#csudocfest Alt-Ac Careers: Startup Maybe? (for #phd students)

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A session on the options of doing a startup as an alternative career for #ohd students. Presented at CSU #docfest in Wagga Wagga, June 2014

A session on the options of doing a startup as an alternative career for #ohd students. Presented at CSU #docfest in Wagga Wagga, June 2014

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  • 1. ALT-AC CAREERS: STARTUP MAYBE? Joyce Seitzinger @catspyjamasnz @academictribe #CSUDocFest Cc license https://www.flickr.com/photos/heike/20214641
  • 2. ENTREPRENEUR V STARTUP “entrepreneurship is the process of identifying and starting a new business venture, sourcing and organizing the required resources, while taking both the risks and rewards associated with the venture.” -Wikipedia “Startup: a human institution designed to create new products and services under conditions of extreme uncertainty.” Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
  • 3. NEW SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED
  • 4. SKILLS • Resilience • Focus • Commitment • Find and manage people • Sell • Learn • Self-reflection • Self-reliance http://www.forbes.com/sites/aileron/2013/11/26/the- top-skills-every-entrepreneur-needs/
  • 5. SOCIAL Meetup.com Co-working spaces #startupaus #startupvic
  • 6. ROOM FOR THE F-WORD
  • 7. BOOKS
  • 8. ONLINE • The Good Life Project podcasts • http://unicornfree.com/category/30x500 • http://www.startuplessonslearned.com • http://leanstack.com • http://pollenizer.com/tools • Flipboard: find entrepreneur & startup magazines.
  • 9. FUNDING & MENTORING • University entrepreneurship programs (eg Uni Melbourne, Stanford) • Incubators / Accelerators (eg AngelCube, Founder’s Institute • Venture Capital • Crowdfunding: IndieGoGo, Kickstarter, Pozible • Bootstrapping (eg 30 x 500)
  • 10. WANNA GIVE IT A TRY?
  • 11. Joyce Seitzinger @catspyjamasnz @academictribe joyceseitzinger@gmail.com academictribe.co Let’s talk!