Minimum Viable Product
Anyone, no matter how young or old, can be an entrepreneur. You just need to have ideas, perseverance, and an iterative framework to test your ideas until you find one that makes money (ie. creates revenue).
By Jennifer Arguello (Co-Founder, Latino Startup Alliance)
Think about an app or gadget you love to use. Is it Instagram? Is it Snapchat? Your smart phone? Whatever it is, at some point it did not exist. At some point someone out there decided that there was something missing in the world or they wanted to make the world a better place.
What marks a great entrepreneur is not necessarily the idea, but how well the idea is executed.
By Jennie Lees (Product Manager, Google)
The spark of inspiration strikes at the strangest times. Whether it’s a flash of insight in the shower, or a puzzle piece clicking into place, we all know the wonderful moment that marks the birth of a new idea.
However, taking that idea and trying to make it actually happen can be a frustrating rather than a rewarding process
Come to Poornima’s workshop at General Assembly in San Francisco on October 27 for an Introduction to Product Development class to learn the process for picking features to create a viable MVP – register here to save 15% as a Women 2.0 member.
By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee)
Everyone wants to start validating the idea for their startup by creating an MVP (minimum viable product), but very few people get it right because they overcomplicate the process
Generate your business model hypothesis and validate your idea on October 10 in Palo Alto – Women 2.0 members save 50% on tickets with discount code “Women20oct”.
By Roger Rappoport (Founder, StartUp Info & Partner, Procopio)
The startup world has developed a vernacular of its own which, for those of us whose daily lives are spent immersed in startups, seems like a first, rather, than second language. However, to friends, family and the uninitiated, we might sound as though we are talking as if from the real, rather than proverbial, Mars and Venus!
Generate your business model hypothesis and validate.
The Minimum Viable Startup (MVS) on October 10, 2012 in Palo Alto is a custom all-day event to help entrepreneurs take the leap from viable product to viable startup and, along the way, avoid the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs, which invariably leads to the same result – less upside for the founders on exit.
Women 2.0 members save 50% with discount code “W20oct” when you register here.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
On February 14, Caterina Fake delivered the opening keynote at Women 2.0′s PITCH Conference stating the need and opportunity to “humanize technology before it dehumanizes us.” She underlined that “the Internet is built on a culture of generosity” and fear of missing out, urging the audience to build technology products that bring people together instead of driving them apart:
“Make it human, make it fun, work hard.”
Another keynote speaker, ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase emphasized having focus in product development:
By Ramit Sethi (Author, I Will Teach You To Be Rich)
One of the things you learn in my course on the best ways to make money on the side is how to fail fast and test things rapidly.
Compare this to people who say things like, “Yeah… I need to get my website up… so in a few months, once that’s done, I’m gonna try to get some clients.”
You may not know this, but I keep a bag in my pocket to vomit in when I hear this. It comes in surprisingly handy.
One of the deadliest traps entrepreneurs fall into