10 key things about startup,
you will learn in the street

Maui Millan
MVP. MVP. MVP
is it really the MVP?
Focus.
stay focused!
Keep moving forward.
Do something
everyday.
Principle of
compound effect.
You don't really need a marketing
partner at the early stage.
Do it on your own first
Provide value.

If you give value to others,

money will follow.
Leverage.
Make the most of
what you have.
Balance.
Maintain balance.
Get enough rest.
Team.
Build the right team that
will make it happen.
Be humble.
Open to learn
and unlearn.
Action with Passion
It is your fire.
The passion that will
propel you to take actions.
thank you.
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10 key things about startup, you will learn in the street
The ten key things and street-sign analogy are summarized below.

(1) Rush ID/passport ==> MVP
*sense of urgency to deliver the MVP
*ask if what you are doing is really the MVP?
*think of the most minimum possible way to validate your product with your target market

(2) No drunk driving ==> Focus
*Stay focused!
*Do one idea at a time.
*Had to prioritize PinoyTravel over RideIn,as a strategic decision.

(3) No Loading/Unloading zone ==> Keep moving forward
*don't be trapped; Don't cause traffic.
*do something everyday
*Apply the principle of compound effect; geometric progression.

(4) Telco FB packages ==> You don't really need a marketing partner at this stage.
*Try doing it on your own first
*make the most of social media; We are the social capital of the world.

(5) Money Changer ==> Value.
*In the end, startups is all about value.
*If you provide value to others, money will follow.

(6) For Lease ==> Leverage
*Make the most of what you have.
*There are a lot of people willing to help you along the way. Ask and it will be given.
*This is the same principle why network marketers succeed.
They perfected the principle of using OPR/M (Other People's Resources/Money)

(7) Victoria court ==> Balance
*putting a positive meaning to the sign, it means maintaining balance.
*you are not a mutant or a superhero. Get enough rest.
In the end, it will make you more productive.

(8) Men at Work ==> Build the right team
*Build the rigth team. Those that are ready to do overnights.
*This is hard and very important.

(9) Stop.Look.Listen ==> Be humble
*this is particularly important if you're part of incubation program such as Ideaspace.
*you don't know everything yet. Listen and be open for new learnings. And unlearn also along the way.

(10) Go/green traffic signal ==> Actions with Passion.
*don't believe everything that i just said.
*The best way to learn about startup, is to get out on the street, and learn from it.
*It is your fire. The passion that will propel you to take actions.
*Get it from your heart and it will be sustainable.

Wrap-up: (last slide)
My wish is to see your startup in the near future as "Now Open" also.

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  1. 1. 10 key things about startup, you will learn in the street Maui Millan
  2. 2. MVP. MVP. MVP is it really the MVP?
  3. 3. Focus. stay focused!
  4. 4. Keep moving forward. Do something everyday. Principle of compound effect.
  5. 5. You don't really need a marketing partner at the early stage. Do it on your own first
  6. 6. Provide value. If you give value to others, money will follow.
  7. 7. Leverage. Make the most of what you have.
  8. 8. Balance. Maintain balance. Get enough rest.
  9. 9. Team. Build the right team that will make it happen.
  10. 10. Be humble. Open to learn and unlearn.
  11. 11. Action with Passion It is your fire. The passion that will propel you to take actions.
  12. 12. thank you.
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