Startup Weekend Harare Bootcamp

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  • You are now a team leader, the CEO of your startupWill be managing a team of man people with many backgroundsThe success of your team rides on how you work together
  • Set a direction and stick to itIt’s okay to make changes, but always be working towards the overall goalConvene your team for “standup meetings” (checking-in) often
  • Animated slide, click to advanceMention Trello
  • Explain how Sunday works-continue working all day-at least 1 all hands check-in-dinner/speaker-live streaming by Brandlive-10 minutes per team----5 minutes to present----5 minutes QA-Judges deliberate-Winners announced and prizes handed out
  • Do a tech check! Seriously.In absence of a demo, minimum viable PowerPoint is your only optionAt least show product mock-ups
  • ShashiReminder of key conceptsMaximize the week ahead-customer validation-
  • Startup Weekend Harare Bootcamp

    1. 1. HARARE STARTUP WEEKEND Bootcamp May 10, 2014 Instructor: Shikoh Gitau
    2. 2. Sponsors GOLD LEVEL SILVER LEVEL MEDIA
    3. 3. Organizers S H I K O H T A W A N D A J E N A L L I S T E R I R E N E S H U M I R I A I T A P S J O N A L L I S O N CONSTANTINE
    4. 4. Agenda • Introductions (~5 min) • Tips for Success (~60min) • What is Startup Weekend? • Prepare a successful Friday night Pitch • Increase chances of “winning” on Sunday • Q&A (~30 min)
    5. 5. WHAT IS STARTUP WEEKEND?
    6. 6. The single biggest source of entrepreneurs on planet earth
    7. 7. History of Startup Weekend • Founded in 2007 by Andrew Hyde • Global Organization • US Non-profit, Headquartered in Seattle • 460+ events • 300+ cities • 91 countries • 45,000+ alumni • 5,000+ startups launched
    8. 8. A 54-hour event where three flavors of startup enthusiasts share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups! Hipsters (designers) Hackers (developers) Hustlers (biz-devs)
    9. 9. Next weekend you will PITCH, BUILD, and LAUNCH a startup by Sunday night!
    10. 10. Success Stories
    11. 11. THE BASICS Or, what you can expect.
    12. 12. Startup Weekend Agenda FRIDAY = SATURDAY = SUNDAY =
    13. 13. Judging Criteria Validation • Proof that people want the MVP • Framework for running your business Execution • What is the MVP • The Product • Technical „clarity‟ Design • How does it look • Experience of use to the user
    14. 14. FRIDAY NIGHT Pitch, vote, form teams.
    15. 15. The Art of the Pitch 1 min
    16. 16. The Art of the Pitch To infect the audience with your idea
    17. 17. The Art of the Pitch • Who are you and what is your background? (5-10 sec) • What is the problem that you are solving? (10-20 sec) • Explain your proposed solution (10-20 sec) • Who you need on your team (5-10 sec) • Give your startup a name! • Avoid Intellectual Property; SW is an open IP environment
    18. 18. What it Looks Like
    19. 19. Who Selects the Ideas? You Do! 3 Votes 12-15 teams
    20. 20. Resources • Designers • Developers • Business People Participants • Laptop • Tools of the trade • Note-taking tools You Bring • Mentors & Speakers • Rooms with whiteboards • Swag, access codes, tools, etc. • Good food and drinks We Provide
    21. 21. Roles & Responsibilities Developers • Architects MVP • Builds MVP • Implements Design Designer • Creates a look/feel • Brings the Soul Business Person • Product Manager • Business Logic • Marketing You need all three! Any one can be the Leader!
    22. 22. SATURDAY Build, test, iterate.
    23. 23. The Starting Line • Who is going to use your MVP? Identify Customer Segments • What pain does your MVP relieve? Identify Value Propositions • Talk to people in person! Conduct Customer Interviews • Prove that your MVP solves the problem Build Your MVP
    24. 24. Minimum Viable Product
    25. 25. Product Market Fit Value Proposition Customer Segment
    26. 26. Getting to your Goal… Think Lean
    27. 27. Customer Development
    28. 28. Don‟t forget the big picture
    29. 29. Leading Your Team Play to strengths Let everyone shine Listen as much as you talk Decide fast, but wisely Don‟t be afraid to ask for help Lead by action, not by words or force
    30. 30. Strategy • This will guide your design Think about how you are going to present your MVP • Don‟t worry, it will change Decide on a value proposition early Decide on your strategy early Use project management tools Check-in often
    31. 31. Kanban Chart Backlog (bite-size tasks) To Do (agreed upon tasks) Doing (in progress now) Done (agreed finished) Task 0 Task 1 Task 4 Task 5 Task 2 Task 3 Tools Needed: Whiteboard, Sticky Notes, Marker, Patience
    32. 32. At each step….. Validate that your customers want what you are building!
    33. 33. SUNDAY Practice and Present!
    34. 34. Sunday Night Presentation • Problem • Description of your Product • Overview of Customer Validation Accomplished • Business Model Summary • Product Show & Tell • Start no later than noon • Format: • 5 minutes to Present • 5 minutes of Judge Q&A • Use technology • Cover the 3 key areas • Customer Validation • Business Model • Execution
    35. 35. ALMOST DONE… Just a few more words of advice.
    36. 36. During Startup Weekend • DO • … move fast, but with purpose • … work together towards a common purpose • … get through two cycles! • … focus on the three areas: Business Model, Customer Validation, Execution • DON‟T • … waste time agonizing over getting something perfect. Move on. • … hold back. You‟ll be surprised what you can do in 54 hours!
    37. 37. After Startup Weekend • Startup Weekend is what you make of it • Fun, educational, career enhancing • A network • Inspiration for life • Things to consider before you move forward • Relax before making decisions • Evaluate your team • Talk ownership and responsibility • Consult a lawyer • Mentorship and Support • Incubation and Funding
    38. 38. In closing… Use this next week to your advantage
    39. 39. Connect With Us! @StartupwkendZw #nolimitsZw www.facebook.com/pages/Startup- Weekend-Harare harare@startupweekend.org www.harare.startupweekend.org
    40. 40. Q & A
    41. 41. THAT‟S ALL FOLKS!

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