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Escaping the black hole - John Biggs

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  • 1. Escaping The Black Hole
  • 2. Who Am I? • East Coast Editor Of TechCrunch • john@techcrunch.com • @johnbiggs • http://jdbny.me/startup
  • 3. Who Am I? • Exhausted • Jaded • Annoyed • Charming (mostly) • I like to help the little guy
  • 4. Three Types Of Founders • Hard core • Strivers • Everyone else
  • 5. Hard Core • Will kill and eat you • Lots of friends in the valley • Works smarter, not harder • Lots of their ideas are ridiculous • They get lots of funding
  • 6. The Striver • Won't stop networking • Is convinced of success • Won't pay developers • Won't pay anyone • The idea is a permutation of something
  • 7. You
  • 8. Everyone Else • Solid ideas that fill a need • Funding is hard to find • Plenty of sharks ready to bite • With enough perseverance you can make it
  • 9. A Quick Word About Incubators
  • 10. There Is Hope
  • 11. Super Secret Three Step Plan
  • 12. What I See • Poorly written pitches • "Do Everything" Founders • Ideas That Have Promise But Are Poorly Executed
  • 13. Step 1. Polish
  • 14. Step 2. Write Your Story Write Your Story
  • 15. Step 3. Figure Out Who To Tell It To To Tell It To To Tell It To
  • 16. Step 4. Find The Next Story To Tell Next Story To Tell Next Story To Tell
  • 17. Making It In The Valley Incorporate in the US Kickstart something Hire a local partner Just go and live there Network
  • 18. Success Is A Journey, Not A Destination
  • 19. Merely Existing Is A Triumph
  • 20. You Can Get Out Of The Black Hole
  • 21. Tips • Fire all your engines • Get a new engineering crew • Get into a new ship
  • 22. Thanks @johnbiggs