Three Tips for Winning Startup Weekend

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These are the slides for my talk at the kick-off of Startup Weekend EDU in Boston.

Startup Weekend has become a major force for fostering entrepreneurship all around the world. If you are into startups or wondering what it's like to be in one, look for an event near you. Together with a small team you will create a startup in 54 hours. Nothing quite like it.

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Three Tips for Winning Startup Weekend

  1. 1. Three Tips for WinningStartup Weekend Sim Simeonov / @simeons
  2. 2. Founding. Funding.Growing. Startups.
  3. 3. No. 1Do not be cool
  4. 4. This guy is not cool
  5. 5. emotion  actionEntrepreneurship hates complacency
  6. 6. No. 2Practice Educated Ignorance
  7. 7. The market: too noisy
  8. 8. Walled gardens: too quiet
  9. 9. distance == perspective
  10. 10. No. 3Bring a gun to the knife fight
  11. 11. good ideas great technologies starting companiesWhat’s Startup Weekend about?
  12. 12. Startup weekend is aboutselling youself & your idea
  13. 13. Bonus: No. 4Beware the Kool-Aid
  14. 14. My ex-Navy Seal scuba instructorthrew my sports drink overboard
  15. 15. Most athletes drink lots of waterand small amounts of other drinks
  16. 16. Startup Weekend is an Athletic EventHack your body to perform better. Eat well & stay hydrated.

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