Tips For Better Product Design, Increased Startup Success, and Maximum Happiness with Dean Kakridas

Tips For Better Product Design, Increased Startup Success, and Maximum Happiness with Dean Kakridas

Today’s guest is Dean Kakridus, the founder and CEO of nineten innovation.

In this episode we are going to cover all sorts of topics including:

    • Why he launched his business
    • How you can be a better service provider
    • How startups like yours should select service providers
    • Why design is so crucial to a startup’s success
    • How startups can find the designers they need to make a great product.

At the end of the interview, Dean will share with us his philosophy on life and discuss actionable tactics you can use to alter the course of your life and be a happier you.


About Dean

Picture Of Dean Kakridas -- nineten innovationDean has 18-years of experience (all within the high-technology industry) in industrial & product engineering, design, business development, strategy, startups, and generating value around innovative products and services.

As a lifelong tech enthusiast and Internet pioneer, Dean has worked across various technology industries including mobile, Internet, software, consumer electronics, personal computers supercomputers, and design consulting services. He has contributed to the development of many early web browser/ Internet service innovations and business models, including co-inventing the Google search-from-browser model, and enjoys solving big UX problems. He approaches all business challenges from a human-centered design & engineering perspective, knowing that revenues and profits follow quality and usability.

After four great years at frog design, he founded a new firm called nineten innovation. For big brands and startups alike, nineten is a lean UX, “un-agency” approach to engaging with just the right measure of outsourced creative talent, experience, and passion needed to deliver innovative, valuable and usable products & services to market. They’re the x-factor and difference-maker you trust to deliver transformative design and development work with greater effectiveness and lower cost than typical agencies because, unlike agencies, nineten is not in the deliverables business. They’re in the business of building great experiences that help people live well and creating winning results for both our clients and delivery partners.

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About William Griggs

William Griggs

William Griggs is a product and customer acquisition strategist who has helped numerous startups including companies backed by Andreessen Horowitz, FLOODGATE, & 500 Startups. In addition to his consulting work, he has written for Mashable, VentureBeat, & ReadWrite. You can check out his podcast on iTunes (The Startup Slingshot TV) or follow him on Twitter @william_griggs for Tweets chock-full of delicious knowledge nuggets.

In addition to everything tech startups, William loves breakfast tacos, dogs, short emails, and Amazon Prime. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife Elizabeth.

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