Crowdfunding Game Plan for Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, etc

Marketing

Bad News: 70-80% of crowdfunding campaigns fail to raise their required amounts. Good News: The above can be fixed with a bit of marketing- see video below   So…Why do crowdfunding campaigns fail? It’s because most crowdfunding owners are “creators” and not “marketers”. These are people with an excellent product idea, motivation to help others […]

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7 Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn

Articles

1. Have an Idea/Vision of what you want to achieve/create. Think Big/Break Norms/Forget Rules. Make sure it can truly help someone or improve something significantly.   2. Pitch Your Idea/Vision Take your idea & pitch it to your potential customer to see if they love it, would use it, & can’t live without it.  But… if […]

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My Favorite Talk about Customer Development

Resources

There is so much to learn from those who’ve been there and done that. You may have never heard of Steve Blank, but he is recognized for developing the Customer Development method that launched the Lean Startup movement. I’ve found this video valuable and insightful.  I hope you do as well. Leave a comment below after […]

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Free Resources for Startups

Resources

Running a startup doesn’t have to be expensive. Here is a ton of free, trial or low-cost products and services that any startup can use.   Graphics: Free image, logo creators, and more Unsplash (free images) Stop Snap (free images) Public Domain Pictures (free images) Magic Mockups.com (awesome free mockups) Mock Up Editor (awesome free mockups) […]

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Crowdfunding Game Plan for Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, etc


Marketing

Bad News: 70-80% of crowdfunding campaigns fail to raise their required amounts. Good News: The above can be fixed with a bit of marketing- see video below   So…Why do crowdfunding campaigns fail? It’s because most crowdfunding owners are “creators” and not “marketers”. These are people with an excellent product idea, motivation to help others […]

March 30, 2018

7 Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Learn


Articles

1. Have an Idea/Vision of what you want to achieve/create. Think Big/Break Norms/Forget Rules. Make sure it can truly help someone or improve something significantly.   2. Pitch Your Idea/Vision Take your idea & pitch it to your potential customer to see if they love it, would use it, & can’t live without it.  But… if […]

March 21, 2018

My Favorite Talk about Customer Development


Resources

There is so much to learn from those who’ve been there and done that. You may have never heard of Steve Blank, but he is recognized for developing the Customer Development method that launched the Lean Startup movement. I’ve found this video valuable and insightful.  I hope you do as well. Leave a comment below after […]

March 16, 2018

Free Resources for Startups


Resources

Running a startup doesn’t have to be expensive. Here is a ton of free, trial or low-cost products and services that any startup can use.   Graphics: Free image, logo creators, and more Unsplash (free images) Stop Snap (free images) Public Domain Pictures (free images) Magic Mockups.com (awesome free mockups) Mock Up Editor (awesome free mockups) […]

March 16, 2018

Customer Development For Startups


My Talks

In this talk I held at SJSU’s Ideas Lab, we covered the following topics: Whats the difference between a Startup and a Company How do you know if you have a Product Market Fit Importance of talking to customers Q&A with students

March 16, 2018

The Real Life of an Entrepreneur


My Talks

“Life of a startup founder is complicated, to say the least”. You may have heard this or read about this, but unless you experience this, the earlier comment is just a statement. When I graduated from SJSU years ago 🙂 my first work experience was joining my friend’s startup.  Oh Boy! was it a fast […]

March 16, 2018