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So you have a startup idea — but how do you get started?
In this three-part series, we discuss a startup framework that you need to validate your startup idea so you avoid the number one mistake people make: building something that nobody wants. Just starting out? This is the article for you…
How to create what’s in your head – BEFORE you build a final product
We all want to build things, but often struggle with questions such as “How do I get my great idea on the web? What are the steps in building a web site?” And the most important question is, “How do I test whether this is a real business?” Check out these ten steps to a web based startup from tech legend Steve Blank…
Struggling to tell your story? Watch how to pitch anything in 15 seconds using a Message Map
Messaging is a critical factor in the success of your startup. You want to convey a narrow definition so that people can easily identify whether or not they’re the intended audience of the product. But, if the definition is too wide, you end up getting a lot of prospective customers in your funnel that aren’t a great fit and almost never buy. And if they do purchase, they’ll likely have a bad experience and leave poor reviews. Learn how to perfect your messaging with the message map!
All great companies begin with a 1-page summary, here’s yours!
Try this simple template for help communicating various aspects of your startup concept in an effective and concise manner.
They say pictures are worth 1,000 words
Decks are an essential tool for visualizing your startup concept and attracting external resources (like funding, team members, etc). Try this simple template from Y-Combinator.
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