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Making Ideas Happen

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How to found a start-up using lean startup principles - Web visions presentation, 2011.

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Making Ideas Happen

  1. 1. “Ugh! I thought of that first”!!<br />Flickr - Stuck & sulking (09/04)By Claire-Louise75<br />Making Ideas Happen<br />WebVisions 2011<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  2. 2. Founder, AudioName.com (2 months)<br />User experience consultant 14+ years<br />Helped companies build technology products <br />Knowledgeable about the development processes <br />Scribbled many ideas for products/ services<br />Couldn’t figure how to take my ideas to the next level being non tech didn’t help<br />But kept trying to figure it out…<br />Background<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  3. 3. I got lucky<br />Helping companies build technology products<br />Helping people by developing technology<br />products<br />Startup Weekend<br />Portland<br />Women 2.0Founders Labs (SF)<br />WebVisions2010<br />WebVisions<br />2011<br />May 2010<br />Jan 2011<br />March 2011<br />May 2011<br />Audioname.com<br />TetherPad.com<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  4. 4. Go outside your comfort zone<br />Flickr - 83/365 Contradiction 10 I feel scaredByrayakins<br /># 1 Validate your idea<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  5. 5. # 2 Find a committed team<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  6. 6. # 3 Identify your MVP,<br />Minimal viable product<br />{Familiarize yourself with lean startup if you haven't already }<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  7. 7. # 4 Build > get feedback > iterate<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  8. 8. # 5 Stay calm<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  9. 9. # 6 Recruit your support network<br />Advisors/ mentors, peers, friends<br />{Portland’s strength}<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
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  11. 11. Startup Networks - Portland<br />Startup Weekend - Portland Oct<br />StarveUps - Launch Pad June - July<br />PIE - Portland Incubator Experiment July ?<br />Oregon Technology Business Center Ongoing Events<br />PSU Business Accelerator Ongoing Events <br />TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Ongoing Events<br />Meetup: Lean Startup, Startup Nights Monthly<br />Portland Seed Fund June<br />Angel Oregon<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  12. 12. # 7 Stick to it<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />
  13. 13. Take the plunge<br />Flickr - jumpBy EWAN MITCHELL.<br />SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube<br />

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