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    • Practical startup advice
      The how and why of starting a high-tech business
      Robbert van Geldrop
      (@rvangeldrop)
    • Why start a business?
      Good and bad reasons
    • You want to change the world
      Untamable ambitions
    • Bad idea
      Are you an artist or a hippie?
    • You want to make money
      Startups are all about revenue
    • Bad idea
      Be in real estate or be a fraud
    • You hate working for a boss
      You’re a bit stubborn
    • Bad idea
      You’re better off as a politician
    • You have a business idea
      You see problems of customers
    • Good idea
      You’re on to something here…
    • Is it the right time?
      Experience is not important
    • Is it the right time?
      The longer you wait, the harder it will be
    • Co-founders
      You need a team, but who?
    • Type 1: Communicative techie
      Techies make it or break it!
    • Type 2: Salesman with affinity
      Help the techie(s) sell
    • Type 3: UX designer
      A designer who knows PHP
    • People to avoid
      Peeps who don’t care about tech
    • People to avoid
      Experienced execs
    • People to avoid
      CONSULTANTS
    • What should you do?
      This is the hard part
    • Search a business model
      Don’t write a plan, find a model
    • Products and Customers
      It’s all about ‘traction’
    • What will it be like?
      The truth and the cool stuff
    • You will be praised
      People will like your entrepreneurship
    • It’s an intense experience
      Little fun and lot of worries
    • You will dissappoint customers
      Some might even sue you
    • You will learn a lot
      There is no steeper learning curve
    • You’ll be an authority
      You will speak for large audiences
    • Thank you!
      Follow me on Twitter: @rvangeldrop
      Read my blog: www.vangeldrop.com
      Join the Lean Startup Circle:http://meetup.com/dutch-lean-startup-circleNext meetup is on November 18th