Startup NEXT Startup NEXT – Week 1 – Customer Development and Value of Ideas

Startup NEXT – Week 1 – Customer Development and Value of Ideas

This week I had the opportunity to open the new Startup NEXT pre-accelerator program in Seattle. Startup NEXT is a five-week program that helps startups increase their odds of success and compress their time frame to launch. Here are the slides from week 1.

Business Model The Mystery of Product Pricing

The Mystery of Product Pricing

Dealing with startups and financial models is one of the areas of discussion that always comes up in product pricing. What’s generally astounding is the lack of thought or time that has gone into the process. I know, I know,  you’re busy building a product and can’t be bothered by such triviality. But, when it’s …

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Startup Business What is Fair Market Value for a Startup

What is Fair Market Value for a Startup

Selling a company can be a lot like selling a unique car – it’s only worth what the buyer will pay for it. That also means that your company may not be worth what you want the company to be worth. Here are the approaches to traditional valuation methods. Asset approach Income approach Market approach …

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