Startup Istanbul had a powerful start to the day and here is a summary of some quick notes for all Founders,Ceos,Would be Entrepreneurs and thier teams!
The Startup Oath is for all entrepreneurs- So here is what to do, Stand infront of the mirror raise both your hands , look yourself in the eye and say it out loud:
1.I am an entrepreneur. I keep my word.
2.I am a trouble maker/problem seeker/ solution creator I don’t ask for permissions. I get things done.
3.I apologize when I make mistakes. But I am not afraid to make more and better mistakes.
4.I may become rich and famous. But I promise I will always remember that the journey is the reward.
5.I will never walk the journey alone.
6.I will continue being demanding as long as I liv.
7.I will never build anything nobody wants.
8.I will always put customers first.
9.I will fail again and again until I succeed.
10.Judge me I dont care.
AND I WILL KEEP MY WORD
Here are the key take aways from Day 1
Key persons to search and learn from :Rina Onur,Sam Mallikarjunan,Bill Kenney,Kyra Davis,Jake DisraeliOzan Sonmez,Amal Dokhan
“A startup is a different animal,something that’s there and is looking for the right business model.”
The Founder /CEO must Never stop asking himself –
•What problem am I solving
•Whose problem am i solving
“It doesnt matter what you say , its what the audience sees”
The IDEA Thing
•Don’t get obsessed with the product you design and the features you create
•Investors invest on “execution” NOT just the IDEA
Are you About to Pitch ?
•Practice your One Minute Pitch 100 Times
•After TRACTION the second best thing to pitch is the TEAM
•The FIRST 20 seconds – are your Make OR Break Moment
In the Pitch -Startup Strengths must be shared in form of :
So while you sip your coffee and make notes for the weekend, revise your goals,your action plans and Be the The Best At what you do! Here is what may help:
The MOST Valuable Design:
1)Desirability-Do they want this?
2)Viability-Should we do this ?
3)Feasibility-Can we do this ?
The Doer just loves these words –
“Lets Just do This”
So whats stopping you ?