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My experience using different tools for business networking. Talk from my DOU Hackers & Founders meetup.

My experience using different tools for business networking. Talk from my DOU Hackers & Founders meetup.

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    Networking tools for startups Networking tools for startups Presentation Transcript

    • Networking for startups
      • LinkedIn, Quora, Lanyrd, StackOverflow, AngelList
      Max Ischenko, DOU.ua
    • My TOP4
      • LinkedIn – contacts database
      • Quora – experts and insiders
      • Lanyrd – conferences
      • AngelList – funding
    • LinkedIn
      • Recruting, research and corporate bizdev
    • Pros: LOTS of contacts –Good for recruiting/research
    • Cons: “low-activity” thing e.g.: github is better for developers
    • Quora
      • Knowledge-base for startups
    • Quora is about knowledge, not individuals
    • Pros: unqiue insights from industry key figures
    • Cons: hard to “network” unless you are a real expert in something
    • Lanyrd.com
      • Social conference directory
    • Pros: Curation – track events your contacts are tracking
    • Cons: few active users
    • Must read: Mark Suster on conferences https://bitly.com/suster-conf
    • AngelList (angel.co)
      • Dating site for startups and investors
      • AngelList is “productization” of the VentureHacks
      Naval Ravikant
      • http://venturehacks.com/articles/unfundable-startup
    • “Move to a startup hub first” — Naval Ravikant
    • “Traction is the most important thing” – Naval
    • Research before asking
      • “Ask for advice if you need money and ask for money if you need advice”
    • Bonus
    • answers.onstartups.com
      • StackOverflow for startups
    • Cannot compare to Quora
    • Too much work
    • Thanks!
      • @maxua on Twitter
      • [email_address]