Making the Cut with Chris Hill and Shawn Wenner
About This Show
Welcome to the “Making the Cut” Podcast with Chris Hill and Shawn Wenner where we study Life, Business and the Pursuit of Excellence from some of the most successful people in the world including Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, Jon Gordon and the list goes on. Our goal is to peel back the layers of these successful individuals, in order to figure out just how they were exactly able to "Make the Cut" in their careers, and more importantly, in their lives.
Most Recent Episode
EP 19: Steve Fredette - How to Create a Game-Changing Product in a Saturated Market
This week we had the pleasure of chatting with Steve Fredette, co-founder and President of Toast Inc., a Boston based startup in the restaurant world. Toast is a restaurant point-of-sale system that stemmed from the founding members vision to disrupt the industry by fixing a pain point in the customer payment experience. It has evolved, since the early days, into one of the game-changers in the industry that is looking to change the way restaurants connect with their sales management systems, making it easier than ever to have sales numbers, inventory, online ordering all at the click of a button. In this conversation, Steve shares the humble early days of Toast, starting on their respective couches, to where they are and the evolution along the way, which includes recent funding of over 100 million dollars to help in the continual growth and scaling of the business. IN THIS CONVERSATION WE DISCUSS: How to create a product by listening to your customers When to adapt your product or service and how to do so effectively How to make noise in a crowded market The importance of maintaining company culture through the growth cycle And much, much more. You can connect with Steve and Toast: Twitter: @ToastTab Facebook: www.facebook.com/ToastTab Instagram: www.instagram.com/ToastTab Check out their blog that has some incredible resources for restaurant professionals Here's the article that Steve and Chris mentioned about the company MELT that tried to grow and scale in the wrong way. If you liked this conversation with Steve, be sure to check out the episode prior with Paul Barron, HERE.