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Visual explanation of MVP [Minimum Viable Product]

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Choosing Co-founder(s) and advisors FI mentor session

For Founder Institute I gave a mentor workshop about choosing your co-founder(s) and advisors.
More on choosing an advisor, read here

Here are my slides:

Choosing startup mentors

When you are a startup founder, especially when you’re a “first time founder”, everything is new and you have to do 1,001 things. Finding amazing mentors is one of those things. And yes, mentors as in plural, more than one Read more…

How to get the most out of a startup mentor meeting

One of the great advantages for a founder / startup of being in an incubator / accelerator is having access to quality mentors Now choosing a mentor is a whole topic upon itself, but when you have found mentors that fit your need for advice, it’s best to get the most out of the time you have with her or him. Read more…

Mentor and investor email updates

All startups / entrepeneurs / founders I mentor send out a mentor and investor update on a monthly basis, or more frequently. IMO a month is the maximum period between updates because, as you know, a lot happens at a startup in a month. Read more…

Customer Development FI Session

For Founder Institute I gave a mentor workshop about customer development.

Here are my slides:

Startup groupies in HK

A growing startup eco-system, like in Hong Kong, comes with its own dynamics; over enthusiastic founders, soliciting lawyers, great mentors, visionaries, black hat investors, brilliant ideas, multi-million dollar acquisitions, big failures, smart (and dumb) capital, startup entertainment and: startup groupies Read more…

Startup Entertainment

Within the startup community a lot of startup entertainment is organized, events that not really help you to build your startup of that you can learn from, but socializing events Read more…

How much money should a startup raise?

Fred Wilson, from Union Square Ventures say this on the subject;

Some startups raise more Read more…

How to pitch effectively [Workshop]

For Founder Institute I gave a workshop, together with Raymond Yip from Shopline about pitching.

Here are my slides: