From the Inside Flap
More than five million entrepreneurs will launch businesses this year, and millions more will have great ideas for a business. In five years, many of those businesses will be gone and mostly all of those ideas will still be just talk. Creating the next big thing and becoming a disruptive organization comes down to executiondo you have the foundation, scaffolding, and flawless action plan to build a business?
Startup Opportunities is a valuable guide to evaluating business ideas at their earliest stages to avoid wasting time and losing money on projects with no chance of succeeding. This must-read for all aspiring entrepreneurs culls the collective wisdom of two venture capitalists who have witnessed tens of thousands of pitches and taken part in hundreds of startup launches. Inside this book, these luminaries share their personal strategies and approaches for predicting the startups that will rise and those which are destined to flop. Then, to bring you as close as possible to the most innovative and accomplished minds practicing today, each chapter features real-life lessons learned in firsthand accounts that are as inspiring as they are informative. Fully updated and aligned with today's marketplace, this Second Edition enables you to:
- Know you're ready to quit your day job when your new venture passes the 10x Rule
- Use early customer development techniques that will flesh out a good idea into a lucrative opportunity
- Understand the essential characteristics of a venture that's worth going all in on
No matter how good the idea, make sure you're ready to start with Startup Opportunities.
From the Back Cover
The Unbeatable System for Picking Winners Before the Gates Open
Startup Opportunities, Second Edition, is the first place every entrepreneur and investor should turn to when they come face to face with the next big business idea. In this peerless resource, a brilliant collection of investors and business owners share their hard-won advice for developing the critical eye to accurately assess the viability and potential of a business idea before huge amounts of time and money are squandered on a venture destined to fail. The rapid advancement of technology is driving innovation and change at an unprecedented rate, and having a dependable, expert-level methodology for quickly identifying high-potential startups can:
- Get you into the next big thing ahead of the competition
- Show you why ideas are worthless and how the secret to startup success is making it happen
- Alert you to the hidden pitfalls, including psychological traps and indisputable deal breakers
Startup Opportunities, Second Edition, gives you everything you need to weed out the promising business thinkers from the ones with the mettle to make profits.