So many startups fail because they don’t have an idea that isn’t already around. When I was a student at the University of Southern California, I worked on a startup that was a pretty cool idea. We were in the process of recruiting for a new product, and I spent a lot of time talking to people in the organization about their favorite startups. One day, I got a call from a customer who was impressed by our product and asked if I could come talk to him.
A few months after the customer’s talk, another customer called and asked if I could come talk to him too. This time, I was asked to give the customer a presentation. I was so excited by this customer’s call and by the fact that he called me, the idea of a presentation grew from a fun idea to a full blown startup idea. That was the beginning of my career as an entrepreneur.
As the years pass, a business grows to be bigger and bigger. Eventually, the business becomes too big to be able to sustain itself. That’s when one of the main problems starts to occur: the business gets big enough that it cannot meet the demand. The demand is in fact the other side of the balance sheet. When a business grows too big, the business can no longer sustain itself and therefore is forced to close down.
When I first started my business, I did a lot of work for clients. I set them up in offices, I set up accounts, and then I began to take meetings with people. I became the go to guy on the scene for business development. I set up meetups where people could come together to discuss their business, and I set up events where people could meet with each other to discuss their business.
Like I said, the work I did for the clients put me in contact with other people, and that is exactly what happened with the Startup School events. The first event was a meetup where people could go to a conference room, and then we would have a conference call. We would have one minute to talk, and then we would go into a business development session.
That’s exactly what happened with the first Startup School event. If you go to the event’s page, you’ll see the first line of every event description: “Startup School: 1 minute to talk, 1 minute to start.
The second Startup School event was a big conference call. Everyone in the world (that is, except for the speaker) goes in a room together. And then, after the speaker, there were the speakers. And then, after the speakers, there were the speakers. And so on. It doesn’t need to be that way.
The Startup School conference calls seem to be quite popular. I can see why. The amount of speakers is huge, the content is huge, and it is all presented in a fairly coherent manner. The speakers get a warm, fuzzy feeling because the audience is actually there with them.
Well, sort of. The speakers in most startup conferences are not the same people who are presenting the product. When the speaker for the event introduces the product, he or she is just there to say how great it is, how they love it, and how it solves a problem. The speakers are just there to present their product, but then the audience is there to support them in whatever way they need, whether it be by listening to their pitch, or by signing up for the conference.
That being said, the startup speakers are the people who can talk about the product in a way that makes people care about the product. When you’re talking about startup conference, you need to show that you have a product that solves a problem, that you are going to keep the customers coming back. Otherwise, you’re just going to have a bunch of speakers that talk about their startup but not really care about the product.