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My City Lives: The Science of Startups


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Adam Ben-Aron and Adil Dhalla from My City Lives deliver a presentation on Entrepreneuring at the Yorkville Media Centre.

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My City Lives: The Science of Startups

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  2. 2. Objective: This is not a pep talk. We’re here to tell you about our experiences, good and bad. <br />The Science of Startups<br /> Our Science to Starting Up <br />
  3. 3. The Story<br />
  4. 4. Our Science of Starting Up <br />Our Algorithm: Tenacity + Happiness + People <br /> = A Successful Start Up<br />
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  6. 6. <ul><li>Being in the “right place at the right time” isn’t true. Your success is a product of tenacity and seizing opportunity.
  7. 7. You make your “luck”.
  8. 8. Canadian Media Fund. Boom. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> It’s easy to glorify the early days when you’ve made it.
  9. 9. The reality is that it’s hard, really, really hard...That’s what she said
  10. 10. Your work has got to make you so happy that you see positive to living in your parent’s basement.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Overwhelming if you try and make an empire from scratch.
  11. 11. Treat things as projects. Less daunting and achievable.
  12. 12. Book Recommendation: “Rework” by the 37 Signals Dudes.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Nuff Said.
  13. 13. CSI Annex: Your environment, both in terms of people and place, makes you. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> You’re never going to make it by yourself. You need people. They bring everything you cannot.
  14. 14. Kobe doesn’t do it alone. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> The new N word is “Networking”. Being social is the new sexy.
  15. 15. Take genuine interest in people and they’ll take interest back.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Passion will make you achieve things that you have no business being able to do.
  16. 16. Surround yourself with other passionate people, that shit is infectious.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Love what you do and work will never be work.</li></li></ul><li>Famous Last Words<br /><ul><li> This is our formula based on the lesson we learned.
  17. 17. Yours will be different.</li></ul>Contact<br /><br /><br />