How to Get Your First 10 Paying Users and Early Traction in Your Startup


Getting early traction and having people pay for your product is vital to the success of your startup. If you get 10 paying users, what is stopping you from getting 100, or 1,000? Sometimes the first 10 can be the hardest. If you are an early-stage technology founder trying to launch your product and sign-up initial customers, join David Vroblesky and learn from his experience starting a business on the side without funding and exiting through a strategic acquisition in less than 3 years.


  • How do you think about the problem you are solving?
  • How do you think about your target customer?
  • How do you think about your early pricing?
  • How do you start marketing your startup?
  • How do you think about time commitments and funding?
  • How do you set yourself up for an exit or long-term success?

About David Vroblesky

With over 10 years of software technology experience, David Vroblesky recently made the move from Product Manager to Entrepreneur and started Crew Control as a side project while working a full-time job. He signed up his first 10 paying users within a year and a half of starting and exited through a strategic acquisition the following year. Connect with David on LinkedIn.