Start strong with essential early-stage guidance from the VC perspective Startup Opportunities is the go-to guide for anyone with a great business idea. Whether its your first business or your fifth, realistic assessment from the outset can save you a lot of time and money; why pour your heart and soul into a venture that is doomed to fail? Instead, position yourself to win from the very beginning. In this book, accomplished venture capitalists share their insight on startups and entrepreneurs: who will fail, who will succeed and why, and what you should do to give your business the very best shot at becoming a global success story. Youll learn how to evaluate your business with a critical eye, and how early customer development can be key in turning a good idea into a great opportunity. If youre serious about building a business that lasts, this book provides invaluable guidance that you really cannot miss. More than five million people will launch a business this year, and many of them will be great ideas-yet few will be around in five years, and even fewer in ten years. A great idea is not enough to build a successful business. You need to fortify your idea with the proper foundation, and a scaffolding of good planning and early action. This book shows you how. Assess your businesss viability using the 10x Rule Learn when you can quit your day job-or not Take the key steps to making your business succeed Discover the opportunities worth selling everything for This expert author team has witnessed more than 30,000 pitches over two decades, and have participated in over 500 startup launches. Startup Opportunities gives you the benefit of their experience to help you start strong and stay strong. SEAN WISE is an expert on startups and venture capital. He hosts The Naked Entrepreneur , which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and is a prolific business educator, bestselling author, and an international business speaker. He is a partner at Ryerson Futures, a seed-stage venture capital fund and technology accelerator. BRAD FELD has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Hes also a co-founder of Techstars.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourselfStartup ideas inspire hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world. On the flip side, the majority of entrepreneurial ventures fail. Have you ever wondered what the catalyst for such failure is? Startup failures are complex. Most of them are not caused by stupid or simple mistakes. So, be careful when you conclude: Startup X failed because of Y. Therefore I should avoid doing Y in my own startup. It is not that simple. Startups fail because of a combination of factors and causes, some of which are almost impossible to put a finger on.This book is aimed at identifying reasons that can lead even great ideas to complete failure. It also presents how you can make your way around them, earning everlasting growth and prosperity.ABOUT THE AUTHORSOmar Mohout is a Growth Engineer. He is an expert in building repeatable, scalable customer acquisition engines for born-on-the-web companies. Omar is an entrepreneur that turned startup advisor & mentor.Après un doctorat en informatique, Carine Lucas a travaillé plusieurs années comme consultante sur des projets dinnovation. Chez Agoria, elle conseille les entreprises sur leur stratégie digitale et leur business models.
Immer mehr Menschen gehen nach Feierabend ihren Leidenschaften nach und gründen nebenher. Für ein solches 4-Stunden-Startup braucht man kein Büro in Berlin und kein Venture-Capital, sondern bloß Neugier, Mut und Leidenschaft. Neben der Denkweise von Start-up-Gründern stellt Felix Plötz die Tools vor, um außergewöhnliche Ideen schnell und günstig zu testen und professionell umzusetzen. Er erklärt u.a., wie Crowdfunding funktioniert und wie man dem Vorgesetzten am besten verklickert, dass man künftig pünktlich aus dem Büro geht, um demnächst selbst Chef zu sein. Echte Beispiele zeigen, welche Ideen andere umgesetzt haben - und dadurch ihr Leben spannender, selbstbestimmter und finanziell unabhängiger wurde. Das 4-Stunden-Start-up zeigt die vielfältigen Chancen, neben dem Job die eigene Idee als kleines Business aufzuziehen - und so ein erfüllteres Leben zu führen. Felix Plötz; * 1983, ist Dipl.-Wirtschaftsingenieur und arbeitete in einem Großkonzern, als er parallel sein erstes Startup gründete, das er mittlerweile erfolgreich verkauft hat. Seine bisherigen Bücher erschienen im Selbstverlag und erreichten Bestseller #1-Status zu den Themen Motivation und Selbstständigkeit auf Amazon. Felix Plötz aktuelles Buch Das 4-Stunden-Startup ist mehrfacher Bestseller (SPIEGEL-Bestseller Wirtschaft, Handelsblatt-Bestseller, Top-10 Hörbuch des Jahres 2016 (Audible), u.v.m). Sein 2015 gegründetes Verlags-Startup Plötz & Betzholz wurde im selben Jahr von der Frankfurter Buchmesse mit der Wildcard ausgezeichnet und legte kurz darauf bereits seinen ersten SPIEGEL-Bestseller vor. Im Februar 2016 wurde Plötz & Betzholz von der Ullstein Verlagsgruppe übernommen. Felix Plötz lebt als Autor, Unternehmer und Keynote-Speaker im Ruhrgebiet.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 17,00/20,00, , language: English, abstract: This work is the written version of a ptich desk for the course Entrepreneurial project. Different tools like the scenario scratching, market analysis, SWOT analysis, lean start-up method, canvas map have been utilised to make this pitch desk.
