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Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank

Customer Discovery. He worked hard to deeply understand the customer problems of these two customer segments. Book of Five Rings.

How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition

Steve Blank

As part of our Lean LaunchPad  classes at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and for the National Science Foundation, students build a startup in 8 weeks using Business Model Design + Customer Development. Get customers to the site. Test the “problem” with customer data. For non-coders: Make a quick prototype in PowerPoint, or.

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Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora!

Steve Blank

While the Ministry would be glad to help develop the next Facebook or Google, the initial first step  is more reasonable — get startups to breakeven or better while employing 15, 20, or more Colombians.  Amazingly by the end of the program’s eighth week, 8 of the 25 teams had customer revenue.  program.  Lean LaunchPad Teaching

3 reasons you shouldn't outsource your startup, and what to do instead

Any decent coder is tired of hearing an idea guy come along and try to get them to build their startup. The founding team should wear every hat.

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Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

Though the notion of a “lean startup” that uses both Agile and Customer Development approaches is ostensibly strongly customer focused, the purpose of these methodologies is for the company to find an maximize its market, not specifically to optimize the user experience. The essay follows. think he totally nails it.

The maker/manager transition phase

The great piece is focused around two sets of distinct people in a startup: makers (typically coders) and managers (those with lots of meetings).

10 lessons I learned by taking the entrepreneurial Red Pill

The Next Web

Nowadays I’m not a great coder, but in 12 months I learned how to rock in HTML/CSS, JS & Python. Still, I was scared as well. It wasn’t.

Women 2.0 » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder

Consequently, I either needed a tech co-founder or to pay someone to develop the product. about. female founders. founder friday. Comments.

BoS 2012: Videos of Business of Software talks all in one place.

Business of Software Blog

PUBLIC: Bob Dorf: Customer development, the science of acceleration for growth businesses. PUBLIC: Dharmesh Shah: Valuation & competition – strategy for geeks & coders. We can’t pick our favourite. How about you? Business of Software 2012 Videos. PUBLIC – Kathy Sierra: Building the minimum badass user.

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How to Flip Your Startup in 5 Steps


This is lean development without any customer development. What would be the methodology for startups that simply want to flip?

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Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. Development by Message and Adrian McShane. The Kernel. Comment. Features.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

Both Sides of the Table

The world has changed much since I started my first company in 1999.  As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers.  In the first 4 years of running BuildOnline we were an “Outside In&# organization. They had decided to take a Digg style approach to product development

Why Continuous Deployment?

Startup Lessons Learned

If we accept the verdict of customers instead of pundits, I think these claims are easy to dismiss. One large source of waste in development is “double-checking.&# For example, imagine a team operating in a traditional waterfall development system, without continuous deployment, test-driven development, or continuous integration.

What is the perfect startup team?

3d - developer, designer and distributor. Developers have worn the crown for the last 30 or more years in the technology industry - rightly.

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The maker/manager transition phase

The great piece is focused around two sets of distinct people in a startup: makers (typically coders) and managers (those with lots of meetings).

Where is the best place to find a rockstar developer to bring it to life?

" Web Development Startups Solo Founders I am a creative guy with a startup idea. Developer, engineer, CTO, or technical co-founder?

The Best Programming Language for a Lean Startup

Kevin Dewalt

You can learn a lot about your customers’ needs with mockups, phone calls, and sketches before you write a line of code. Indeed.

Business of Software Video and Google Hangout: Alex Osterwalder – Tools to Help You Run Your Business

Business of Software Blog

The first phase is the search for the right valuable position for a customer’s and the right business minds that create value for your business and once you figure that out that’s when you execute right. The front stage is where you interact with your customers’ clients and users. What are customers trying to get done?

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

Inevitably, the excuses begin: I need to hire people to build the product. I don’t know any developers. How do you know which designer/developer to choose? thanks to advice like yours, people like me spent that time developing rather than begging for money. How To Get There. think I just really feared working for the Man. Joe J.

Do Worry, Be Happy! Peldi's brilliant talk about keeping sane as a software CEO. Video & transcript

Business of Software Blog

Asking for money from customers. What is my customers? Sure there’s lots of competitors here, but look at all the customers.

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Crazy! 189 Answers To The Top Startup Questions On Your Mind

Near shoring development with your team (ex: your team is based in Canada / India) is cool, but not outsourcing. Talk to your customers.

Start-Up Chile: $40k to Live There and Start a Company

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Beyond the seed funding, you enjoy a lower cost of living -- perfect for a bootstrapping coder. experienced three historic events while there.

On deployment

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 2, 2008 On deployment My favorite question to ask a software development team is "how do you do a release." Usually, whatever is used as a development cycle. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development ► June (3) What is a startup? How fast do they iterate?

The cardinal sin of community management

Startup Lessons Learned

There are many articles by many experts ( myself included ) extolling the virtues of listening to customers. At a certain point in IMVU’s development, we faced a difficult choice. As you can imagine, this was a lucrative customer segment. More accurately, we made our customers feel like we weren’t listening.

Lean Startup webcast post-game

Startup Lessons Learned

How many people - coders - do you think a small startup with a 6mm pages/month site should have? The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development ► June (3) What is a startup? Fear is the mind-killer More video "what to do if customers don't like you. Much of the content is shared with the Web 2.0

Lessons Learned: Throwing away working code

Startup Lessons Learned

This builds on a lot of great thinking that has come before, like the agile movements insistence that only the creation of working code counts as progress for a software development team. Customers dont care if you have good metrics, only if you have a good product. Labels: product development 4comments: Doug said. Expo SF (May.

Lessons Learned: The App Store after the gold rush

Startup Lessons Learned

The App Store is a channel for customer acquisition. Customers and prospects are overwhelmed by the number of media and companies clamoring for their attention. Acqusition competition is how new apps get new customers. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development ► June (3) What is a startup? for H.

How Experienced Developers Can Handicap a Lean Startup

Kevin Dewalt

Startups don’t know if they have sufficiently defined the problem and the solution until customers vote with their wallets. Expo 2009.