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Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
Be Yourself- Startup & Entrepreneurial tips by Tomer Dvir, Mit Forum israel
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    • 1. TOMER DVIR CEO & FOUNDER, SOLUTO BE YOURSELF
    • 2. WHOIS
      • 14 years experience in HW & SW design
      • InetB (Co-Founder, VP R&D)
      • MDG Medical (CTO)
      • Soluto (Co-Founder, CEO)
      • Many others…
    • 3. BE YOURSELF …
    • 4. Startup = Daily Dilemmas
    • 5. Be Yourself
      • Looking for those “Right Answers” for success of your startup?
    • 6. Right answers?
      • There is no such thing.
    • 7. Difference.
    • 8. No one has the answers
      • (Maybe god, but she’s busy with more important things…)
    • 9. YOUR IDEA 1
    • 10. Skeptism
      • Have no assumptions
    • 11. Concept Skeptism
      • Keep evaluating your concept from scratch
      Social Network? Why?
    • 12. Known Fact
      • As of 2007, The world voted ‘no’ for touch-screen based devices. Touch is dead.
    • 13.  
    • 14. Technology Skeptism
      • Choose technology while avoiding any myths
    • 15. Technology myths & truths
      • C# is slower than C++
      • Microsoft SQL – Bad
      • Client application – Web, AJAX, Flash
      • Cloud computing is the future of everything
    • 16. TRUTHS, “FACTS” 2
    • 17. Truths, “Facts”
      • Hundreds exist
      • A few are not wrong
      • But, just like everything in life, everything is subjective
      • Examples..
    • 18. Startup Fact…
      • “ When funds are available, take it”
    • 19. Startup Fact…
      • “ Launching a product on the internet requires a professional branding company, and costs $100k”
    • 20. Startup Fact…
      • “ You should ask users what they want”
    • 21. Startup Fact…
      • “ Using Israeli Chief-Scientist funds creates problems with IP on M&A”
    • 22. Startup Fact…
      • “ A startup cannot have 2 brands”
    • 23. AREA 51 3
    • 24. Area 51
      • You might have less/no experience
      • (finance, marketing, legal, business..)
    • 25. Magic
      • Don’t throw the problems on other people and expect magic
    • 26. Magic
      • No subject is rocket science*
    • 27. Magic
      • No subject is rocket science*
      • * (unless you’re dealing with rocket science..)
    • 28. Rocket Science
      • Things to know:
        • Concept
        • Who to consult with
        • Jargon
    • 29. Jargon
      • Acronyms & Jargon – It’s cool and makes you feel important
      • If someone knows the jargon, he knows the jargon
    • 30. DOWNERS 4
    • 31. VD’s (Venture Downers)
      • VD’s – People that have 2-10 reasons to quit your venture
      • The 1-2-3 method:
    • 32. VD’s (Venture Downers)
      • VD’s – People that have 2-10 reasons to quit your venture
      • Step 1 - Listen
      • Step 2 - Take into proportion
      • Step 3 - Think & Learn
    • 33. THE CEO 5
    • 34. The CEO
      • “ You must have
      • the perfect CEO”
    • 35. The CEO
      • There is no “Perfect CEO”
      • There is a “Perfect CEO for stage X”
    • 36. The CEO
      • “ CEO Mindset” - The ability to keep seeing things at a high level, with a wide view of ALL aspects
      • Best scenario – One of the founders has it.
    • 37. EQUITY LEECHES 6
    • 38. Equity Leeches
      • The better the idea, the more will come
        • Fund raising
        • Strategic introductions
        • Advisors
    • 39. Equity Leeches
      • Dodge the leeches
      • Learn to identify the valuable ones
      • Try working with them
      • Triple-Check with references
    • 40. ADVISORS 7
    • 41. Advisors – How to identify?
      • High-tech celebrity name droppers
      • NOT!
      Yossa’leh Vardi is my #3 QuickDial …
    • 42. Advisors
      • Choose as if you’re choosing a partner
      • Be generous with the right ones
      • Advisors might be relevant to specific periods
    • 43. Advisors
      • Advisors “Pushed” by your investors
        • Only accept if they qualify
    • 44. “ BY THE BOOK” ISSUES 8
    • 45. By the book…
      • “ A startup should work 14 hours / day”
    • 46. By the book…
      • “ You need an office manager”
    • 47. By the book…
      • “ You need a CFO”
    • 48. GENERAL INSIGHTS 9
    • 49. Funds
      • Being hungry – Helps you stay lean
      • Go over your budget twice a week
      • Change to your working currency
    • 50. Discounted Services
      • … for Equity
        • Lawyer
        • Equipment provider
    • 51. Share VS ESOP
      • No matter how early, avoid giving out “founder shares”
      • (God invented ESOP for that)
    • 52. Tools, Software licenses
      • Licensing Programs – Saves $$$
        • Microsoft Empower
        • Microsoft BizSpark
      • Google Services
    • 53. Used Equipment
      • An entire startup office can be raised using used equipment for half the cost
    • 54. Inspiration
      • Guy Kawasaki (Garage Ventures)
      • Paul Grahm (Y Combinator)
      • Ishay Green (CTO, Soluto)
    • 55. BE YOURSELF 10
    • 56.
        • "Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give some people”
        • ~Tom Masson
    • 57. http://www.soluto.com Register for an early beta!
    • 58. Thank You
      • Questions, Comments, Flame
        • [email_address]

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