6 Month Startup – Cohort I Tacoma

6 Month Startup – Cohort I Tacoma

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Month 1 Deliverables – January 16, 2019

Session Slides

YouTube Video

Slack Channel Invite here:

  • Join #2019tacoma 
  • Introduce yourself on #introductions 

Deliverables: 

  • What was your Venture Ready Score? ___
  • 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
  • Write out your Pitch using the Madlibs format
  • Want to get a jump start on the next session? Start doing customer interviews

Slack Channel

You can join the slack channel here.

  • Please join the #2019seattle channel
  • Make sure to introduce yourself on the #introductions channel
  • If you post questions you’d like Dave to respond to, post in the #general channel and tag @Dave

Startup Resources

Books

Blogs

Pitch Resources