After the Rice CS Hack Day

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  • Things you’d like me to discuss for sure
  • Background on Aamir: Rice 2001, Stanford 2006, NI, PowerReviews, Xobni, Dropcam now COO and Co-Founder* We’ll go through the past few years and and try to discuss who/what you can do
  • Now what? You just came up with an idea, worked on it for a little while and came up with a proof of concept…
  • Interesting to you, interesting to your team, interesting to others
  • Yeah, you have to do some hard work
  • scales: users, money, markets…
  • Interesting to you, interesting to your team, interesting to others
  • The world is small – everyone wants to help. Those who don’t suck.
  • Things you’d like me to discuss for sure

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  • 1. After the Hack Aamir Viraniaamir@dropcam.com 11 March 2012
  • 2. Questions?
  • 3. After the Hack• Write a business plan• Refine the idea• Ride a trend• Make some friends
  • 4. After the Hack• Write a business plan• Refine the idea• Ride a trend• Make some friends
  • 5. idea
  • 6. interesting idea
  • 7. interesting idea problem
  • 8. interesting idea that solves a problem
  • 9. interesting idea that solves a problem and scales
  • 10. Xobni (2006)• “mine your personal data” – Email analytics – Track all your contacts – Useful?
  • 11. Xobni (2006)• “mine your personal data” – Email analytics Context around communication – Track all your contacts – Social / Useful (?)
  • 12. Dropcam (2009)• “watch anywhere from anywhere” – IP cameras suck – How can I watch my home when I’m not there? – Who would want this?
  • 13. Trends• Social• Local• Mobile• Cloud• Big Data• X as a Service• ?
  • 14. Trends Dropcam Leverages• Social• Local• Mobile• Cloud (Storage, Compute)• Big Data• X as a Service• Faster internet everywhere
  • 15. watch what you loveanywhere on any device* *and optionally pay for cloud storage and video analysis
  • 16. Make friends• Co-Founders• Employees• Investors• Mentors• Media• Customers• ?
  • 17. Greg
  • 18. Greg Aamir
  • 19. Gabor
  • 20. Investors, Connectors, Mentors
  • 21. After the Hack• Write a business plan• Refine the idea• Ride a trend• Make some friends
  • 22. We’re hiring!Interns and Full-Timeaamir@dropcam.com Questions?