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Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012
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Startup Weekend Houston Keynote July 2012

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I delivered this address about entrepreneurship - and specifically entrepreneurship in Houston - at the opening of Startup Weekend July 27, 2012.

I delivered this address about entrepreneurship - and specifically entrepreneurship in Houston - at the opening of Startup Weekend July 27, 2012.

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  • 1. Houston, we have liftoff Bryan Guido Hassin @guido23
  • 2. I am a global cleantech entrepreneur /professor of entrepreneurship at Rice • Founded/led four startups – Plug-and-play office energy savings – Web environmental compliance – Digital social business card – Mobile/wireless disaster response • Educated at Rice (computer science) and IMD (business)
  • 3. Why do we even care about startups? 3
  • 4. Startups drive economic growth 4
  • 5. Startups keep the economy relevant 5
  • 6. Startups are awesome! 6
  • 7. Houston is an awesome place for awesomestartups! Loads of Low Cost of Talent Living Customers Friendly everywhere Labor Law 7
  • 8. How does Startup Weekend help? 8
  • 9. Large corporations marshal resources aroundpre-determined goals . . . New End Means 1 2Means Means 1 3 Starting Fixed Means End New End New End 2 3 . . . but successful entrepreneurs start with their means and imagine new possibilities Source: Effectual Entrepreneurship 9
  • 10. Startups create new options by expanding theirmeans Who I Market am Feedback Experience Advice / Mentorship New MeansRelationships Whom What I Knowledge I know know Brokering Source: Effectual Entrepreneurship 10
  • 11. Mentors who have been there, done that areworth $186k to first-time entrepreneurs Source: Effectual Entrepreneurship 11
  • 12. Startup Weekend catalyzes ventures byaccelerating these development processes 12
  • 13. My challenge to you: create more than justeconomic value Source: Startup Genome Project 13
  • 14. When was Houston’s last epic startup? Swingfor the fences! 14

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