Here is the entire series of seven parts on the “30 things that I learned from my startup experience”. This has been serialized earlier on slideshare and on linked in.
1. Introduction : This deck will introduce you to the structure that I am using to talk through the 30 things; 30 things which run across the various areas of building and running a startup. I am sure you could categorize them in different other ways too; but am using this for ease of reference and explanation.
|2. The Idea :This is even before planning. Still in your head, and perhaps on some sheets of paper. You might have done some basic calculations.||3. The Start : Both these are action oriented and essentially are about putting your ideas on the canvas of reality, rubber meets the road kind of thing.|
|4. The Execution : This, as the title suggests is about bringing your idea to fruition and making the rubber hit the road.||5. Funding : A rather crucial part of the cycle and something that consumes an entrepreneur from the very beginning. Read about my experiences and learning.|
|6. Marketing and Sales : These are essentially about selling (or preparing to sell) – to your customer, to your investor etc. Doesn’t matter who you are selling to (or preparing for), it is about how strong your story is and how you narrate it.||7. People, Emotions and Learning : These three are all about the softer side of the business, and to a large extent about what goes on in your head and heart!|