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From errors to lessons - 10 actions a startupper should avoid

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Startup Weekend 2010, Rome

Startup Weekend 2010, Rome

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  • 1. Startup Weekend 2010 - Rome Stefano Passatordi From errors to lessons 10 actions a startupper should avoid
  • 2. * • About me • Learn from the past • 10 errors + 1 bonus • Running up a startup
  • 3. * stefanopassatordi.com youstartup.blogspot.com
  • 4. * NO
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  • 6. *Error #1 : Lesson #1: It’s ok to dream and be enthusiastic but in most situations you must use rationality.
  • 7. * Lesson #2: Don’t choose a team member just because he’s a friend or a relative. Choose each member because he wants what you want. Error #2 :
  • 8. * Lesson #3: Listen to all suggestions, filter them and follow the ones you consider best. Don’t be a “one man show”. Error #3 :
  • 9. * Lesson #4: Less is more Error #4 :
  • 10. * Lesson #5: The message must be simple and user value oriented. Error #5 :
  • 11. * Lesson #6: Everyone must do his job. Pay an expert to build your UI and to make it easy and fast to use. Error #6 :
  • 12. * Lesson #7: Ask for user feedback and filter good ones. Error #7 :
  • 13. * Lesson #8: If you think that your idea is unique, be sure there are at least other 5 guys in the world who had the same idea. Be fast to develop your product. Error #8 :
  • 14. * Lesson #9: Don’t try to emulate something, try to create a new trend. Error #9 :
  • 15. * Lesson #10: Never give up, be hungry! Error #10 :
  • 16. *Error #BONUS : from Tara Kelly  Lesson #BONUS: Present your idea and get feedback from day one.
  • 17. * Stefano Passatordi contact@stefanopassatordi.com facebook.com/passatordi.stefano twitter.com/passatordi it.linkedin.com/in/stefanopassatordi stefanopassatordi.com youstartup.blogspot.com Tel. +39 328 4258178 stem83 facebook.com/youstartup
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