Procopio & SV Forum's Workshop The Minimum Viable Start-up
Date: June 18, Tuesday
Time: 7:30 Breakfast, 8:00-5:30 Workshop
Location: Runway Incubator
1355 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94158
Price: $85 (Regular price: $170) All Day, Great Workshop, Amazing Price, really!
Join Roger Rappoport of Procopio, Brant Cooper (author of The Lean Entrepreneur),Johnny Chan of eBoost Consulting, and guest presenter, Efrat Krasznik, as they help you take the leap from viable product to viable startup.
Procopio & SV Forum Present: The Minimum Viable Start-up
What is the MVS Approach? The Minimum Viable Start-up (MVS) is a custom program developed by Roger Rappoport of Procopio, Brant Cooper (author of The Lean Entrepreneur) and Johnny Chan of eBoost Consulting, to help entrepreneurs take the leap from viable product to viable start-up and, along the way, avoid the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs, which invariably lead to the same result: Less upside for the founders on exit.
With the MVS methodology, the presenters will cover the four distinct milestones to help get your start-up on the road to success, including how to:
• Generate your business model hypothesis;
• Validate your business model;
• Execute an effective beta launch; and
• Test and scale your business model.
As an integral part of these milestones, entrepreneurs will need to develop and execute the right funding strategy, appropriate to each stage of a company's development, build an appropriate financial model to present to investors, navigate around legal, fund raising and other issues, so as to avoid the most common pitfalls made by entrepreneurs, which can make a significant difference as to whether or not a company is fundable, the sources and types of capital that will be attracted, who controls the company, the economic impact on founders upon exit, and a company's likelihood of success.
About this workshop:
This full-day workshop is an intensive, immersive and experiential event. Using examples drawn from their own experience at developing start-ups, Brant, Roger, Johnny and guest presenter, Efrat Kasznik, simplify the complexity of taking an idea from product to start-up, and navigating the obstacles along the road. At the end of the workshop, you will have new insight into how to set a start-up on a path for success.
Rather than abstract principles, you will have a significantly greater understanding of what you may not already know, and the practical tools to help make well informed decisions in real-time, with respect to those issues of greatest importance to start-up entrepreneurs. You will not only learn where the obstacles are along the path to success, but will also learn more about how to navigate the course and ultimately win the race.
Who should attend:
Founders, CEOs, and managers who have a great idea, or who are already involved with, or looking to start, a company.
What you will receive:
• Light breakfast and lunch
• A copy of The Lean Entrepreneur (retail $25)
• The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development eBook
• Substantial handout materials from Roger, Johnny and Efrat
Cost to attend is $170* and includes substantive program materials. Note this event is only open to companies/individuals looking to form a start-up; no service providers please. Space is limited and registration is required.
*But not for Women's Startup Lab members!
Ari Horie and your team of wildly committed and ready to roll ladies at Women's Startup Lab.