This post is about multiple topics in one. Due to technical limitations I was not able to embed the talks in this post and as such I am only able to provide you links to them.
In march Nonoba was seen over here.
Now in September Chris from Nonoba has attended yet another talk:
PlaySpan invites you to join a gathering of senior game industry executives and thought leaders to discuss the present and future of monetizing online games, virtual worlds and social networks.
GDC Vault has multiple talks from GDC Austin 09 ready for you over here (slides only?).
Where is the money?
One of the slides referenced above pointed me to Jussi’s blog. Clearly one should now focus on a virtual world technology.
So where are the costumers who will pay? How do we identify them?
Costumers, markets and business shall be tested by a separate process:
Do you happen to have the irrational passion to execute your dreams? Passion is guessing. Are you an enterpreneur?
If a customer really loves your product, they will buy enough to get your company started.
Code with bugs will create different maintenance opportunities!
How to write a startup pitch?
The Elevator Pitch – What How and Why. How to end a pitch? Close with a bang!
Iterate your ideas on a whiteboard and use your sleep, shower and jogging time to process the ideas. When you come back change your white board. This is the fastest way to plan your company.