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<ul><li> 1. Starting Up @ MX So you really want to start a startup?Startups in real life Ideas Founders - Product &amp; Marketing Environment - Funding </li> <li> 2. Startups in Real LifeStartups are big companies (they just start out small) </li> <li> 3. Startups in Real LifeReal entrepreneurship is boring Eric Ries </li> <li> 4. Startups in Real Life You have be willing to fail(statistically, you will fail) (and its ok) </li> <li> 5. IdeasLook outside of tech </li> <li> 6. IdeasMexico is full of interesting problems to solve </li> <li> 7. FoundersThe best founders are obsessed withthe problem they are trying to solve Fred Wilson </li> <li> 8. Founders The problem isnt that too many people are starting companies; its thattoo many people arent sticking with it. Steve Jobs (circa 2000) </li> <li> 9. FoundersYou have to look at the guy next to youand see a guy whos going to go that inch with you - Tony DAmato </li> <li> 10. Product &amp; MarketingNail it, then Scale it Paul Ahlstrom </li> <li> 11. Product &amp; Marketing No product* sells itself*except the cure for cancer, etc. </li> <li> 12. Product &amp; MarketingMarketing is (mostly) a process </li> <li> 13. Product &amp; MarketingWe have a strategic plan its called doing things Herb Kelleher </li> <li> 14. Product &amp; MarketingYour product is NOT the product Ash Maurya </li> <li> 15. Product &amp; MarketingRunway = # of experiments left </li> <li> 16. Environment Startups are a team sport surround yourself with crazies </li> <li> 17. Environment Today anyone* can start a startup in Mexico*(who is willing to try, fail, learn, and try again and so on) </li> <li> 18. FundingMoney is not enough Would you stillwant your investors on your team (even if no $)? </li> <li> 19. FundingA scalable startup ecosystem takes equal parts of risk, greed, vision and obscene financial returns.Governments can help, but then they need to get out of the way. Steve Blank </li> <li> 20. Final Words Would you rather sell sugared water or a chance to change the world? Steve Jobs@hugostevens </li> </ul>