How to Price Your Product in a Startup

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Making the Transition From Corporate to Startup

Mind the Product

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? Have your interview outfit at the ready for a corporate and dress to startup-impress if not!

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AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam

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The post AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam appeared first on Mind the Product. Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) Startup Product Management Video Artificial Intelligence product management ProductTank ProductTank London startup product management

Book Review: The Startup Playbook

Under10 Playbook

Book Review: The Startup Playbook: Founder-to-Founder Advice From Two Startup Veterans by Rajat Bhargava and Will Herman. I was sent a complimentary copy of The Startup Playbook to read and review.

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

Making the Transition Between Corporate and Startup

Mind the Product

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? Have your interview outfit at the ready for a corporate and dress to startup-impress if not!

Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

technology product-owner startup product-management agileI’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

Mind the Product

Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at 500 Startups , to speak to us. 500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs, and Marvin helps to run the San Francisco-based accelerator program.

Optimal Matching for Marketplace Startups and the Role of Bias

Mind the Product

Recognizing where your marketplace startup falls on the fungibility spectrum is crucial. I know all this can be overwhelming, and as a startup with limited resources you can’t have a team of data scientists optimizing your every match.

Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

Mind the Product

Let me explain: Why a Product Startup? Nevertheless, building a product startup within an existing business comes with its own challenges, not least trying to find new ways of working which are appropriate at a different size and scale. Why all Agencies Should run a Product Startup.

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

The Lean Startup Trap

The Product Coalition

The Big 3 ‘Lean Startup’ Mistakes Companies Still Make Are you spending a ridiculous amount of time working on a product, and getting nowhere? If this sounds like you, you’re probably stuck in the lean startup trap. Lean startup sucks at discovering your customer needs.

Startup Dust

Oren Steinberg

The biggest asset any startup has is the time of its entrepreneurs and key talents. The success or failure of the startup often hinges on their ability to focus their efforts on the critical path at any given time. As the startup grows and faces scalability and growth challenges the issue of focus becomes even more challenging. 2 unexperienced entrepreneurs have a great idea for their first startup. The post Startup Dust appeared first on Oren Steinberg - blog.

Startup Launches, Bundled Assumptions and Failure

The Product Coalition

Most of us in the startup community have embraced the principles of Lean product development and MVPs. Despite this, most startups still flatline or fail after their MVP has been released. Startups are complex, so there’s many factors at play. This is precisely why growth curves for most startups are flat forever. The Real Startup Book is a good resource for the types of experiments you can run. startup-lessons startup lean-startup launch

So you’re a Product Manager in a Startup. How hard could it be?

The Product Coalition

entrepreneurship product-management lessons startup productRarely comes a time in your life when you are given an opportunity to grow a company from concept to product. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

We all have to make quick decisions about product interfaces, and there's not always a designer around when you need one. That doesn't mean that you're doomed to failure, though. Learn a few really common user experience design mistakes and how to avoid making them. Join UX designer and product management expert Laura Klein for a no-holds-barred Ask Me Anything session on UX design. Laura—principal of Users Know and author of Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups—has over 20 years of experience helping companies innovate responsibly and improve their product development processes.

The Differences Between Enterprise and SaaS Startup PMs

ProductCraft

Do global enterprise companies really have the advantage over SaaS startups? Read more » The post The Differences Between Enterprise and SaaS Startup PMs appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives PM Role Research Startup State of Product Leadership

Test-Driven Product Management at an Early-Stage Startup

Amplitude

The post Test-Driven Product Management at an Early-Stage Startup appeared first on Amplitude Blog. Product Development Startup Lessons Product Innovator SeriesThis is a guest post in our Product Innovator Series from Jennelle Nystrom, product manager at Farmstead. .

Importance of A Holistic Product Function in A Startup

The Product Coalition

The role of a Product Owner/Manager/Strategist is to help startups capture and transform customer insights into full product experiences that in turn increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, retention, and the business values.

How to drive and increase traffic to your startup website

Nulab

That’s why it’s of the utmost importance that your startup understands the fundamentals of digital marketing and traffic management. In this article, we’ll look at how you can drive traffic to your startup website within your rigid budget constraints. Startups traffic web analytics

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

My Biggest Takeaways?—?Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup

The Product Coalition

Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup In my previous article , I reflected on a few things that I would tell myself if I could travel back in time and the concept of “three waves of changes.” During the early days of a startup, priorities shift on a daily basis.

