The regular narrative of startups is wrong. You don’t need venture capital to build a startup anymore in 2018. You do need a DIY attitude, a lot of persistence and become a generalist who can learn new skills like coding, design and marketing quickly. This way of building a startup is called bootstrapping and it’s the coolest way to do it I think.
My presentation will be informal and interactive. That means you can ask questions during it and the audience steers my presentation.
What People Will Learn:
The 6 stages of startup: getting ideas, building, launching, growing, monetizing and automating.
This is straight from my book that’s coming out this month called MAKE (http://makebook.io) for $30. Don’t worry, this book is only 1% of my income, so I’m not a bullshit artist telling you to buy my book. I am doing fine without it! Thanks
Please visit my presentation. I won’t be able to get you success, but I can give you some tips of what worked for me!
About the speaker:
I am Pieter Levels, the founder of Nomad List (https://nomadlist.com), the biggest crowdsourced city database and digital nomads social network. I also founded Remote OK (http://remoteok.io), the biggest remote jobs board in the world. After I was quickly going broke in 2014, I started building “12 startups in 12 months” which got a lot of attention and forced me to ship a new app every month. Most of those apps didn’t become successful, but some did: Nomad List became a real startup with millions of monthly users, multiple acquisition offers, $20,000 to $40,000/month revenue while having a real cultural impact. Remote OK started as a basic jobs board for remote workers, and grew out to now be the highest traffic generating remote careers platform.
I am also Product Hunt’s Maker of the Year, and launched 2 of my apps (Nomad List and Hoodmaps) to the frontpage of Reddit.
I don’t have the keys to success, so I can only tell you what worked for me. A few principles I hold is that I don’t take external funding, I do everything myself, I mostly don’t really hire, I automate a lot which means I have lots of robots working for me 24/7, I like transparency and I hate business bullshit. That means I share my revenue, share the problems I have and the successes when things do work. This presentation will be pretty much that!
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