Published on April 24, 2013
the happy startup school Stop dreaming, start doing
“ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS NEITHER ASCIENCE NOR ART. IT IS A PRACTICE.”peter drucker
in other words, there’s a sh!t load ofunhappy people out there
luckily, happiness makes business sense
visualise your business model
3 stages of a startup
1 2 3 Problem/ Product/ Scalesolution fit market fit
“Life’s too short to build something nobody wants”Ash Maurya, Running Lean
The leanHappy Startup canvas
“THE SECRET TO GETTING AHEADIS GETTING STARTED”mark twain
your purpose:why you’re doing what you’re doing (beyond the profit that is)
our purpose:to help people find happiness through entrepreneurship
your vision:the change you want to see in the world
our vision: a world with better businesses,happier teams & delighted customers
“Customers don’t care about your solution.They care about their problems.”Dave McClure, 500 Startups
• define your constraints from day 1 (cost, time, resources, etc)• test your riskiest assumptions• don’t guess, learn – get out of the building!• kill your ideas before you build them• focus, focus, focus!
“COMPANIES EXECUTE BUSINESS PLANS.STARTUPS ARE TEMPORARY COMPANIESSEEKING A VIABLE BUSINESS MODEL.”STEVE BLANK
1. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 PROBLEMS?
3. who will be your raving fans?
4. how will you solve their problems?
• define your vision & purpose• create & iterate your business model• define your early adopters• come along to our next workshop in may! visit www.thehappystartupschool.com/workshops
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