After the Rice CS Hack Day

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  • Things you’d like me to discuss for sure
  • Background on Aamir: Rice 2001, Stanford 2006, NI, PowerReviews, Xobni, Dropcam now COO and Co-Founder* We’ll go through the past few years and and try to discuss who/what you can do
  • Now what? You just came up with an idea, worked on it for a little while and came up with a proof of concept…
  • Interesting to you, interesting to your team, interesting to others
  • Yeah, you have to do some hard work
  • scales: users, money, markets…
  • Interesting to you, interesting to your team, interesting to others
  • The world is small – everyone wants to help. Those who don’t suck.
  • Things you’d like me to discuss for sure
  • After the Rice CS Hack Day

    1. 1. After the Hack Aamir Viraniaamir@dropcam.com 11 March 2012
    2. 2. Questions?
    3. 3. After the Hack• Write a business plan• Refine the idea• Ride a trend• Make some friends
    4. 4. After the Hack• Write a business plan• Refine the idea• Ride a trend• Make some friends
    5. 5. idea
    6. 6. interesting idea
    7. 7. interesting idea problem
    8. 8. interesting idea that solves a problem
    9. 9. interesting idea that solves a problem and scales
    10. 10. Xobni (2006)• “mine your personal data” – Email analytics – Track all your contacts – Useful?
    11. 11. Xobni (2006)• “mine your personal data” – Email analytics Context around communication – Track all your contacts – Social / Useful (?)
    12. 12. Dropcam (2009)• “watch anywhere from anywhere” – IP cameras suck – How can I watch my home when I’m not there? – Who would want this?
    13. 13. Trends• Social• Local• Mobile• Cloud• Big Data• X as a Service• ?
    14. 14. Trends Dropcam Leverages• Social• Local• Mobile• Cloud (Storage, Compute)• Big Data• X as a Service• Faster internet everywhere
    15. 15. watch what you loveanywhere on any device* *and optionally pay for cloud storage and video analysis
    16. 16. Make friends• Co-Founders• Employees• Investors• Mentors• Media• Customers• ?
    17. 17. Greg
    18. 18. Greg Aamir
    19. 19. Gabor
    20. 20. Investors, Connectors, Mentors
    21. 21. After the Hack• Write a business plan• Refine the idea• Ride a trend• Make some friends
    22. 22. We’re hiring!Interns and Full-Timeaamir@dropcam.com Questions?

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