6 Month Startup – CII Seattle

6 Month Startup – CII Seattle

2018 Cohort II – 6 Month Startup Seattle Sessions

Month 5 Deliverables – September 12 Session

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Deliverables for October 10 Session

  • Retest your score on the Rubric
    • Identify areas that you are weak, correct them or get a message to tell the story
  •  Tools
  • Fundraising
    • Lifestyle or scalable business?
    • Sources of Capital – Capital requirements
    • Start to build out your investor list
    • Sign up for free Mail Chimp account to build your monthly list
    • Signup for free Hubspot account
      • Track email
      • Build forwardable template
  • Lean Canvas
    • Update Customer Segment, Problem, Unique Value Prop.
    • Add Revenue Stream, Channels

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Month 4 Deliverables – August 8 Session

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Deliverables for September

  • Marketing Hypothesis
    • Test actual cash $100 on spend, landing page A/B test
    • Sign up for Unbounce
  • Sales Model choice
  • Revenue Model Choice
  • Lean Canvas  
    • Update Customer Segment, Problem, Unique Value Prop.
    • Add Revenue Stream, Channels
    • Customer Development – never stop interviewing customers

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Month 3 Deliverables – July 11

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Deliverables for August

  • Value Proposition – write out your current value prop
  • Product Feature/Benefits – rank, with a detailed explanation of the feature
  • Business Model Canvas on LeanStack – three sections, 1, 2 & 5 for now
  • Wireframe your product, then post a job on Fiverr or UPWork to determine:
  • The cost to Build – start with the PPT or Keynote version (with design)
  • Customer Development Interviews – more! Target 20 more interviews this month

Resources

Month 2 Deliverables – June 13

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  • Build your Competitive landscape document in Google Sheets – you can share out with co-founders at a later date
    • Subscribe to Google Alerts for all competitors
  • Customer Development
    • Write your customer development questions
    • Build your forms on Google forms with GSheet in the backend to capture the survey data
    • Get first 20+ interviews completed
    • Bring back your results
    • Setup up a MailChimp Account, add the “Opt-In” Interviews to that list
      • Send a monthly update to that email list
  • Schedule both co-founders meetings
    • Read this Blog Post on Splitting Co-Founder Equity
    • Print out the Foundrs.com results
    • Get the discussion out there and competed before you incorporate
    • If you’ve incorporated, get it right
    • Setup Slicing Pie
  • Books
  • Blogs

Month 1 Deliverables – May 9

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  • Why do you want to do a startup?
    • Write your reasons for your future self – the cost of doing this will be high. Define your why and document it.
    • Does the money matter?
    • How long will you “try” to do the company?
  • Ideation deliverables
    • Write out a two paragraph summary of each of your ideas
    • Rank the ideas based on 1-4
    • Rank them based on your willingness to spend 6 years on the idea
  • Product/Service deliverables
    • What will the product look like to the customer
    • How will it be delivered
    • What features are required for launch
    • What would be nice to have at launch
    • How much will it cost to make?
    • How much will it cost to sell?
  • Target Customer deliverables
    • How big is your TAM/SAM/SOM/LAM – post
    • What research can you find on the topic
  • Research deliverables
    • What did you find on the web that makes you think this is a good idea
    • What are the headwinds and tailwinds that make you think this is a good idea
    • What have other companies been funded in this space? How much and by whom?
  • Bring your research list to the next session
    • Companies in Crunchbase with links
  • Want to get a jump start on the next session? Start doing customer interviews

Startup Resources

Books

Blogs

Pitch Resources