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It’s easier than ever to
start a business
in Auckland
Jennifer	
  Clamp	
  
An idea you’re
committed to
A product that
meets a need
A sustainable
business model
The startup journey
What good shall
I do this day?
Winston Churchill
An idea you’re
committed to
“
”
My tools
An idea you’re
committed to
•  A book of ideas
•  A letter to myself five years from now
•  Funds to take some ti...
Find a
motivating reason,
not a solution.
An idea you’re
committed to
INSPIRATION
•  The Leap!
•  gridakl.com
•  Techweek.co.nz
•  meetup.com
•  eventfinder
•  medium.com
Your best
friends
An ...
Your best
friends
An idea you’re
committed to
EXPLORATION
•  Mum’s garage
•  Startup weekend
•  ngConnect
•  Young enterpr...
Your best
friends
An idea you’re
committed to
RESEARCH
•  Google (has it been done?)
•  Techcrunch.com
Vision without
execution is
hallucination
A product that
meets a need
“
”
Thomas Edison	
  
•  Lean canvas / elevator pitch
•  Competitor research
•  Networking events
•  Customer interview
•  Hacked together proto...
Find a
compelling problem,
not a solution.
A product that
meets a need
FEEDBACK
•  Networking events
meetup.com / eventfinder / techweek newsletter
•  Event: Entrepreneurs with a twist
•  Techn...
A product that
meets a need
Your best
friends
ROBUST VALIDATION PROCESS
•  Co.starters
•  thevalidator
•  eCentre foundati...
A product that
meets a need
Your best
friends
PROTOTYPING
•  PowerPoint for software
•  DIY store
•  Makerspaces
•  Callag...
Without customers, you
don’t have a business.
You have a hobby.
A sustainable
business model
Don Peppers & Martha Rogers	
...
•  Business model canvas / Lean canvas
•  Desk at co.working space Bizdojo
•  People who had been there before
•  Pitch co...
Start small and get help
A sustainable
business model
A sustainable
business model
Your best
friends
PEERS / COFOUNDERS
•  Meetup.com / eventfinda / Techweek
newsletter
•  Even...
HEAR OTHERS PITCH
•  Pitch circus
•  Accelerator demo days …
Akina
Lightining lab
eCentre Sprint
Icehouse
Powerhouse
Ventu...
LEARN FROM MENTORS
•  Ventureup.co.nz
•  Velocity ideas challenge (UoA)
•  digmyidea.nz
•  Co.starters
•  This week in sta...
CLOUD SOFTWARE
•  Wordpress / WIX
•  Unbounce landing pages
FUNDING
•  Savings
•  Callaghan research and development
grant...
1.  Your co.founder could be sat right next to you
2.  Sign up to Startup Weekend
3.  Or co.starters
4.  Join a meetup gro...
If I have seen farther than
others, it is because I was
standing on the shoulders
of giants
“
”
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Taking the leap as an entrepreneur

  1. 1. It’s easier than ever to start a business in Auckland Jennifer  Clamp  
  2. 2. An idea you’re committed to A product that meets a need A sustainable business model The startup journey
  3. 3. What good shall I do this day? Winston Churchill An idea you’re committed to “ ”
  4. 4. My tools An idea you’re committed to •  A book of ideas •  A letter to myself five years from now •  Funds to take some time off work •  Co-founder of
  5. 5. Find a motivating reason, not a solution. An idea you’re committed to
  6. 6. INSPIRATION •  The Leap! •  gridakl.com •  Techweek.co.nz •  meetup.com •  eventfinder •  medium.com Your best friends An idea you’re committed to Events: •  Startup grind •  Coffee and cream •  Show and tell •  Bootstrappers Breakfast
  7. 7. Your best friends An idea you’re committed to EXPLORATION •  Mum’s garage •  Startup weekend •  ngConnect •  Young enterprise scheme •  Ventureup •  Livethedream
  8. 8. Your best friends An idea you’re committed to RESEARCH •  Google (has it been done?) •  Techcrunch.com
  9. 9. Vision without execution is hallucination A product that meets a need “ ” Thomas Edison  
  10. 10. •  Lean canvas / elevator pitch •  Competitor research •  Networking events •  Customer interview •  Hacked together prototypes My tools A product that meets a need
  11. 11. Find a compelling problem, not a solution. A product that meets a need
  12. 12. FEEDBACK •  Networking events meetup.com / eventfinder / techweek newsletter •  Event: Entrepreneurs with a twist •  Technical communities •  FKA Angel Dropins A product that meets a need Your best friends
  13. 13. A product that meets a need Your best friends ROBUST VALIDATION PROCESS •  Co.starters •  thevalidator •  eCentre foundations course •  “Running lean” by Ash Maurya
  14. 14. A product that meets a need Your best friends PROTOTYPING •  PowerPoint for software •  DIY store •  Makerspaces •  Callaghan research grants
  15. 15. Without customers, you don’t have a business. You have a hobby. A sustainable business model Don Peppers & Martha Rogers   “ ”
  16. 16. •  Business model canvas / Lean canvas •  Desk at co.working space Bizdojo •  People who had been there before •  Pitch competitions •  Website / Advertising •  Sign up page A sustainable business model My tools
  17. 17. Start small and get help A sustainable business model
  18. 18. A sustainable business model Your best friends PEERS / COFOUNDERS •  Meetup.com / eventfinda / Techweek newsletter •  Events at GridAKL •  Start a meetup group •  GridAKL tech café •  Café Holm up on Krd •  Facebook Groups NZTech Startups Ecosystem, CRAKL •  Angel dropins
  19. 19. HEAR OTHERS PITCH •  Pitch circus •  Accelerator demo days … Akina Lightining lab eCentre Sprint Icehouse Powerhouse VentureUp A sustainable business model Your best friends
  20. 20. LEARN FROM MENTORS •  Ventureup.co.nz •  Velocity ideas challenge (UoA) •  digmyidea.nz •  Co.starters •  This week in startups (TWIS) podcast A sustainable business model Your best friends
  21. 21. CLOUD SOFTWARE •  Wordpress / WIX •  Unbounce landing pages FUNDING •  Savings •  Callaghan research and development grants A sustainable business model Your best friends
  22. 22. 1.  Your co.founder could be sat right next to you 2.  Sign up to Startup Weekend 3.  Or co.starters 4.  Join a meetup group (… and go along) COME SAY HI! Start today!
  23. 23. If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants “ ”
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You can discover whether your business idea can work before you quit the day job or register a company. This presentation provides practical advice and resources available to people in Auckland, New Zealand for people wanting to start a business.

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