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How to Start Starting a Company

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Are you passionate about entrepreneurship but still looking for inspiration? Do you know that you want to found the next great company but aren't sure where to begin? Attend this session to receive actionable suggestions from a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has talked to more than 1,000 entrepreneurs. You'll walk away from this presentation with an idea of what you need to do next and a framework for how to evaluate your idea and decide if it's the right startup idea for you, backup up by real world examples from successful entrepreneurs. Naturally, this session will attract many aspiring entrepreneurs who need to find others to work with, partner with, or learn from. If you're ready to start your own company but haven't yet, attend this session and get the adrenaline shot you need to make it happen!

Find out:
How do I find inspiration for my great idea? I know I want to be an entrepreneur but I haven't found the perfect idea yet. What should I be doing and how should I spend my time?
How do I evaluate whether or not an idea is a good one? What criteria should I use to compare one idea to another?
How do I decide if this is an idea I should pursue? What makes a good idea the right idea for me? Why am I the right person to make this vision a reality and what are my competitive advantages?

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How to Start Starting a Company

  1. 1. How to start starting a company Joshua Baer @JoshuaBaer
  2. 2. How to start starting a company Joshua Baer @JoshuaBaer
  3. 3. How to start starting a company Joshua Baer @JoshuaBaer
  4. 4. I help people quit jobs and become entrepreneurs.
  5. 5. SKYLIST
  6. 6. How to start starting a company
  7. 7. create your own luck with hard work1
  8. 8. learn a lot about something2
  9. 9. meet someone new every day3
  10. 10. How to start starting a company
  11. 11. Pick a proBlem that I have personally fine print
  12. 12. Pick a proBlem that I have personally pick a problem that I have personally 1. male 2. kids 3. bald 4. nearsighted 5. lots of email
  13. 13. find one or more awesome co-founders
  14. 14. bootstrap
 at the beginning
  15. 15. get customers to pay in advance with crowdfunding
  16. 16. talk about your idea with everyone
  17. 17. focus on mobile first
  18. 18. put everything in the cloud
  19. 19. outsource to people and API’s
  20. 20. write the backend code in ruby on rails
  21. 21. surround yourself with other entrepreneurs
  22. 22. Intro to Fundraising in AUstin 1st Tuesday 
 4:30pm at Capital Factory tour at 4pm
  23. 23. Intro to the Incubator 2nd Tuesday 
 4:30pm at Capital Factory tour at 4pm
  24. 24. Intro to the Austin 
 Startup Scene 3RD Tuesday 
 4:30pm at Capital Factory tour at 4pm
  25. 25. Intro to Angel 
 Investing in AUstin 4th Tuesday 
 4:30pm at Capital Factory tour at 4pm
  26. 26. Ask Me Anything • How can bootstrapping be better than raising VC money? • What is the best way to impress an Angel Investor? • Who are some of the hottest startups in Austin right now? • How can I learn more about the Austin Startup Scene? • How can I convince amazing talent to join my startup? • Why do you like email so much?
  27. 27. Public Tours Tues , Weds, Thurs at 4 pm Downtown Austin 701 Brazos Street 16th Floor capitalfactory.com @capitalfactory @JoshuaBaer
  28. 28. Public Tours Tues , Weds, Thurs at 4 pm Downtown Austin 701 Brazos Street 16th Floor capitalfactory.com @capitalfactory @JoshuaBaer

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