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


  • Ugh! I thought of that first!!
    Flickr - Stuck & sulking (09/04)By Claire-Louise75
    Making Ideas Happen
    WebVisions 2011
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • Founder, (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
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • I got lucky
    Helping companies build technology products
    Helping people by developing technology
    Startup Weekend
    Women 2.0Founders Labs (SF)
    May 2010
    Jan 2011
    March 2011
    May 2011
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • Go outside your comfort zone
    Flickr - 83/365 Contradiction 10 I feel scaredByrayakins
    # 1 Validate your idea
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • # 2 Find a committed team
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • # 3 Identify your MVP,
    Minimal viable product
    {Familiarize yourself with lean startup if you haven't already }
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • # 4 Build > get feedback > iterate
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • # 5 Stay calm
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • # 6 Recruit your support network
    Advisors/ mentors, peers, friends
    {Portlands strength}
    SheetalDube, Founder @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 @SheetalDube
  • # 7 Stick to it
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube
  • Take the plunge
    Flickr - jumpBy EWAN MITCHELL.
    SheetalDube, Founder @SheetalDube