For Founder Institute I gave a workshop, together with Raymond Yip from Shopline about pitching.
Here are my slides:
Stop reading TechCrunch
Join me at the Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp:
– Startup Pitch Bootcamp
– 2015-03-12 on 07:00 to 09:00 PM
The video’s of the Postmortem HK failure conference are online. So also my talk about startup bullshit.
#1. You have ZERO INTEREST in startups.
#2. The last time YOU FAILED was … well never.
#3. You are too busy working on the next Facebook.
#4. You’ve never paid for amazing speakers, buffet, drinks and giveaways.
#5. You’d rather read TechCrunch than the Founder’s Dilemma.
#6. You’d rather hear about someone else’s vanity metrics.
#7. You already know everything about startups.
#8. You love top10s on Noteworthy.
#9. You prefer networking with real winners.
#10. In your book failure is too embarrassing, heartbreaking, embittering, or enraging to discuss in public.
Walking around with an idea to do an event in Hong Kong where people can learn and share startup failures for quite some time. Now it’s going to be a reality!
When I applied for the Accelerator HK program I had a tech co-founder in mind, but he had not yet confirmed because of his current gig and possible extension of that. After a week of nail biting he sadly but respectfully declined, the current gig was continuing.
So now I had applied for a Startup program on my own and I cannot code (at least not the last versions of coding languaes) My last coding from scratch was in Basics:
10 PRINT "Hello World";
20 GOTO 10
(And I even had to Google this now to see if I didn’t make any programming failures in these 2 lines, which I did, darn “;”)
But that wont help me a lot on a mobile app in HTML5.
To startup or not to start up, that’s the question.
I did my share of startups already, not startups as a lot of people see the definition of a startup, but I started 4 companies so far and they are all still existing. With the first one I was still studying and the last one was 1,5 years ago here in Hong Kong. But there was always one thing NOT applicable to those companies: scalability .