Passion → Startup     Leah Culver      Convore    Re:build 2011
convore.com/rebuild-2011
software hobbyist
school
jimmy ball
teddy bear remote control
Kevin Rose             Daniel Burka
you can do it
doing what I love
t-shirts
users
acqhired
interlude
work
Django DashRails Rumble
idea
desktop → webgoogle non-core product
minimum viable    product
* join a channel* send and receive messages* see who is online
* rearrange the channel order* someone mentions yourname* send a private message
sketch
research
divide up work
go!
polish + fix bugs
(Demo)
side project → startup
not so easy
catalys   t
Eric Florenzanochat + forums
Y Combinator
releases of improvement   crash of ineptitude
pitfalls
run out of money
team
disagree on vision
marketing + competition
bad timing
convoretrough of  sorrow
pivot  core use    case
thanks!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/         3196761470/         http://www.flickr.com/photos/jm999uk/         1823969...
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In the summer of 2009, I built a web-based IRC client as a hobby project. It was a surprising success and over the past two years my passion for chat has become Convore, a small startup funded by Y Combinator. This talk will cover the joys of creating your own company and how to avoid the pitfalls.

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  • Re:build 2011: Passion -> Startup

    1. Passion → Startup Leah Culver Convore Re:build 2011
    2. convore.com/rebuild-2011
    3. software hobbyist
    4. school
    5. jimmy ball
    6. teddy bear remote control
    7. Kevin Rose Daniel Burka
    8. you can do it
    9. doing what I love
    10. t-shirts
    11. users
    12. acqhired
    13. interlude
    14. work
    15. Django DashRails Rumble
    16. idea
    17. desktop → webgoogle non-core product
    18. minimum viable product
    19. * join a channel* send and receive messages* see who is online
    20. * rearrange the channel order* someone mentions yourname* send a private message
    21. sketch
    22. research
    23. divide up work
    24. go!
    25. polish + fix bugs
    26. (Demo)
    27. side project → startup
    28. not so easy
    29. catalys t
    30. Eric Florenzanochat + forums
    31. Y Combinator
    32. releases of improvement crash of ineptitude
    33. pitfalls
    34. run out of money
    35. team
    36. disagree on vision
    37. marketing + competition
    38. bad timing
    39. convoretrough of sorrow
    40. pivot core use case
    41. thanks!
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