After attending quite a few events you do get used to hearing many of the same questions. I’m going to try and synthesise the usual suspects…
- I want to discuss my idea with people who might be able to help me or provide feedback – but I’m scared to talk about my idea – should I share all or keep it to myself
- I have no technical skills and actually no real interest but I have a great business idea (an a prototype), how do I get started
It’s important to ensure everyone is aligned on the UX and UI aspirations. On-going rework and incrementally adjustment is unavoidable to some degree, yet minimising the divergence of opinion and vision will save hours of rework.
This isn’t really a start-up learning – I’ve found it to apply in all walks of my life over the past 10 years. Opening up, talking to people and taking an interest in them leads to so many opportunities on a daily basis. Those opportunities may not be of interest but they’re there nonetheless and wouldn’t have arisen otherwise.
I guess every would-be entrepreneur dreams of long queues of people waiting to talk to them, but from what I’ve seen the founders don’t seem to enjoy it as much as one might expect!
March 26th – TechHub Founders’ Secrets - Busuu with Bernhard Niesner @ Google Campus
This one was interesting, it was very much the cool crowd, people were far more relaxed about speaking with Bernhard than I’d usually expect. Until the end it was pretty much 1 in one out.
April 12th – Google Campus - Intro to the London Startup Scene with Aléna Dundas @Google Campus
Wow, I’ve never seen such an orderly founder queue
I call it the name3 dilemma
name3 = Available domain x No trademark infringement x Internationally viable name
I guess I always hoped this wouldn’t be true. But sadly it is and yet actually quite refreshing at the same time