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CompCon 2015: What is Entrepreneurship?

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To some it’s a dead end, to others it’s a pipe dream, but what is entrepreneurship? Get past the snake oil, find out what it’s all about and get practical tips for joining a new venture or even starting your own.

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CompCon 2015: What is Entrepreneurship?

  1. 1. What is Entrepreneurship?
  2. 2. Who is this guy?
  3. 3. Why Entrepreneurship?
  4. 4. – Can be super gross in AUS – Super difficult + Super important
  5. 5. Today: What is a startup? How do they work? Is it for you? What next?
  6. 6. Founding a startup vs Joining a startup
  7. 7. Content mostly borrowed from How to Start a Startup, lectures 1 to 3. These slides at javanwood.com
  8. 8. What is a startup?
  9. 9. Nothing V Startup V Established Company
  10. 10. Startup: Intense Hard work Know the customer
  11. 11. Ideas
  12. 12. Idea = Business model
  13. 13. Good idea: Seems terrible Actually amazing
  14. 14. Market first, Choose carefully
  15. 15. Bonus: Mission oriented
  16. 16. Need an idea? 1 Don’t go looking 2 Learn things that matter 3 Find interesting problems
  17. 17. No downside to waiting for an idea.
  18. 18. Think you’ve got an idea? Why now? Is it easy to communicate?
  19. 19. No-one knows exactly how good an idea really is. Try it out.
  20. 20. Products
  21. 21. Great company | Great product | Great idea
  22. 22. Start small, simple.
  23. 23. Growth?
  24. 24. Proof first, scale later. Do things that don’t scale. Know your business.
  25. 25. Execution
  26. 26. Execution creates value.
  27. 27. Resources, time is limited. Focus, focus, focus. Build in the right direction.
  28. 28. Team
  29. 29. Teams make companies. Super important to get the team right.
  30. 30. Smart, competent, driven, determined, risk tolerant, good communicators, good to be around.
  31. 31. Know them for years. Find them at uni, interesting companies.
  32. 32. Startup vs No Startup
  33. 33. The best reason to start a startup is you can’t not do it.
  34. 34. Join a startup for a challenge, potential financial upside, larger impact, bulk experience.
  35. 35. Silicon Valley vs Brisbane
  36. 36. Silicon Valley: Everything tech and entrepreneurial. Brisbane: Lifestyle city.
  37. 37. AUS vs CA
  38. 38. UQ or QUT vs Stanford
  39. 39. Where to from here?
  40. 40. Do it!
  41. 41. Startup weekends, meetups. Womens SW: 9-11 Oct. Check out River City Labs. Apply at iLab.
  42. 42. Check out How to Start a Startup, Paul Graham’s essays. These slides at javanwood.com

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