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(3) + 5 MISTAKES Founders must avoid #SCB14

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(3) + 5 MISTAKES Founders must avoid #SCB14 (Startup Camp Berlin 2014)

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5 Mistakes Founders must avoid

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(3) + 5 MISTAKES Founders must avoid #SCB14

  1. 1. (3) + 5 MISTAKES Founders must avoid Startup Camp Berlin 2014 HWR Berlin Berlin, 21.03.2014 @DannyHoltschke
  2. 2. Danny Holtschke Entrepreneur. CustDev. Marketer. Hustler. Married. Yoga. #Berlin #SiliconValley @DannyHoltschke
  3. 3. Quick Warm Up • Who already started? • Who thinks of starting? • Just here for Fun & out of Interest? • Are you doing B2C or B2B? • Paying customers? • How many founding members has the team? The ones who already started: @DannyHoltschke
  4. 4. Heros? Yes. But …1 @DannyHoltschke
  5. 5. Don’t reinvent the wheel!2 @DannyHoltschke
  6. 6. Search for advise. Build your own think tank. Connect to experienced people. Become an expert in your domain. Read blogs. @DannyHoltschke
  7. 7. Expectation Management3 @DannyHoltschke
  8. 8. It’s a marathon. Not a sprint. Start. Have fun! No Excuses. Get emotional stability. Identify your values & goals. Be very thankful for helping people. @DannyHoltschke
  9. 9. 5 MISTAKES Founders must avoid Lessons I learned the hard way @DannyHoltschke
  10. 10. Get out of the fucking building!!! CustomerI @DannyHoltschke
  11. 11. Scratching your own itch. @DannyHoltschke AdviseI
  12. 12. Is starting a one night stand? TeamII @DannyHoltschke
  13. 13. AdviseII @DannyHoltschke Diverse skills. Aligned goals & values.
  14. 14. Talking in features, & not benefits. Mockup, MVP, ProductIII @DannyHoltschke
  15. 15. AdviseIII @DannyHoltschke Less is not laziness.
  16. 16. How do I raise venture capital? FundraisingIV @DannyHoltschke
  17. 17. Get an angel customer. AdviseIV @DannyHoltschke
  18. 18. Business modelV @DannyHoltschke It is a business. Not a project.
  19. 19. AdviseV @DannyHoltschke Charge from day 1.
  20. 20. Thanks for letting you teach something. Slideshare Download available @DannyHoltschke

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