TeamCamp
Inspire => Lead => Execute

  FOSSLC Summercamp 2009




                             1
A series of events in Ottawa aimed
at forming like-minded individuals
into teams for the purpose of turning
   smart ideas...
Idea




       3
worthless
Ideas are

without execution




                    4
Spend less time
protecting your ideas
and more time working
       on them




                        5
hardest
The             part will be
convincing anyone that your
               good one
   idea is a




                ...
... and that you’re not
      crazy




                          7
really keeping
 What’s

you from executing
          your idea?




                        8
➡   Not enough time?
➡   Not enough skills?
➡   Not enough energy?
➡   Not enough courage?




                          9
Why TeamCamp?
(and what the heck is it anyway?)




                                    10
TeamCamp
Meet up every 1st and 3rd Thursday at The Code
Factory, 246 Queen St. West, Ottawa
Comprised of experienced busin...
Bootstrappers Guide to
          the Galaxy
➡   Great people, great ideas and great conversation
➡   Monthly guest speaker...
The TeamCamp Model

                    Inspire
 Pitch Your Idea




  Find people to
                     Lead
    build ...
TeamCamp
Secrets to Success



                     14
Inspire


What Makes a Great Idea?
➡   Brings value to the customer
➡   Focuses on something you are good at
➡   Solves an...
Lead

Start Your Own Tribe
➡ Be convincing and passionate
➡ Demonstrate a strong grasp of problem
    to be solved
➡   Do ...
Execute

Become a Start Up CEO
➡   Find a co-founder
➡   Develop a Minimum Viable Product
➡   Build it with opensource
➡  ...
Projects




           18
http://giftmylist.com (beta)




              Development team: Chris Schmitt, Clayton Scott, Igor Sales




            ...
http://lighterest.com (beta)




                               Developer: Ryan Lowe


                                   ...
http://www.expensepad.com (beta)




                           Developer: Igor Sales

                                   ...
http://twigather.com (coming soon)




    Development team: Chris Schmitt, Jamie Oastler; Website mock-up: andrew.schmitt...
Sign Up and More Info

Wiki: http://teamcamp.pbwiki.com

Blog: http://teamcamp.ca



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TeamCamp
Inspire => Lead => Execute
       Chris Schmitt | Co-founder
             613-833-2290
          http://teamcamp....
Photo Credits:
Slide 3, 7, 11 - iStockphoto
Slide 11 - Andrew Schmitt - The Pantheon, Rome, Italy
Slide 12 - Chris Schmitt...
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TeamCamp Summercamp 2009

  1. 1. TeamCamp Inspire => Lead => Execute FOSSLC Summercamp 2009 1
  2. 2. A series of events in Ottawa aimed at forming like-minded individuals into teams for the purpose of turning smart ideas into startups 2
  3. 3. Idea 3
  4. 4. worthless Ideas are without execution 4
  5. 5. Spend less time protecting your ideas and more time working on them 5
  6. 6. hardest The part will be convincing anyone that your good one idea is a 6
  7. 7. ... and that you’re not crazy 7
  8. 8. really keeping What’s you from executing your idea? 8
  9. 9. ➡ Not enough time? ➡ Not enough skills? ➡ Not enough energy? ➡ Not enough courage? 9
  10. 10. Why TeamCamp? (and what the heck is it anyway?) 10
  11. 11. TeamCamp Meet up every 1st and 3rd Thursday at The Code Factory, 246 Queen St. West, Ottawa Comprised of experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs, students, academics, developers & designers 11
  12. 12. Bootstrappers Guide to the Galaxy ➡ Great people, great ideas and great conversation ➡ Monthly guest speakers ➡ Advice from successful entrepreneurs ➡ Experts from the Ottawa Start Up Community ➡ Meet others who aspire to be a start up Just Like You! 12
  13. 13. The TeamCamp Model Inspire Pitch Your Idea Find people to Lead build it with Execute Start a company 13
  14. 14. TeamCamp Secrets to Success 14
  15. 15. Inspire What Makes a Great Idea? ➡ Brings value to the customer ➡ Focuses on something you are good at ➡ Solves an old problem in a new way ➡ Is born out of collaboration with others 15
  16. 16. Lead Start Your Own Tribe ➡ Be convincing and passionate ➡ Demonstrate a strong grasp of problem to be solved ➡ Do your research ➡ Be proactive and couragous 16
  17. 17. Execute Become a Start Up CEO ➡ Find a co-founder ➡ Develop a Minimum Viable Product ➡ Build it with opensource ➡ Demo your idea: TeamCamp, Ottawa Democamp ➡ Incorporate your business 17
  18. 18. Projects 18
  19. 19. http://giftmylist.com (beta) Development team: Chris Schmitt, Clayton Scott, Igor Sales 19
  20. 20. http://lighterest.com (beta) Developer: Ryan Lowe 20
  21. 21. http://www.expensepad.com (beta) Developer: Igor Sales 21
  22. 22. http://twigather.com (coming soon) Development team: Chris Schmitt, Jamie Oastler; Website mock-up: andrew.schmitt31[at]gmail[dot]com 22
  23. 23. Sign Up and More Info Wiki: http://teamcamp.pbwiki.com Blog: http://teamcamp.ca 23
  24. 24. TeamCamp Inspire => Lead => Execute Chris Schmitt | Co-founder 613-833-2290 http://teamcamp.ca Twitter: chrisjschmitt LinkedIn: christopherjschmitt 24
  25. 25. Photo Credits: Slide 3, 7, 11 - iStockphoto Slide 11 - Andrew Schmitt - The Pantheon, Rome, Italy Slide 12 - Chris Schmitt - Bonnechere River, Ontario Slide 13 - Chris Schmitt - Old growth pine forest Algonquin Park, Ontario 25

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