Featured on Oct 25, 2011
I grew up in a small town outside of NYC. I married my high school sweetheart. Our son is hilarious. Our Shih Tzu is jealous of our son. I work on Baby Goes Mobile all by my lonesome, "for the man" at Illuminati Creative, and with my co-founders Brandon Diamond and Chris Jeane at HurryHelp!
- Title: Founder, Baby Goes Mobile; Director of Client Relations, Illuminati Creative; Co-Founder, HurryHelp!
- Age: 28
- Location: Midtown
- Contact: @paulmolluzzo, paul.molluzzo.com
You work as the Director of Client Engagement at Illuminati Creative, founded a company called Baby Goes Mobile, just started another startup called HurryHelp! and have a family at home. How do you allocate your time throughout the week?
My life has become a juggling act. I schedule the big stuff and my wife and I keep play dates, classes, family visits and date nights on a shared calendar. There's still plenty firefighting and rescheduling to make deadlines and try to get ahead. Right now my main focus is HurryHelp! so I've prioritized more time to work on getting this moving and gave all my late-night computer time to working on that. My wife is so awesome for putting up with the juggling act, and I've just accepted that most of my phone calls have George playing (and talking!) in the background.
Your quote is “Relax!” What do you do to relax?
I volunteer to put my son to bed for his naps and bedtime. He sleeps in our bed and requires a little attention to get him to go down, so I'll sit next to him and get my Netflix and Twitter fix in. It's a reasonable excuse for unplugging, but like it or not, emails still find me. It's also fun to roughhouse and tickle my son.
In your bio you mention that you built Baby Goes Mobile all by your lonesome. What was the biggest challenge that you came across while building the company by yourself?
Finding a quality, available, and interested developer to come on board as a co-founder. I used an offshore company to produce the software for Baby Goes Mobile because it seemed like a reasonable way to prove a product concept and woo a technical co-founder. But even with a live application, a nice sized group of early users and some cash in a business account, no one I've talked to "bites." There are a lot of really cool startups out there and the competition for talent is strong, so it's not a surprise that it's been this difficult. But it doesn't make it easier.