24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs arent born with something special - they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the F word - focus - is crucial to a startups success Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face - and how to overcome them How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd - its not just about technology Whether youre a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. ???????? ???????? ?????? Martin Trust Center ? MIT, ??????? ?????? ??????-????? MIT Sloan School of Management. ????? ????????????? ??????? ???????? ? ?????????? ???????????????? ?????? ?? ????????????????? ????????????. ?? ?????? ? MIT 25 ??? ????????? ????????, ?????? ????????? ???????? ? ???????? ?????????? ? ????? ????????? ????????. ??????? ?????????? ?????????? ? Viisage Technology, ?????? ???????? ????????? ???????? ? 50 ?? 500 ??? ????????.
Masters Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 2,0, Andrássy Gyula Deutschsprachige Universität Budapest, language: English, abstract: As more and more startup companies are founded every year worldwide, building up ones own business does not get easier. Since 9 out of 10 startups fail, future entrepreneurs are well advised to take a look at potential reasons for failure and success. Learning from others mistakes and studying success stories can improve their own performance and help to avoid critical errors. The academic paper at hand will provide valuable insights for entrepreneurs. After delivering an overview of the most commonly used terms and definitions in the startup scene, chapter 6 will describe the components of a business idea and how experts can assess a companys value. Subsequently, the most important factors for a startup companys success, according to literature review, will be listed and illustrated. Various standpoints of academic research and studies will be discussed. Delineating both internal and external factors, this thesis not only delivers a synoptic view of potential challenges inside a startup as well as in its ecosystem, but also juxtaposes these influences in opposition. The second part of this paper analyzes a series of interviews with twelve startup founders from three different regions (the province of North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany, Budapest in Hungary and the state of California in the US). Their views and experiences will be summarized and put into the context of their respective startup ecosystem. This way, the study is able to provide an understanding of the distinctive attributes of these ecosystems. Furthermore, the interviewees challenges and advices will be compared to previously reviewed literature. Therefore, the reader is able to gain insights from an academic perspective, as well as from real-life examples.
It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.Eric Ries 2011 bestseller The Lean Startup is a valuable guide for startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs. Ries applies the methods of lean management to the creation and development of startups, with the aim of allowing users to reduce waste, optimise production processes and find out what their customers really want. The principles of his approach will help entrepreneurs to achieve sustainable growth and adapt rapidly to changes in their environment, which is vital given the uncertainty and risk which characterise most startups. The Lean Startup has won legions of devoted followers all over the world, and Ries innovative approach has been applied to many businesses across a wide range of sectors.This book review and analysis is perfect for: •Startup founders looking to ensure sustained growth•Entrepreneurs and anyone thinking of starting a company•Anyone interested in understanding this innovative approach to entrepreneurshipAbout 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEWThe Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 1,7, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (Wirtschaft), course: Betriebswirtschaftliches Seminar, language: English, abstract: To have a great idea for a Start-up is a very good predisposition for a successful business. Despite this amazing thought, unfortunately a lot of Start-ups fail at the beginning. According to the statistics 34% of entrepreneurs are 20-29 years old and 40% are between 30-39 years old once they start their first business. Most of the people in this age are already well-educated and they do not have many savings. It makes them look for alternatives, which could support the first critical years of their Start-up. At the beginning no one wants to invest in an unknown business, which leaves them with the idea of borrowing money elsewhere. As a matter of fact, no one wants to take a disadvantageous loan, so young entrepreneurs usually