Getting startups started, with Lean Northeast in Newcastle

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Getting startups started, with Lean Northeast in Newcastle

  1. 1. Hey
  2. 2. 1.Run a tech startup http://dex.io2.Talk about startups http://foundercentric.comWent through YC07, raised $ in US & UK,built a bunch of products, did lots of custdev@robfitz
  3. 3. ❝ You need 3 things... to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. ❞ Paul Graham paulgraham.com Text
  4. 4. ❝You keep working and you getanother brick. And then you’relike “Ah! Now I have enoughbricks - I can do something withthese bricks!” And you have a wall. ❞ Amy Hoy @amyhoy Text
  5. 5. ❝Smurf it up! ❞ Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee Text
  6. 6. ❝You have customers, they pay you money for your product or service and you get profit, and it’s such a weird notion. ❞ David Hansson @dhh Text
  7. 7. ❝Building an empire, lighting a powder keg, or starting a movement? ❞ Gabriel Weinberg @yegg Text
  8. 8. ❝Hello everybody...hobby, a (free) OS (just a I’m doing won’t be big and professional like gnu)... I’d like any feedback. ❞ Linus Torvalds on Linux via @daveduarte Text
  9. 9. ❝No, this is not an indecent proposal. Its an idea to add a little feature to Nupedia. Larry Sanger on Wikipedia ❞ via @daveduarte Text
  10. 10. Youcan’tpredictthe winners
  11. 11. Even the bestcan’t! http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/29/yuri-milner- and-ron-conway-aim-to-disrupt-angel-investing- with-latest-proposal/
  12. 12. Image by sleepyneko
  13. 13. 1. 2.Discovery Validation
  14. 14. “Learn” “Confirm”
  15. 15. “Ask” “Sell”
  16. 16. Do weunderstand this industry?
  17. 17. Do weunderstand this industry?Does anybody care at all?
  18. 18. Do we Are we buildingunderstand this industry? the right product?Does anybody care at all?
  19. 19. Do we Are we buildingunderstand this industry? the right product?Does anybody Will they care at all? pay for it?
  20. 20. What’sthe costof trying?
  21. 21. Don’tstartfromscratch
  22. 22. Makeit yourown
  23. 23. Thanks!
  24. 24. Rob FitzpatrickOctober 16, 2012How can I help?rob@dex.ioSlides: dex.io/robfitz

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