Food For Thought

Why should I start?

Before drilling down deeper into each of the six Startup Development Phases, this session will give an overview of; founder qualities, startup problem definition (hypothesis), timing, over-confidence, lessons learned from other founders, and more.

Desirable Qualities

How many of these do you possess?

  1. Agile thinking (ability to move quickly and easily).
  2. Tenacious (locking-on to something, and not giving up).
  3. Relentless (persistent, non-stop, endless).
  4. Resilient (knocked down frequently – but despite that – getting up and doing it again, and again).
  5. Curious (a broad range of skills, and the capacity to master pattern recognition).
  6. The ability to shut out all the noise (less desirable when startup growth stabilizes, and enters execution-mode).
Source: Steve Blank

Genius Idea (5:15)

Steve Blank

What qualities make a great founder?

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Most Startups Fail

According to the US Small Business Administration (SBA), 34% of small businesses fail in first two years, and 50% fail in first five years (failure is more common that success). Understanding what makes Start-ups FAIL, will help you to understand how to avoid the most common causes of failure.  

Should I?

When viewing the presentation below, take time to Stop & Reflect (what is your individual purpose, and the validity of your startup idea etc.).  



How We Learn (4:00)

Prof. B. Oakley

What processes can enhance learning?

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10 Rules For Better Learning (pdf)

Learning Pre-assessment

46 Questions

One of the few ways to assess ones learning is by taking a pre-assessment, and then comparing that result at the end of a course (post-assessment). Take the time now to complete the pre-assessment.

Course Curated By: Dr. G. Danford
Covering all the topics you need to know to begin, and accelerate your start-up. Speakers from start-ups, venture capital companies, business schools, corporations, accelerators and more. 

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