Keep the next step in focus.
“I wish I knew that sooner.”
Building witha heartbeat.
BraintrustMeeting every week with fellow founders to share ourweekly progress, and get advice to stay on track.
ProgressWhat you learned.ProblemsObstacles in reaching your learning goal.Learning GoalWhat will you learn by next week?
BuildLearn        Measure
Minimum ViableWhat is the minimum thing I need to buildto prove or disprove my hypothesis?
How can you break down the big idea?
Starting low fidelity.
One pieceat a time.
Understandinganalogs
Making sureyou’re in theright place.
Have a conversation with your idea.
Start with yourlearning goal.                   BuildDraw your MVP on ablank sheet.          LearnYou have 2 minutes!     ...
Braintrust3 minutes each to presentyour learning & goals. 5minutes each for feedback.Feedback is focused on risks,learning...
Feedbackforms
48-hour MVP
Shipped It!Let us know when you shipped, sowe can let everyone else know!
Salim Virani                              Rob Fitzpatrick@SaintSal                                 @robfitzsalim@saintsal.c...
Tangible Next Steps - Founder-Centric F-Day at UCL SMILE
Tangible Next Steps - Founder-Centric F-Day at UCL SMILE
Tangible Next Steps - Founder-Centric F-Day at UCL SMILE
Tangible Next Steps - Founder-Centric F-Day at UCL SMILE
Tangible Next Steps - Founder-Centric F-Day at UCL SMILE
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  • <“I wish I knew that sooner” is a common sentiment. Why #LeanStartup really resonates with experienced founders.>\n
  • <Regular check-ins and regular releases help learn faster by making unknowns known. #leanstartup>\n
  • [Braintrust is a 1-hour peer-support program where we learn from and hold each other accountable.]\n
  • Work on this alone.\n
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  • <It’s easier to get the minimum part of MVP right if you keep your learning goal tight. #leanstartup>\n
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  • [Paper prototype - a way to put “an app” in front of people to understand how they’ll use it. Updating a paper prototype is way faster than a code prototype.]\n
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  • [Learning from other businesses that work in the same context or on the same dynamic is a great fast-track.]\n
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  • [Learning - customer interviews. The simplest MVP is picking up the phone!]\n
  • [Confirming - testing you have the right mix of location, product and price.]\n
  • [Confirming - lo-fi style!]\n
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  • [What MVP can you get out there in 48 hours?]\n
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  • Transcript of "Tangible Next Steps - Founder-Centric F-Day at UCL SMILE"

    1. 1. Keep the next step in focus.
    2. 2. “I wish I knew that sooner.”
    3. 3. Building witha heartbeat.
    4. 4. BraintrustMeeting every week with fellow founders to share ourweekly progress, and get advice to stay on track.
    5. 5. ProgressWhat you learned.ProblemsObstacles in reaching your learning goal.Learning GoalWhat will you learn by next week?
    6. 6. BuildLearn Measure
    7. 7. Minimum ViableWhat is the minimum thing I need to buildto prove or disprove my hypothesis?
    8. 8. How can you break down the big idea?
    9. 9. Starting low fidelity.
    10. 10. One pieceat a time.
    11. 11. Understandinganalogs
    12. 12. Making sureyou’re in theright place.
    13. 13. Have a conversation with your idea.
    14. 14. Start with yourlearning goal. BuildDraw your MVP on ablank sheet. LearnYou have 2 minutes! Measure
    15. 15. Braintrust3 minutes each to presentyour learning & goals. 5minutes each for feedback.Feedback is focused on risks,learning methods &environment - not your ideas!
    16. 16. Feedbackforms
    17. 17. 48-hour MVP
    18. 18. Shipped It!Let us know when you shipped, sowe can let everyone else know!
    19. 19. Salim Virani Rob Fitzpatrick@SaintSal @robfitzsalim@saintsal.com robftz@gmail.com Thank You! foundercentric.com

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