Lean Deck Clinic November

It’s November! Gregarious and I are putting together the next Lean Deck Clinic on November 11th. So if you’re in San Francisco and you’re looking to get candid feedback on your pitch from potential investors, sign up now.
This time around, we’re going to focus on the learning and we’re keeping the headcount to 18 companies. There’ll be two VCs and Angels per round table and presenters in the final round will be asked to┬ásummarize┬átheir lessons learned from the workshop for everyone’s benefit. Continue reading

Lean Deck Clinic Lessons Learned

It’s been a few weeks since the Lean Deck Clinic and Gregarious & I are starting to plan the next ones. But first, we wanted to publish some of the lessons learned from the clinic.

These are notes from the participants themselves of advice given by a variety of different clinicians (see here for the list). So the bullets may at times contradict one another or other advice you may have read or received. I’ve edited some for legibility. Continue reading

Startup Weekend Lesson Learned #1 – The Pitch

Startup WeekendThis last week was crazy, mostly because I spent all last weekend coding, marketing, pitching, and navigating the intense and creative atmosphere of Startup Weekend SF (#swmobile). If you haven’t been to Startup Weekend, you should because it’s the best place to get a quick feel of what it takes to run a startup and one of the best places to find a co-founder for your next business.(aside from startupSQUARE of course!) Continue reading