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hello
&
Lean startup
http://startupmba.foundercentric.com
hello@foundercentric.com
foundercentric.com
@foundercentric
!
Mailing list: http://bit.ly/fc-list
So you have an idea (maybe)
Which came from wherever
Maybe too far to jump
So build stepping stones
There’s no ABC process
It’s exciting and scary
#1 killer of
startups?
...
Our goal: the skills to navigate
—E. L. Doctorow
“It’s like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your
headlights, but you can make the
w...
—Derek Sivers (paraphrased)
“You never get anywhere sitting
in the driveway waiting for the
finish line to come to you.”
groups of 5-ish
with whoever is
nearby
say hello.
what’s your
story?
startups
are hard.
Why bother?
raise your hand if you read
the lean startup






raise your hand if you read
the lean startup


if you haven’t, get into a group
with someone who has
say hello again
!
(the turbo version)
what stands out
about lean startup?
!
and What sounds
like b.s. or hype?
Lots of tools!
!
(we’ll cover the big
ones this weekend)
3 main principles
1. Our startup is a pile of guesses
2. The faster we can bounce our guesses off
the market, the better w...
the fourth principle
• Once we’ve got the foundation right, we can
deploy lots of capital and scale tremendously

the fourth principle
• Once we’ve got the foundation right, we can
deploy lots of capital and scale tremendously



(alter...
3.
Learning is progress;
building stuff isn’t
@robfitz
@robfitz
Quote source
@twitter
2. 

the faster we can
bounce our guesses off the
market, the better we’ll do
new Groups! refurbing a
restaurant kitchen costs £150k
!
you look for funding and they
want 90% ownership
!
how do you get...
Title Text
-Build-
-measure-
-learn-
1. 

our startup is a pile
of guesses
@robfitz
new Groups!
sounds like a cool idea.
!
if you were investors,
what would you be
scared of?
What could the
founder do this
week to answer
some of those
questions?
comments?
Reliable and scalable: 

? 



Reliable but unscalable:
consulting, franchises
Uncertain and scalable: 

tech startups, 

...
Reliable and scalable: 

? 



Reliable but unscalable:
consulting, franchises
Uncertain and scalable: 

tech startups, 

...
Reliable and scalable: 

? 



Reliable but unscalable:
consulting, franchises
Uncertain and scalable: 

tech startups, 

...
what do you
think?
drink
drinks!
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  1. 1. hello & Lean startup http://startupmba.foundercentric.com
  2. 2. hello@foundercentric.com foundercentric.com @foundercentric ! Mailing list: http://bit.ly/fc-list
  3. 3. So you have an idea (maybe)
  4. 4. Which came from wherever
  5. 5. Maybe too far to jump
  6. 6. So build stepping stones
  7. 7. There’s no ABC process
  8. 8. It’s exciting and scary
  9. 9. #1 killer of startups?
  10. 10. ...
  11. 11. Our goal: the skills to navigate
  12. 12. —E. L. Doctorow “It’s like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
  13. 13. —Derek Sivers (paraphrased) “You never get anywhere sitting in the driveway waiting for the finish line to come to you.”
  14. 14. groups of 5-ish with whoever is nearby
  15. 15. say hello. what’s your story?
  16. 16. startups are hard. Why bother?
  17. 17. raise your hand if you read the lean startup 
 
 

  18. 18. raise your hand if you read the lean startup 
 if you haven’t, get into a group with someone who has
  19. 19. say hello again ! (the turbo version)
  20. 20. what stands out about lean startup? ! and What sounds like b.s. or hype?
  21. 21. Lots of tools! ! (we’ll cover the big ones this weekend)
  22. 22. 3 main principles 1. Our startup is a pile of guesses 2. The faster we can bounce our guesses off the market, the better we’ll do 3. Learning is progress; building stuff isn’t
  23. 23. the fourth principle • Once we’ve got the foundation right, we can deploy lots of capital and scale tremendously

  24. 24. the fourth principle • Once we’ve got the foundation right, we can deploy lots of capital and scale tremendously
 
 (alternately, if we just want to chill on a beach, we can automate or delegate the process and move on)
  25. 25. 3. Learning is progress; building stuff isn’t
  26. 26. @robfitz
  27. 27. @robfitz
  28. 28. Quote source @twitter
  29. 29. 2. 
 the faster we can bounce our guesses off the market, the better we’ll do
  30. 30. new Groups! refurbing a restaurant kitchen costs £150k ! you look for funding and they want 90% ownership ! how do you get started?
  31. 31. Title Text
  32. 32. -Build- -measure- -learn-
  33. 33. 1. 
 our startup is a pile of guesses
  34. 34. @robfitz
  35. 35. new Groups! sounds like a cool idea. ! if you were investors, what would you be scared of?
  36. 36. What could the founder do this week to answer some of those questions?
  37. 37. comments?
  38. 38. Reliable and scalable: 
 ? 
 
 Reliable but unscalable: consulting, franchises Uncertain and scalable: 
 tech startups, 
 product companies 
 Uncertain and unscalable: cafes, some SMEs
  39. 39. Reliable and scalable: 
 ? 
 
 Reliable but unscalable: consulting, franchises Uncertain and scalable: 
 tech startups, 
 product companies 
 Uncertain and unscalable: cafes, some SMEs
  40. 40. Reliable and scalable: 
 ? 
 
 Reliable but unscalable: consulting, franchises Uncertain and scalable: 
 tech startups, 
 product companies 
 Uncertain and unscalable: cafes, some SMEs
  41. 41. what do you think?
  42. 42. drink drinks!
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