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  • By Nikki Rubin
    Build an App without Coding: Simple SMS Survey with Twilio Studio Build an App without Coding: Simple SMS Survey with Twilio Studio

    An SMS survey allows you to engage your audience remotely, so that you can access valuable customer feedback in real time. In this post, we will build a simple SMS survey using Twilio Studio. Your respondents can text a phone number, receive any series of questions or statements via text, then your app will validate their responses and log them. No coding required.

    Requirements

    In order to complete this tutorial you will need the following:

    • A Twilio account. If you don’t have one yet, you can use this link and get an extra $10 in Twilio credit when you upgrade.
    • A Twilio Phone number. You can follow this short how-to on purchasing a number if you do not already have one.

    Build an App with No Code in Twilio Studio

    Twilio Studio is a drag-and-drop editor that allows you to build Twilio apps and host them in the cloud. …

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  • By Nikki Rubin
    Twilio Startups Founder Interview Series | TS7: SellMax Twilio Startups SellMax

    Welcome to the Twilio Startups 7 (TS7, for short) where we feature exciting founders from around the world to share their inspiring entrepreneurial journeys through seven quickfire questions. Today we would like to introduce you to Sean Pour of SellMax. Read on to learn more about how Sean founded the company as a teenager and grew it into a national business. Check out tips for creating meaningful campaigns, setting realistic expectations with investors, and beating imposter syndrome.

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    • Company Name: SellMax
    • Founder Name(s): Sean Pour
    • Industry: Automotive
    • Stage/Funding: Early-stage
    • Location: San Diego, CA

    From the founder of SellMax

    We reached out to Sean at SellMax to get insight into launching your first business and building out your own custom call center to make better data-driven decisions.

    Describe your company in 160 characters or fewer (the original length of a text message)

    We are a company that makes selling …

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  • By Nikki Rubin
    Twilio Startups Founder Interview Series | TS7: OpenSponsorship opensponsorship.jpg

    Welcome to the Twilio Startups 7 (TS7, for short) where we feature exciting founders from around the world to share their inspiring entrepreneurial journeys through seven quickfire questions. Today we would like to introduce you to Ishveen Anand founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship. Read on to learn more about her move from sports management to launching a marketplace connecting athletes and brands. Check out advice for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to raise capital, inspiration for creating lasting strategic partnerships, and the reason why treadmills are great for work-life balance.

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    From the founder of OpenSponsorship

    We reached out to Ishveen Anand, former sports agent and the founder of OpenSponsorship, to get her take on how their technology is changing the sponsorship industry.

    Describe your company in 160 characters or less ( …

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  • By Nikki Rubin
    Twilio Startups Founder Interview Series | TS7: Felix Gray Felix Gray Twilio Startups

    Welcome to the Twilio Startups 7 (TS7, for short) where we feature exciting founders from around the world to share their inspiring entrepreneurial journeys through seven quickfire questions. Today we would like to introduce you to David Roger and Chris Benedict of Felix Gray. Read on to learn more about their path from finance and technology to founding an eyewear brand with a mission to make people happy. Check out their tips for raising venture capital, creating a successful partnership campaign, building a mindful company culture, and managing work-life balance, all while running a high-growth startup.

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    From the founders of Felix Gray

    We reached out to Felix Gray to get insight into how they run their business and what they’ve learned as entrepreneurs.

    Describe your company in 160 …

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  • By Nikki Rubin
    Meet the Twilio Startups Team Twilio Startups Intro.jpg

    We’re excited to introduce you to our Twilio Startups team! If you’re a startup founder, you’ve probably bumped into one of us at an event, workshop or conference. Our mission is to serve startup founders all over the world through education, mentoring, and introductions. Feel free to reach out to us with questions, or apply to join the Twilio Startups Program.

     Meet the Team

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    Tony Blank, Director of Twilio Startups

    Twitter: @thetonyblank

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    Location: Denver, Colorado

    Tony is a noted speaker at industry events and has delivered hundreds of workshops, mentor sessions, and speaking engagements to help startups grow. Previously, Tony led the startup program at SendGrid, supporting a world-class team, helping over 5,000 startups find product/market fit and grow their first customers. Tony also draws on his technical expertise gained over the years at multiple startups, as a developer evangelist, and a software engineer. In his free time, …

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