We were in a position far too familiar for most startups: panic mode.
We knew we were going to be stretched a little thin but we’re young! And have energy! And can work our way through anything!
It worked pretty well when launching K.C. It should work again, right?
The anxiety from a roller coaster's first drop was how we felt about our last semester of college. We strapped in and slowly lurched our way towards graduation. But our roller coaster wasn’t already built; we were laying down track as we plummeted to the ground. It’s safe to say we were a little unprepared.
After only 10 seconds, our confidence was gone. We were stuck in the middle of an awkward silence with an audience waiting for someone to do something. We were being forced to go off script before we even said a word. Standing there completely taken aback, we shared hurried glances at each other trying to silently figure out what our opening line was. Our rehearsals was somewhere other than our brains.
As two juniors majoring in business marketing, they didn’t know the first thing about software. Their first idea was simply learning how to code and build it themselves. Ben remembers telling Harrison, “I’m pretty sure Apple has an online tutorial." It took about five minutes of Apple’s tutorial to realize they were in over their heads.