Reducing the Time Horizon with SignOnSite

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Reducing the Time Horizon with SignOnSite

Joining Tractor Ventures Co-Founder Aprill Allen on this episode of Hard Mode is Alexandria Garlan (COO) and Mitchell Harmer (CEO) - the Co-Founders of construction-technology startup SignOnSite.

SignOnSite is an in-field connected worker platform for the construction industry, which removes roadblocks for people on site. They discuss with Aprill their 'Why' behind starting the company, the challenges they overcame in the earliest days, complex stakeholder trees in construction and finding inspiration as founders.

Talking points:

  • The SignOnSite founders background in construction
  • The ‘Why’ and beginnings behind SignOnSite
  • What informs a management style
  • An emphasis on life-long learning
  • Evaluating the current status of SignOnSite when not follow the traditional VC model
  • Overcoming challenges in the earliest days of starting a startup
  • Earliest indicators of success on the journey to validate heading in the right direction
  • Creating ones own category and the infancy of construction tech
  • Being the only woman tech founder in an industry that employs 10% of Australia’s workforce
  • The complex stakeholder tree in construction, and the opportunities within it
  • The double edged sword of accelerators
  • The influence of external help in fuelling SignOnSite growth
  • Finding inspiration as founders
  • Attracting talent aligned to company values
  • Building to solve the right problems in the right way


Follow SignOnSite on Twitter: @SignOnSite

Follow Tractor Ventures on Twitter: @tractorventures



This episode was hosted by Aprill Allen: @knowledgebird

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