Things no one tells you when running your startup

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My talk on the reality of running a start-up that no one cares to tell you until it happens. Typical mistakes, cofounders, shares, growth, scaling, etc. Pioneers Unplugged in Riga 2013.

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  • RIGA

    THINGS no one tells you when running your start-up

    Alex Barrera (@abarrera)alex@press42.com

  • Oh start-up land!!

  • ME Alex Barrera

    3 companies

    2 accelerators

    12 mentorships

  • #1 RAISING MONEY

  • To raiseor

    NOT to raise

  • Investor evilness aka

    Term sheets

  • For F**KINGEVAR!

  • #2 STOCK OPTIONS

  • Meet the developer...

  • Got stock

    option?

  • THE coffee bringer Intern

  • When you met him...

  • You know who he IS!

  • I said #AB00FF

  • #3 PIVOTING

  • What?! No traction?!

    IT CANT BE!

  • Facebook must be down...

    0 SIGNUPS

  • Why arent they using it?

  • FREE B33R

  • But its your baby

  • #4 SCALING

  • More iron?

  • Or refactoring?

  • Spaghetti

    CODE

  • Rewrite

  • CTO

    Im CEO bitch!

  • #5 JUGGLING

  • Lean Start-up expert

  • #6 FOUNDERS

  • Ego.. WHAT ego?

  • First cause of start-up Death

  • Lets share

    50/50

  • Texto

  • I WANT OUT

  • Got work?

  • NOT MY JOB

  • #7 EPIC FAIL

  • Start-up ownership: 90%

  • Failure is GOOD

  • My baby

  • ops start-up

    My baby

  • ops start-upf**king start-up

    My baby

  • Not about Fame & Glory

  • ENJOY

  • THANK YOU!

    Alex Barrera (@abarrera)alex@press42.com