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How to found a start-up using lean startup principles - Web visions presentation, 2011.

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  • Ugh! I thought of that first!!
    Flickr - Stuck & sulking (09/04)By Claire-Louise75
    Making Ideas Happen
    WebVisions 2011
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • Founder, AudioName.com (2 months)
    User experience consultant 14+ years
    Helped companies build technology products
    Knowledgeable about the development processes
    Scribbled many ideas for products/ services
    Couldnt figure how to take my ideas to the next level being non tech didnt help
    But kept trying to figure it out
    Background
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • I got lucky
    Helping companies build technology products
    Helping people by developing technology
    products
    Startup Weekend
    Portland
    Women 2.0Founders Labs (SF)
    WebVisions2010
    WebVisions
    2011
    May 2010
    Jan 2011
    March 2011
    May 2011
    Audioname.com
    TetherPad.com
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • Go outside your comfort zone
    Flickr - 83/365 Contradiction 10 I feel scaredByrayakins
    # 1 Validate your idea
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • # 2 Find a committed team
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • # 3 Identify your MVP,
    Minimal viable product
    {Familiarize yourself with lean startup if you haven't already }
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • # 4 Build > get feedback > iterate
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • # 5 Stay calm
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • # 6 Recruit your support network
    Advisors/ mentors, peers, friends
    {Portlands strength}
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • Startup Networks - Portland
    Startup Weekend - Portland Oct
    StarveUps - Launch Pad June - July
    PIE - Portland Incubator Experiment July ?
    Oregon Technology Business Center Ongoing Events
    PSU Business Accelerator Ongoing Events
    TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Ongoing Events
    Meetup: Lean Startup, Startup Nights Monthly
    Portland Seed Fund June
    Angel Oregon
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • # 7 Stick to it
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube
  • Take the plunge
    Flickr - jumpBy EWAN MITCHELL.
    SheetalDube, Founder AudioName.com @SheetalDube