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activate your audience Michael Montero, Co-founder/CTO CrowdTwist, Inc. How the hell do I compete as a start up?
Mike Who!?!?!
A Brief History of Time 1996-2001 Dot Crash 2002-2007 2007-2010 Title Technology Hell The Rise of Social Mobile Web How ha...
Why Is This Important? Jesse Conrad “ Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.”
Welcome to the age of Infrastructure
Infrastructure Code Servers Design Bandwidth Storage RAM Unskilled labor Advice Data/Databases Processes Methodologies $
Four Things You DON'T Compete On Ideas Product Execution Money
We Are Competing For Limited Resources We are competing to stand out!
Competing: Your Product <ul><li>Traction </li></ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>Release Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Hot ri...
Competing: Your Team <ul><li>It's all about the bio </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><l...
Competing: Incubate/Accelerate YES
Competing: Your Partners Raise money Advisory boards Long term contracts Ask, ask, ask
Let's Discuss @MichaelMontero http://crowdtwist.com/ http://iotkfw.com/ [email_address] [email_address]
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Startup festival Zero Barriers to Entry. Learn How To Compete! - Mike Montero

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Open source, APIs, cloud computing, real time, outsourcing and Mechanical Turk have commoditized all of the essential barriers that once existed to building a start up and leading. Ideas are a dime a dozen and with entrepreneurship on the rise and methodologies like Agile and Lean, execution is less and less a competitive mechanism for rising above your competition. Learn some of the new rules and trends for building a start up that gets recognized. Understand what potential employees, investors and partners look for to determine if your start up is going to be the winner.

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  1. 1. activate your audience Michael Montero, Co-founder/CTO CrowdTwist, Inc. How the hell do I compete as a start up?
  2. 2. Mike Who!?!?!
  3. 3. A Brief History of Time 1996-2001 Dot Crash 2002-2007 2007-2010 Title Technology Hell The Rise of Social Mobile Web How hard was funding? Very, Very Difficult Impossible Less Difficult Mixed
  4. 4. Why Is This Important? Jesse Conrad “ Learn the past, watch the present, and create the future.”
  5. 5. Welcome to the age of Infrastructure
  6. 6. Infrastructure Code Servers Design Bandwidth Storage RAM Unskilled labor Advice Data/Databases Processes Methodologies $
  7. 7. Four Things You DON'T Compete On Ideas Product Execution Money
  8. 8. We Are Competing For Limited Resources We are competing to stand out!
  9. 9. Competing: Your Product <ul><li>Traction </li></ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul><ul><li>Release Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Hot right now: </li></ul><ul><li>Frictionless </li></ul><ul><li>B-to-C (social/viral) </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul>
  10. 10. Competing: Your Team <ul><li>It's all about the bio </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul>
  11. 11. Competing: Incubate/Accelerate YES
  12. 12. Competing: Your Partners Raise money Advisory boards Long term contracts Ask, ask, ask
  13. 13. Let's Discuss @MichaelMontero http://crowdtwist.com/ http://iotkfw.com/ [email_address] [email_address]

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