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My slide deck from the Nspire Discovery Series hosted at the University of Toronto. Presentation was 15 minutes with Q&A. ...

My slide deck from the Nspire Discovery Series hosted at the University of Toronto. Presentation was 15 minutes with Q&A.

Shared my perspective on 'the modern tools of creation' for early stage application companies. Topics included: perception vs reality, how the environment has changed, approaches to applications, business model generation, customer development, lean startup, etc.

Learn more about this event at http://nspire.org or #nspire_ds.

Contact me anytime @skanwar or http://jetcooper.com.

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    Some Perspective (Nspire Discovery Series) Some Perspective (Nspire Discovery Series) Presentation Transcript

    • Some Perspective!Nspire Discovery Series!!Satish Kanwar!January 20, 2011!
    • Hello, meet
 Jet Cooper and I! We’re a design agency that creates smart, capable and beautiful experiences for people•  Partner at Jet Cooper•  Co-Founder at Task Ave.•  Co-Chair at TEDxToronto•  Co-Organizer at Lean Coffee TO•  Entrepreneur•  Geek•  Friend
    • Disclaimers!Terms and conditions of what you learn.•  There are no best ways, just better ways.•  Practice is greater than theory.•  It never stops changing.
    • Making Stuff!Exploring ‘The Modern Tools of Creation’.
    • Perception!Starting a startup / app / thing is…•  Everywhere•  Scripted•  Hot
    • http://oels.byu.edu/student/idioms/idioms/easy_as_pie.html
    • http://oels.byu.edu/student/idioms/idioms/easy_as_pie.html
    • Reality!Starting a startup / app / thing is…•  Everywhere around your network•  Scripted when you’re scaling•  Hot if you make it
    • Environment!Seeing what stuff is going on.
    • How has stuff changed?!There are new forces with you.•  Invention of marketplaces•  Availability of the social graph•  Reality of the second mover advantage
    • Where is stuff going?!There are more forces still coming.•  Context, not static•  Platforms, not websites•  Experiences, not technology
    • Approaches!Figuring out how to do it.
    • Define ʻstartupʼ!A startup is a team in search for a repeatable, scalable business model. – Steve Blank
    • Define ʻbusiness modelʼ!A business model is how something makes, gives and gets value. – Alex Osterwalder
    • Define ʻvalueʼ!The value is what customers are willing " to pay for. – Someone
    • How do you approach stuff?!There’s a methodology for that.•  Business Model Generation•  Customer Development•  Lean Startup
    • Business Model Generation!Systematically understand, design and differentiate.•  Not your static business plan•  Done in collaboration•  Used for iterationAlex Osterwalder‘Business Model Generation’
    • http://platingthebird.tumblr.com/post/207637923/business-model-generation
    • Test! Test test •  Business modelshttp://jasonfurnell.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/business-model-canvas-facilitator-cards/
    • Test! Test test •  Business modelshttp://businessmodelgeneration.com/downloads.php
    • Customer Development!Find problem + solution fit.•  Talk to your customers first and often•  Test things again and again•  Used for iterationSteve Blank‘The Four Steps to the Epiphany’
    • Test!Test test•  Business models
    • Lean Startup!Find product + market fit.•  Customer development meets agile development•  Eliminate unnecessary waste, not be cheap•  Used for MVP = minimum viable productEric Ries‘The Lean Startup’
    • Test! Test test •  Business modelshttp://www.startuplessonslearned.com/2010/09/good-enough-never-is-or-is-it.html
    • Resources!Sharing what we’re doing now.
    • Lots of them!You just have to make the time.•  Twitter•  Slideshare•  Lean Coffee Toronto
    • High five!How Jet Cooper helps.•  Users come first•  Experimenting a MVP in 90 days•  Coffee, co-working and crashpad support
    • Say Hello!I’m always here andhappy to help.!@skanwar #jetcooper!satish@jetcooper.com!