6 Month Startup – CII Seattle

6 Month Startup – CII Seattle

2018 Cohort II – 6 Month Startup Seattle Sessions

Month 6 Deliverables – September 12 Session

Session Slides

Month six session provides the teams to present their ideas and work and be evaluated by mentors as well as the audience with the scoring rubric.

Month 5 Deliverables – September 12 Session

Session Slides

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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

Session Slides

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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

Session Slides

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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

Session Slides

YouTube Video

  • 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

Session Slides

YouTube Video

  • 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