Got the role of his dreams. Then had it turn depressing and miserable. Wasn't fun anymore.
18:33 Spent lots of time networking, informational interviews. And found that "Looking for a job is a full-time job"
25:28 How supportive parents knew siblings wanted to do something on their own
29:41 Built prototype first; next step find developer
32:29 Different government grants, pitch competitions, etc. to gather funds
34:33 His SIWIKE
39:51 Expanding SWOB across Canada and into the US (starting with Dallas)
Listen to the episode for more details
Watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG7q88Gy4aQ
Connect with Alex here
Read more of his work here
Special thanks to https://www.instagram.com/lincolnalexanderthe2nd/ for the theme music