I build a Saas code over 2 years and no one wants it

Hey everyone.

I built this project over the last 2 and a half years ago:
https://about.parstar.co

It is an ed-tech SaaS platform aimed to make participation in large lectures easier and more enjoyable.

After a good period of development, my cofounders and I went to market with cold emails. We had a couple users but really struggled to get people to try or use the product. Plus we are still in college and juggling the startup with school was difficult. We have ultimately given up, assuming we did not find product market fit/did not solve the problem correctly.

We have an awesome code base with tons of features and I'd hate to see it go to waste. I have been thinking about open sourcing the entire project, but I feel that I should still consider what would be the best way to go about that.

If you'd like to explore a demo of the app, here is a demo account:

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How do you fail with a product that is literally one of the few useful tools during these times?

Seems like you were under the belief that "if you build it, they will come"... the same place where most developers get stuck.

Building the product is just the tip of the iceberg. Now stop saying you failed and start sending an email to every single high school teacher in the US.

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Well, we emailed a lot of people already and we haven't gotten any success. People sometimes are offended that we are trying to market our product during the COVID emergency. & trust me, we have tried a lot of different approaches to our communication within emails, but I learned sales in ed-tech is awful. I suppose I could try the enterprise route but not sure where to start with that.

But you are right, we are totally developers before we are marketers. lmao

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u/aneonl

Date

May 7, 2020, 12:52:06 AM

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