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Beyond Startup Weekend: first steps for building a startup that works Leo Exter Founder, westartup.eu Partner, healthstartup.eu
You’ve had a great start... What happens next?
12 events = 3 real companies.
Power tips for TEAMS.
Find the core team quickly Schedule first meeting for Tuesday, second – for Saturday. Keep going at this pace. Set individual tasks and deadlines, see who delivers Repeat until 2-3 people left
Heatlhcare is complicated: build network, learn fast http://healthstartup.eu #shamelessplug Health 2.0 meetups – Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam http://www.aal-europe.eu/ http://www.echalliance.com/
Focus on first key tasks Re-shape MVP: talk to more customers Decide where your market is: BXL, BE, Europe, World. Build a realistic revenue model Identify relevant investors for seed and A round: smart money, right network
Speaking of investors... Seed: iMinds (iStart program) A Round: Capricorn, Volta Ventures Don’t forget “impact investors”: SI2 fund
Power tips for INDIVIDUALS.
In or out? Decide quickly Do you really belive in this idea? What are you prepared to give up for the next two years: Hobby? Money? Career? Weekends? All of those? Does your family support you? Do you really believe in the team?
Communicate clearly If you’re unhappy, talk about it If you’re not convinced, talk about it If someone in the team is not living up to your expectations, talk about it
Roll up your sleeves Do whatever needs to be done (not only what you learned in school) Learn new skills
Got questions? ASK! @leoexter @healthstartup email@example.com