314: Nicolai Klemke — Switching Lanes: Physics PhD to Indie Hacker

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Nicolai Klemke (@nicolaiklemke) is an Indie Hacker with a PhD in Physics. Talk about a career change! Nicolai shares his founder journey from learning how to code to making waves in the music industry.

We chat about carving out a niche in the bustling AI market, honing in on a customer segment that has a need (and a budget!), and building a team to turn a hobby into a profitable business.

Nicolai on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicolaiklemke

00:00:00 Indie Hacker Journey to AI Product
00:11:15 Impact of Niche Market in AI
00:16:03 Building Teams and Hiring Strategies
00:24:20 Building Business Networks and Support
00:32:20 Building Connections, Micro Features, and Growth
00:40:24 The Future of Synthesizers
00:48:01 Support the Bootstrap Founder Show

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Creators and Guests

Arvid Kahl
Arvid Kahl
Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
Nicolai Klemke
Nicolai Klemke
Building neural frames, the synthesizer for the visual world. PhD in Physics but startups are more fun.
314: Nicolai Klemke — Switching Lanes: Physics PhD to Indie Hacker
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