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A few lessons from 4 startups

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  • 1. A Few Lessons from 4 Startups
    DoraiThodla
    Twitter: dorait
    dorait@gmail.com
  • 2. When You Step Out Of College
  • 3. Expect the
    Unexpected
  • 4. Innovate
    Interactions
  • 5. Experiment with
    Ideas
  • 6. Some Reflections On What Helped
  • 7. Expertise helps
    Establish Credibility
  • 8. The Best Money
    Comes from Customers
  • 9. When You Build Products
    You Get Service Business
  • 10. When You Build Services
    You Get Product Ideas
  • 11. Fun Is As Important
    As Making Money
  • 12. What a Startup Does To You
  • 13. Accelerates
    Learning
  • 14. Makes You
    T-Shaped
  • 15. Makes You Work OnStuff That Matters
  • 16. Questions! Questions!
    • Funded or Bootstrapped?
    • 17. Local or Global?
    • 18. Products or Services?
    • 19. Give it Away or Charge for it?
    • 20. Breadth or Depth?
    • 21. Low-end or high-end?
    • 22. Use a platform? Or Be a platform?
    • 23. Tools or Applications?
    • 24. Improve Existing Product or Build New Product?
    • 25. Incremental Innovation or Radical Innovation?
    • 26. Established categories or New Categories?
    • 27. Do I scratch my own itch or find a few people with itches?
    • 28. Small or Big?
    • 29. Direct Sales or through internet?
  • And More Questions
    • What is the business model?
    • 30. How does the world know we exist?
    • 31. How do we keep up with information?
    • 32. How do we validate an idea?
    • 33. How do we know what it is worth?
    • 34. How do we know that there is a market?
    • 35. How do we get your first customer?
    • 36. How can we be different?
    • 37. What if I am a marketing guy?
    • 38. What if I am a techie with no marketing expertise?
    • 39. How can we ride a wave? How do I catch one? How do we make one?
  • Questions?
    DoraiThodla
    Twitter: dorait
    dorait@gmail.com

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