How To Create A Daily Deals Startup From Your Kitchen Counter

September 12, 2010

6:14 pm

Kris Peterson was simultaneously training for the Chicago marathon and buying tons of daily deals on Groupon. It was like he was addicted to the deals but he could not use all the Groupon deals he was buying and ended up losing the money he spent on them. He thought there had to be a secondary market to sell his unused daily deals.

But there wasn’t. So Kris created one. Every night after his full time job, he sat at the kitchen counter and coded away at his idea.

The fruit of Kris’ labor is, a site where people can sell their unused daily deals from sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, DealRadar, YouSwoop, and many more.

How did Kris successfully launch a secondary market for daily deals from his kitchen counter? Watch the video interview (below) with Kris Peterson to find out!

Editor’s Note: This video episode was created by Tim Jahn, a longtime Chicago TECH Cocktailer and storyteller who produces the website and video series, Beyond The Pedway focused on discovering what drives creative entrepreneurs. You can follow Tim on Twitter: @timjahn.

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Tim has conducted over 150 interviews on, a website he founded for creative entrepreneurs to learn from the successes, failures, and journeys of fellow creators. Follow Tim on Twitter @timjahn.

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