Egypt Maker Faire Africa 2011Presentation Transcript
Maker Faire Africa 2009 Ghana
Maker Faire Africa 2010 Kenya
Cyrus’s Wild Glasses
Solar Power Inverter
Handmade FM Radio Transmitter
Furniture From Recycled Bottles
The Toilet Man
Recycled Water Satchel Sandals
Super Money Maker Water Pump
Solar Powered Flashlight
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
Raising Money Presenting Your Idea10 slides, 20 minutes, 30 point font
Title SlideCompany name, contact info
Problem SlideWhat pain are you solving?
Solution SlideHow are you solving that?
Business ModelHow you make money?
Underlying MagicWhat is the secret sauce?
Sales & MarketingHow will you go to market?
CompetitionWhat you can do they cannot?
Team SlideMost major tech companies had unproven teams
ProjectionsThe underlying metrics are important
Status & Timeline Where are you?
Top 12 Entrepreneur Startup Qualities• Integrity • Organization• Self Discipline • Strong Leadership• People Skills • Competitiveness• Supportive • Well Organized Spouse • Sales Ability• Strong Work Ethic • Vision• Problem Solver
NedSpace: 8 Companies, 14+ Million
Business Plan vs. Marketing Plan
Exit Path: IPO, Acquisition, Lifestyle
Make Something People Want
Markets Are Conversations
Multiple Revenue Streams
Recurring Revenue Streams
Thank YouMark Grimes Ned.firstname.lastname@example.org NedSpace m NedWater@neddotcom Maker Faire Africa503-502-0185Never doubt that a small, group ofthoughtful, committed citizens can changethe world. Indeed, it is the only thing thatever has. ~ Margaret Mead