Presentation: Tweet"How to turn startup ideas into reality by taking money from strangers"
Let's sit both sides of the table.
Tech start-up products are now built with small, tight teams. Cloud computing, open source software and powerful social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter now mean that a business can launch with 20% of the traditional level of initial investment.
The investor's dilemma. We need to spend our digital dollars with some of these Radiohead look-a-like folk. They've got people and ideas, we've got the funds. The gig is turning ideas into products that customers will pay for. They say they've got "disruptive potential". Will it work?
Sitting both sides of the table, how do you get ideas dancing in your head, and addiction to outrageous optimism into something that looks like a speed-dating pitch to get the attention of strangers? From a stranger's perspective, how do I get from disruptive innovation to monetised products, and don't end up on another bad date?
The track takes a like-hearted look at the start-up-funders dislocated dance as a speed dating process, from first date to romance, and the relationship basics to create a win-win.Download slides