@michuk@michuk
Lonely, BANKRUPT,
RIDDLED WITH DOUBT
LIFE OF AN ENTPREPRENEUR
Borys Musielak, Creative Morning, Gdańsk 2014...
Not about your ideaNot about your idea
@michuk@michuk
Not about your ideaNot about your idea
@michuk@michuk
Order food from
your cell phone!
http://bit.ly/13PmWkg
Confidential ...
IT's ABOUT YOU!IT's ABOUT YOU!
@michuk@michuk
...AND YOUR TEAM...AND YOUR TEAM
@michuk@michuk
@michuk@michuk
So, NETWORK LIKE CRAZY!So, NETWORK LIKE CRAZY!
TALK TO PEOPLE!TALK TO PEOPLE!
@michuk@michuk
“The More People Know You,
The More People Can Help You”
“The More People Kn...
Concierge MVPConcierge MVP
@michuk@michuk
ZAPPOSZAPPOS
@michuk@michuk
ZAPPOSZAPPOS
@michuk@michuk
“I went to a couple of stores, took some pictures of
the shoes, made a website, put them up an...
KEKEMEKEKEKEMEKE
@michuk@michuk
NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET
@michuk@michuk
NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET
@michuk@michuk
“Being a Founder Is Lonely”“Being a Founder Is Lonely”
http://onforb.es/19...
NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET
@michuk@michuk
“Being a Founder Is Riddled
With Doubt”
“Being a Founder Is Riddled
With D...
NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET
@michuk@michuk
“Being a Founder Bankrupts
You”
“Being a Founder Bankrupts
You”
http://onf...
Three BE'sThree BE's
@michuk@michuk
Three BE'sThree BE's
@michuk@michuk
Be Persistent
Be Open
Be Characteristic
Be Persistent
Be Open
Be Characteristic
BE PERSISTENTBE PERSISTENT
@michuk@michuk
“Now that we've exhausted all the
possibilities... let's get started!
“Now that ...
BE OPENBE OPEN
@michuk@michuk
“I'd better sign my
own NDA... because
you never know...”
“I'd better sign my
own NDA... bec...
BE WEIRD :)BE WEIRD :)
@michuk@michuk
@michuk@michuk
WHAT's NEXT?WHAT's NEXT?
@michuk@michuk
GET ADVISORSGET ADVISORS
@michuk@michuk
GET ADVISORSGET ADVISORS
Ideally better
than this one.
Ideally better
than this one.
@michuk@michuk
JOIN an ACCELLERATORJOIN an ACCELLERATOR
Y Combinator, Tech
Stars, 500 Startups,
Seedcamp,
Startup Bootcamp...
@michuk@michuk
Startup Fest, Aulery, The
Europas, LeWeb,
PIONEER, The Next Web,
EPS, TechCrunch Disrupt,
DEMO, Launch...
A...
@michuk@michuk
GOOD LUCK!GOOD LUCK!
You're Gonna
Need It.
You're Gonna
Need It.
@michuk@michuk
@@
Borys Musielak
E: borys@musielak.eu
T: twitter.com/michuk
F: facebook.com/michuk
Q: quora.com/Borys-Musi...
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  1. 1. @michuk@michuk Lonely, BANKRUPT, RIDDLED WITH DOUBT LIFE OF AN ENTPREPRENEUR Borys Musielak, Creative Morning, Gdańsk 2014 Lonely, BANKRUPT, RIDDLED WITH DOUBT LIFE OF AN ENTPREPRENEUR Borys Musielak, Creative Morning, Gdańsk 2014
  2. 2. Not about your ideaNot about your idea @michuk@michuk
  3. 3. Not about your ideaNot about your idea @michuk@michuk Order food from your cell phone! http://bit.ly/13PmWkg Confidential data on mobile devices http://bit.ly/18nyXC3
  4. 4. IT's ABOUT YOU!IT's ABOUT YOU! @michuk@michuk
  5. 5. ...AND YOUR TEAM...AND YOUR TEAM @michuk@michuk
  6. 6. @michuk@michuk So, NETWORK LIKE CRAZY!So, NETWORK LIKE CRAZY!
  7. 7. TALK TO PEOPLE!TALK TO PEOPLE! @michuk@michuk “The More People Know You, The More People Can Help You” “The More People Know You, The More People Can Help You”
  8. 8. Concierge MVPConcierge MVP @michuk@michuk
  9. 9. ZAPPOSZAPPOS @michuk@michuk
  10. 10. ZAPPOSZAPPOS @michuk@michuk “I went to a couple of stores, took some pictures of the shoes, made a website, put them up and told the shoe store, if I sell anything, I'll come here and pay full price.” Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/nick-swinmurn-zappos-rnkd-2011-11
  11. 11. KEKEMEKEKEKEMEKE @michuk@michuk
  12. 12. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk
  13. 13. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk “Being a Founder Is Lonely”“Being a Founder Is Lonely” http://onforb.es/199X9Jr
  14. 14. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk “Being a Founder Is Riddled With Doubt” “Being a Founder Is Riddled With Doubt” http://onforb.es/199X9Jr
  15. 15. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk “Being a Founder Bankrupts You” “Being a Founder Bankrupts You” http://onforb.es/199X9Jr
  16. 16. Three BE'sThree BE's @michuk@michuk
  17. 17. Three BE'sThree BE's @michuk@michuk Be Persistent Be Open Be Characteristic Be Persistent Be Open Be Characteristic
  18. 18. BE PERSISTENTBE PERSISTENT @michuk@michuk “Now that we've exhausted all the possibilities... let's get started! “Now that we've exhausted all the possibilities... let's get started!
  19. 19. BE OPENBE OPEN @michuk@michuk “I'd better sign my own NDA... because you never know...” “I'd better sign my own NDA... because you never know...”
  20. 20. BE WEIRD :)BE WEIRD :) @michuk@michuk
  21. 21. @michuk@michuk WHAT's NEXT?WHAT's NEXT?
  22. 22. @michuk@michuk GET ADVISORSGET ADVISORS
  23. 23. @michuk@michuk GET ADVISORSGET ADVISORS Ideally better than this one. Ideally better than this one.
  24. 24. @michuk@michuk JOIN an ACCELLERATORJOIN an ACCELLERATOR Y Combinator, Tech Stars, 500 Startups, Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp, Wayra, TechPeaks... Y Combinator, Tech Stars, 500 Startups, Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp, Wayra, TechPeaks...
  25. 25. @michuk@michuk Startup Fest, Aulery, The Europas, LeWeb, PIONEER, The Next Web, EPS, TechCrunch Disrupt, DEMO, Launch... APPLY TO STARTUP CONTESTSAPPLY TO STARTUP CONTESTS
  26. 26. @michuk@michuk GOOD LUCK!GOOD LUCK! You're Gonna Need It. You're Gonna Need It.
  27. 27. @michuk@michuk @@ Borys Musielak E: borys@musielak.eu T: twitter.com/michuk F: facebook.com/michuk Q: quora.com/Borys-Musielak Tel: +48795158581 Filmaster.TV | ReaktorWarsaw.com | borys.musielak.eu
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