“In school, design classes made us practice generating 100 solutions to a problem in 15 minutes which helped avoid the habit of falling in love with your first idea.”
By Elaine Wherry (Co-Founder, Meebo)
When I ask folks why there aren’t more funded females entrepreneurs, I typically hear one of two responses: 1) the ideas from female teams aren’t good – they are all beauty review sites or 2) females lack the technical expertise to get things going.
I don’t have an answer for #2. I certainly wish there were more females in tech – especially when engineering talent is so scarce.
However, I think that reason #1 – female ideas aren’t good – is misleading. It’s true – if you attend a women’s entrepreneurial event, there’s a 99% likelihood that someone is launching a beauty review
The best part about prototyping with paper, Post-Its, and PowerPoint, was that not a single line of code had to be written, yet I get feedback for my minimal viable product.
By Andrea Lo (Founder, Piggybackr)
The purpose of a prototype is to cut down on the time spent building out a product so you can focus on figuring out what people want.
Having a prototype from day one gives you authentic user feedback – because you are able to immediately