ask their family and friends for help, but by taking this kind of money, they are putting the good friendships and relationships at stake. So what are the options? Where can a fresh entrepreneur start looking for help and financial support? The answer should be clearer after reading this paper. The goal we are trying to reach, is to give a better overview of the options of financing, the advantages and disadvantages of different methods and show it on real life examples. One of the most important thing is to be well informed about the possibilities which are available, so it may come to the realization of the original idea and building of a successful Start-up. In order to give a better insight on this topic, we will also choose existing Start-ups and analyse what methods they have used, how they were implemented and what they had to give in return. We will pick not only from the successful ones, but also from the less fortunate businesses as its important to understand the know-how of winners just as important as to know the mistakes of others.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensgründung, Start-ups, Businesspläne, Note: 1,3, Europäische Fernhochschule Hamburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Es gibt da draußen immer noch Welten zu erobern. (Rupert Murdoch 1931) Diese Erkenntnis spiegelt einen äußerst innovativen und sich pausenlos im Fortschritt befindlichen informationstechnischen Markt wieder, der durch extrem kurze Entwicklungszyklen stetiger Veränderung unterliegt. Innerhalb dieser Branche stellen sich Apps mittlerweile als Standard auf nahezu jeglicher Art von multimedialen Endgeräten dar. Sie werden für nahezu alle Bereiche und Gelegenheiten entwickelt, stetig optimiert und an neue Systeme angepasst. Neben äußerst nützlichen Anwendungen wie Kalender- und Adressfunktionen, Karten- oder Navigations-Apps, sowie den vielen kleinen Helfern des alltäglichen Lebens (Hotelbuchungen, Preisvergleiche, Bus- und Zug-fahrpläne etc.), existieren Apps beispielsweise in den Sparten Kreativität (Fototools, Malprogramme) und Musik. Auch kulturelle Interessen (inter-aktive Museen, Zeitungen und Zeitschriften) werden durch eine Vielzahl an Apps bedient. Social-Networking (Facebook, Twitter etc.) erfreut sich ebenfalls großer Beliebtheit und auf fast jedem Handy installiert. Apps bieten dem Kunden größtmögliche individuelle Flexibilität und Mehrwert im Alltag. Spiele-Apps scheinen auf den ersten Blick nicht zwingend diesen Auswahlkriterien zu unterliegen, allerdings profitieren sie aufgrund von Veränderungen der gesellschaftlichen Lebensweise und der damit einhergehenden wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung von ihrer Kurz-weil, die diese Programme auszeichnet. Bedingt durch Stress und Hektik des alltäglichen Lebens geht der Trend vermehrt in die Richtung des kleinen Spielvergnügens zwischendurch. Jedoch sind weder sämtliche Potenziale in diesem Sektor ausgeschöpft, noch alle Bereiche vollständig abgedeckt. An dieser Stelle setzt diese Arbeit an und versucht, bezogen auf die vorliegende Aufgabenstellung, die Idee eines Unternehmens für Spiele-Apps darzulegen und gleichzeitig aufzuzeigen welche erforderlichen Schritte nötig sind, um diese Idee im Rahmen einer Startup-Gründung zu verwirklichen.
Find out how Groupon exploded around the world in just 50 minutes!The online deal marketplace Groupon was founded in 2008 in response to ordinary citizens declining buying power during the global economic crisis. Its initial success was astounding: its early growth outstripped that of Google, Amazon and eBay, and its value reached $1 billion just 17 months after its creation. However, cracks soon began to show as partners complained of being forced into loss-marking contracts and investors deserted the company in droves, causing its share value to plummet. In response, Groupon has taken steps to reinvent itself through its new marketplace and direct purchasing options, leaving many onlookers uncertain but cautiously optimistic about the sites future.In 50 minutes you will:•Find out about Groupons business model and astonishing early successes•Understand the reasons for Groupons decline and the steps taken to remedy it•Identify Groupons competitors and the challenges facing the company in futureABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | BUSINESS STORIESThe Business Stories series from the 50Minutes collection provides the tools to quickly understand the innovative companies that have shaped the modern business world. Our publications will give you contextual information, an analysis of business strategies and an introduction to future trends and opportunities in a clear and easily digestible format, making them the ideal starting point for readers looking to understand what makes these companies stand out.