Startup LessonsImage courtesy of Tim Dorr
Recently Larry Kim put up this list of signs.. albeit.. warnings for many of our significant others or seasonal flirtations. As startup entrepreneurs, we are not always the easiest group to date, or live with, but we do have our good points.
Learn these important lessons of what not to say in your startup’s business plan.
You’ve figured out your value prop, you’ve got a great product under development. Now what? How can you develop a roadmap to build a company? VCs often qualify deals as being a “feature” a “product” or a “company.” Which do you have and how will you get where you want to go?
When starting a games company or a new app business, chasing investor capital can be life threatening for your startup.
The Ultimate Pitch Deck for Startups
Bernard Moon,CEO of Vidquik and Co-founder of SparkLabs, answers a question from the audience about ‘the secret sauce’ for a successful startup.
We all have great ideas for new startups. Learn how to overcome the fears and get moving.
A bad fit with an angel can be devastating. Be sure to read, and heed, the advice in this column from Forbes.com.
Here are 10 essential questions to ask when shopping for and applying to a startup accelerator…
Moving beyond traditional methods of financing and accepting a new way of thinking
If you are not familiar with Stephen Key, he is a brilliant entrepreneur who really understands the ins and outs of licensing. In this video, Stephen Talks at Google about his latest book “One SImple Idea for Startups.”
Peter Liu of New World Ventures
Early Salesforce.com and Dropbox employee Adam Gross shares a the basic tenants of product marketing he’s learned along the way.
Michael Margolis at Startup Lab workshop: User Research, Quick ‘n’ Dirty
Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc, shares 10 key strategies learned in building DocStoc
The one thing that differentiates TechStars is the mentorship network.
Entrepreneurs who have been through the pitch process stress the importance of making a crisp presentation, sizing up competitors and knowing what kind of information the potential investors require.
Every startup is unique, and it’s easy for entrepreneurs to feel a little confused when pricing their seed round.
Mark Zuckerberg lectures at Startup School 2013.
“The Venture Capital Reality Check”
Should you take your startup through an accelerator?
The Why and How Of Updating Your Angel Investors
The Elevator Pitch and Beyond: Don Dodge, Developer and Startup Advocate for Google, discusses how to make a successful pitch.
A quick overview of four essentials for Startups: Customer Validation, Bootstrapping, Telling a Compelling Story, and the Pitch.
One of the key benefits of putting a B.O.D. and structure in place early on is that when it comes time to raise that next round, the people you’ll need the most help from are already involved and engaged.
Learn the differences between Bootstrapping, Equity Financing, and Debt Financing, in this concise startup financing primer.
Read the eight things that ReelGenie’s founder wished he knew before starting his funding round.
Header image courtesy of Tim Dorr. Please visit his Flickr portfolio for more samples of his work.