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    • Welcome toFounder Centric
    • 3 TypicalAssignments
    • Market feedbackEasyGrading Speed
    • DoingThenLearning
    • Rob Fitzpatrick@robfitzrob@foundercentric.com
    • Salim Virani@SaintSalsalim@foundercentric.com
    • 10:00 Hello & intro10:30 Coffee11:00 Iterative teaching11:15 Workshops & assignments12:30 Lunch1:30 Workshops & assignments2:00 Design Process & Goals2:30 Extra Curricular Fit3:00 Coffee3:30 Gotchas & Questions4:30 Closing discussion
    • Startup iterationsare much fasterthan a semester.
    • Can we gradeiterations?
    • Death Spiral
    • Controlling vs. Enabling
    • Course-correction
    • How do we measureteaching success?
    • Quality Controlcreates barriers.
    • BuildLearn Measure
    • Don’t change their mind.Change their approach.
    • Remove barriers.Just give them the tools.Leave the directions to them.
    • Post Up!
    • Caffeine
    • Entrepreneurship is a craft.It’s learned through practice.
    • Are our assignmentsgrading applicationor knowledge?
    • PsychologyEffectuationSeeking PullHabits & processResponsible riskCamaraderie, humilityOh, making loads of money!
    • InterchangeableModules
    • Ideas
    • Personal inventoryStudents make two lists on a single page: What I’ve Got What I Can Do (startup ideas)They’re graded on the length of the list andthe relevance of the ideas to their resources.
    • ActionableAnalyticsGrowth Engines & Pirate Metrics
    • Your KPI Dashboard Actionable analytics for your current goals No clutter metrics Understanding the trade-offs
    • Hustle
    • Build an audience Quantity of content published Daily analytics screenshots & action log Post-mortem of what worked & didn’t Variety of channels and content tried
    • Lunch
    • 1 Parts 3 Progress 2 Whole Articulating a clear story
    • Platform Platformesday, 14 June 2011 Tuesday, 14 June 2011
    • Isolate thedynamicGiven a short case study (andpossible online research): A canvas with only 3 post-its A paragraph on why this is thekey dynamic
    • Business model pitches Explains the overall business in first 90 seconds Focused on the right bits Used fewest post-its Good, energetic story Connects trends, customer problems & current behavior to proposed
    • Business model options Pure quantity Breadth of variation Legibility Understandable when they review them in 3 months?
    • The Mom Test
    • Dear Mom,Don’t youthink I’mgreat?Love,Your son
    • But, everybody will lie to you (not just mom)
    • The mom testTalk about their life, Future-tensenot your idea opinions are liesAsk about specifics You gain nothingin the past by convincing them
    • ❝ Do think it’s a good idea? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Do think it’s a good idea? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Would you buy a product which solved this problem? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Would you buy a product which solved this problem? ❞ Us
    • ❝ How do you currently deal with this problem? ❞ Us
    • ❝ How do you currently deal with this problem? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Talk me through the last time you had this problem. ❞ Us
    • ❝ Talk me through the last time you had this problem. ❞ Us
    • ❝ How much would you pay for this? ❞ Us
    • ❝ How much would you pay for this? ❞ Us
    • ❝ How much money does this problem cost you? ❞ Us
    • ❝ How much money does this problem cost you? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Is there a budget for it? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Is there a budget for it? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Who else should I talk to? ❞ Us
    • ❝ Who else should I talk to? ❞ Us
    • Opinions are worthless!
    • Real stories.
    • Problem Solution Excited Feature Goal Remiss UpsetPerson Obstacle Alternative request Pair. One interviewer, one notetaker. One phrase per card.Interviews! Use the icons as your record notes. The order doesn t matter, but bring up each topic during the interview.
    • Building a supportnetwork (that you trust!)
    • BraintrustProblem, Learning Goal, Plan,turned in weekly. Selection & analysis of big problem and learning goal Efficiency of plan to answer it Concise Feedback from peers collected
    • Growth Hackers
    • Add a zero1.Pick a startup, ideally local.2.Think of 3 ways to add a zero (an order of magnitude)3.Email them to the founder, asking to discuss.4.Write up lessons learned from the conversation.5.Automatic 100% if the startup tried it and learned something!
    • Big idea! Too bad about the execution.
