The Journey to Launching a Virtual Events Platform Years Before the Pandemic Hit
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They say that with startups, timing is everything. Being early, or late, is the same as being wrong. This year has brought about more change than we can count, but with change comes opportunity for some. And for Johnny Boufarhat and the team at Hopin, the worldwide move to remote conferencing as a result of the pandemic accelerated a trend that they had seen coming for years.

“I initially built Hopin to scratch a personal itch,” says Boufarhat. “I was stuck at home with an autoimmune disease, but still wanted to connect with people, network, and attend events, not unlike the situation many around the world find themselves in today.” Listen to this episode to hear how Boufarhat tested his MVP, applied lessons from previous startups, and navigated the journey from launch to leading a team of now 150+ at Hopin.

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