Carpe Diem

シンシナティ大学で都市計画を勉強していた、ある大学院生の物語。現在はマンハッタンで就活。

Review of the past 9 months

2016-06-10 11:51:00 | daily life
what you’ve learned
-emerging technology
-new market or hidden market
-enterprise software (include money transaction)
-CEO’s skills: making money, networking (be cool), and sense of market
-team is the most important success factor
-money transaction is the key

how you could do better
-build a team before you start your business
-charge customers from day 1
-don’t learn coding when your cash is burning, just sell anything you can
-save up minimum amount of money say 1 million yen
-work on the idea that you are already familiar with

final thought to your next challenge
-always stay positive and strong, especially when you are failing
-find the shortest path (start from the product in mind)
-start your business is not easy at all, it's 1% of success
-keep experiments and keep searching what is the best for you
-focus on what you are good at (but I'm going to work as an engineer…)

some useful references
-startup playbook (http://playbook.samaltman.com/)
-why startup fails (http://autopsy.io/)
-Don Valentine’s video (https://youtu.be/nKN-abRJMEw)
-You're never too old to start a new venture (http://digitalsynopsis.com/inspiration/never-too-late-start-venture/)
-NerdWallet founder (https://youtu.be/hUwNgxwN_pE)

some exciting companies I have met
-hitokuse (http://hitokuse.com/)
-itandi (http://itandi.co.jp/)
-locarise (http://www.locarise.com/home/)
-plaid (https://plaid.co.jp/)
-second measure (https://secondmeasure.com/)


This is what all I got.
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