    • SegmentationReduce an idea with a broadmarket to 10 possible segments,each with a TAM lower than1,000.Include at least one likelyawareness channel for each.Pick one. Turn in a contact list ofprospects in that segment.
    • Pivot or persevere?Given a short case study: Analysis of the commitments and signals from customers Exploration of the possible learning goals Description of a reasonable way to achieve this learning.
    • Signal vs. NoiseLog into an analytics account (or look at print-outs) andisolate the growth engine from the TechCrunch traffic.Turn in the relevant numbers only, with a paragraphexplaining why this is the growth engine.
    • How do we gradeCustomer Development? Got conversations Note-taking Asked good questions Analysis of multiple conversations
    • Option CardsStudents are taught how to use optioncards in their startup. At the end of thesemester, they submit their decks. Quantity of cards 2 subsets, based on differentfictitious problems(low conversion rate, Google becomesyour competition, failed to build, etc.)
    • Lean UsabilityOptimise a university web app.Groups of 4 run 4-5 30-minuteusability tests, submitting: Whiteboard snapshot #1 problem discovered List of other problems & why theyweren’t chosen.
    • Hacking timeHack a personal habit this week. Write a paragraph on whatyou tried, and why. Write another on how it went.
    • MVP designGiven a short case study, and a specific learning goal: Good balance of speed, cost and certainty of learning Clear steps Clear success metric
    • Assumptions ExerciseThank @GiffConstable!
    • I believe my customers have a need to _____________ .
    • This need can be solvedwith _________________. My initial customers will be _________________.
    • I will acquire the majority of my users/customers through _______________________ and________________________.
    • I will make money by ___________________.
    • Get the FULL version at giffconstable.com
    • Our design process
    • Flexible curriculumLay out the big principlesyou want to impart.Come up with a set ofswappable options.Assemble them asneeded. Don’t convergeuntil you need to.
    • F-Day PrinciplesIterateDo LessUnderstand The Big PictureLearn, then ConfirmFocus On Your Next Steps
    • Flexible curriculumMake sure they fit well by, looking at theoverall output: Each principle was conveyed andapplied in practice. The energy levels stayed high all day. The overall tone conveyed the rightmessage. (We walked the talk.) It adapted to student needs.
    • Project framing1. Just build a company2. Build your best idea3. Lots of small projects
    • Rules of thumbStrip away irrelevancies mercilessly.Make them apply it in the next 5 minutes.Make it accessible. Use plain speak.
    • Keep your shirt!What I’ve got What I can doMake friends!
    • Personal inventoryStudents make two lists on a single page: What I’ve Got What I Can Do (startup ideas)They’re graded on the length of the list andthe relevance of the ideas to their resources.
    • Constrained launchesWith enough harnesses, these are 1-2 weekpractical assignments:Launch a consumer/SME SaaS MVP.Launch a drop shipper.Concierge a market place (find liquidity)Build an audience. (blog, Twitter, Google+, etc.)Launch an enterprise service.Growth hack a startup.
    • The bigger picture
    • Peer SupportSafety net, saves the weakestSocialBroader exposureBubbles up unknown student skills
    • Linear?Order, length anddepth of eachlesson are stilladaptable.
    • Advisors.Make the students responsiblefor filtering bad advice & pushingback on expectations.Reduce the business plan torelevant parts.
    • Other demands.
    • Open Space
    • Gotchas Assignment overload Mentor overload Single-iteration projects Clear on what to grade
    • Gotchas Mismatched goals & skills Lack of practical design /tech skills No help-seeking attitude Using speakers/mentorswho don’t get startups “We just need to raisefunding.”
    • Gotchas Students not knowingeach other Expecting students to stayin sync Hung up inconsequentialdetails. In love with their first idea
    • BuildLearn Measure
    • TeachLearn Measure
    • Remove friction. Catch them when they fall.
    • Thank You! We are Founder-Centric.Salim Virani Rob Fitzpatrick@SaintSal @robfitzsalim@foundercentric.com rob@foundercentric.com
    • Work with us. Content: Use our accelerator stuff! Plug in polished workshops, videos and materials.Programme design: Let’s sit Fast & easily-gradeabledown and work out options to assignment packshelp you hit ambitious, Slide decksmeasurable goals. Case studies Card gamesWorkshops: Fly us in to givestudents a practical boost (or Full facilitation guideskick), and to help keep them on Training videostrack. Teacher community