How to actually win startup awards

How to actually win the award in a startup competition

Tl;dr: Tips on how to make a winning application for a startup competition. Learn how judges actually review and decide who wins. You work really hard on your startup and sometimes it feels like there is no real upside to it and no appreciation for your dedication. In the early days of a startup, any kind of social proof can …

Dumb ways to die as a startup

Dumb ways to die as a startup

Startups are more likely to die than to succeed. One can learn more about what not to do than what successfully worked for others. I did a talk at Oxford University about Dumb Ways to Die. I break out some of the key reasons that startups fail. The five things to watch out for are: Team – founder blow ups …

will investor fund startup idea

Will investors fund my startup idea?

It is crazy how many times I’ve been asked if “investors will fund my idea.” So I’m writing this blog to save a lot of people a lot of futile energy. I get it, starting a company is hard. It costs money and you probably don’t have the resources. That’s just life. You’re full of beans and enthusiasm, you want …