22nd November, Red innova, Brasil
Topics of todayWhy?What is Rockstart Accelerator?            7 lessons learned...
we LOVE startups
What isRockstartAccelerator?
Rockstart Accelerator - what is it10 teams  99+ mentors    1 year in 100 days           Amsterdam
Rockstart Accelerator - what is it                               Spring                              ProgramSummerProgram
99+ mentors that help you accelerate
7 learnings torockstart yourcompany
#1 the team is everything                     complimentary                             skills                  Embrace fi...
#2 Work alongside the best
#3 Always keep your focusThe art of saying   NO and planning                       80-20 rulestop newspapers, blogs on dai...
#4 Know when to pivotYour small size     and vulnerability areyour biggest strengthCorporates have 1000s of employees, hug...
#4 Know when to pivotYour 0 customers are a huge advantageautonomy to change fast        constantly adapt and do betterNo ...
#5 master the investor gameInvestors invest in lines, not dots....                                  Get referred         B...
#5 master the investor game         Be, be like Marilyn MonroeDo not send business plans, but a 2-pager        Then, be pa...
#6 be a great mentee            Be passionateFollow up                            Express gratitudeShow impact     Create ...
Cristian fromNexi.me withSteve Blank
#7 learn incredibly fastSurround yourself with best mentors       Find people who have just “done” itPitch, Pitch, Pitch.....
Learn how to learn, some statistics:Of this speech you will remember:- 50% tomorrow- 25% saturday- 10% next week- 5% next ...
Learn, accept pressure as normal every daything and stretch.....
Step forward, start!Don RitzenCo-founder&CEO RockstartAcceleratore:   don@rockstart.comt:   @donritzens:   slideshare.com/...
Rockstart accelerator - Rede Innova conference 2012
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Rockstart accelerator - Rede Innova conference 2012

  1. 1. 22nd November, Red innova, Brasil
  2. 2. Topics of todayWhy?What is Rockstart Accelerator? 7 lessons learned...
  3. 3. we LOVE startups
  4. 4. What isRockstartAccelerator?
  5. 5. Rockstart Accelerator - what is it10 teams 99+ mentors 1 year in 100 days Amsterdam
  6. 6. Rockstart Accelerator - what is it Spring ProgramSummerProgram
  7. 7. 99+ mentors that help you accelerate
  8. 8. 7 learnings torockstart yourcompany
  9. 9. #1 the team is everything complimentary skills Embrace fights Have the talk Vesting arrangements
  10. 10. #2 Work alongside the best
  11. 11. #3 Always keep your focusThe art of saying NO and planning 80-20 rulestop newspapers, blogs on daily basis
  12. 12. #4 Know when to pivotYour small size and vulnerability areyour biggest strengthCorporates have 1000s of employees, hugeresources, high quality and reliability
  13. 13. #4 Know when to pivotYour 0 customers are a huge advantageautonomy to change fast constantly adapt and do betterNo legacy structures Learn and pivot when necessary
  14. 14. #5 master the investor gameInvestors invest in lines, not dots.... Get referred Build relationships, early...Do your homework, difference VC & Angels
  15. 15. #5 master the investor game Be, be like Marilyn MonroeDo not send business plans, but a 2-pager Then, be passionate but pickyAsk for #deals last year, references
  16. 16. #6 be a great mentee Be passionateFollow up Express gratitudeShow impact Create a group of mentors & schedule meetups and brainstorm sessions
  17. 17. Cristian fromNexi.me withSteve Blank
  18. 18. #7 learn incredibly fastSurround yourself with best mentors Find people who have just “done” itPitch, Pitch, Pitch....and some more!
  19. 19. Learn how to learn, some statistics:Of this speech you will remember:- 50% tomorrow- 25% saturday- 10% next week- 5% next monthLearn only what you need to learn, makesnotes, apply and dare to pivot.
  20. 20. Learn, accept pressure as normal every daything and stretch.....
  21. 21. Step forward, start!Don RitzenCo-founder&CEO RockstartAcceleratore: don@rockstart.comt: @donritzens: slideshare.com/donritzen

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