What i've learned about mosquitos

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What i've learned about mosquitos

  1. 1. What I’ve learned aboutmosquitoes! How it’s important for your start-up… @shockeyk
  2. 2. Congratulations!!! Round of applause for our hosts and organizers
  3. 3. What I’ve learned …
  4. 4. What I’ve learned (so far)… Be afraid (very afraid) How to kill them
  5. 5. Be afraid (very afraid)!
  6. 6. A long, long time ago… Officer in the United States Army Biomedical Information Systems Officer Medical Service Corp. Officer Basic Course How diseases spread US Army Africa
  7. 7. What spreads disease? Virus Bacteria Parasites But how are these bugs spread around? 1. Water 2. Contact 3. Mosquitoes
  8. 8. Our enemy, the mosquito… smccann
  9. 9. Our enemy, really?
  10. 10. Our enemy, really? (Yes, really!) The principal mosquito borne diseases: Dengue
  11. 11. Andy Irons soulsurfer3
  12. 12. Our enemy, really? (Yes, really!) The principal mosquito borne diseases: Dengue
  13. 13. Our enemy, really? (Yes, really!) The principal mosquito borne diseases: Dengue Yellow fever
  14. 14. Our enemy, really? (Yes, really!) The principal mosquito borne diseases: Dengue Yellow fever Malaria
  15. 15. Our enemy, really? (Yes, really!) The principal mosquito borne diseases: Dengue Yellow fever Malaria West Nile fever
  16. 16. Our enemy, really? (Yes, really!) The principal mosquito borne diseases: Dengue Yellow fever Malaria West Nile fever Chikungunya
  17. 17. Our enemy, really? (Yes, really!) Transmit disease to more than 700 million people annually in Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and Asia At least 2 million people annually die of these diseases.
  18. 18. What the hell? Fear Risk
  19. 19. What insect are we afraid of?
  20. 20. Risk assessment Make sure you’re afraid of the right things Conduct extensive market research
  21. 21. How to kill your enemy! Extensive mosquito research 15 years of field research in Puerto Rico Damn, do we have a lot of mosquitoes! Three types of mosquitoes Dive bombers Zig zaggers Buzzers
  22. 22. Dive Bombers dr_relling
  23. 23. Zig Zaggers From future Hall of Famer Hockey great Wayne Gretzky: Hljod.Huskona“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
  24. 24. Buzzers Most likely to arrive when trying to take a nap Small Pillow Preparation Sneak attack
  25. 25. No Remorse Life and death Actually helping them achieve enlightenment
  26. 26. Observations Mosquitoes are sneaky Hide in the dark Hide when you look at them Extremely persistent
  27. 27. Entrepreneurial Conclusions Do your research Go do some more research Understand your risks Anticipation Persistence "Karma is a Mother Fucker" -- Unknown
  28. 28. Questions?
  29. 29. Thank You Remember: The only good mosquito is a dead mosquito… gag street

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