Congratulations on taking the first step on your entrepreneurial journey. At the beginning of this journey, aspiring entrepreneurs must do months of self-motivated hard work. Doing this work makes sure you have thought through your idea, and teaches you the language of entrepreneurship. If you are not ready or are off cycle to apply for our Get Started Cohort, make sure to Get Engaged! If you want to jump into our environment right away sign up for Coworking! Here are some first steps for you no matter how you decide to Get Started.
Google keywords of your idea to see if you can find similar products/services
Watch Episode 1 and 2 from Business Strategyzer
Take a crack at your first Business Model Canvas. Fill it out!
Interview at least 10 people in person that you do not know and who are potential customers or partners. Check out the customer discovery handbook.
Airtable (using this link gives the Domi credits)
Bubble app builder
Glidr product/business model validation
Does your brand pass the Watkins’ Test?
Venture Deals - Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson
Zero to One - Peter Thiel
Good to Great - Jim Collins
Innovators Dilemma - Clayton Christensen
Lean Startup - Eric Ries
Hooked - Nir Eyal
Blue Ocean Strategy - R. Mauborgne & W.C. Kim
Traction - Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares
Entrepreneurial Strengths Finder - Jim Clifton & Sangeeta Bharadwaj
The Founder's Dilemmas - Noam Wasserman
Extreme Programming Explained - Kent Beck