#010: Luke Massie
“When everyone else sees a problem, entrepreneurs see an opportunity"
Luke Massie started his business journey at the age of just 17 when he launched a call centre in the cut throat world of insurance. After 12 successful months of trading, Luke sold the business to start the next chapter of his entrepreneurial journey – a student discount and benefits website.
With a real taste for business, and an understanding of the commercials, Luke founded Vibe Tickets in 2013 to address a very common issue that he experienced himself - the hyper inflated ticket resale market. Luke is aiming for Vibe Tickets to become one of the most disruptive presences in the secondary ticket market.
Amongst other achievements, Luke is the youngest person to ever make Business Insider’s 42 under 42 list – an exclusive list which tips up and coming entrepreneurs under the age of 42 for success. Luke is also a proud ambassador for Lancashire county councils Boost programme.
In this episode we discuss:
Starting young - the challenges and benefits
Lessons learnt from unsuccessful ventures
Vibe tickets and the problem they're solving
Creating and retaining the company culture
User acquisition and sticking to your business model
Raising finance and 'selling the dream'
Thinking of 'THE idea'
Hiring the best
Encouraging entrepreneurship in others
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
And as always, plenty, plenty more...
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