Matt from ShareHomeOffice: Founder

Can you share a little about your story and how you got to where you are today? We always wanted to do something to connect people. We developed several other projects in the past but at the beginning of the global lockdown we realized that ShareHomeOffice is something that we should focus on. We made this company with the intention to help people working from home get some real personal interactions in a lonely post-covid world where tech companies need to provide nothing more than laptops for their employees. Our advantage is that you can choose who you co-work with, either someone doing a similar job as yours or someone having complementary skills, so as an outcome you can learn from each other. And, thanks to the serendipity, you might find your future co-founder, team member, etc.

People thrive on serendipity that comes from social interactions. This is something that people might miss the most after the global shift to remote work which occurred because of Covid. Working in real offices, commuting, lunches with workmates, etc. were great networking opportunities which these days are very limited or even gone. ShareHomeOffice brings these events back.

What has been the largest obstacle you have had to overcome and how did you overcome it?

Having no initial budget for the project makes it more challenging to market a product successfully. However, there are free ways in which you can tell the world about it. In our case we used Twitter and Reddit. Reddit is a great tool to get feedback and potentially your first few users, whereas Twitter gives you a chance to connect with people who might want to help you with your project (developers, investors etc.).

What is some of the best advice you ever received?

Avoid group thinking. Do your own thinking at every occasion.

What is some advice you can give to an aspiring high school entrepreneur?

Embrace the lifelong learning attitude; it will help you to grow in every stage of your life.

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