Presentation I gave to the Northeastern University Entrepreneurship Club on February 14th, 2012.This presentation covers what I and friends I spoke with said were the things they wished they'd learned in school as well as how to start learning those skills while in school.
1.10 Things About Entrepreneurship They Dont Teach You in College and how to learn them Jason EvanishCEO / Co-FounderGreenhorn Connect, LLC February 14, 2012 Entrepreneurs Club Northeastern University
2. Who am I?
BS EE 08
MS TE 09
Co-founder Greenhorn Connect
Lean Startups Disciple
3. 10 Things About Entrepreneurship They Dont Teach You in College and how to learn them 4. First, a Public Service Announcement 5. #10: How to Email 6. How to really email
Greeting + Who you & your startup are
What youre looking for / Why contacting
End with your ASK
7. Three.Sentenc.es Example
My name is Jason Evanish and Im the founder ofGreenhornConnect.com , a site with all the startup resources, events and jobs in Boston.
Were currently working hard to improve our customer acquisition and Janet told me youre an expert in this. Id love to hear some of your insights.
Would you be available for coffee or a call next week?You can see my availability here:http://tungle.me/Evanish
8. #9: How to Ask for Help & Engage Mentors 9. What to do
Know why youre asking
Have a goal end result
Be mindful of their time
10. #8: How to $ell 11. Learn How to Sell Anything! www.youtube.com / watch?v =zCf46yHIzSo 12. #7: How to Live Lean 13. Greenhorn Hacks for Living Lean 14. #6: How to Lead a Team 15. How to Learn to Lead Class Projects 16. #5: How to work with people in other disciplines 17. Start a Side Project 18. Try to Learn and Ask for Help! 19. #4: How to Build a Network 20. Everything You Need to Know About Networking 21. and a site you might find helpful for networking in Boston 22. #3: The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Fundraising 23. 24. Signs Youre Ready to Raise Money
You have payingcustomers or millions of users.
You know exactly how much money you need.
You know how youd spend it to the last dollar.
You can demonstrate the market potential.
25. #2: Pattern Matching 26. Pattern Matching Forming your own opinion based on hearing views from others. 27. #1: Handling Failure 28. Solution Start Something! 29. Coming Feb 22 nd@ The BU School of ManagementSign up here:http:// bostonstartupfair.eventbrite.com Work at a Startup! 30. Contact Info