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May 5, 2010 Democamp U of T Presentation

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May 5, 2010 Democamp U of T Presentation

  1. 1. DemocampUofT March 4, 2010
  2. 2. there has never been a better time to start a business
  3. 3. who am I?
  4. 4. hyndmanlaw.com
  5. 5. robhyndman.com
  6. 6. @rhh
  7. 7. meshconference.com
  8. 8. meshU.ca
  9. 9. meshmarketing.ca
  10. 10. there has never been a better time to start a business
  11. 11. why?
  12. 12. technology is revolutionizing business everywhere
  13. 13. (the Web is revolutionizing businesses based on privileged use of information)
  14. 14. in profound disruption, there is profound opportunity
  15. 15. lots of software is now free
  16. 16. server time & bandwidth are commodities
  17. 17. hardware is powerful & cheap
  18. 18. in digital businesses variable costs have been reduced to virtually nil (copying)
  19. 19. any business can now have a mass audience for nothing more than the time it takes to tell its story
  20. 20. micro-advertising is easier & cheaper than ever before
  21. 21. traditional businesses are laying off talented people ready to change the world
  22. 22. everyone now has access to global labour markets
  23. 23. recessions are great times to start
  24. 24. (competitors are distracted)
  25. 25. (big business is looking for cheaper solutions)
  26. 26. (stuff is cheaper)
  27. 27. new seed / angel / incubation models & organizations emerge every day
  28. 28. it has never been easier to get great free advice
  29. 29. it has never been easier to network with great people
  30. 30. there has never been a better time to learn
  31. 31. gist:
  32. 32. the shortest path to success passes through failure
  33. 33. fail early fail often
  34. 34. there has never been a better time to fail
  35. 35. there has never been a better time to start a business
  36. 36. hyndmanlaw.com

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