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How	
  to	
  build	
  an	
  MVP	
  as	
  a	
  
non-­‐tech	
  founder
Agenda
•  What is an MVP?
•  How to
•  Don’t quest for users, go for tangible
market
•  Go as Niche as possible
•  Bootstr...
Perfect example of a non-tech
founder who made it big?

KEVIN ROSEFOUNDER of:
What is a MVP?
Minimum Viable Product
•  The version of a new product which allows
a team to collect the maximum amount of...
Why a MVP?
Why a MVP?
When you’re starting to develop a new app,
whether mobile or web, doing an MVP is the
best way to do it because...
MVP Cost Quotes
Big MVPs Cost & Time estimation (TNW)
How
So?

i l d it
u bu
o yo
d

ully?
essf
Succ
1.Don’t quest for users, GO
for a tangible market.
People make the mistake of
going after thousands of
users.
About how many startups fail?
90% of them.
Remember Napster?
$ 33.5 million into a platform
GOODBYE
Them, along with
MySpace, failed
to evolve with
their user needs,
yet they had
millions of users.
2. Go as Niche as possible
How to get a niche product…
Find a problem to solve
It’s more engaging and later profitable.
Kitchen cabinet software,
nich...
With niche, you get…

More effective networking, more
effective marketing, and room for
expansion.
If you want to go BIG, think small.
3. Bootstrap it.
Initially, you might start off with NOTHING for
the initial costs of your business but what
you have in your piggy bank.
Only 16% of business
owners take a
paycheck from their
start up their first
year
You might NEVER get money from
investors EVER
That’s good, you’re debt free & won’t
owe any money to anyone but yourself.
AND you are not beholden to
anyone. You are your OWN
BOSS
So, use your resources
This means…
•  Having interns
•  PR/market yourself (contact
press and media, Social Media)
•  Outsource
4. Don’t wait, start your
awareness now.
Stop worrying, you can start telling people
about your product now.
We built your MVP in 2 months. You don’t
start marketing it until one year later…..

Why wait that long?
Don’t focus too hard on perfection.
Don’t concern yourself with bug fixes. Your
agency can fix those as time goes by.
Why waiting hurts…
•  Someone else can get to your
niche market 1st.
•  You spent all of your investment
or personal money...
Resulting in a

failure
5. Go SaaS
A software as service in
which applications are
hosted by a service
provider and made
available through the
internet.

Saa...
Why SaaS?
It’s an estimated 21 billion dollar market by 2015
(Statspotting)
SaaS benefits
-Easier administration
-Automatic updates
-Compatibility (All users have same
software version)
-Easier colla...
Point is…You don’t need to be a tech
person to build an MVP. Follow these steps
and you can easily build your app and
serv...
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  1. 1. How  to  build  an  MVP  as  a   non-­‐tech  founder
  2. 2. Agenda •  What is an MVP? •  How to •  Don’t quest for users, go for tangible market •  Go as Niche as possible •  Bootstrap •  Don’t wait, start awareness now •  Go SAS
  3. 3. Perfect example of a non-tech founder who made it big? KEVIN ROSEFOUNDER of:
  4. 4. What is a MVP? Minimum Viable Product •  The version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.
  5. 5. Why a MVP?
  6. 6. Why a MVP? When you’re starting to develop a new app, whether mobile or web, doing an MVP is the best way to do it because it’s lean and agile. Meaning for more versions faster and often to create the best, ultimate app.
  7. 7. MVP Cost Quotes
  8. 8. Big MVPs Cost & Time estimation (TNW)
  9. 9. How So? i l d it u bu o yo d ully? essf Succ
  10. 10. 1.Don’t quest for users, GO for a tangible market.
  11. 11. People make the mistake of going after thousands of users.
  12. 12. About how many startups fail?
  13. 13. 90% of them.
  14. 14. Remember Napster?
  15. 15. $ 33.5 million into a platform GOODBYE
  16. 16. Them, along with MySpace, failed to evolve with their user needs, yet they had millions of users.
  17. 17. 2. Go as Niche as possible
  18. 18. How to get a niche product… Find a problem to solve It’s more engaging and later profitable. Kitchen cabinet software, niche eh?
  19. 19. With niche, you get… More effective networking, more effective marketing, and room for expansion.
  20. 20. If you want to go BIG, think small.
  21. 21. 3. Bootstrap it.
  22. 22. Initially, you might start off with NOTHING for the initial costs of your business but what you have in your piggy bank.
  23. 23. Only 16% of business owners take a paycheck from their start up their first year
  24. 24. You might NEVER get money from investors EVER
  25. 25. That’s good, you’re debt free & won’t owe any money to anyone but yourself.
  26. 26. AND you are not beholden to anyone. You are your OWN BOSS
  27. 27. So, use your resources
  28. 28. This means… •  Having interns •  PR/market yourself (contact press and media, Social Media) •  Outsource
  29. 29. 4. Don’t wait, start your awareness now.
  30. 30. Stop worrying, you can start telling people about your product now.
  31. 31. We built your MVP in 2 months. You don’t start marketing it until one year later….. Why wait that long?
  32. 32. Don’t focus too hard on perfection. Don’t concern yourself with bug fixes. Your agency can fix those as time goes by.
  33. 33. Why waiting hurts… •  Someone else can get to your niche market 1st. •  You spent all of your investment or personal money already and you never quite launched.
  34. 34. Resulting in a failure
  35. 35. 5. Go SaaS
  36. 36. A software as service in which applications are hosted by a service provider and made available through the internet. SaaS?
  37. 37. Why SaaS?
  38. 38. It’s an estimated 21 billion dollar market by 2015 (Statspotting)
  39. 39. SaaS benefits -Easier administration -Automatic updates -Compatibility (All users have same software version) -Easier collaboration -GLOBAL accessibility
  40. 40. Point is…You don’t need to be a tech person to build an MVP. Follow these steps and you can easily build your app and service product into something successful.
  41. 41. 386 Park Ave South, 10th Floor Have questions? We are here to help. Ping us, Tweet us or email us. New York, NY 10010 625 2nd St., Suite 280 San Francisco, CA 94107 Cra 53 # 79-01 L-301 Barranquilla, Colombia
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