#startuplife Seattle Startup Week – Pitch Clinic

Seattle Startup Week – Pitch Clinic

Seattle Startup Week is an annual event to help entrepreneurs navigate the Seattle Startup Ecosystem in five days. Finding resources, meeting people, visiting coworking space and meeting investors. Techstars purchased UP Global in 2015 and these programs that I helped launch globally became part of their community programs. These slides are from a Pitch Clinic …

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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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Customer Development Focus on the Here and Now

Focus on the Here and Now

Getting your startup off the ground is going to require you to nail down a ton of tasks – on a short deadline. As the Founder (new CEO?) some of the tasks are in your sweet spot, and some will require you to learn new skills. You will need to launch the right MVP product, …

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Customer Development MVP Series 1: I’m (possibly) launching a new product – want to follow along?

MVP Series 1: I’m (possibly) launching a new product – want to follow along?

I no longer fall in love with my own ideas. I treat them like an unloyal friend that will just as easily tease me into a long road of misery as they might be a partner in a great adventure! The reason is that your ideas will lie to you – well, technically they allow you …

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