Networking and Partnerships - Konstantin Guericke

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Networking and Partnerships for Startups by Co-Founder of LinkedIn. Guericke gives great tips on finding and researching people. Even tips on how to research your competition. Guericke gave the presentation at StartupDay 2010.
http://www.seattle20.com/startupday

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Networking and Partnerships - Konstantin Guericke

  1. 1. Networking for Founders My Top 7 Tips for Using LinkedIn Beyond Hiring, Getting a Job and Re-Connecting Konstantin Guericke http://www.linkedin.com/in/konstantin
  2. 2. Tip 1: Find entrepreneurs who worked on something similar to learn what worked in the market/product and what didn’t
  3. 3. http:// www.linkedin.com /search
  4. 4. Tip 2: Find out how many/what kind of people the competition has. And interview people who left.
  5. 5. http://www.linkedin.com/companies
  6. 6. Tip 3: Find and get in touch with experts in your market, technology and customer segment.
  7. 7. http://www.linkedin.com/myGroups http://www.linkedin.com/answers http:// polls.linkedin.com
  8. 8. Tip 4: Do your due diligence on co-founders and early employees. Errors are hard to fix.
  9. 9. http://www.linkedin.com/ rs
  10. 10. Tip 5: Find freelancers you can rely on in precarious moments and who work for stock options.
  11. 11. http://www.linkedin.com/services
  12. 12. Tip 6: Line up meetings with likely investors and prepare a personalized pitch.
  13. 14. Tip 7: Find charter customers and build the buzz for your launch.
  14. 15. http://www.linkedin.com/ directads
  15. 16. Photo Credits <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr/2048034334/ (Slide 1) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/blatantnews/3950701630/ (Slide 2) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/sollerphoto/1373885561/ (Slide 4) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/daves_portfolio/4826829363/ (Slide 6) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/amanky/2173653553/ (Slide 8) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/gustavovara/3244200106/ (Slide 10) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/23065375@N05/2246558373/ (Slide 12) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjc/90598907/ (Slide 14) </li></ul>

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