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Vishal Pai Vernekar
Founder Lumos
Creating Independent Programmers

End to End Cloud
and Mobile
Applications

Google App E...
Basic Questions

Startup
2
Agenda

2/14/2014

3
Lets make this session interactive
Please ask as many
questions as possible.

Ask questions at any time
in the session
2/1...
Founders:
Tubane and Nduwawe

Company name:
Tohoza online
Country:
Rwanda

WHY START UP?
2/14/2014

5
Why startup?

To add value to the
community you live in

2/14/2014

6
What kind of value? Examples
Simplify
everyday life

Help them earn
more revenue

Gloo.ng
(Nigeria)

Wild Fusion
(Ghana)

...
Define Community

Hyper Local

2/14/2014

Local

Country

Global

8
Founder:
Ritesh Doshi

Company name:
Naked Pizza
Country:
Kenya

WHAT TO START UP?
2/14/2014

9
What to startup?

Scratch your own itch.
24/7 thought

2/14/2014

10
Examples of such startups

Naked Pizza

2/14/2014

Funda

11
HOW TO START UP?
2/14/2014

12
How to startup?

Build a manual

solution

Find the first
customer who
is willing to pay

Handhold the
customer. Give
the ...
Startup will end up being what is
measured

Number of
successful
customers

2/14/2014

Number of
customers
and growth

Rev...
Founders:
Andrew Mupuya
Company name:
YELI

Country:
Uganda

WHEN, WHERE AND WHO SHOULD
STARTUP?
2/14/2014

15
When and Who should startup?

Students should startup
while in college. Students
can live a low cost life.

2/14/2014

16
Where to startup?

Place liked and from
where customers can be
better served.

2/14/2014

17
PRACTICAL CHALLENGES AND
OVERCOMING THEM
2/14/2014

18
Am just a student

Get your hands dirty.
Make mistakes and learn.
Read as much as you can.

2/14/2014

19
Job will give regular salary

Salary is like drugs. A shot
is needed every month

2/14/2014

20
Family wants me to have a job
Working spouse will make
life easier. Buy time from
them. Show them
revenue.
2/14/2014

21
Have a family to support

You have to support them.
Rethink on your startup
plans.

2/14/2014

22
Buy a house

EMI is the biggest
entrepreneur killer. Delay
buying a house

2/14/2014

23
Don’t know the laws

Read. Take help.

2/14/2014

24
QUALITIES OF AN ENTREPRENEUR
2/14/2014

25
Look for good things in others

Stop looking for
deficiencies

2/14/2014

26
‘I’ Less

Drop ego

2/14/2014

27
Sour Grapes

If things don’t work go the
fox way. Don’t crash. Start
afresh.

2/14/2014

28
It will be fun
If things work you will
have fun of your life. If
things don’t work you will
still have a great story to
te...
Questions?

Ask as many as you can.

2/14/2014

30
CONTACT CARD

Vishal Pai Vernekar
Founder Lumos
http://gdriv.es/lumos

Cell No:
CONTACT 9527824166
vishalvpv@gmail.com
2/1...
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Basics of startup

  1. 1. Vishal Pai Vernekar Founder Lumos Creating Independent Programmers End to End Cloud and Mobile Applications Google App Engine and Android HTML5, CSS JS, Python, Java, SQL / NoSQL DB and BitBucket 1
  2. 2. Basic Questions Startup 2
  3. 3. Agenda 2/14/2014 3
  4. 4. Lets make this session interactive Please ask as many questions as possible. Ask questions at any time in the session 2/14/2014 4
  5. 5. Founders: Tubane and Nduwawe Company name: Tohoza online Country: Rwanda WHY START UP? 2/14/2014 5
  6. 6. Why startup? To add value to the community you live in 2/14/2014 6
  7. 7. What kind of value? Examples Simplify everyday life Help them earn more revenue Gloo.ng (Nigeria) Wild Fusion (Ghana) 2/14/2014 Impart skills Funda (South Africa) Social Ushahidi (Kenya) 7
  8. 8. Define Community Hyper Local 2/14/2014 Local Country Global 8
  9. 9. Founder: Ritesh Doshi Company name: Naked Pizza Country: Kenya WHAT TO START UP? 2/14/2014 9
  10. 10. What to startup? Scratch your own itch. 24/7 thought 2/14/2014 10
  11. 11. Examples of such startups Naked Pizza 2/14/2014 Funda 11
  12. 12. HOW TO START UP? 2/14/2014 12
  13. 13. How to startup? Build a manual solution Find the first customer who is willing to pay Handhold the customer. Give the customer out of the world service. Learn. Get 1 colleague who is passionate about solving the problem 2/14/2014 13
  14. 14. Startup will end up being what is measured Number of successful customers 2/14/2014 Number of customers and growth Revenue and growth Churn of customers 14
  15. 15. Founders: Andrew Mupuya Company name: YELI Country: Uganda WHEN, WHERE AND WHO SHOULD STARTUP? 2/14/2014 15
  16. 16. When and Who should startup? Students should startup while in college. Students can live a low cost life. 2/14/2014 16
  17. 17. Where to startup? Place liked and from where customers can be better served. 2/14/2014 17
  18. 18. PRACTICAL CHALLENGES AND OVERCOMING THEM 2/14/2014 18
  19. 19. Am just a student Get your hands dirty. Make mistakes and learn. Read as much as you can. 2/14/2014 19
  20. 20. Job will give regular salary Salary is like drugs. A shot is needed every month 2/14/2014 20
  21. 21. Family wants me to have a job Working spouse will make life easier. Buy time from them. Show them revenue. 2/14/2014 21
  22. 22. Have a family to support You have to support them. Rethink on your startup plans. 2/14/2014 22
  23. 23. Buy a house EMI is the biggest entrepreneur killer. Delay buying a house 2/14/2014 23
  24. 24. Don’t know the laws Read. Take help. 2/14/2014 24
  25. 25. QUALITIES OF AN ENTREPRENEUR 2/14/2014 25
  26. 26. Look for good things in others Stop looking for deficiencies 2/14/2014 26
  27. 27. ‘I’ Less Drop ego 2/14/2014 27
  28. 28. Sour Grapes If things don’t work go the fox way. Don’t crash. Start afresh. 2/14/2014 28
  29. 29. It will be fun If things work you will have fun of your life. If things don’t work you will still have a great story to tell. 2/14/2014 29
  30. 30. Questions? Ask as many as you can. 2/14/2014 30
  31. 31. CONTACT CARD Vishal Pai Vernekar Founder Lumos http://gdriv.es/lumos Cell No: CONTACT 9527824166 vishalvpv@gmail.com 2/14/2014 31

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