Start of the Start by @venkat2

Speech I gave in Bangalore Barcamp in 2012.

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1. Product

1.1. Features

1.1.1. Less is More

1.1.2. UI Matters a lot

1.1.3. Is it supportable?

1.2. Book

1.2.1. Goal 1

1.2.2. Goal 2

1.2.3. Steve Blank blog

2. Sales

2.1. I cant sell

2.1.1. Not a smooth talker

2.1.2. Not the "cunning" types

2.1.3. Not an extrovert

2.2. I can sell

2.2.1. You have to sell

2.2.2. Meeting customers is useful

2.2.3. Convey value

2.3. Book

2.3.1. Go Givers

3. Ideas

3.1. Look around

3.2. Notice Gaps

3.3. Scratch your own itch

3.4. Should I discuss with others?

3.5. Some of mine

3.5.1. TrackMyBuck

3.5.2. MacADDA

3.5.3. GyanCompass

3.5.4. currently ApartmentADDA

3.5.5. next.. cacofonix?

3.5.6. next..Mobile App?

4. Business Model

4.1. A-B-C-D

4.1.1. Google

4.1.2. Facebook

4.2. A-B

4.2.1. Apple

4.2.2. Dropbox

4.2.3. JetBrains

4.2.4. 37 Signals

5. Funding

5.1. Bootstrap

5.1.1. Being a developer helped

5.1.2. Lean Startup

5.1.3. Company culture

5.1.4. Office Supplies!

5.2. Incubation centers

5.3. VC & Angles

6. Challenges

6.1. Home

6.1.1. Educate parents,spouse..

6.1.1.1. Cheer leaders

6.1.1.2. Safety net for Emergencies

6.1.2. Frugal Living

6.1.2.1. Economic Downturn

6.1.2.2. Vacations

6.1.2.3. Public transport

6.1.2.4. CCD Meetings!

6.2. Stress

6.2.1. Issues

6.2.1.1. Insomnia

6.2.1.2. Bruxism

6.2.2. Dealing with Stress

6.2.2.1. Meditation

6.2.2.2. Running

6.3. Books

6.3.1. Alchemist

6.3.2. Born to Run

6.3.3. Flow

6.3.4. FountainHead

6.3.5. Atlas Shrugged

6.3.6. Art of the Start

7. technology

7.1. anti-patterns

7.1.1. to show off

7.1.2. complex architectures

7.1.3. fancy patterns

7.1.4. resume design

7.1.5. building for 1million customers

7.1.6. hyped up technologies

7.2. patterns

7.2.1. automate

7.2.2. scalable

7.2.3. cheap

7.2.4. proven technologies

7.2.5. open design

7.2.6. functional...?

7.2.7. simple

7.2.8. agile

7.2.8.1. unit tests

7.2.8.2. YAGNI

7.2.8.3. frequent releases

7.2.8.4. constraints

7.2.8.5. weekly showcases/demos

8. People

8.1. Team

8.1.1. Partner

8.1.2. Employees

8.2. External

8.2.1. Mentors

8.2.2. Business Partners

8.2.3. Customers

8.2.4. Ecosystem

9. Marketing

9.1. Facebook,Twitter,G+,SEO

9.2. Blog

9.3. Word of Mouth

9.4. Book

9.4.1. Malcolm Gladwell

9.4.2. Seth Godin

10. Million $ ?

10.1. Is it Worth it?

10.2. Is it the Money?

10.3. What is success?

10.4. Should I start?

11. Intermission

11.1. Have you started something?

11.2. Are you planning to start?

12. Q & A