Idea Valuation

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This presentation is self complied with my experiences on how to Validate Ideas.

Used this presentation at Startup Saturday, Bangalore on 10 April 2010.

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Idea Valuation

  1. 1. Idea Valuation Hari Pudipeddi www.harinathpv.com +91.98860 01976 [email_address] harinath@headstart.in
  2. 2. What’s an Idea? <ul><li>The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether sensible or spiritual </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why should you Test? <ul><li>In God we Trust, Everything else we TEST ! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Components of Idea <ul><li>Uniqueness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To clean, you don’t need a towel, you need to dry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaningful? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You need a fan or a Dryer? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acceptability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free hugs! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-News Paper </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Testing Parameters <ul><li>Idea Preposition </li></ul><ul><li>Startup Preposition </li></ul><ul><li>Self Preposition </li></ul>
  6. 6. Idea Preposition Need Idea Uniqueness Test
  7. 7. Startup Preposition Startup Cost Profit Margin Breakeven Point Test
  8. 8. Self Preposition Self Analysis Salary Work-life Balance Passion Test
  9. 9. Business Model Testing Approach <ul><li>Data Driven Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did similar business exist? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Model Driven Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there similar Business Models existing? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Parking Lot <ul><li>Test each of these aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Business Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Sales & Marketing Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability & Growth Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Exit Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Factors (Family/Self-Motivation) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Discussion

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