David Feng Co-Founder at Reamaze, Clearalias, and Roninapp.

January 19th, 2017

Based on my experience, angels are most easily found among friends, family, and close connections. Comb your linkedin connections and look for folks... More

Michael Barnathan

January 19th, 2017

Is your problem the equity, specifically? The solution is simple: everyone vests (or use the model Mike proposes). If your cofounder is not hitting... More

Vladislav Pshenychka Marketer – Erminesoft

January 19th, 2017

<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Good design probably costs a lot, and that is a pressing problem especially... More

Sujit Hemadri Nobody

January 19th, 2017

60 slides is crazy! You don't need slides at all, if you can talk on what, why, how, when & how much about your startup and plans. Still, if slides,... More

James

January 19th, 2017

Retailers will need to get more revenue per square foot from brick and mortar stores. I expect the "showroom" model (already in use by Apple, Microsoft,... More

Sourabh Nagar Revenue Growth- Cloud-Enabled Technology Solutions

January 19th, 2017

The Myth About Motivation Harry F. Harlow was a professor of psychology at the university of Wisconsin who, in 1940 started a experiment for studying... More

Palash Bagchi Constant Innovator, fanatic marketeer

January 19th, 2017

I just wrote a piece on Growth Hacking for SaaS startups. This piece is a summation and a quick reference of my last 4 years of learning in building... More

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Ian Morrison

January 19th, 2017

I dont agree with this conservative approach. Let us continue the dating metaphor and assume that the purpose of dating is to find the best mate,... More

Scott Lyons A technical visionary with broad vision

January 19th, 2017

Holy Crap!!! Take that down to 6 slides MAX. Who you are, the problem that you have identified, your solution, financial model, and your ask for money.... More

Steve Owens

January 19th, 2017

I know several. Took them a while to make a living out of it, but it can work. I think the hardest part is not having any team members to bounce things... More

Mauricio Garcia Jacques Idealist bordering naivety with medical background

January 18th, 2017

Read as many books as possible on successful and failed ventures and related material! so much to learn and helps keep up the motivation. This is... More

Julien Vicente

January 18th, 2017

I'd say do the most you can do yourself. Show yourself (and the world) that you're capable of getting things done. You don't have tech skills? But... More

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Sam McAfee Building Popup Incubators for Corporate Innovation Programs

January 18th, 2017

First, it's possible to begin working tog before you sign anything formal. Find small ways to work together first. Second, you can check someone's... More

Chris

January 18th, 2017

Yes (small things & low risk) just jump in, don't think about it just close your eyes and go. Whatever is holding you back (if it flops, friends... More

Larry MacDonald

January 18th, 2017

Sixty slides = the kiss of death. The purpose of your first pitch is pass the smell test and get a chance to make a more complete pitch. So 60 slides... More

Sarah Stefaniuk Altruistic founder wanting to make positive change

January 18th, 2017

This is a great story Bret. You have inspired me as I am in a similar situation that you were in - afraid to share my good idea but know I have to... More

Sreekanth Raghunath Engineering product dev and services leader

January 18th, 2017

Hi Sapir, I have about 15 yrs experience in the area of fluids and thermal engineering. Would be happy to help. You can check my LinkedIn profile... More

ifeanyi charles Startup founder with a great business mind

January 18th, 2017

thanks Travis and Steve for your very insightful response. this is definitely a challenge for me giving that my startup has not raised any significant... More

Bob Snyder

January 18th, 2017

The hardest part of your venture will be finding funding sources for educated, skilled and entrepreneurial refugees (SMES) If you can get a few of... More

John Dex VP Product Management at MPIRICA Health Analytics

January 18th, 2017

Founder Institute is exceptional. Great instruction, great mentors & intense. I participated in the Seattle program. Some thoughts: Mentors tend... More