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How to find your co-founders?
How to stabilize a team?
How to deal with team failure...
In this presentation I introduce the core concept of the team genesis.
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THIS IS A VERY EARLY VERSION, TRULLY I HAVE ENOUGH CONTENT TO WRITE A BOOK! PLEASE SEND ME YOUR FEEDBACK, THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING PROJECT... FRANCK@STARTUPWEEKEND.org /@PEIGNOIRWednesday, October 10, 12
! WARNING! ! WITHOUT TALENT YOU WILL MOST LIKELY FAIl, IN THIS PRESENTATION I ASSUME YOU ARE A TALENTED PERSON... KEEP IN MIND THAT ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS A COMPETITION. AS AN INNOVATOR / DISRUPTOR YOUR TALENT IS YOUR MAIN CAPITAL. IF YOU HAVE A LACK OF TALENT JUST PICK ONE AND WORK HARD TO ACQUIRE IT! READY? LET’S START!Wednesday, October 10, 12
チム道 THE WAY OF THE TEAM... “CHIMUDO”Wednesday, October 10, 12
PART I CO-FOUNDER DEVELOPMENTWednesday, October 10, 12
THE MYTH OF THE LONELY ENTREPRENEUR THIS IS a DISTORTION OF THE REALITY, you are SEEing THE SUCCESSFUL CEO. THIS IS NOT THE REALITY OF A STARTUP. NO ONE EVER FUNDED A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS INDIVIDUALLY!Wednesday, October 10, 12
YOU ARE NOT A FOUNDER! YOU ARE A CO-FOUNDER THIS IS FUNDAMENTAL, YOU MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR A TECHNICAL CO- FOUNDER, ASK YOURSELF WHY HE/SHE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR YOU? CAN YOU SELL ANYTHING? WHAT’S YOUR TRACK RECORD? ARE YOU AN AMAZING TECH GURU? A ROCKET SCIENTIST?Wednesday, October 10, 12
THE CO-FOUNDER PITCH (co-founder discovery) POTENTIAL CO-FOUNDERS (co-founder discovery) ALONE 1. BE OPEN TO CHANGE yOUR IDEA 2. LOOK FOR COMPLEMENTARY TALENT 3. DON’T TRY TO CONVINCE, JUST TRY TO WORK WITH heR/HIMWednesday, October 10, 12
CO-FOUNDER DATING (CO-founder validation) CO-FOUNDERS (co-founder DATING) POTENTIAL CO-FOUNDERS 1. EVALUATE YOUR WORK AS A TEAM (PRODUCE ONE MVP) 2. INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF WORK AS A TEAM (PRODUCING MULTIPLE MVP) 3. IF IT BREAKS, UNDERSTAND WHY, CHALLENGE THE EXCUSES / GO BACK TO CO- FOUNDER DISCOVERY 4. IF IT SEEMS SOLID CONGRATS YOU ARE NOW A CO-FOUNDER TEAM!Wednesday, October 10, 12
PART II TEAM DEVELOPMENTWednesday, October 10, 12
FAILING AS A TEAM IS NORMAL It’s MOST LIKELY PART OF THE PROCESS OF CREATING A “DREAM TEAM”Wednesday, October 10, 12
TEAMTEST) DISCOVERY (STRESS INCORPORATED TEAM DISCOVERY TEAM 1. ROLES DON’T EXIST YET (WILL BE PART OF ROLE DISCOVERY) 2. YOUR TEAM IS EFFICIENT AT BUILDING A PRODUCT / IS IT EFFICIENT AT MOVING TOGETHER? 3. TIME TO COMMIT (QUIT JOB / PUT $ IN ...) 4. INCORPORATIONWednesday, October 10, 12
TEAM DEVELOPMENT (FIRST EMPLOYEE) STARTUP + 1 FIRST EMPLOYEE STARTUP 1. DEVELOP THE FIRST GENERATION OF ORGANIGRAM (PROTO-ROLES) 2. PREPARING THE INTERVIEW (FIRST HIRES ARE SPECIAL EMPLOYEES) not really co-founders / not really employee.. 3. EMPOWER / BREAK THE CO-FOUNDER DO IT ALL / TRUST 4. MANAGE (or FIRE...)Wednesday, October 10, 12
EACH CONCEPT IS GOING TO BE DETAIL IN UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS STAY TUNED! PLEASE SEND ME CRITICS / FEEDBACK FRANCK@STARTUPWEEKEND.ORG www.THEFRANCK.COMWednesday, October 10, 12