If you're a non-technical entrepreneur with the zest of building a technology related business, you'd be well served to engage a technical advisor from day one. As entrepreneurs, none of us are immune to mistakes or missteps, but for the majority of us lacking a technology background, technical blunders can be especially costly.
For the past 12 years, Nelly Yusupova has been the technical architect behind the powerful Webgrrls International web property. While her example has empowered millions of women to embrace technology, perhaps her greatest contribution is in helping them minimize the technical related mistakes.
During her two-day TechSpeak bootcamp, she emphasizes the power of the Lean methodology for building technology applications. Here are three lessons that you must always remember!
- How MeUndies Made Merchandising Their Competitive Advantage — When MeUndies thinks about their underwear subscription service they compare themselves to Netflix. What the streaming pioneer did for TV, the Los Angeles startup wants to do to your underwear drawer. The goal is to provide monthly subscribers with the staples they love while delivering elements of surprise - Think briefs with donuts and dinosaurs - right to your doorstep.
- Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team — On a recent flight home, I spent over an hour browsing a children’s play website, completely enamored by sets like Design Your Own Superhero Cape and Invent Your Own Insects. After sharing Seedling with everyone I know, despite few of my friends having children, I wondered why the brand struck a such a meaningful chord with me.
- eero Designs Wi-Fi for the Smart Home Era — Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Principal at Shasta Ventures, recently distinguished exceptional founders by their ability to prioritize. “It all comes back to prioritization, speed, paranoia, and knowing that if you don’t iterate, even after finding product market fit, you can be disrupted by the next product,” he says.
back to the blog