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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