Fhoster - Startup Weekend

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Fhoster - Startup Weekend

  1. 1. Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a web company Antonio Leonforte Co-founder & CEO
  2. 2. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Cheapest way to start Inexpensive technology, easy to learn
  3. 3. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Should be driven by passion, not ego Those who fly just to show- off crash often and quit flying early
  4. 4. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Totalizing experience Addictive sensation of freedom No time for other sports
  5. 5. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Explore the unkown… Thermals, sinks, rotors… Air is invisible, but you have signs
  6. 6. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a companyCompany briefing Revision 0.70 / 2008.12.05 … with a fragile ship Choose carefully when & where to fly
  7. 7. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Family support is important Parents or partners, they must be on your side
  8. 8. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Stay ready to update your plan Wheather changes rapidly Thermals are where they are, not where you expect them
  9. 9. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Know your limits It’s easier have deflations while flying into stronger thermals Learn how to handle stress gradually
  10. 10. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Models are just models Don’t complicate your Excel model too much
  11. 11. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Altitude (cash) is king  The problem is not getting airborne  The problem is actually staying in the air
  12. 12. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Flying fast is important Only fly to young clouds Get there before they dissolve
  13. 13. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Flying slow is also important… Learn to fly efficiently and to wait for better conditions
  14. 14. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company … but never below stall speed Once you take-off, you just can’t stop
  15. 15. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Do not over-react Don’t take decisions just based on emotions
  16. 16. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company You are on your own… People giving you advises don’t really see what you see
  17. 17. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company …but flying with others helps Other pilots (and birds) can discover thermals for you
  18. 18. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Top landing Good pilots can land on top and plan for a new flight
  19. 19. Antonio Leonforte (fhoster.com)Flying a paraglider as a metaphor of starting up a company Contacts

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