Startup NEXT Step by Step Guide to MVP Part 2 – Adwords Test

Step by Step Guide to MVP Part 2 – Adwords Test

Originally posted on Venture Ready Models Part 2 – Keyword Brainstorming Is anyone looking for the product or service you want to sell? Using Adwords and spending $100 in the next five days will save you months of time working on an idea that has no demand, or no one wants to buy. Now it’s …

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Startup NEXT Introducing Diversity and Inclusion Sessions at Seattle Startup Week

Introducing Diversity and Inclusion Sessions at Seattle Startup Week

A friend of mine, Rodney Sampson, a partner at TechSquare Labs, made a statement at an event I recently attended that has stuck with me: “Diversity gets us a seat at the table. Inclusion gets us a voice in the dinner conversation. Equity gets us our fair share.” The lack of diversity in the tech …

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Startup NEXT Startup Next Seattle – Market, Models & Pricing

Startup Next Seattle – Market, Models & Pricing

This is the presentation from Week Three, Startup Next Seattle, 2016.02.14. Are you looking for a Financial Model Template for these Business Models? Go here. Market sizing – TAM – SAM – SOM – LAM Selling Models Business Models Pricing for Startups http://www.slideshare.net/daveparkersea/slideshelf

Startup NEXT Seattle Startup Next Application Open – and why you might not get in

Seattle Startup Next Application Open – and why you might not get in

It’s that time of year again! We’re closing out the applications for the January/February 2016 Seattle Startup Next program. Startup Next is a six week pre-accelerator program – if you have a tech startup and want to increase your odds of getting into Techstars or another accelerator, you can find the application here. Just yesterday, MetricStory …

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Startup NEXT Startup Launch vs. Scale

Startup Launch vs. Scale

Following are the slides for from a presentation that I did at StartupFarm in Belo Horizonte, Brasil (Thanks Alan & Felipe for the invite). Founders are funny. We often merge together in our head the past and the future, what the product is today with what it will be when it’s complete. We see our startup …

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Startup NEXT Perspective for Founders #NoDrama

Perspective for Founders #NoDrama

Life is hard – No Drama! 18 years ago today my wife was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Thankfully, the research from previous years meant that Hodgkins was a very treatable disease and though it was a stage 2 cancer, we never had the risk of death like other cancers. …

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Startup NEXT “When You Start a Startup You’re Under Everything”

“When You Start a Startup You’re Under Everything”

We kicked off our Spring Startup Next session a few weeks in Seattle. Great group of teams going through orientation with a few Startup Next alumni talking about what they learned in previous semesters and what attendees should expect during the sessions. All of our alumni were great at answering questions, so a special thank you to Brenton …

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Startup NEXT TAM, SAM, SOM and LAM – What’s your Launch Addressable Market?

TAM, SAM, SOM and LAM – What’s your Launch Addressable Market?

The effort of market sizing helps establish the potential market share your product could attain within the total market. Market sizing can be a difficult challenge for startup founders. They are looking to prove that they are going after a Multi-Billion dollar market for their products so this can lead to a bit of delusion on …

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Startup NEXT Zombie Startups & the New Year

Zombie Startups & the New Year

It’s that time of the year again. Time to get deals closed before the year closes out in a few days. It’s also time to evaluate what’s next for your startup. I ran into a friend over the weekend. He was talking about a deal he was working on and the goal to get it closed …

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