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    MVP's + Incubators - StartupDigest @ Cal Poly MVP's + Incubators - StartupDigest @ Cal Poly Presentation Transcript

    • “SD @ Cal Poly”
    • What is StartupDigest
      MVP
      MVP Examples
      Taking advantage of incubators
    • StartupDigest is the insider’s guide to the startup technology world.
      Regarded as the worldwide source for high tech startup events by:
      "Plain and simple, [Startup Digest] seems like a pretty smart idea to me..."
    • Curators
      Brendan McManusCo-Founder of StartupDigest, first employee for Wildfire Interactive, Inc. and the UpDown
      Chris McCann
      Co-Founder of StartupDigest, organizer for Geeks on a Plane Tokyo, founding team TEDx Silicon Valley
      Local Curators:
    • Growth
      Subscriber Growth
    • Goal of Incubator = MVP with Traction
    • Minimal Viable Product = MVP
    • MVP = “Minimal Viable Product”
      The minimum viable product is that product which has just those features and no more that allows you to ship a product for early adopters
    • Contra-MVP Example
      Web-OS
      • Raised $1M
      • 2 years to build
      • Epic launch
      • Epic failure
    • “Deploy first, code later”
      MVP’s can start off as an email, google ad words, offer, landing page
      Secret: Non-development
    • What’s the point of an MVP?
      • Get feedback
      • See if anyone wants this
      • Test revenue
      • Test and prove traction
    • What is Traction?
      • Traction is your story of momentum
      • “5,000 users in 4 months”
      • “Revenue doubling every quarter”
      • “Converting 5% of new users to paid users”
    • Startups = An Experiment
      • Hypothesis = problem
      • Test = MVP
      • Success = Traction
      • Scaling = Business
    • MVP Examples
    • Cars Direct
    • 4 Hour work week
    • Events
    • How we use MVP’s
    • Taking Advantage of IncubatorsAka the “Rape and Pillage” Strategy
      *ONLY* after traction
      Ask for advice
      3 points to a line
      Take all of the glory at the end
      **special situations
      Launch MVP’s and get traction NOW
    • *Advice for non-technical founders
      http://startupdigest.com/2011/04/17/non-technical-founder-code/
      http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
      http://tryruby.org/
      http://try-clojure.org/
    • Lasting Advice
      An MVP is not the end
      You don’t need to be technical to create an MVP
      A startup is an experiment
      Startup MVP’s based on your own problems
    • <shameless plug>
      Sign up @ StartupDigest.com
      </shameless plug>
    • Questions?
      Chris McCann
      chris@startupdigest.com
      @McCannatron