Sahil Parikh at IIT Mumbai - Ideaz08

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Sahil Parikh's presentation on entrepreneurship at IIT Mumbai in August 2008.

Sahil Parikh's presentation on entrepreneurship at IIT Mumbai in August 2008.

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  • 1.
    • From an idea to a business…
    • My experiences from DeskAway.com
    • IDEAZ 08 – IIT Mumbai – Aug. 2008
  • 2. Getting Started…
  • 3. My Motivators
    • excited to create something
    • becoming independent & free
    • providing jobs & education
    • impacting businesses globally
    • doing things on my terms
  • 4. My Vision
    • Build a scalable, work from anywhere business model.
  • 5.
    • Do what excites you
  • 6. So you are motivated, what next?
  • 7. How do you find the opportunity?
    • Make yourself available
    • Network
    • Keep an open mind
    • Find like minded people
    • Awareness of the products you use
  • 8. Fill a real need.
  • 9. The DeskAway story…
  • 10. Motivation + Idea Now, Is it feasible?
  • 11. Feasibility Test
    • Solves a “real” problem?
    • Scalable?
    • Simple?
    • Valuable?
    • Bet my $?
  • 12. Real, large enough market?
  • 13. Is it a money spinner? How we make money? #Subscribers x $50 = Monthly Rev.
  • 14. Build a prototype
  • 15. Watch out - “In” Vs. “On”
  • 16. Final Checklist
    • Know why you are doing it
    • Don’t be afraid of failure
    • What are you passionate about?
    • Be open to opportunities
    • Know the ‘real’ problem
  • 17. Believe in yourself
  • 18. Connect with me
    • sahil @deskaway.com
    Recommended Books
    • Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
    • E-Myth - Michael Gerber
    • Mavericks at Work - William C. Taylor