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Blueprint for Startup Success

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Blueprint for Startup Success

  1. 1. Blueprint for Startup Success<br />Marc Nathan<br />Founders Space<br />Houston, Texas<br />April 28, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Three Questions<br />Who Are You?What Do You Do?Who Cares?<br />
  3. 3. Entrepreneur, Know Thyself<br />
  4. 4. What Do You Want to Be?<br />
  5. 5. Lifestyle vs. Scalable<br />
  6. 6. Solving Problems Profitably<br />
  7. 7. Worthless<br />
  8. 8. Great Markets MakeGreat Companies<br />
  9. 9. Want vs. Like vs. Need<br />
  10. 10. When To Start<br />
  11. 11. Social Overhead<br />
  12. 12. No Man’s an Island<br />
  13. 13. Team Dynamics<br />
  14. 14. Plans vs. Models<br />
  15. 15. Think Lean<br />
  16. 16. Milestones<br />
  17. 17. Lines, not Dots<br />
  18. 18. De-Risking<br />
  19. 19. Critical for Success<br />Customer<br />Team<br />Offering<br />$<br />
  20. 20. Cloud<br />Real Estate<br />Healthcare<br />PETROLEUM<br />Where Houston Invests<br />
  21. 21. Bet the Jockey not the Horse<br />
  22. 22. Labels Tell Stories<br />
  23. 23. Watch Your Language<br />Stage<br />Pitch<br />VC <br />Pivot <br />Deal <br />Team <br />Round <br />IP <br />Exit <br />Valuation<br />
  24. 24. Formal<br />Grassroots<br />
  25. 25. Questions?<br />Thank YouMarc Nathan<br />marc1919@gmail.com<br />http://www.slideshare.net/marc1919<br />

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