Startup dos and don'ts (for London Geekettes)

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  • Most people won’t Bryce Roberts
    Don’t feel ready
    Low cost of failure



    Bryce Roberts
  • Most people won’t Bryce Roberts
    Don’t feel ready
    Low cost of failure



    Bryce Roberts
  • Test the cofounding relationship like youd test an idea
    Think about quality interactions rather than quantity of interactions
  • Test the cofounding relationship like youd test an idea
    Think about quality interactions rather than quantity of interactions
  • There is no such thing

    Check to see if you care about your idea
    Are you the best person for this idea? Founder/idea fit
  • There is no such thing

    Check to see if you care about your idea
    Are you the best person for this idea? Founder/idea fit
  • Easy to get distracted
    1. you’re building a product before you’re buiding a startup
  • Easy to get distracted
    1. you’re building a product before you’re buiding a startup
  • Startup dos and don'ts (for London Geekettes)

    1. 1. @alicebentinck
    2. 2. We work with startups before they’re startups
    3. 3. 60 individuals 20 teams $80m valuation
    4. 4. Do…
    5. 5. It. (most people won’t) Do…
    6. 6. Most people won’t You’re never ready Low cost of failure Do it
    7. 7. Find a co-founder Do…
    8. 8. Test like you’d test an idea Quality vs quantity Do find a co-founder
    9. 9. Build something people want Do…
    10. 10. Startup vs a folly Test Do build something people want
    11. 11. Don’t…
    12. 12. Don’t… Wait for the perfect idea
    13. 13. Don’t wait for the perfect idea Do you care? Founder-idea fit Test
    14. 14. Don’t… Play at startups.
    15. 15. Don’t play at startups. Build a product not a startup Focus
    16. 16. Don’t… Stop.
    17. 17. Don’t stop Don’t stop.
    18. 18. Join com @alicebentinck

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