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talk at the april 2009 barcamp innsbruck (austria) about startup competitions, like seedcamp, techstars or ycombinator. how to do it, what to avoid. by hannes a. schwetz, from the the start.upICT blog:


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2. start.up visabilityproblemsuppliers employeesinvestors customers product 3. adressing the visability issue lucky shot customers realize geniusgood product references customerspr (standard, non standard)competitions realize the order competitions one option 4. how do they workapplymake it to the finalpicht winorganizersmotivations investments/profitsreputation/marketing cultivate entrepreneurship community activation 5. market www.startupICT.blogspot.comfinance mindmap: 6. when & whichtiming/selection (like investment in stocks,development,customer acquisition,...) * investment geographyfocus experience cash available fund exit horizons and references* six steps to venture capital 7. how clear about own aim selectprepare (well)perform leveragehow many1-2 relevant per region (eu, us) 8. how not blabla, blabla competition evergreen stand.up performanceunpreparedno leverage common mistakesignore rulesnot on the pointtech, tech, tech no marketviewno business model 9. e.g. 10. reference christoper clay, soup.iostart.upICT blog: what are your 3 recommendations for new upcoming founders?christoper: first thing is to select your idea to found a start.up on a clear understanding on how to earn money. secondly apply to start.up competitions like seedcamp if you are in europe. and finally, like already mentioned choose your location wisely. 11. does it workinvestments fromunion square ventures:venture beat article: 12. 13. european competitions 14. u.s. competitions