Columbus Startup Weekend #7 - Pep Talk Deck

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My pep talk deck for Columbus Startup Weekend, June 30th, 2012

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Columbus Startup Weekend #7 - Pep Talk Deck

  1. 1. EMBRACE YOUR INNER BERTFriday, June 29, 12
  2. 2. Columbus Startup Weekend - 6/29/2012 Dan Rockwell twitter: @floozyspeak contact: dan@bigkittylabs.com OSU TCO: rockwell.66@busfin.osu.edu Big Idea Guy 11 years working in user experience design 5 years obsessed with startups and building things fastFriday, June 29, 12
  3. 3. Friday, June 29, 12
  4. 4. LISTEN UPFriday, June 29, 12
  5. 5. BS is a billion dollar market with dudes who do massive awesome stuff • don’t blow smoke • we know #’s are BS • being vague is short for we have no ideaFriday, June 29, 12
  6. 6. good is better than perfection, made it is the new black • don’t waste time perfecting useless stuff • confidence is 90% of the game • a winning hand is one thats willing to walkFriday, June 29, 12
  7. 7. stay out of the clouds, a 10,000 foot view means you dont know dick about the other 9,999 •• don’t hover above me, bring me down to earth get real fast feet • let me get the AH HA in my headFriday, June 29, 12
  8. 8. show some hustle • how bad do you want this? • get out of the office, talk to a customer • drag them in on sundayFriday, June 29, 12
  9. 9. point of a prototype isnt to look good its to get feedback, conversation matters more than "neat" •• an MVP isn’t a launch page and a blog (thats marketing) an MVP is a product/fit data conversation sparker and collection tool, you no have data, you suckFriday, June 29, 12
  10. 10. weed out your shiny baby bias • talk to people don’t sell • justification dance is still dancing • be an apprenticeFriday, June 29, 12
  11. 11. kill 10 features by sunday • build the MVP • clone/copy the simple • weed out barriers to engagement and adoptionFriday, June 29, 12
  12. 12. leverage simple tools, divide and conquer • don’t be held back on technical issues (lack of devs) • a better plan matters more • isolate, research, execute, repeatFriday, June 29, 12
  13. 13. techcrunch is not traction • don’t get starry eyed on press • #winning is a first customer with real $$ • #reallywinning is when they come back for moreFriday, June 29, 12
  14. 14. create a tasty asset • realize the verticals in your own know how and process • data is a powerful asset, can you make it a want/need for others? • figure out how to get others to give you data and shore up your asset positionFriday, June 29, 12
  15. 15. opportunity + product + swagger = paydayFriday, June 29, 12
  16. 16. Friday, June 29, 12
  17. 17. The FrankenCupFriday, June 29, 12

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