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  1. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    Woohoo! Progress! The application is 95% finished. There are a few rough edges in the UI I still want to fix, and e-mails need a nice template as well. Other than that, I can seach flights, view pricing, make a payment and book a ticket. At least, against the development service AllMyles has...
  2. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    Still integrating with airlines API, but also started to think about branding. As an experiment, I tried DesignCrowd (referrer link) / DesignCrowd to post a job and see if design would come. I went with the second cheapest plan, and in less than 24 hours have gotten 40 designs, of which 5 or 6...
  3. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    Going with what I know best: .NET (ASP.NET MVC and Razor all the way, with some jQuery sprinkled in). Does this hurt me? Yes! I'd love to go with Vue.js on the front-end, add some HTTP API in the back-end and be all shiny and fancy. But in the end, I want to make progress in launchign something...
  4. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    Have considered that (and in fact did a posting on UpWork), but quickly realized that getting this fleshed out enough so someone else could build it would take a reasonable amount of time as well. Not worth it, for the MVP at least. If it takes off afterwards, I do intend on having things...
  5. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    Good question. I have the idea of the final service in my head, but am slappng myself into keeping an MVP mindset: can the thing I am building validate the need and serve as the starting point for the business. As a software developer myself, I know how long certain things will take...
  6. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    A couple of weeks have passed, and I am glad that even being busy with other things, I made progress on executing this idea! On the technical side I was able to build much of the application that will support the business. User management, sending out invites, accepting invites, managing...
  7. Very cool! Thanks for reaching out

    Very cool! Thanks for reaching out
  8. MEETUPS Belgium - 29th of June

    Gave them a call yesterday, seems for 10 people (according to the Doodle) we will not be needing any reservations for an informal gathering. To summarize: (@Longinus - can you add this to the opening post?) Date: Saturday, June 29 - 13:00 Location: City brewery - restaurant 't Pakhuis...
  9. MEETUPS Belgium - 29th of June

    Sure! Any time preference?
  10. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    I mentioned a bit earlier that someone here on the forum contacted me. That someone was @Axxoul who works in the travel industry. We had a quick call today and chatted a bit about things. He validated the first two posts of this thread: entry into the travel industry is hard and not very...
  11. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    Thanks @Ocean Man ! And I totally agree the travel field has many opportunities for making things better. I'm a frequent traveller myself and it's ridiculous some times what hoops to jump through. Usually goes well, but not always. Got pinged by someone else here on the forum, to chat about the...
  12. MEETUPS Belgium - 29th of June

    Doodle is open: Doodle: FLF Benelux Meet-up
  13. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    In the previous post I mentioned GDS and OTA, and the conection between control and cost of entry. Ideally, I'd like to go with a GDS as that provides full control. Entry is higher though, and looking at integrating with them also looks like a longer time-to-market. Some more searching landed...
  14. MEETUPS Belgium - 29th of June

    Counted ~22 mentions here, so let's say 14-16? A few ideas: Brasserie De Pelgrim - Berchem (Antwerpen) - these folks have a nice "veranda". Also parking right next door, and close to highway. Also have outside seating. Would probably not hurt to make a reservation. (this is part of the bars...
  15. Have an OTA that seems to be very willing (which reminds me to update the thread after the...

    Have an OTA that seems to be very willing (which reminds me to update the thread after the weekend). Definitely interested to chat! Pinged you on FB messenger.
  16. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    So we covered Need. Will it scale? Definitely. I've identified a market, and also found a way to market this service to them once it's built. Will this service need my Time? Yes. To get it built. But once running, Time will not be tied to $$$, so even while I'm not working on this service income...
  17. EXECUTION [Progress] Starting another SaaS (travel industry this time)

    Hey everyone! After selling off my previous SaaS, I thought I'd keep things relaxed for a year or so, to be able to think about things, get the creative juices flowing, and so on. "Keep things relaxed" lasted for 6 months, time to try something new! While building out that previous SaaS (a...
  18. MEETUPS Belgium - 29th of June

    Antwerp area here
  19. How do i create trust in the fastlane for my slowlane girlfriend?

    My wife is partially in the fastlane mindset. She knows there's process involved, and that process takes time. I did ask her to be very sceptical about anything I come up with. It means my idea must be strong enough (or tought through enough) if I don't want a proverbial slap in the face. It...
  20. EXECUTION Unsexy Startup.

    First of all, congratulations on taking the plunge and starting the process! At some point, I have been thinking about starting something similar here in Belgium. My thinking was to not immediately go for individual subscriptions, but try and land a few bigger ones that have multiple cars in...
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