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The Entrepreneur Road


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For presentation at Simmons College School of Management on October 19th, 2010.

This presentation is about how I built Greenhorn Connect and lessons I've learned about entrepreneurship along the way.

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The Entrepreneur Road

  1. 1. The Entrepreneur’s Road How I built Greenhorn Connect & things I’ve learned along the way… Jason Evanish CEO / Co-Founder Greenhorn Connect, LLC
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Evangelist </li></ul><ul><li>Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Connector </li></ul><ul><li>Dev Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Development </li></ul><ul><li>Metrics </li></ul>
  3. 3. A year ago…
  4. 4. How do you build a network?
  5. 5. Get out there Get Out There!
  6. 6. <ul><li>Built a Wiki </li></ul>I Built a Wiki to Track Everything…
  7. 7. Mass TLC unConference: a Turning Point <ul><li>unConference </li></ul><ul><li>TurboCharging </li></ul>
  8. 9. Keys to Success
  9. 10. Do It Differently .
  10. 11. Be Persistent.
  11. 12. Be Passionate.
  12. 13. Most Startups are about Execution.
  13. 14. Lend a Hand
  14. 15. Build a Support Group
  15. 16. Startups are Roller Coasters Are you ready for the ride?
  16. 17. Greenhorn Recommended Boston Organizations
  17. 18. Greenhorn Recommended Reading: Books
  18. 19. Greenhorn Recommended Reading: Online <ul><li>What Startups are Really Like by Paul Graham </li></ul><ul><li>Email Meeting Scheduling Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Cold Emailing Tips </li></ul>
  19. 20. Contact Info <ul><li>Twitter: @Evanish & @ GreenhornBoston </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>The site: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhorn Linked in Group </li></ul>
  20. 21. Photo Credits <ul><li>Woodleywonderwoorks </li></ul><ul><li>Aud1073cH </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Massey di Vallazza </li></ul><ul><li>Doxieone </li></ul><ul><li>Ky_Olsen </li></ul><ul><li>Brenda-Starr </li></ul><ul><li>OlympusJGreen </li></ul><ul><li>Tulane Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Nevada Tumbleweed </li></ul><ul><li>Augapfel </li></ul><ul><li>.monk3y </li></ul><ul><li>ReneS </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Shlabotnik </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Neon </li></ul><ul><li>TetSumo </li></ul><ul><li>Feathered Tar </li></ul>