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Accelerate Your Customer Development: How to Quickly Get Dozens of Interviews

Accelerate Your Customer Development: How to Quickly Get Dozens of Interviews | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Summary: Steve Blank teaches entrepreneurs to test business assumptions by conducting dozens of interviews with prospective customers. At first it took me a huge amount of time, but over the years ...
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Every Company Is Up For Disruption, So Keep Your Products Simple | TechCrunch

Every Company Is Up For Disruption, So Keep Your Products Simple | TechCrunch | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Victor Belfor is the vice president of business development at Influitive. He recently started angel investing and mentoring at 500 startups.
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Startup Professionals Musings: Get A Domain Name Without Bankrupting Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings: Get A Domain Name Without Bankrupting Your Startup | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
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Prevent Analysis Paralysis By Avoiding Pointless A/B Tests | TechCrunch

Prevent Analysis Paralysis By Avoiding Pointless A/B Tests | TechCrunch | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Robert J. Moore is the co-founder of RJMetrics, which develops software that helps online businesses make smarter decisions using their own data.

At RJMetrics, we believe in data-driven decisions and that means we do a lot of testing.
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How VCs Deploy Operating Talent To Build Better Startups - Forbes

How VCs Deploy Operating Talent To Build Better Startups - Forbes | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Image via CrunchBase Most venture-backed startups fail. Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, estimates that 30-40% of high-potential startups liquidate their assets and lose all their investors’ money.
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Rethinking The Mobile App “Walkthrough” | TechCrunch

Rethinking The Mobile App “Walkthrough” | TechCrunch | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Lately, it seems that many mobile apps, upon first launch, are stepping users through multi-screen "walkthroughs" where all the features of the app are demonstrated, painstakingly, one-by-one.
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Stealth Mode Launch Lessons: No One Is Going To Steal Your Idea - LaunchRock

Stealth Mode Launch Lessons: No One Is Going To Steal Your Idea - LaunchRock | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Advice to anyone thinking about a Stealth Mode Launch: Share your concept as much as you can. You'll get valuable feedback and no one will steal your idea.
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Retention causes virality, and vice versa | @andrewchen

Retention causes virality, and vice versa | @andrewchen | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
This sounds straightforward, but completely oversimplifies the problem: Make sure your product is retaining your users, THEN work on growth. Don't work
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When is it Time to Pivot or Quit?

When is it Time to Pivot or Quit? | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs aren't quitters. To succeed you need to be resilient, thick skinned and borderline crazy. You need to have just the right amount of delusion to
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Startup technology demystified

Startup technology demystified | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
When it comes to technology, it can be confusing out there for the business-minded (read: non-technical) co-founder. Do those snowboard-loving, flip-flop wearing, EDM-listening, tattoo-having jacka...
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Lean startup intro (with no buzzwords) – The Startup Toolkit Blog

Lean startup intro (with no buzzwords) – The Startup Toolkit Blog | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
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How Much Traction Does a Startup Need to Raise Angel Money

500 Startups has a great checklist for investing in startups that includes items like capital-efficient, internet-based distribution, simple revenue model, functional prototype, small but measurabl...
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Hack Design Teaches Design To Hackers, Has Already Signed Up Over 20K Developers | TechCrunch

Hack Design Teaches Design To Hackers, Has Already Signed Up Over 20K Developers | TechCrunch | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Most developers are famously not great designers, but some of the best products come from teams where developers know a bit about design and the designers know a bit about what the developers do.
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The Secret to Getting a Prospect to Return Your Call

The Secret to Getting a Prospect to Return Your Call | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Last time I talked about how to test your pricing using the AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) framework. But how do you even get a prospect to talk to
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Startups: Keep It Simple, Stupid | TechCrunch

Startups: Keep It Simple, Stupid | TechCrunch | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Why some startups soar to great heights while others stumble and fall is almost impossible to answer without digging into the detail of each, on a case-by-case basis.
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Angel5 Debuts A Founder-Friendly View Of AngelList, Sorts Investors Into “Top Five” Groups By Market, Region & More | TechCrunch

Angel5 Debuts A Founder-Friendly View Of AngelList, Sorts Investors Into “Top Five” Groups By Market, Region & More | TechCrunch | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
AngelList, the community of startup founders and investors, which has of late been transitioning from social network to investment platform, is increasingly becoming a place where early-stage and seed deals first get off the ground.
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The Best Way to Learn How to Build Your MVP

The Best Way to Learn How to Build Your MVP | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Language - be it Objective C, Chinese, Ruby, or Klingon - isn't something you learn through study, it's something you learn through use. The best way to learn how to build your startup MVP is to st...
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“Pay with a Tweet” and Other Growth Hacking Examples

“Pay with a Tweet” and Other Growth Hacking Examples | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
There are however, many clever ways to acquire users in the early stages, when your startup has no brand recognition. In the post, "Introduction to Growth Hacking for startups" we went through the...
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TechCrunch Crunched: Exposing The Latest Tech Trends | TechCrunch

TechCrunch Crunched: Exposing The Latest Tech Trends | TechCrunch | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Yvo Schaap is a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Amsterdam who loves data and code.
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Don’t Ask What They’ll Pay, Tell Them

Don’t Ask What They’ll Pay, Tell Them | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Can you imagine Steve Jobs asking you what you would have been willing to pay for an iPad before it launched? Sounds ludicrous right? Yet, you've probably asked
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Bessemer’s Updated 5 Cs of Cloud Finance

Bessemer’s Updated 5 Cs of Cloud Finance | Startups: What it takes to make it | Scoop.it
Continuing with the post a couple days ago on Bessemer’s Updated Top 10 Laws of Cloud Computing (that name is better suited to be “Cloud Computing Companies” as the current title ...
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