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  • Startupsup close and personalKristaps Grinbergskristapsgrinbergs.com
  • BCompSci & MComSci unfinished DmCompSci > 8 years geek
  • Startup?
  • “A startup is an organizationformed to search for arepeatable and scalablebusiness model Steve Blank
  • Change is inevitable.Progress is optional.
  • Waiting per month: 5h 35m Over 88% of people have quit a long queue or take action against queuing.
  • > 1.8 billion people200 000+ companies
  • 14:20!12:47! @qminder! @qminder
  • August 2011
  • SMARTQ Business model: Team: Service provider fee Programmers fo mobile app andWait No More! web interface Service Provider Rainmaker UI designer 024 System designer Existing Q system Q slot Get a reserved notice Make a Instant reservation service! Time slot reserved Markko Karu Web based schedule @Garage48 Tartu 2011 www.thebrandmanual.com
  • September 2011
  • TallinnTartuRiga & Valmiera
  • SkypeDropbox > DefolioGoogleDocsJIRAKanbadpad > Ganttic > AsanaPipedriveYammerAsana...
  • October 2011
  • Riga vs. Tallinn
  • Listen what peopleare saying.
  • November 2011
  • 3 minutes is 180 seconds
  • December
  • Aalto UniversityAalto Venture GarageStartup Sauna19 teams
  • www.qminderapp.comDec 16
  • Patent infringement claims
  • Formation on Qminder Limited (UK)
  • January
  • Integrates with existing machines ? + Used by over 50 000 companies
  • Enterprise Estonia grants
  • Integration POS NFCwith Q SMS ticket integration ticketsystems (Erply)Standalone Self Multilineclient Reservations organizing clientmodule queueAndroid Apps with Service Appoint-iPhone app location time ment+HTML5 filtering reserving reserving @qminder
  • February & March
  • February
  • Qminder lines March, 05, 2012
  • “Tallinn is the home of the famousGarage48, StartupWise Guy,EstonianMafia and the mosthustleing entrepreneurs that wehave ever met.”StartupSauna blog, March 27 2012
  • April - August
  • September
  • Re-Start
  • Running after moneywithout money
  • October
  • Progress
  • Show me the money
  • Progress = validated learningabout customers
  • Qminder lines October, 05, 2012
  • Now is the only time you have.
  • Clients?
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Pitch only shows that you cancommunicate your idea.
  • Preparation makesreason of failure external.
  • Nobody cares how it works or why,they only want to see that it solvessomething for someone.
  • Mentoring session
  • Know whom you talk to.Linkedin. AngelList.
  • Mentor introductions.Project introduction (if needed)Short answers.Questions.Leads.Comments.
  • Don’t waste your time on trivia.
  • Mentors get their kick by talking,not by listening.
  • Explain only thingsyou need help with.
  • Contacts
  • Never waste time proving thatsomeone is wrong.
  • Answer the question,then add explanation.
  • Take notes.Follow up.
  • Off-session
  • Talk with people you don’t know.
  • Make yourself an introduction.Who are you?
  • Don’t comment, only praise.
  • Next
  • Estonia -> UK -> ?
  • What do to?
  • Learningis a chemical processof changing your attitudetoward information.
  • Networking
  • Stick to Your idea!
  • Think global.Grow fast.Go big.
  • Test first, build later
  • Don’t be afraid of failing.
  • One more thing
  • Experience = conscious encounterwith novelty
  • We all mind waiting!
  • Your turn!www.qminderapp.com twitter.com/qminderfacebook.com/Qminderinfo@qminderapp.com