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Lessons Learned from Startups with Cute Mascots (Talk at UCLA 4-4-11)

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Lessons Learned from Startups with Cute Mascots (Talk at UCLA 4-4-11)

  1. Lessons Learnedfrom Startups with Cute Mascots<br />
  2. alexis ohanian@kn0thing<br />
  3. Steve<br />
  4. Steve<br />
  5. 14Muniques<br />1B pageviews<br />
  6. (thanks!)<br />
  7. politicsgadgets<br />science<br />apple<br />marijuana<br />UCLA<br />photography<br />environment<br />space<br />howto<br />videos<br />pics<br />economics<br />world news<br />ask science<br />atheism<br />christianity<br />sports<br />
  8. The voice of the internet <br />News before it happens<br />
  9. The biggest little community online <br />Credit: xkcd<br />
  10. Good news,everyone!<br />
  11. (only without the sex)<br />
  12. Find your reason<br />(not $$$)<br />
  13. Find your we’re doomed<br />but I need to get out of bed<br /> reason<br />
  14. Total monthly costs<br />
  15. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />
  16. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />Food/beer<br />
  17. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />Food/beer<br />Servers/bandwidth<br />
  18. Total monthly costs<br />Rent<br />Food/beer<br />Servers/bandwidth<br /> $82,000 raised.<br />
  19. Your Web Startup<br />
  20. Your Web Startup<br />
  21. Your Web Startup<br />
  22. Your Web Startup<br />
  23. Start!<br />
  24. no one<br />wants to use<br />your website<br />
  25. make something people want<br />
  26. make something people love<br />
  27. Why?<br />
  28. We want you to <br />love <br />travel search.<br />
  29. Hotel search!<br />
  30. Users come first.<br />
  31. Users come first.<br />Why market it?<br />Just do it.<br />
  32. Why?<br />
  33. We want to<br />make the world suck less.<br />
  34. We want to make the world suck less.<br />
  35. We want to make the world suck less.<br />
  36. We want to make the world suck less.<br />
  37. We want to make the world suck less.<br />
  38. for nerds!<br />
  39. $175,000 donated so far<br />
  40. Peace and Social Action Committee<br />of the Midlothian Friends Meeting<br />
  41. Baller.<br />
  42. @mituK<br />
  43. @mituK<br />
  44. @mituK<br />
  45. There’sLOTS of workto be done.<br />
  46. (no pressure)<br />
  47. Questions?<br />
  48. questions?@kn0thing<br />

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