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Uncategorized How Startups Get Started

How Startups Get Started

Reposted from Q13 Fox – Seattle Startup Week 2017 Starting a new company is never easy. Some started in their garage. Other people wrote an idea down on a napkin at a coffee shop. It all started somewhere. To have the next big idea, you need good connections, investment money and above all, a good …

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Uncategorized Book 100 of the 100 Book Challenge

Book 100 of the 100 Book Challenge

Last New Years Eve, I was having dinner with Dan Rossi and our wives and we were talking about a blog post I had read where the author had read 200 books in a year. At the time, we both discussed the fact that we were active readers, but didn’t have a goal to target …

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Uncategorized Seattle Startup Ecosystem – Start Here

Seattle Startup Ecosystem – Start Here

New to Seattle or the Seattle Startup Community? Here’s a presentation to help you navigate the resources, events (and some of the people to avoid). The following presentation was given at University of Washington CoMotion Startup Fundamental Series. 10/13/2017

Customer Development MVP Series 3: Ready, Pick a Vendor

MVP Series 3: Ready, Pick a Vendor

After fiddling with wireframes, you’ve done your customer development. using the PowerPoint demo. People like your idea – CHECK!  You can go past GO! But you don’t get to collect $200, yet. You have more work to do. You’ve drafted the specification. Pages, bullets, and versions are numbered. You’ve ruthlessly moved future features into that section …

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Go To Market Step by Step Guide to MVP Part 3 – Data Driven Decisions

Step by Step Guide to MVP Part 3 – Data Driven Decisions

Part 3 – Making your first data driven decision Given what you have discovered so far in your experiment, what’s your next step in investing in your MVP and this idea? Because it’s easy to spend reach cash on advertising it’s important to have a thesis on why you’re investing in this idea. What I’ve …

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Uncategorized Domain Squatter (for a week)

Domain Squatter (for a week)

I have become that which I loathe, a domain squatter. Before you react, let me tell you the story – and get your advice. I’m not talking about domainers – domain speculators that buy up a bunch of good (and bad) names in order to hold them and sell them at a later date. I have …

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