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#ultrabootstrappingdoing a startup on  1000$ 980$<br />@jboutelle<br />slideshare.net/jboutelle<br />
How the *&^$ is this possible?<br />
Fine print<br />
Globalization<br />
We understand how to build software*<br />*at least a little<br />
From 10 mil to 10 thou<br />
RT @Jboutelle A startup is something that will probably fail #ultrabootstrapping<br />
traction<br />
Free Stuff<br />
stylous.com<br />
google.com<br />
marketing<br />
RT @jboutelle No one wants to steal your shitty idea<br />
So what do you have to pay for?<br />
RT @larryellison There’s only 2 jobs here: making stuff and selling stuff #ultrabootstrapping<br />
a short interlude …<br />
RT @jboutelle Don’t build something and try to sell it. Try to sell it 2C if it’s wrth building. #ultrabootstrapping<br />
RT @jboutelle if people don’t want to be emailed when you’ll launch, it’s not worth building #ultrabootstrapping<br />
Product Development<br />
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Bare bones (1st) version has no<br />Audio<br />Comments<br />Integrated search (use googlesitesearch)<br />Favorites<br /...
Outsourcing<br />
Analytics<br />
Use the buddy system<br />
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders” <br />
RT @jboutelle If you build it they will come … NOT #ultrabootstrapping<br />
Budget for technical founder<br />$100 - attending startup events<br />$200 - google ads to test out landing page design<b...
Budget for a design founder<br />$100 -attending startup events<br />$200 - google ads to test out landing page design<br ...
Budget for “business” founder<br /> $0 -attending startup events (you're connected enough to get in free, or smooth enough...
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  1. 1. #ultrabootstrappingdoing a startup on 1000$ 980$<br />@jboutelle<br />slideshare.net/jboutelle<br />
  2. 2. How the *&^$ is this possible?<br />
  3. 3. Fine print<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Globalization<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
  10. 10. We understand how to build software*<br />*at least a little<br />
  11. 11. From 10 mil to 10 thou<br />
  12. 12. RT @Jboutelle A startup is something that will probably fail #ultrabootstrapping<br />
  13. 13. traction<br />
  14. 14. Free Stuff<br />
  15. 15. stylous.com<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. google.com<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
  20. 20.
  21. 21. marketing<br />
  22. 22. RT @jboutelle No one wants to steal your shitty idea<br />
  23. 23. So what do you have to pay for?<br />
  24. 24. RT @larryellison There’s only 2 jobs here: making stuff and selling stuff #ultrabootstrapping<br />
  25. 25. a short interlude …<br />
  26. 26. RT @jboutelle Don’t build something and try to sell it. Try to sell it 2C if it’s wrth building. #ultrabootstrapping<br />
  27. 27.
  28. 28.
  29. 29.
  30. 30.
  31. 31. RT @jboutelle if people don’t want to be emailed when you’ll launch, it’s not worth building #ultrabootstrapping<br />
  32. 32. Product Development<br />
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  45. 45. Bare bones (1st) version has no<br />Audio<br />Comments<br />Integrated search (use googlesitesearch)<br />Favorites<br />People<br />Flagging<br />Rating<br />We will add these features slowly after we prove out the concept<br />
  46. 46. Outsourcing<br />
  47. 47. Analytics<br />
  48. 48. Use the buddy system<br />
  49. 49. "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders” <br />
  50. 50. RT @jboutelle If you build it they will come … NOT #ultrabootstrapping<br />
  51. 51. Budget for technical founder<br />$100 - attending startup events<br />$200 - google ads to test out landing page design<br />$100 - graphic design iteration on mock-up<br />$100 - "slicing" mockups into static html<br />$500 - technical outsourcing / beer <br />
  52. 52. Budget for a design founder<br />$100 -attending startup events<br />$200 - google ads to test out landing page design<br />$700 -technical outsourcing<br />
  53. 53. Budget for “business” founder<br /> $0 -attending startup events (you're connected enough to get in free, or smooth enough to talk your way in, right?) <br />$0 - google ads to test out landing page design (you'll spend much more time talking to potential customers face to face and participating in the online conversation in your space. So your landing page should get lots of relevant traffic already)<br />$100 - graphic design iteration on mock-ups<br />$100 - "slicing" mockups into static html<br />$700 -technical outsourcing<br />
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