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Author Nager, Marc, 1985-

Title Startup weekend : how to take a company from concept to creation in 54 hours / Marc Nager, Clint Nelsen & Franck Nouyrigat
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 171 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword / Carl Schramm and Steve Blank -- Introduction: Why starting up is all about trust and empowerment -- No talk, all action: Action-based networking -- Good ideas need great teams: Pitch for talent -- Experimental education: step outside your comfort zone while working together as a team -- The startup business model: Adapt, stay lean, and reiterate -- Mapping the startup ecosystem and subversive reconstruction -- Conclusion
Summary "Tested principles for transforming an idea into a fully operational company. Startup Weekend--the organization behind 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups--has spawned both a global initiative in entrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups. Startup Weekend, the book, contains best practices, lessons learned, and empowering examples derived from the organization's experiences for individuals and small organizations to follow as they launch businesses. Each of the key beliefs outlined has been tested by Startup Weekend and has yielded powerful results. The principles described in each chapter will give any business idea a greater chance for success. Chapter topics include trust and empowerment, flexible organizational structures, the power of experiential education, action-based networking, and much more Describes consequences for startup development as entrepreneurs and founders begin doing much more, even faster Profiles successful Startup Weekend companies, including two powerful examples: Memolane, an application that captures a user's online life in one timeline making it easy for users to travel back in time and relive memories; and Foodspotting, a mobile and desktop app that allows users to find and share the foods they love Apply these simple actionable principles to launch your own startup revolution"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Entrepreneurship.
New business enterprises.
Form Electronic book
Author Nelsen, Clint.
Nouyrigat, Franck.
ISBN 1118159632 (electronic bk.)
111816024X (electronic bk.)
9781118159637 (electronic bk.)
9781118160244 (electronic bk.)