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October 10, 2009

Startup Building 101

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Phase 1: Garage – Prototype it!

Phase 2: Seed – Alpha Launch!

Phase 3: Funded – Launch a real product!

[…] Who am I to challenge Microsoft?

What really matters?

  • Huge market opportunity!

If you also like to see the slides then they are here.

Be sure to:

  1. check out the previous post about startups.
  2. check out “Starting Your Own Game Business”

Via techcrunch

Some relevant excerpts:

“Plans are only good intentions,unless they immediately degenerateinto hard work.”

-Peter F. Drucker

And check out 8 Mistakes To Avoid When Naming Your Business

The Technolodgy Hype Cycle

The axis could also be renamed from Visibility / Time to Hype & Maturity. See more from Gartner.

What are the 5 phases of a Hype Cycle?

Technology Trigger
Peak of Inflated Expectations
Trough of Disillusionment
Slope of Enlightenment
Plateau of Productivity
  1. Technology Trigger
  2. Peak of Inflated Expectations
  3. Trough of Disillusionment
  4. Slope of Enlightenment
  5. Plateau of Productivity

For investors it is important to recognize the stage of trough of disillusionment as this is the time point to actually invest in this specific technolodgy. If one would miss this oppurtunity others will rush and be what you could have been.

In all seriousness how many online bookstores do you know? … Is it amazon? Okay, amazon is #1 but who is #2? … Nobody really has the time to remember #2.

This is really why you will always want be the #1 on the chosen field!

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