Showing posts with label Fireside Chat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fireside Chat. Show all posts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

[Fireside Chat] Startup Grind Seoul Hosts Bedy Yang (500 Startups)

Startup Grind Seoul Hosts Bedy Yang (500 Startups)
Campus Seoul
April 15, 2015 (Wed) 19:00~21:00
Bedy Yang, Managing Partner@500 Startups
Startup Grind
areas investors look into

  1. lesson
    1. areas 500 Startups looks into: vision, LTV, # of average user, scalability (online or offline doesn’t matter), team dynamics, knowledge of investors, preparation to questions
  2. personal takeaway
    1. research the speaker, come prepared with questions
    2. study design thinking, design centered design

Friday, August 8, 2014

[Fireside Chat] Real Startup Scene in Silicon Valley

Real Startup Scene in Silicon Valley
D.CAMP 6th fl.
August 6, 2014 (Wed) 19:00~21:00
Sandro Mur (CEO, Bellabeat), Willie Williams (developer, Tsumobi)
advice on how to make global startup

  1. lesson:
    1. as a founder
      1. need to sell vision and stories to partners, customers, investors, and other people
      2. understand everything
      3. don’t be afraid because companies fail a lot of times in the beginning
    2. lessons from Y Combinator
      1. work super hard like 24/7: learn everything, more open, share with people, do everything to survive
      2. time to focus: shouldn’t be thinking anything else but your product; talk to customers all the time; focus on your product, customer, and direction
    3. biggest challenge
      1. hiring good and positive people (e.g. developers)- test them by giving them projects and work with them
      2. managing things (e.g. customers)
      3. designing UI which follows trends
    4. pitching to investors
      1. sell your stories: good clean pitch (don’t say too much; always say and show less and say as clear as possible)
    5. find similar people who are going through the same process
      1. your network grows and you will find existing solutions
    6. raising funds
      1. wrong
        1. give unbounded time
      2. right
        1. build momentum (while your business is hot and popular): focus one month and then tell other investors about the investments you received from other investors
        2. use networks: no need to look for new investors; instead of being introduced, you are already best friends
  2. Q&A
    1. globalization strategy: test in small scale (e.g. in one country) and spread
    2. patent?
      1. file as few as possible
      2. file for defense
    3. what keeps you going?
      1. I have a belief that I can change things that no one can
    4. why Y Combinator?: mainly for financial needs
  3. Announcement
    1. in 3 weeks, designers from Uber, Instagram, and Spotify will come and share wisdom
    2. in 6 weeks? Growth Hacking
  4. Personal takeaway
    1. computer is good at recognizing patterns
    2. work hard!