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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Founding a Startup


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My presentation for Codette Stories - "Chapter 1: Women Entrepreneurs"

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Founding a Startup

  1. 1. 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Founding a Startup Alexandra Anghel Cofounder & CTO
  2. 2. #1 Team
  3. 3. team How much is an idea worth? How do we choose a cofounder? What about homogenous teams?
  4. 4. That lack of an entrepreneurial education or relevant network is expensive I wish I knew…
  5. 5. 2 Outsourcing vs. Produ
  6. 6. outsourcing vs. product Outsourcing means services A product solves a problem and requires market validation
  7. 7. I wish I knew… How to migrate from outsourcing to product mindset
  8. 8. #3 Help!
  9. 9. help! The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Mentor
  10. 10. How to distinguish between constructive criticism and just noise I wish I knew…
  11. 11. #4 Funding
  12. 12. funding Where to find seed investments? What are smart money?
  13. 13. That an investment is not an end-goal I wish I knew…
  14. 14. #5 Attitude
  15. 15. That asking for help is not the same thing as not being able to do something I wish I knew…
  16. 16. #1 TEAM: Look for complementary skills #2 PRODUCT: Solve a problem #3 HELP: Look for constructive criticism #4 FUNDING: An investment is not an end-goal #5 ATTITUDE: Be positive! sum up
  17. 17. Thank You!