Meet our Founders: HaggleFree

Company Name: HaggleFree
Founder: Jesse Thompson

EPICentre: Tell us a little more about yourself
My name is Jesse Thompson and I’m the founder of HaggleFree. My background is in product design, so I create software products and I’ve been doing that for a few years (making software products for other people) and this is the first time that I’m doing it for myself, building my own product.

EPICentre: How did you hear about the RBC EPIC Founders Program?
J: I first heard about the RBC EPIC Founders Program from the Small Business Centre across the street, I was at a workshop there and they mentioned that there were some mentorship opportunities and a bit of funding available for people like me who are just starting new companies. 

EPICentre: What skills do you hope to gain while you’re here?
J: Right now, I’m really all about idea validation, it’s a really great thing for me as a product designer continually designing new product ideas it’s a really good skill for me to learn. So that’s kind of what I hope to get out of the program and learn.By the end of the program, I hope to really have some expertise in idea validation and being able to validate the business model and being able to pivot or justify moving forward with certain business models.

Watch Jesse’s full video here