6 Month Startup – Cohort III Seattle

6 Month Startup – Cohort III Seattle

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Month 5 Deliverables – May 8, 2019 

Session Slides 

YouTube Video  

Slack Channel Invite here

Deliverables:

  • Tools

    • Deck, Exec Summary, forwardable email

  • Fundraising

    • Lifestyle or scalable business?

    • Sources of Capital – Capital requirements

    • Start to build out your investor list

    • Lean Canvas –

    • Update Customer Segment, Problem, Unique Value Prop.

    • Add Revenue Stream, Channels

Month 4 Deliverables – April 10, 2019 

Session Slides 

YouTube Video (Cohort II) 

Slack Channel Invite here

Deliverables:

  • Marketing Hypothesis

    • Test actual cash $100 on spend, landing page A/B test  

  • 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

Resources 

Books

  • Not yet

Courses 

  • Jo Jaspen – Sales for Startups Course

Blogs

Financial Model – VentureReadyModels.com  

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Month 3 Deliverables – March 13, 2019

Session Slides 

YouTube Video

Slack Channel Invite here

Deliverables:

  • Value Proposition – write out your current value prop

  • Product Feature/Benefits – rank, with a detailed explanation of the feature

  • Business Model Canvas – three sections

  • Cost to Build – on Fiverr first, then iterate

  • Customer Development Interviews – more!

Startup Resources

Books

Blogs

 

Month 2 Deliverables – February 20, 2019

Session Slides

YouTube Video

Slack Channel Invite here

  • Join #2019seattle
  • Introduce yourself on #introductions

Deliverables:

  • Build your Competitive landscape

    • Subscribe to Google Alerts for all competitors

  • Customer Development

    • Write your questions

    • Build your forms to capture data on Google Forms 

    • Get first 20+ interviews completed 

    • Review your results

  • Schedule both co-founders meetings

    • 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

Bring the summary to next month, March 13 tickets

Month 1 Deliverables – January 9, 2019

Session Slides

YouTube Video

Slack Channel Invite here

  • Join #2019seattle
  • 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
    • Explain your idea using 
  • 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 Mad Libs 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