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Enrique Allen  #WarmGun   Feedback @enriqueallen
DESIGNER + FOUNDER?
WHY CARE?
Interview
Interview
Interview   Transcribe
Interview   Transcribe
Interview   Transcribe
Schedule
Schedule           Interview
Schedule           Interview
Schedule           Interview   Transcribe
Schedule                                1st edit           Interview   Transcribe
Schedule  Interview  Transcribe1st edit2nd edit
Schedule    Interview    Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check
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Schedule    Interview    Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check
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Schedule    Interview    Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check 4th edit
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DESIGNER
DESIGNER           FOUNDER
EVAN SHARPof Pinterest
EVAN SHARP        of Pinterest“I did well at [University of Chicago] and itwasn’t negative, but it was the wrong schoolfor...
LESSONSchool major isn’t always a predictor
RASHMI SINHAof Slideshare
RASHMI SINHA     of Slideshare“We built Mindcanvas with the revenues fromconsulting and built Slideshare based on thereven...
LESSONBuild on small wins
Yves Beharof fuseproject
YVES BEHAR        of fuseprojectAt these Internet parties, over-stimulatedMBA guys would be like, “We’re doing thisvirtual...
LESSONBe ahead of the bust
CHRISTINABRODBECKof theicebreak
CHRISTINA BRODBECK        of theicebreak“While I was at NASA, Max Levchin from PayPalstarted an incubator called MRL Ventu...
LESSONStep up and prove yourself
MATIAS COREA & SCOTT BELSKY    of Behance
SCOTT BELSKY      MATIAS COREA           of Behance“e funny thing is if you look at the initialmockups from 2005, we had ...
LESSONFind a complementary partner
SCOTT BELSKY            of Behance“Probably a lot of people aren’t cut out for this.It’s a tumultuous roller coaster of a ...
SUMMARYSchool major isn’t always a predictorBuild on small winsBe ahead of the bustStep up and prove yourselfFind a comple...
Download    Today:designerfounders.com       Feedback     @enriqueallenhello@designerfund.com
Enrique Allen, Designer Fund, Warm Gun 2012
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Enrique Allen, Designer Fund, Warm Gun 2012

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Enrique Allen, Founder, Designer Fund, at Warm Gun, Nov 2012

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  1. 1. Enrique Allen #WarmGun Feedback @enriqueallen
  2. 2. DESIGNER + FOUNDER?
  3. 3. WHY CARE?
  4. 4. Interview
  5. 5. Interview
  6. 6. Interview Transcribe
  7. 7. Interview Transcribe
  8. 8. Interview Transcribe
  9. 9. Schedule
  10. 10. Schedule Interview
  11. 11. Schedule Interview
  12. 12. Schedule Interview Transcribe
  13. 13. Schedule 1st edit Interview Transcribe
  14. 14. Schedule Interview Transcribe1st edit2nd edit
  15. 15. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check
  16. 16. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd edit
  17. 17. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check
  18. 18. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check 4th edit
  19. 19. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check 4th edit
  20. 20. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check 4th edit
  21. 21. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check 4th edit Final edit
  22. 22. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check 4th edit Final edit
  23. 23. Schedule Interview Transcribe 1st edit 2nd editQuality check 3rd editFact check 4th edit Final edit
  24. 24. DESIGNER
  25. 25. DESIGNER FOUNDER
  26. 26. EVAN SHARPof Pinterest
  27. 27. EVAN SHARP of Pinterest“I did well at [University of Chicago] and itwasn’t negative, but it was the wrong schoolfor me. en later on, I went to architectureschool for graduate school and that was theopposite. It made sense for me. I just killed itbecause it was all about making, with a littlebit of reading and writing. Maybe not enoughof that actually.”
  28. 28. LESSONSchool major isn’t always a predictor
  29. 29. RASHMI SINHAof Slideshare
  30. 30. RASHMI SINHA of Slideshare“We built Mindcanvas with the revenues fromconsulting and built Slideshare based on therevenues from that and from consulting. Wejust took it step after step.”
  31. 31. LESSONBuild on small wins
  32. 32. Yves Beharof fuseproject
  33. 33. YVES BEHAR of fuseprojectAt these Internet parties, over-stimulatedMBA guys would be like, “We’re doing thisvirtually. We’re shipping toys to people.” And Iwould tell them, “I actually make the stuff. Imake tangible goods that people can enjoy.”And their eyes would just completely glazeover, and like “poof!” I disappeared from theconversation. It was like, “is guy isirrelevant, who else can we talk to?” en thebust happened.
  34. 34. LESSONBe ahead of the bust
  35. 35. CHRISTINABRODBECKof theicebreak
  36. 36. CHRISTINA BRODBECK of theicebreak“While I was at NASA, Max Levchin from PayPalstarted an incubator called MRL Ventures andone of the companies was looking for a designer.I knew this was my chance. I really had to provemyself because even though some of them weremy friends, they weren’t just going to give me ajob. I did work for them to prove that they shouldhire me while still working at NASA. Some dayswhen I was “working from home”, I was really inthe city working to convince my friends tohire me.”
  37. 37. LESSONStep up and prove yourself
  38. 38. MATIAS COREA & SCOTT BELSKY of Behance
  39. 39. SCOTT BELSKY MATIAS COREA of Behance“e funny thing is if you look at the initialmockups from 2005, we had no fucking cluewhat we were doing on the technology,product side. But we were both real students.”
  40. 40. LESSONFind a complementary partner
  41. 41. SCOTT BELSKY of Behance“Probably a lot of people aren’t cut out for this.It’s a tumultuous roller coaster of a journey andthere are many times when it would be a loteasier to have my paycheck and my healthinsurance and just check in, check out andknow I’m going to have a job in three years. Butfor people who have the drive, who want tocreate value in this world, that’s the start ofwhat you need to become a founder.”
  42. 42. SUMMARYSchool major isn’t always a predictorBuild on small winsBe ahead of the bustStep up and prove yourselfFind a complementary partner
  43. 43. Download Today:designerfounders.com Feedback @enriqueallenhello@designerfund.com

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