Angie's List: Angie Hicks In 1995, Angie Hicks spent months going door-to-door in Columbus, Ohio, trying to get people to sign up for a new home services referral business. Today, Angie's List is a household name, referring millions of members to plumbers, painters, and more. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Joel Crites who created the app Micro Fantasy, where fans can make predictions about what will happen next in a baseball game. (Original broadcast date: November 28, 2016)
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Angie's List: Angie Hicks

Angie's List: Angie Hicks

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Angie's List is named after Angie Hicks, the co-founder who used to personally read recommendations to members by phone.
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In 1995, Angie Hicks spent months going door-to-door in Columbus, Ohio, trying to get people to sign up for a new home services referral business.

Today, Angie's List is a household name, referring millions of members to plumbers, painters, and more.

How You Built That

We check back with Joel Crites who created the app Micro Fantasy, where fans can make predictions about what will happen next in a baseball game.

How You Built That: Micro Fantasy

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How I Built This

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