“ It seems like the best problems to solve are ones that affect you personally. Apple happened because Steve Wozniak wanted a computer, Google because Larry and Sergey couldn't find stuff online, Hotmail because Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith couldn't exchange email at work. ” Paul Graham
How ? was born
erte: where to go today?
President of Open Source for Lithuania
“ Let's organise sharing events“ erte, 2007
invite friends to the events creat e community observe my community event's comments events photo sharing search events Post events recommend events
first 50 pioneers until December 3000 new people invited to events by pioneers 1500 active users, 350 unique visits per day
Enjoy Events Like
Cinema, theater, concerts ...
Dinners, birthdays, cooking together ...
Conference, seminars, workshops ...
toostis = event
“ During last 2 months I have had more good toostis than during last 2 years. ” “ Toostis - Filter of my life.” “ Without toostis, I wouldn't have met my Man.”
It is not working properly. People are not sharing events.
WHAT is WRONG?
WHERE Toostis is DIFFERENT?
Toostis jest o tym co lubisz robić!
1000 members creates as many events as 2 000 000 users
More official events No international interface Not designed to watch your friends do .
same like .
Official events, not what You like to do.
Others are already behind ;)
What about business ?
Tool not a Toy This one is about using the web just as a technology to solve some of our daily problems and to increase our living quality. Just using web as a tool and not a toy.
Let's shape the difference. Toy Tool FaceBook, Fotki, Grono ... Linkedin, Skype, gMail Advertising, SMS Different business models
Useful to find out events and buy tickets in one place. Premium services for advanced users. [dot]Toostis – service for event organisers. Statistics One of most popular Lithuanian news portal became interested in toostis and new possibilities in media . Our business ideas
“ A lot of founders approach investors as if they needed their permission to start a company as it were like getting into college. But you don't need investors to start most companies; they just make it easier.” Paul Graham
Tribal marketing “ The companies that win are the ones that put users first. Google, for example. They made search work, then worried about how to make money from it. And yet some startup founders still think it's irresponsible not to focus on the business model from the beginning. They're often encouraged in this by investors whose experience comes from less malleable industries.” “ The reason we tell founders not to worry about the business model initially is that making something people want is so much harder.” Paul Graham