GarageLabs Startup Insights

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Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Published on October 24, 2014

Author: KenLin5

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GarageLabs Startup Insights - Working for a company of 400,000 to creating a company of 1

1. GarageLabs Startup Insights Working for a company of 400,000 to creating a company of 1 Ken Lin October 23, 2014 ken@kenlin.com

2. Seeds • 2008 CMU w/David • Gates Center • Planetary Robotics • 2009 Lecture about The Last Lecture • 2010 Phoenix Performance • 2013 CMU w/Michael

3. General Direction • Small, creative, local, technology company • Closely align work with interests • Work hard but flexibility • Tolerate financial risk (thanks Barb) • Established companies or startups

4. Technology Studies • Courses - Stanford Startup Engineering; Marketing; Game Theory • Cloud Providers - Amazon Web Services, Heroku • Graph Databases • RESTful Web Services • Client-side Frameworks • Responsive Libraries • Visualization Libraries • Full Stack • Published on GitHub

5. Researching Directions • http://right.com • http://linkedin.com • http://twitter.com • http://facebook.com • http://indeed.com • http://meetup.com

6. Micropreneur • Self-funded versus venture-funded • Organic growth • Market comes first, marketing second, aesthetic third, and functionality a distant fourth • Pick a niche market • Market size: <$5000/month full page ad

7. P1IMSA Plan • Professional Racing as niche • Start software development • Offer my services to Phoenix • Gain experience building web apps • Insider view of problems • License software to another team • Expand customer base • Recurring software license revenue • Next venture

8. Income • Software contract work for IBM customer • Race crew work for Phoenix team • Pending exclusive software provider license to software distributor • Possible software contract for race teams

9. Expenses • MacBook Pro • AWS • GitHub • Quickbooks Online • LegalZoom

10. What Worked for Me • What do you love? • Be inquisitive, be generous • Engage with people • Meetups • Family and friends (especially lawyers and accountants) • Engage with technology • Build something substantial • Invest in good tools and master them • Stop reading, start doing, go forth

11. Resources Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture • http://thelastlecture.com Stanford Startup Engineering • https://www.coursera.org/course/startup Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup, Robert Walling • http://startupbook.net Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition, Guy Kawasaki My Sites • http://kenlin.com • http://p1software.com/category/engineering

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13. RESTful Service Stack • On-premise / AWS Cloud • Apache Tomcat • Java • Apache Commons • Spring Framework - Web Service • KlassMaster

14. Web App Client Stack • http://jquery.com • http://getbootstrap.org • http://datatables.net • http://d3js.org

15. Tools, etc. • Eclipse • Maven • http://github.com and git • http://nodejs.org • http://gulpjs.com

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