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Lessons learnt: 1st Martian year
Transcript of Lessons learnt: 1st Martian year
We are a consulting company with start-up DNA
Dude, this sux!
Didn't have the means to sell products
Didn't know marketing
Didn't have contacts nor investment
Talk to me, babe
Ideas are worth 0$
No one will steal your idea
People will give you feedback
Pay it forward
We develop apps
Don't start a company without...
Unless you want to end up in...
-> Define priorities
-> Set goals
-> Set rules
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn
... but we knew how to make apps
Defined company culture & values
Turned into a consulting company
Always with contract
No favours on day one
Actually, not that big: MVP
Global or local? Get advise
Expect the worst, prepare for the best
Focus, focus and then some
The more hats, the less credibility
Focus drives the team together
Is this helping me succeed?
No: F*ck it.
Yes: Try to merge it.
Just Do It
Want a team? Try this:
Sell MVP while it's being built
Bootstrapping, no investment
Sales from day one
Kick your sales guy out of the cave...
... and lock him out.
(Feed him from time to time)
Nice to have:
Be your own company
What if you fail?
Learn from that
And most of all, whatever you do
Don't undervalue yourself
Avoid these words:
partnership, strategic/investment project, synergies.
A 'Big brother'
High profile contacts
Never give up
Share with others
Learn to say
1st Martian year Lessons learnt
Co-founder of @MarsBased
Director of @StartupGrindBCN
Tweet 'hi' -> @lexrodba
Everybody talks about being an entrepreneur and creating companies...
... while others are entrepreneurs
and create companies.
-> They say
-> They say
they do it
very company culture