Develop the newly created business and start making money!
After the intitial success of the startup weekend, we supply resources and connections to create a prototype, begin a marketing campaign, or do whatever your team needs to make your idea a viable reality. We cater to each project on a case-by-case basis; no two ideas are the same, and as such, no two ideas can be followed-up in the same way.
This is not a competition: our target is to maximize the potential to start a company. The goal is for every Meetup weekend to spawn a viable business model around a product or service.
We polished off Saturday’s progress with a mini-keg of Heineken to share and raised a toast to a successful day of work. On Sunday we finished editing the video and got the website up and running so that we could link it directly to the potential customers that we had already identified.
Great jobTeam Collabowrites, let's see how the product sells!
What does this mean? First of all, it's FREE. Why? Because this time we're not starting up new projects. Instead, we are recapping the 5 businesses we have so far, and making some decisions on where to go from here:
We are inviting team members from all of these projects, and welcome you to join us in helping these businesses grow!
We will have an open discussion about what we have learned thus far from being lean with our projects, covering off where we could have done better, discuss aspects that need improvement and share our experiences. We'll make decisions on which projects should be followed up on and discuss the best strategies for moving forward.
In addition to recapping our 5 businesses, we also have a few speakers who will be giving tips on marketing, social media and tech tips for startups!
Traviss Corry (Managing Director, INcubes)
Lyndon Johnson (CEO, Think Differently)
Mark Freeman (Editor-In-Chief, Everybody Has A Brain)
Yaroslav Tretyakov (Founder, Lean Startup Weekends)
Everybody is welcome to join our workshop about real-life quick product launching. We're open to hear everybody's input on our achievements, and with your help we hope to extract valuable lessons from what we've done so far. We will also have coffee in the morning, pizza at lunch and lots of networking opportunities!
On Sunday, our existing project teams will work on follow-up steps to the projects we have, and we invite anyone who is interested in joining us to reach out and discuss!
See you all there!
And here’s what we figured out: all businesses want to be awesome like Google and Apple. They want to have a creative atmosphere, with all their staff getting creative anywhere and everywhere, drawing creative plans on the walls. LITERALLY.
What they probably don’t know is that their boring walls can be turned into AlphaWalls (www.alphawalls.com). They don’t need big and bulky whiteboards anymore. Alpha walls is a thin layer of special film that has dry erase capabilities – so people can take their markers to the wall and the creative process can begin.
We’re working on our first deal right now. But the best part is that we formed an awesome team together, and that's probably why we had so much fun.
Special thanks to:
- Adrian, for the best sales pitch ever
- French girl at the front desk for watching over our stuff while we were validating in the streets
- Daft Punk, for the new album
- Incubes, for the space
- Construction across the street, for breaking the Internet connection at Incubes (just kidding..)
Not only does this project promote environmental awareness, but it also allows people to see exactly where their money goes - to a tree that they can see online and visit in-person.
This is the first project of Lean Startup Weekends, and it looks awesome (kudos to John for the pics of trees and to Hotty for tooltips)!