Want To Rent A Founder? Justin Kan?s Exec Is Making That Happen (For Charity)
Justin Kan is a busy guy. The serial entrepreneur is best known as the founder of Justin.tv, the online community that lets users broadcast, watch, and interact around video. Last year, he and team spun-off Twitch.tv, a gaming-focused version of the video streaming site, and the fast-growing Socialcam, which is on a mission to bring mobile video creation to the mainstream. Not one to sit still, Kan jumped into yet another venture in January, launching Exec, a task-management service in the vein of TaskRabbit and Zaarly that lets people post errands on-demand for $25/hour.
Today, Kan and Exec announced via blog post that they are now getting into the founder-renting business. That is to say: Exec is offering a one-day-only special which allows anyone and everyone to book time with the founders of companies like Parse, Reddit, Hipmunk, Sincerely, and even Exec itself.
If you?ve ever wanted to get some personal time with a founder from one of the fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley, without resorting to kidnapping them, now is your chance. This upcoming Saturday, April 7th, founders will make themselves available for calls, Skype chats, and more to offer advice, act as a sounding board, or just chat about the zeitgeist and such.
To book time with founders, those interested are being asked to enter a short description of what is to be discussed, along with a phone number here, or on Exec?s iPhone app. One of the founders will then be in touch, according to the blog post. (Users are also asked to include ?#execfounders? in their job description.) The team said that it will be doing its best to accomodate requests for specific founders, but likely won?t be able to meet the demands of everyone.
Those looking to book time aren?t required to be in San Francisco, you can chat with the founders from anywhere in the world. The Founder Hotline, as I?m calling it, will cost $100/hour, with minimum half-hour increments. All proceeds to will go to benefit classrooms through the startup?s ?favorite char