7 Ways to Have a Successful Startup Weekend

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Short presentation with tips on how to have a good experience at Startup Weekend. Created for a presentation at Asheville Startup Weekend.

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7 Ways to Have a Successful Startup Weekend

  1. 1. 7 Ways To Have a SuccessfulStartup Weekend Trevor Lohrbeer Lab Escape Lean Decisions CEO Lead Writer trevor@FastFedora.com trevor@LeanDecisions.com @FastFedora @LeanDecisions
  2. 2. Prepare Your Pitch Speak Clearly Your Name Title of Idea Target Market Team Members Needed
  3. 3. 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!
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Create Sub-Teams Business Model Customer Validation Product Development
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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

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