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
By Alexa Andrzejewski (Founder & CEO, Foodspotting)
When people ask me for advice on how to take an idea and make it real, my number one tip is to share your idea with anyone who will listen. This was also lesson one in the Women 2.0 workshop I took when I was first considering turning Foodspotting into a startup: The value of sharing your idea far outweighs the risk that someone is just sitting around with nothing better to do than steal it!
In fact, in building Foodspotting, I’ve realized that taking an idea and making it concrete is the most important thing you can do as a startup founder. Can you picture that?