Using WordPress to create the MVP for your startup/business/etc.

by Nick Ciske, Zack Steven, and Zack Steven | at MinneBar 10 | 3:45 – 4:35 in Learn | View Schedule

WordPress is everywhere (powering over 25% of the internet).

Should it be powering your next MVP/prototype? Maybe.

I'll briefly cover my experience helping several local businesses get started with WordPress as their application development platform, why you might want to consider using WordPress, then open things up for discussion.

All levels

Nick Ciske

Current

CTO at LuminFire

Past

Owner at Thought Refinery

See Also

Co-founder of StartupsAnonymous with Dana Severson

Zack Steven

I am a lifelong entrepreneur and leader who is passionate about good design, big ideas, and strong inclusive communities.

I find the path from napkin to traction exhilarating and have traveled it multiple times personally and with clients. I am a Founding Partner of Monkey Island Ventures, and play an active role in portfolio companies Cloudburst, SBC and Augurian .

I have a degree in Studio Art from Grinnell College and have spent the past 20 years mastering the art of business in leadership roles across Product, Sales, Finance and Operations for organizations ranging from startups to public companies. At its best, business is sculpture.

I hold several patents, am a Minnesotan on the Move award recipient, and have served on non-profit boards including MetroIBA, St. Paul Central High School Foundation and Unity Church-Unitarian. I am a native of The North and live in Edina with my wife and two sons.

If any of this aligns with your interests, let's connect on Twitter: @zacksteven or in person at MinneBar. Just @ me.

Zack Steven

I am a lifelong entrepreneur and leader who is passionate about good design, big ideas, and strong inclusive communities.

I find the path from napkin to traction exhilarating and have traveled it multiple times personally and with clients. I am a Founding Partner of Monkey Island Ventures, and play an active role in portfolio companies Cloudburst, SBC and Augurian .

I have a degree in Studio Art from Grinnell College and have spent the past 20 years mastering the art of business in leadership roles across Product, Sales, Finance and Operations for organizations ranging from startups to public companies. At its best, business is sculpture.

I hold several patents, am a Minnesotan on the Move award recipient, and have served on non-profit boards including MetroIBA, St. Paul Central High School Foundation and Unity Church-Unitarian. I am a native of The North and live in Edina with my wife and two sons.

If any of this aligns with your interests, let's connect on Twitter: @zacksteven or in person at MinneBar. Just @ me.