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Webstart Presentation


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Presentation during Webstart 08 in Zagreb about the web and on how to start a startup.
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Webstart Presentation

  1. 1. Web.Start Zagreb | 8.-9. svibnja 2008
  2. 2. 5000 days old
  3. 3. “The Internet changed the way we live and do business, the next 5000 days will have 10 x as much impact. We’re only at the very beginning of the technology age!”
  4. 4. infinite bandwidth
  5. 5. unstoppable growth of internet connections
  6. 6. Cheap computing, infinite bandwith unstoppable growth of internet connections, Open Standards
  7. 7. 9 billion euros of Gold. = market value of Facebook
  8. 8. 5000 days old
  9. 9. foto publiek
  10. 10. Scarce
  11. 11. Dream Team Croatian Dream Team?
  12. 12. ?
  13. 13. How to build a successful startup?
  14. 14. How to build a successful startup?
  15. 15. 5 Ingredients Idea Team Time Money Spirit
  16. 16. Ideas are worth nothing, it is about execution. How to pick your idea as time is scarse? Fleck verhaal ConfNet work verhaal Conclusion: 1. What is keeping you up at night. same as with girls. 2. Solve a problem
  17. 17. Pick your partners based on skills, complementary skills. If you chose a friend as partner realize you can lose him or her when things go bad. Fleck verhaal (2 founders) Confnet work (5 founders)
  18. 18. Dedication is important. Make sure you’re all on the same page. From idea to launch takes about 6 months, take into account that your idea will evolve over time while building to ser vice. Fleck verhaal. hele concept omgegooid 3 maanden voor launch. Confnet work, same story, after first test we saw that it needed to be changed radically
  19. 19. How much do you need? Do you need investors or can you bootstrap. Getting funded takes a lot of time and is delaying your launch, ideal situation is to raise money after you’ve launched. If you want to raise money at all..! Focus on earning money from your customers. 37signals, animoto
  20. 20. 37signals
  21. 21.
  22. 22. Have fun! Spirit (picture) Startup life is hard and you can make more money somewhere else. But it is inspiring, fun and keeping the spirit is very important. The vibe and passion you have for your service will affect other people, that i AND it can be good marketing as well.
  23. 23. More focus on making money. B-2-Small C hybrid companies focussing on online tools with offline spinoffs. Mobile web will become mainstream. Develop for android and iPhone Ubiquitous. It is already.
  24. 24. Final Conclusions: • We are just at the beginning • Find your idea • Don’t waste time and talent, work together • Focus on getting your app out there • Worry about VCs later. • Have fun
  25. 25. Thanks! Pitanje ili kava? patrick@