Chris EbenAssumptions we’ve had and things we’ve done that have made our lives a lot harder than they had to be.
Cold-callingNegotiationEspecially important if
Start-ups are about de-risking the risky“Build it and they will come” is a 1/1000000
“Keeping a 747 in the air”Biggest problem changes as time goes onIt helps if you have instrumentation!
Easy to sufferfrom analysis paralysisMentor can be different for each area! Probably will need to be!
Lots of reasons to start in TorontoHigh-tech virtualization start-up in Toronto - BADTargeting local customers in research and scientific computing – WRONGSome times things are the way they are for a reason
Doing it Wrong - Lessons Learned starting a high tech company in Toronto by Tim Smith
Startup Weekend Toronto 2010<br />Doing it wrong<br />Lessons learned starting a high-tech company in Toronto<br />Tim Smith<br />Co-founder & CEO<br />
5. No such thing as low-hanging fruit<br />This thing is probably poisoned<br />
Things done right:<br />Raised money in a crap environment<br />Built a great, no-bullshit team<br />Built a great product on a shoestring<br />Met a ton of great people<br />Key metric: I love going to work in the morning.<br />