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My City Lives: The Science of Startups

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Adam Ben-Aron and Adil Dhalla from My City Lives deliver a presentation on Entrepreneuring at the Yorkville Media Centre.

Adam Ben-Aron and Adil Dhalla from My City Lives deliver a presentation on Entrepreneuring at the Yorkville Media Centre.

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  • 1.
  • 2. Objective: This is not a pep talk. We’re here to tell you about our experiences, good and bad.
    The Science of Startups
    Our Science to Starting Up
  • 3. The Story
  • 4. Our Science of Starting Up
    Our Algorithm: Tenacity + Happiness + People
    = A Successful Start Up
  • 5.
  • 6.
    • Being in the “right place at the right time” isn’t true. Your success is a product of tenacity and seizing opportunity.
    • 7. You make your “luck”.
    • 8. Canadian Media Fund. Boom.
    • It’s easy to glorify the early days when you’ve made it.
    • 9. The reality is that it’s hard, really, really hard...That’s what she said
    • 10. Your work has got to make you so happy that you see positive to living in your parent’s basement.
    • Overwhelming if you try and make an empire from scratch.
    • 11. Treat things as projects. Less daunting and achievable.
    • 12. Book Recommendation: “Rework” by the 37 Signals Dudes.
    • Nuff Said.
    • 13. CSI Annex: Your environment, both in terms of people and place, makes you.
    • You’re never going to make it by yourself. You need people. They bring everything you cannot.
    • 14. Kobe doesn’t do it alone.
    • The new N word is “Networking”. Being social is the new sexy.
    • 15. Take genuine interest in people and they’ll take interest back.
    • Passion will make you achieve things that you have no business being able to do.
    • 16. Surround yourself with other passionate people, that shit is infectious.
    • Love what you do and work will never be work.
  • Famous Last Words
    • This is our formula based on the lesson we learned.
    • 17. Yours will be different.
    Contact
    Adam@mycitylives.com
    Adil@mycitylives.com

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