TEI 290: What product managers must know about Customer Development and Lean Startup – with Steve Blank

Product Innovation Educators

In 2012 I read a book titled, Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. Later, like many of us, I learned about Lean Startup thinking from Eric Ries and found threads to adjacent thinking that was in the Startup Owner’s Manual.

How My Startup Got a Meeting with the Pentagon: a Report from the Valley of Death

The Product Coalition

research technology entrepreneurship startup innovationFor academics in the midst of a technology commercialization project, the Valley of Death exists because governments don’t fund products… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

How Startups can compete in the Online Dating Market

The Product Coalition

Recently we decided to enter this market in our own company( JoySpot ), so I started studying this market heavily to learn how can a Startup penetrate it and be competitive versus titans like Tinder. startup work online-dating dating market-research-reports

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

How to Manage Startup Growing Pains

The Product Coalition

Without a proper foundation to sustain growth , startups are liable to collapse on themselves. Disconnection within departments Luckily, these problems have solutions, and these solutions can be the key to taking your startup out of growing pains and into the next level of success.

Why you should work at a StartUp: Clarifying all Reasons

The Product Coalition

Why you should work at a StartUp: Clarifying Reasons The number of people looking for jobs at StartUps has been growing year after year in the last decade, a modest number of students are already planning to work in this type of company since the early years of the University.

How to Communicate When You’re Founding a Startup

Mind the Product

As such, for their team of startup experts, communication is absolutely key. Once you’ve got your startup or project up and running, resist the urge to ‘get building’ and take a minute to speak to people.

From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

Mind the Product

Observations of a B2C startup product manager working in enterprise. A startup, finding its feet and learning how to stand, should by certain logic be less wise, less capable and less developed than its older, wiser counterparts. This means a change in approach for product managers operating in startup and corporate environments. The post From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

The biggest thing funding does to a B2C startup

NextBigWhat

Well, the biggest thing funding can do to a B2C startup is not just hiring talent or spending on customer acquisition, but on managing support. Let’s just accept that customers… The post The biggest thing funding does to a B2C startup appeared first on NextBigWhat.

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How to Be a Great PM: Enterprise vs. Startup

ProductCraft

It doesn’t matter if you are working at an enterprise or a startup — there is a fundamental core of competencies and skills. However, enterprise companies and startups are indeed. The role of the product manager is defined in various ways across industries.

Why startups need to focus more on the Product and less on services.

The Product Coalition

Pitfalls of Service-Led vs Product-Focused startups I have been on both sides of the spectrum and it has worked well for companies like Infosys, TCS which take on large service agreements with organizations and provide consulting services or develop software.

Startup marketing: strategies for year one

Inside Intercom

The most important tasks for any early stage startup are to write code and talk to users. Founding a startup is a lot like this. I didn’t have a perfectly mapped out startup marketing strategy. A lot of startups spend untold time and resources cooking up some fancy marketing matrix when in fact you just need to have lots of real life conversations with like-minded people about their problems, and mutually explore how you can solve them.

What No One Tells You bout Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup

The Product Coalition

What No One Tells You About Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup Over a year ago, I asked around, searched for books or articles, went to several talks but found very little advice on being a product manager at an early-stage startup.

What it’s like to ramp-up as a startup Product Manager: The 30–60–90 day plan

The Product Coalition

Onboarding plan to succeed in a startup! strategy startup planning onboarding product-managementActionable steps that will help you get long term success. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

How Robotic Process Automation Can Help Startups and Product Managers Succeed

Spice Catalyst

Fleshing out a great idea into a startup company can seem like a daunting task. Once you lay the groundwork for your startup, you have to make sure you’re able to achieve what you’ve set out to do, and that’s where Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help.

What I Learned From 3.5 Years as a Product Leader at a VC Backed SaaS Startup

The Product Coalition

I was attending a very small startup event where Gregory Culpin presented the company and its market vision. startup-lessons product-management product-strategy entrepreneurshipI first heard of Elium , formerly known as Knowledge Plaza, in 2011.

It’s a match! Optimal matching for marketplace startups, and the role of bias

The Product Coalition

Recognizing where your marketplace startup falls on the fungibility spectrum is crucial, and has major implications on how you approach matching, pricing, and other core aspects of your marketplace business. But I’m just a startup! product-management startup ux algorithms marketplaces

How NOT to manage in a startup

The Product Coalition

How NOT to manage a Startup As a product manager, I led 2 teams in my recent startup gig with a lot of uncertainty, distractions and constant changes that impacted the engineers. A startup that is trying to scale, there are good and bad times.