Who says startups are easy

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Today with the increased competition and attention diffusion, it is becoming much harder to be a consumer web startups. And in order to win, the founders need to make all the right bets, all the time, or else they will find themselves on road to nowhere.

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  • Who says startups are easy

    1. Who Says Startups are Easy?
    2. 1999
    3. Life was simpler ...
    4. One Platform
    5. Fewer Choices
    6. Fewer Competitors
    7. Just needed money.
    8. 2011
    9. It’s complicated
    10. Anyone can start a company ...
    11. Social + Cloud + Open Source = Startup
    12. “ With the cloud comes unconstrained thinking and willingness to tinker and experiment without worrying too much about cost.” Werner Vogels, Amazon
    13. Wide penetration of mobile, broadband
    14. ... but tougher to get it done.
    15. “ More Options, More Decisions
    16. More Startups, More Competition
    17. More Platforms, More Problems
    18. “ If you create something on the web, you’re your own island and you try to get people to visit your island. On the mobile phone, you don’t have your own island. You’re renting land.” Evan Williams, Twitter
    19. So What Works?
    20. Simplicity & Elegance
    21. Happiness & Emotion
    22. Multiple Platforms
    23. Task Oriented
    24. Three Keys to Success
    25. Focus
    26. Attention
    27. and Money.
    28. Photo Credits:Slide 1: Flickr User Matt from London, http://www.flickr.com/photos/londonmatt/3559945802/Slide 2: Prince, Cover ArtSlide 3: Its a Wonderful Life, http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4067983616/tt0038650Slide 4: Flickr User Loozrboy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/loozrboy/5101030222/Slide 5: Flickr User Roger Barker, http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogerbarker/2882617308/sizes/l/Slide 6: Flickr User Whoshotya http://www.flickr.com/photos/whoshotya/1014730135/sizes/l/Slide 7: Flickr User Tracy O, http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson/61056391/Slide 8: Flickr User Kindofadrag, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kindofadraag/4581764953/Slide 9: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Cover Art from DVD.Slide 10: Flickr User oskay, http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/265900118/Slide 11: Flickr User James Cridland, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/613445810Slide 12: Flickr User, Tom Raftery, http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/4773457853Slide 13: The Opte Project, http://www.opte.org/maps/Slide 14: Flickr User, John Spooner, http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/315157691Slide 15: Flickr User 2493, http://www.flickr.com/photos/2493/2252942368/Slide 16: Flickr User, Ana Badili, http://www.flickr.com/photos/anabadili/2759448841/Slide 17: Flickr User Cyberslayer, http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberslayer/952121271/Slide 18: Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/28096801@N05/3525799414/Slide 19: iStockPhoto.comSlide 20: Flickr User makelessnoise: http://www.flickr.com/photos/makelessnoise/133088673/Slide 21: Flickr User Zoomerang, http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoomerang/539164134/Slide 22: Flickr User Paldies, http://www.flickr.com/photos/paldies/4912781844/Slide 23: Flickr User Cliff1066, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/5000121560/Slide 24: George Clooney, The American. Publicity still.Slide 25: Lady Gaga, Cover ArtSlide 26: Jay-Z cover art.All Flickr photos used under Creative Commons license.

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