Where you go from here: PBC 2015

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  1. 1. Where you go from here
  2. 2. 2005 Soldier @tak_lo
  3. 3. 2011 Entrepreneur @tak_lo
  4. 4. 2012 @tak_lo 1st ever Patriot Boot Camp
  5. 5. 2013 @tak_lo I applied to join the NYC cohort
  6. 6. 2015 - now @tak_lo Director @
  7. 7. 6 tips for after PBC @tak_lo
  8. 8. 1.Welcome to the community @tak_lo
  9. 9. 2. We are here to help - so dont be afraid to ask it @tak_lo
  10. 10. @tak_lo 1.Ask for advice - not for money 2. You can ask for intros - but dont over do it 3. Really share what your challenges are - mentors want to help on the big rocks, not the little ones 4. Be open and transparent Tips on asking for advice
  11. 11. 3. Make a commitment amongst each other to continue the conversation @tak_lo
  12. 12. @tak_lo Create opportunities to work together Richard Lau Aaron Alfson
  13. 13. 4. Analyze mentor whiplash @tak_lo Collect all the data, think about it, discount what investors have to say, and ultimately listen to what the market is telling you over what advisors / investors tell you. - Fred Wilson
  14. 14. @tak_lo Mentor name Top 3 things they said My thoughts on feedback John Smith Jane Smith Jerry Smith 1. Think through the revenue model 2. UX need working 3. You need to pursue a bigger target market Example analysis matrix (do in Google docs) Summary 1. Think through the revenue model 2. Product is great 3. You need to pursue a bigger target market 1. Think through the revenue model 2. You need a better team 3. Focus on a niche Their background Consumer app B2B businesses Investors
  15. 15. 5. Enlist mentors to help @tak_lo
  16. 16. @tak_lo 1. Master your emails 2. Do a scheduled update on what youre doing 3. Keep emails short and punchy 4. SAY WHAT SUCKS 5. Put [ASKS] up on top 6. Include pictures Example mentor update
  17. 17. 6. Think about your next steps @tak_lo Still ideation stage? Somewhere in between? Ready to accelerate?
  18. 18. tak@techstars.com @tak_lo