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Startup lessons learned presentation


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This is the slide deck from a presentation given in Edmonton Alberta during a startup weekend event.

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Startup lessons learned presentation

  1. 1. Lessons learned from a Attassa<br />The company we started in edmonton,<br />Moved to seattle,<br />Then sold to Silicon Valley – Yousenditinc<br />
  2. 2. Attassa’s life<br />“sort of “ started in edmonton<br />Built a prototype<br />Raised money from valley investor<br />Thrashed trying to find product/market fit for 3 years<br />Were acquired by Yousenditin December of 2010<br />
  3. 3. Look for pain … not a nail for your hammer.<br />
  4. 4. Have a long term vision, but only a 1 month plan. Anything more and anyone with a clue will think you’re a fool.<br />
  5. 5. Quit your day job and focus. “Irons in the fire” are for losers.<br />
  6. 6. If you can’t be selfless.You shouldn’t do it<br />
  7. 7. Knowing when to *pivot* is hard<br />
  8. 8. Take on as little $ …as humanly possible<br />
  9. 9. “You can work remote in the age of the internet”BULL SHIT!!!!!<br />
  10. 10. Investors are not all knowing.<br />
  11. 11. Move to where your biz is.Often, but not always, this means the valley.<br />
  12. 12. Advisors are gold. So is anyone willing to chat about your biz.<br />