WeblishPal Startup Talk Oct 6, 2011
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  • 1. Online Startups TalkNorth York Public Library WeblishPalBarbara Tassa & Danny Wang barbara@weblishpal.com danny@weblishpal.com
  • 2. Inspire. Illuminate. Instruct.
  • 3. The Caveat: This is our perspective.
  • 4. Who are we?Danny Wang, co-founder Barbara Tassa, co-founder- Experienced China Entrepreneur and a - Salesand consulting professionalSoftware Architect - MBA Graduate from the Rotman School of Management in Toronto- MBA graduate from the Rotman School - Responsible for North Americanof Management strategy & marketing for WeblishPal- Responsible for technology & Chinesemarket development for WeblishPal
  • 5. Search Tutors, Sign up for Class, Start Video Chatting!
  • 6. The Inspirational Photo Credit: Jeff Monk (www.pushthepixel.com)
  • 7. Successful Startups
  • 8. The Illuminating Photo Credit: Jeff Monk (www.pushthepixel.com)
  • 9. What do you see?
  • 10. >> Problem<< (Start here) Sales & CustomersDistribution Design &Marketing Development Parts & Manufacturing
  • 11. The Instructional
  • 12. How did we actually start a web startup? Identify Design & Functional Coding, Beta Rinse,Customer Prototype Wireframe Specs Q&A Testing RefineProblem Solution
  • 13. Customer Problem Identify Design & Functional Coding, Beta Rinse,Customer Prototype Wireframe Specs Q&A Testing RefineProblem Solution
  • 14. Design, Prototype & Wireframe Identify Design & Functional Coding, Beta Rinse,Customer Prototype Wireframe Specs Q&A Testing RefineProblem Solution
  • 15. Creating Functional Specs, Coding and Q&A Identify Design & Functional Coding, Beta Rinse,Customer Prototype Wireframe Specs Q&A Testing RefineProblem Solution
  • 16. Testing & Refining Identify Design & Functional Coding, Beta Rinse,Customer Prototype Wireframe Specs Q&A Testing RefineProblem Solution
  • 17. The Other Important Stuff
  • 18. Your team.
  • 19. Getting the word out & thecustomer conversion funnel.
  • 20. Investors.
  • 21. Network, network, network. …then network some more…
  • 22. Resources for every startup…a starting point• Industry news & info: – Websites & twitter feeds: techcrunch.com, techmeme.com, news.ycombinator.com, techstars.org, techmeme.com; venturehacks.com, techvibes.com, starupdigest.com, sprouter.com, inc.com,• Startup people to follow: – Guy Kawasaki (http://blog.guykawasaki.com) – Dave McClure (500starups.com) – JS Cournoyer (trueventures.com) – David Crow (startupnorth.com) – Soniya Monga (LinkedIn.com) – Matt Mireles (Speakertext.com) – Satish Kanwar (jetcooper.com)• Local resources & Events: – MaRSdd.com, TieToronto.org, Venturelab.ca, ING café, Centre for Social Innovation, Startup Drinks, Lean Coffee TO, Startup Weekend…• Online tech related resources: – Elance.com, odesk.com, 99designs.com, w3schools.com, codeacademy.com