Kristaps Grinbergs - Startups up close and personal

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Kristaps Grinbergs - Startups up close and personal

  1. 1. Startupsup close and personalKristaps Grinbergskristapsgrinbergs.com
  2. 2. BCompSci & MComSci unfinished DmCompSci > 8 years geek
  3. 3. Startup?
  4. 4. “A startup is an organizationformed to search for arepeatable and scalablebusiness model Steve Blank
  5. 5. Change is inevitable.Progress is optional.
  6. 6. Waiting per month: 5h 35m Over 88% of people have quit a long queue or take action against queuing.
  7. 7. > 1.8 billion people200 000+ companies
  8. 8. 14:20!12:47! @qminder! @qminder
  9. 9. August 2011
  10. 10. SMARTQ Business model: Team: Service provider fee Programmers fo mobile app andWait No More! web interface Service Provider Rainmaker UI designer 024 System designer Existing Q system Q slot Get a reserved notice Make a Instant reservation service! Time slot reserved Markko Karu Web based schedule @Garage48 Tartu 2011 www.thebrandmanual.com
  11. 11. September 2011
  12. 12. TallinnTartuRiga & Valmiera
  13. 13. SkypeDropbox > DefolioGoogleDocsJIRAKanbadpad > Ganttic > AsanaPipedriveYammerAsana...
  14. 14. October 2011
  15. 15. Riga vs. Tallinn
  16. 16. Listen what peopleare saying.
  17. 17. November 2011
  18. 18. 3 minutes is 180 seconds
  19. 19. December
  20. 20. Aalto UniversityAalto Venture GarageStartup Sauna19 teams
  21. 21. www.qminderapp.comDec 16
  22. 22. Patent infringement claims
  23. 23. Formation on Qminder Limited (UK)
  24. 24. January
  25. 25. Integrates with existing machines ? + Used by over 50 000 companies
  26. 26. Enterprise Estonia grants
  27. 27. Integration POS NFCwith Q SMS ticket integration ticketsystems (Erply)Standalone Self Multilineclient Reservations organizing clientmodule queueAndroid Apps with Service Appoint-iPhone app location time ment+HTML5 filtering reserving reserving @qminder
  28. 28. February & March
  29. 29. February
  30. 30. Qminder lines March, 05, 2012
  31. 31. “Tallinn is the home of the famousGarage48, StartupWise Guy,EstonianMafia and the mosthustleing entrepreneurs that wehave ever met.”StartupSauna blog, March 27 2012
  32. 32. April - August
  33. 33. September
  34. 34. Re-Start
  35. 35. Running after moneywithout money
  36. 36. October
  37. 37. Progress
  38. 38. Show me the money
  39. 39. Progress = validated learningabout customers
  40. 40. Qminder lines October, 05, 2012
  41. 41. Now is the only time you have.
  42. 42. Clients?
  43. 43. Mentoring sessions
  44. 44. Pitch only shows that you cancommunicate your idea.
  45. 45. Preparation makesreason of failure external.
  46. 46. Nobody cares how it works or why,they only want to see that it solvessomething for someone.
  47. 47. Mentoring session
  48. 48. Know whom you talk to.Linkedin. AngelList.
  49. 49. Mentor introductions.Project introduction (if needed)Short answers.Questions.Leads.Comments.
  50. 50. Don’t waste your time on trivia.
  51. 51. Mentors get their kick by talking,not by listening.
  52. 52. Explain only thingsyou need help with.
  53. 53. Contacts
  54. 54. Never waste time proving thatsomeone is wrong.
  55. 55. Answer the question,then add explanation.
  56. 56. Take notes.Follow up.
  57. 57. Off-session
  58. 58. Talk with people you don’t know.
  59. 59. Make yourself an introduction.Who are you?
  60. 60. Don’t comment, only praise.
  61. 61. Next
  62. 62. Estonia -> UK -> ?
  63. 63. What do to?
  64. 64. Learningis a chemical processof changing your attitudetoward information.
  65. 65. Networking
  66. 66. Stick to Your idea!
  67. 67. Think global.Grow fast.Go big.
  68. 68. Test first, build later
  69. 69. Don’t be afraid of failing.
  70. 70. One more thing
  71. 71. Experience = conscious encounterwith novelty
  72. 72. We all mind waiting!
  73. 73. Your turn!www.qminderapp.com twitter.com/qminderfacebook.com/Qminderinfo@qminderapp.com

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