7 Ways To Have a SuccessfulStartup Weekend Trevor Lohrbeer Lab Escape Lean Decisions CEO Lead Writer trevor@FastFedora.com trevor@LeanDecisions.com @FastFedora @LeanDecisions
Prepare Your Pitch Speak Clearly Your Name Title of Idea Target Market Team Members Needed
Schedule Your WeekendFriday Saturday SundayNight Morning Morning Create Quick Check In Team Check In Subteams Get To Work Plan Home Assign Roles Stretch Create Afternoon Schedule Grab a Coach Afternoon Setup Customer Check Do a Presentation Communication Dry Run Solve Tech Evening Present to Coach Hurdles? Alpha Release Polish Product Start Creating Presentation Evening Relax!
Understand the Judging Criteria1. Business Model Customer Value Proposition Revenue Streams Cost Structure Distribution Channels Roll-Out Strategy2. Customer Validation Define target market Validate pain point Validate solution fits pain point Acquire customers, followers3. Execution Wireframe Working prototype Launched product or service Users using product or service
Create Sub-Teams Business Model Customer Validation Product Development
Leverage Existing Resources Use what you know Practice rapid marketing & development Use the Startup Weekend resources at http://startupweekend.org/resources Use the Global Sponsor resources at http://bit.ly/SWGlobalResources Okay to existing frameworks, but has to be a new product
Use the CoachesSaturday Sunday Sign up during lunch Sign up before 2pm 20 min blocks from Same as Saturday… 1 – 3pm …But you also need to Coaches can help you practice your ask the right questions presentation with a coach
Final Tips Take time to build relationships Try to learn something new It’s okay to pivot Practice your presentation Design counts Take breaks & have fun