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Creating Creative Business Communities Marc Nathan Houston, Texas STARTOPOLY
Business Owners Entrepreneurs
Business Owners
Entrepreneurs STARTOPOLY
I D E A S Setting the Table
F U N D I N G I D E A S Setting the Table
F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S Setting the Table
F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Setting the Table
F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Setting the Table
Who Are the Players? <ul><li>Existing Traditional Incubators </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Offices </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>FORMAL </li></ul><ul><li>STRUCTURED </li></ul><ul><li>HIERARCHY </li></ul><ul><li>VERTICALLY INTEGRATED </li></ul>...
 
Formal Grassroots
 
 
Credit Cards & Day Jobs
Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund  $8M Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund  $18.75M Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund $...
Credit Cards & Day Jobs Grants  &  Loans F F F  &  Angels
Credit Cards & Day Jobs Grants  &  Loans F F F  &  Angels Venture Capital
 
Seed-Focused VC Funds Andreessen Horowitz
New Environment, New Paradigm <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>2 + 20  <...
 
Basic Business Services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A “Seed Accelerator” is a close group of  active investors  that provide a small amount of  seed capital  and an intensive...
 
 
 
Mentor-Investor Profile <ul><li>“ Been There, Done That” </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurially minded </li></ul><ul><li>Fina...
 
Bet the Jockey, Not the Horse <ul><li>Intensely passionate </li></ul><ul><li>Keenly observant </li></ul><ul><li>Disparate ...
Startup Milestones 0-30 Days <ul><ul><li>Domain Hosting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T...
Startup Milestones 0-30 Days 60-90 Days <ul><ul><li>Product/ Market Fit </li></ul></ul>Minimum Viable Product Validation
Startup Milestones 0-30 Days 60-90 Days 120-180 Days <ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul>Users Expansion &  Growth
Ramen Profitable
 
FAIL FAST
51 Metropolitan Statistical  Areas >1MM  93% Broadband Internet penetration US homes - March 2009 US Population 304,059,72...
 
Seed Accelerators Around the World
F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Consideration and Compensation
F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Consideration and Compensation CASH EQUITY
 
No One Plays for Free Parking
User Adoption Timeline 3 seconds &quot;I get it.” 3 minutes &quot;I've used it and still get it,  and it has not annoyed m...
First Steps <ul><li>Gauge Stakeholder Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the Existing Community </li></ul><ul><li>Create Re...
How You Can Help <ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li>...
Advertisers Resources Users Referrals Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Member Logos Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Coworking Directory Calendar Job Board Community Austin College Station Houston Katy Dallas C 4 San Antonio
One–Page Description Template Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Local Creative Talent Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Local Startup Map Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Startup Group Directory Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Community Event List Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Community Event Calendar Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Local Startup Blogs Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Startup Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Informal Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Partner Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Talent Matching Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Student Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Intern Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Mentor & Advisor Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Crowdsourced Funding Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Shared Local Advertising Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Open Source Ad Sharing Directory Calendar Job Board Community
Startup Operating Budget <ul><li>Managing Director Salaries + Benefits  </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time or virtual assistant <...
Collaborative Creative Casual Couches ,  Not Doors Coworking is the emerging social trend of independent workers with shar...
Coworking Sites Worldwide
Texas Coworking ` Texas Coworking Austin College Station Houston Katy Dallas C 4 San Antonio
Coworking Budget The key is setting up a Public / Private Partnership for existing space Grants subsidize a discounted off...
 
