by Sam Kidd
TeamworkPM is really excited to be involved in Auckland Startup Weekend
The excitement involved in taking something that begins as a crazy idea, finding lie-minded people who believe in your dream and creating something real is just such an amazing experience.
Having been involved in a few company startup’s I can say it’s one of the most exciting, scary, crazy and exhilarating times in your life. There will be amazing highs and crushing lows but the thrill of the journey in creating a company or product from scratch is something that you just can’t describe.
Three tips I would give to anyone starting on this adventure:
1: Focus on small goals right from the start: it’s great to say I want to be the next big thing, but remember you have to start somewhere. If you focus on short -term goals to begin with they will lead you in the right direction.
2: If you build it, they will not come. You need to talk to people and then talk some more. Get your product in front of users.
3: Listen and respond to users. Normally in tech you don’t meet users face to face but this doesn’t mean you treat people any different. Act like you have a real shop. If a customer walked in you wouldn’t give them a ticket and tell them to wait.
I hope these tips come in handy for those taking part and here’s to a fun and exhilarating weekend ahead!
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