Startup 2020: Step 3, Form the Team

This is the third article in a series on how to start a company in 2020. See the previous article, Step 2, Form the Company “You need three things to create a successful startup:to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible.” — Paul Graham Most startup companies will rise and fall […]

Startup 2020: Step 1, Validate the Idea

Thinking about starting a company this year? Awesome! There’s never been a better time. The economy is booming, capital is plentiful and cheap, and there are many unfilled market gaps. Over the next series of posts I will outline the process, step-by-step. Step 1: Validate the Idea “Here’s the difference between a visionary and an entrepreneur. Both have visions, which […]

The Startup Founder Imperative: Balancing the Important with the Immediate

The startup founder imperative is to decisively act on what’s most important and most immediate each week. What’s important and what’s immediate are two very different things. These two decision-drivers also change dramatically at each stage of the venture’s life cycle. For example, what’s most important and most immediate in the conception stage (finding Product-Market Fit while avoiding confirmation bias), is very different than […]

Getting from Proof-of-Concept to Minimum Viable Product

Most aspiring entrepreneurs start with an idea – hopefully, a BIG idea. They first set out to do a Proof of Concept. This can take many forms, from simple sketches to a rough prototype. Some join a startup accelerator, where they learn how to validate their ideas using methodologies like Lean Launch Pad, and tools like the Business Model Canvas. The dedicated ones […]

Gender & Tech – Why Everything Is Changing Right Now

by Victoria Greene.  Image credit: Pexels   It’s 2018, and women around the world are beginning to gain the rights and freedoms that men have had since time immemorial. But there is still progress to be made, not least in our very own tech industry.   Thankfully, prominent voices and organizations are already doing great work to inspire and empower more women […]