 
Standardized Seed Funding Documents
So, What do you think?
@marc1919 marc@chaione.com | marc@kainmg.com
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  1. 1. Creating Creative Business Communities Marc Nathan Houston, Texas STARTOPOLY
  2. 2. Business Owners Entrepreneurs
  3. 3. Business Owners
  4. 4. Entrepreneurs STARTOPOLY
  5. 5. I D E A S Setting the Table
  6. 6. F U N D I N G I D E A S Setting the Table
  7. 7. F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S Setting the Table
  8. 8. F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Setting the Table
  9. 9. F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Setting the Table
  10. 10. Who Are the Players? <ul><li>Existing Traditional Incubators </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Angel Groups </li></ul><ul><li>University Technology Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Research Centers </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>FORMAL </li></ul><ul><li>STRUCTURED </li></ul><ul><li>HIERARCHY </li></ul><ul><li>VERTICALLY INTEGRATED </li></ul><ul><li>INDUSTRY CLUSTERS </li></ul><ul><li>ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>TAX BASE & JOBS </li></ul><ul><li>INDUSTRIAL AGE </li></ul><ul><li>ORGANIZATIONS </li></ul>
  12. 13. Formal Grassroots
  13. 16. Credit Cards & Day Jobs
  14. 17. Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund $8M Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund $18.75M Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund $10M Durham, NC – IDEA Fund Partners $25M New York & Boston – Spark@Start $622M Salt Lake City – Kickstart Fund $3.65M Texas – Texas Emerging Technology Fund $460M Credit Cards & Day Jobs Grants & Loans
  15. 18. Credit Cards & Day Jobs Grants & Loans F F F & Angels
  16. 19. Credit Cards & Day Jobs Grants & Loans F F F & Angels Venture Capital
  17. 21. Seed-Focused VC Funds Andreessen Horowitz
  18. 22. New Environment, New Paradigm <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>2 + 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Prototype </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Salaries + Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul>
  19. 24. Basic Business Services
  20. 33. A “Seed Accelerator” is a close group of active investors that provide a small amount of seed capital and an intensive hands-on mentorship program to selected early stage companies
  21. 37. Mentor-Investor Profile <ul><li>“ Been There, Done That” </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurially minded </li></ul><ul><li>Financially supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Subject matter expert </li></ul><ul><li>Personal network </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate about Community </li></ul><ul><li>Time and Motivation </li></ul>
  22. 39. Bet the Jockey, Not the Horse <ul><li>Intensely passionate </li></ul><ul><li>Keenly observant </li></ul><ul><li>Disparate connections </li></ul><ul><li>Doggedly persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Street smart </li></ul><ul><li>Inquisitive </li></ul><ul><li>Salesmanship </li></ul>
  23. 40. Startup Milestones 0-30 Days <ul><ul><li>Domain Hosting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul></ul>Concept Prototype
  24. 41. Startup Milestones 0-30 Days 60-90 Days <ul><ul><li>Product/ Market Fit </li></ul></ul>Minimum Viable Product Validation
  25. 42. Startup Milestones 0-30 Days 60-90 Days 120-180 Days <ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul>Users Expansion & Growth
  26. 43. Ramen Profitable
  27. 45. FAIL FAST
  28. 46. 51 Metropolitan Statistical Areas >1MM 93% Broadband Internet penetration US homes - March 2009 US Population 304,059,724 Source: U.S. Census
  29. 48. Seed Accelerators Around the World
  30. 49. F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Consideration and Compensation
  31. 50. F U N D I N G S U P P O R T I D E A S M E N T O R S Consideration and Compensation CASH EQUITY
  32. 52. No One Plays for Free Parking
  33. 53. User Adoption Timeline 3 seconds &quot;I get it.” 3 minutes &quot;I've used it and still get it, and it has not annoyed me yet.&quot; 3 days &quot;I find this really useful or fun.&quot; 3 weeks &quot;I am raving about this to other people.&quot; 3 months &quot;I couldn't imagine not having this, & I'm boring my friends telling them about it.&quot; 3 years &quot;How weird to see this on Oprah.&quot;
  34. 54. First Steps <ul><li>Gauge Stakeholder Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the Existing Community </li></ul><ul><li>Create Reasonable Budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Launch Website </li></ul><ul><li>Call for Applications </li></ul>
  35. 55. How You Can Help <ul><li>Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul>
  36. 56. Advertisers Resources Users Referrals Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  37. 57. Member Logos Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  38. 58. Coworking Directory Calendar Job Board Community Austin College Station Houston Katy Dallas C 4 San Antonio
  39. 59. One–Page Description Template Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  40. 60. Local Creative Talent Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  41. 61. Local Startup Map Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  42. 62. Startup Group Directory Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  43. 63. Community Event List Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  44. 64. Community Event Calendar Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  45. 65. Local Startup Blogs Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  46. 66. Startup Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  47. 67. Informal Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  48. 68. Partner Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  49. 69. Talent Matching Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  50. 70. Student Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  51. 71. Intern Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  52. 72. Mentor & Advisor Job Board Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  53. 73. Crowdsourced Funding Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  54. 74. Shared Local Advertising Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  55. 75. Open Source Ad Sharing Directory Calendar Job Board Community
  56. 76. Startup Operating Budget <ul><li>Managing Director Salaries + Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time or virtual assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Coworking Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Domain name / Web Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop / Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Travel / Entertainment Budget </li></ul>
  57. 77. Collaborative Creative Casual Couches , Not Doors Coworking is the emerging social trend of independent workers with shared values that gather together to foster the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.
  58. 78. Coworking Sites Worldwide
  59. 79. Texas Coworking ` Texas Coworking Austin College Station Houston Katy Dallas C 4 San Antonio
  60. 80. Coworking Budget The key is setting up a Public / Private Partnership for existing space Grants subsidize a discounted office lease Office Space 150-250 sq. ft./ worker Insurance Variable Legal Contracts Donated / Templates Desks & Chairs Donated or ~$250/worker Internet Access $100/mo Wifi Router $100 Network Printer $500 Coffee Maker Whiteboards $25 $15 / each
  61. 83. Standardized Seed Funding Documents
  62. 84. So, What do you think?
  63. 85. @marc1919 marc@chaione.com | marc@kainmg.com
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