It's easy to build a startup ! Viorel Spînu founder of TaskWriter.com ASE October the 14 th , 2009
Sooo...you wanna build a business ?
Great !
What is “a business” ?
“ A business (also called a firm, or enterprise) is a legally recognized organization designed to provide goods and/or ser...
Still wanna build it ?
Very good !
<ul><li>Viorel Spinu </li></ul><ul><li>Foxpro programmer for the last 4 college years </li></ul><ul><li>Java programmer fo...
What is the first thing you need to start a business ?
(of course, you already have “THE IDEA”)‏ we all do
“ MONEY ”
WRONG !
1. “Why am I doing that ?”
2. gather data
“ A business (also called a firm, or enterprise) is a legally recognized organization designed to provide goods and/or ...
“ Is there someone who would actually pay ??”
Yeah, besides yourself ! :)
who would buy ? define your market
how many possible customers are there ? market size
Is there competition ?
- no competition - REALLY ?!?! NOT GOOD !
I've started Homix with (almost) no competition
and I've closed it after one year only :)‏
- there is competition - OK, good start, means there are also some money in the market
gather as much data as you can about the competition
compete.com, alexa.com, forum members, blogs, crunchbase.com, your friends, support forums, RSS feed readers on their blogs
write down the numbers
does it still make sense for you ?
good !
now do the planning !
“ hm..no programming yet, no money raising yet ?”
no, just not yet :)‏
and use pen and paper, don't just keep the data in your mind
how many users you will have in 1 month ? 3 months ? 1 year ? 3 years ?
how much money you will make in 1 month ? 3 months ? 1 year ? 3 years ?
“ but how can I possibly know that ???”
you can't do “educated guess” !
why do that anyway ?
you need to run a marathon, and not just the first 500 meters !
you need to get used to the numbers, you need to trust your projections
OK, * NOW * it's time for some programming :)‏
build the simplest thing that works
and get out there to the users !
NOW !!!
taskwriter.com one month prototype
experiment a lot, measure everything
(google analytics, use events)‏
tell the world what you do
.ro. Bucharest : OpenCoffee, GeekMeet, Wurbe
“ but they're gonna steal my idea !!!!”
really ? :)‏ I already have 1000 ideas of my own
and the fact that you have the product ready will not stop me anyway :)‏
release often !
as in “several times a day”
build a process
automate extensively
use SCRUM
think * on * what and why you're doing
plan and monitor daily weekly monthly
watch your money !
“ what money ?!??!!”
* DAILY * cashflow !
keep your expenses LOW !
“ what do I get from that ?”
have fantastic customer support
gather people around you
it's NO magic, YOU can do that !
“ if I could only work for a month with X”
months later
you have a working product
you have users and fans around you
you have a few paying customers
* NOW * it's time to think about raising money :)‏
Great audience ! :)‏ @viorelspinu [email_address]
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  • 1. It's easy to build a startup ! Viorel Spînu founder of TaskWriter.com ASE October the 14 th , 2009
  • 2. Sooo...you wanna build a business ?
  • 3. Great !
  • 4. What is “a business” ?
  • 5. “ A business (also called a firm, or enterprise) is a legally recognized organization designed to provide goods and/or services to consumers.” wikipedia
  • 6. Still wanna build it ?
  • 7. Very good !
  • 8. <ul><li>Viorel Spinu </li></ul><ul><li>Foxpro programmer for the last 4 college years </li></ul><ul><li>Java programmer for 3 years after the college </li></ul><ul><li>started my own Java company - 2005 - 10 employees in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>started Homix, intelligent houses company (and failed it – 1.5 years ago)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>started TaskWriter.com 8 months ago </li></ul>
  • 9. What is the first thing you need to start a business ?
  • 10. (of course, you already have “THE IDEA”)‏ we all do
  • 11. “ MONEY ”
  • 12. WRONG !
  • 13. 1. “Why am I doing that ?”
  • 14. 2. gather data
  • 15. “ A business (also called a firm, or enterprise) is a legally recognized organization designed to provide goods and/or services to consumers .” wikipedia
  • 16. “ Is there someone who would actually pay ??”
  • 17. Yeah, besides yourself ! :)
  • 18. who would buy ? define your market
  • 19. how many possible customers are there ? market size
  • 20. Is there competition ?
  • 21. - no competition - REALLY ?!?! NOT GOOD !
  • 22. I've started Homix with (almost) no competition
  • 23. and I've closed it after one year only :)‏
  • 24. - there is competition - OK, good start, means there are also some money in the market
  • 25. gather as much data as you can about the competition
  • 26. compete.com, alexa.com, forum members, blogs, crunchbase.com, your friends, support forums, RSS feed readers on their blogs
  • 27. write down the numbers
  • 28. does it still make sense for you ?
  • 29. good !
  • 30. now do the planning !
  • 31. “ hm..no programming yet, no money raising yet ?”
  • 32. no, just not yet :)‏
  • 33. and use pen and paper, don't just keep the data in your mind
  • 34. how many users you will have in 1 month ? 3 months ? 1 year ? 3 years ?
  • 35. how much money you will make in 1 month ? 3 months ? 1 year ? 3 years ?
  • 36. “ but how can I possibly know that ???”
  • 37. you can't do “educated guess” !
  • 38. why do that anyway ?
  • 39. you need to run a marathon, and not just the first 500 meters !
  • 40. you need to get used to the numbers, you need to trust your projections
  • 41. OK, * NOW * it's time for some programming :)‏
  • 42. build the simplest thing that works
  • 43. and get out there to the users !
  • 44. NOW !!!
  • 45. taskwriter.com one month prototype
  • 46. experiment a lot, measure everything
  • 47. (google analytics, use events)‏
  • 48. tell the world what you do
  • 49. .ro. Bucharest : OpenCoffee, GeekMeet, Wurbe
  • 50. “ but they're gonna steal my idea !!!!”
  • 51. really ? :)‏ I already have 1000 ideas of my own
  • 52. and the fact that you have the product ready will not stop me anyway :)‏
  • 53. release often !
  • 54. as in “several times a day”
  • 55. build a process
  • 56. automate extensively
  • 57. use SCRUM
  • 58. think * on * what and why you're doing
  • 59. plan and monitor daily weekly monthly
  • 60. watch your money !
  • 61. “ what money ?!??!!”
  • 62. * DAILY * cashflow !
  • 63. keep your expenses LOW !
  • 64. “ what do I get from that ?”
  • 65. have fantastic customer support
  • 66. gather people around you
  • 67. it's NO magic, YOU can do that !
  • 68. “ if I could only work for a month with X”
  • 69. months later
  • 70. you have a working product
  • 71. you have users and fans around you
  • 72. you have a few paying customers
  • 73. * NOW * it's time to think about raising money :)‏
  • 74. Great audience ! :)‏ @viorelspinu [email_address]

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