Why Technology?What is a startup (vs a business)?Lean MethodologyWhy do startups fail?
Entrepreneurship is the relentless pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlledMain Themes: Always imperfect information Always incumbents (sleeping giants) Opportunities are everywhere
December – AprilTeam formationIdeationMarket Research
Are we really solving a problem that people care about?Is my solution really 10x better than the alternative?Is it polarizing?
What role does technology play?“Coding is easy, making money is hard”How can we get to product-market fit the fastest?Build, Measure, Learn -> Build, Measure, Learn Hypothesis testing! Analytics! Disciplined
Networking – what can I offer you?Importance of Inspiring trust and confidenceRelationship buildingPut yourself in uncomfortable positionsSuccess – how badly do you want it?
Case Studies (Harvard Business Review) How to identify market opportunities How to execute idea Learn from past entrepreneur and their decisions Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking Market Strategies Market dynamics and how to win in different markets Economics of entrepreneurship Legal and Finance Strategies Term sheets, stock options pools, valuations Legal, tax advice, grants, funding
Team is the foundation – 100% trustValidate before writing a single line of code Get presales if possibleLean Methodology! Build, measure, learn via disciplined scientific approach