Startup Weekend Columbus Feb. 2012 - Intro Deck

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Startup Weekend Columbus Feb. 2012 - Intro Deck

  1. 1. Welcome to Startup Weekend COLUMBUSFriday, February 17, 12
  2. 2. startupWhat?! “the best experiential education for entrepreneurs” ✓ 210+ events ✓ 27,700+ attendees to date ✓ 35 countries ✓ 145+ local organizers ✓ 850+ startup venturesFriday, February 17, 12
  3. 3. housekeeping! ✓ Thank-you’s / recognition ✓ Twitter Hashtag = SWcbus ✓ Where/how to upload/view event media ✓Facilities - Restrooms ✓ Wifi Code: ✓ Introduce mentors/speakersFriday, February 17, 12
  4. 4. S ta rt Friday the Schedule 5:30 - Networking and pizza 7:00 - Intro, Speakers, Pitchfire! 9:30 - Vote on top ideas, form teams! 10:00 - Start working! Breakfast and work! - 9:00 Saturday Mentors arrive - 10:00 Lunch and Speakers - 12:00 9:00 - Breakfast and work Dinner - 5:30 Sunday 10:00 - Mentors arrive Sleep(?) - 12:59 12:00 - Lunch 5:30 - Dinner Fin 6:00 - Presentations (5 min each!) ish 8:00 - Voting and awardsFriday, February 17, 12
  5. 5. ourSponsorsWiFi PLATINUM TwitterTechColumbus Guest @SWColumbusPW: Helpmeconnect #SWcbus GOLD SILVERFriday, February 17, 12
  6. 6. SWGlobalSponsorsFriday, February 17, 12
  7. 7. old the friday Voting sc me ho tho ol d 1 page with each idea & founders name 3 post-it notes per person - these are your votes! 30 minutes to place your votesFriday, February 17, 12
  8. 8. how to rock a startup in 54 hours and beyond. the CURRICULUM (listen at your own risk)Friday, February 17, 12
  9. 9. fridayPitchfire 60s.. so don’t try to. You can’t say much in Make people want to know more 5-10s Who are you? 10-20s What’s the problem? 10-20s What’s your solution? 5-10s Who do you need? the take n nd .. ra ept otes B c e! c on pa n am enthu siasm k eu gious! Ma i s contaFriday, February 17, 12
  10. 10. buildingaTeam W h at rs ✓ Complimentary skills tte ✓ Clear and aligned interests Ma ST MO ✓ Energy and Enthusiasm Be open to co-ownership and be prepared to pivot The team is EVERYTHINGFriday, February 17, 12
  11. 11. weekendRoadmap NOW map MVP identify customer W/E de liverables ? FRID A NIG Y HT refine MVP market research start BUILDING SAT H LUNC customer val idation keep BUILDING SAT DINN ER trategy? DAY SUN FAST VALIDATE! got fans/cus tomers? rollout s K BREA begin pitch prep biz model? SUN LUN DAY CH H PRACTICE YOUR PITCH finish building CRUNC TIME! PITCHFriday, February 17, 12
  12. 12. projectManagament Braindump 1 2 Prioritize 3 Allocate Ideas and Refine and Set Throw everything on the table as early as Choose only core features and Deadlines possible determine MVP for Ownership = Sunday Empowerment! Limit scope and simplify early!Friday, February 17, 12
  13. 13. startupTools Set timers for Use Roman each decision Voting IN QUEUE DOING DONE SCRUM Task 3 Task 2 Task 1 BOARD Reconvene regularly (every 2 hrs) for status updates Urgent and Business Important Model Matrix CanvasFriday, February 17, 12
  14. 14. ideaValidation The INTERWEB why validation matters: A/B Twitter& Tests F-book You polls Ask your can’t Other TEAMS target think market Paper .net of polls Use your wufoo EVERYTHING survey feet! your TEAM 3s z Brain- s < on! storming poll ge ti daddy jud lida va feedbackMVPFriday, February 17, 12
  15. 15. sundayPresentations Focus on MVP - what you’ve accomplished (leave the frills for Q&A) No numbers without justification (i.e. hockey stick growth curve) Save demos locally - wireless WILL crash (or preload all pages in different tabs) TECH CHECK & DRY RUN WITH TIMER! (set cues to stay on track) ntly Only 1-2 speakers orta !!!!! imp !!!!!!!!! (saves time) ost m VE FUN HAFriday, February 17, 12
  16. 16. judgingCriteria have customer validation Interviewed potential/target customers? Integrated that feedback into your product? ✓ you... Built a base of fans and would-be customers? business model Differentiated yourself from competitors? Defined your customer acquisition/rollout strategy? ✓ Clearly and realistically articulated your revenue model? execution Developed a a functional prototype? Executed well as a team? ✓Friday, February 17, 12
  17. 17. ourSponsors PLATINUM GOLD SILVERFriday, February 17, 12

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