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!

AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam

Mind the Product

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

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!

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.

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

9 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas

280 Group

The post 9 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. This is a guest post by Scott Davis. Setting up your own business is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things in the world. It is a validation of your skills and knowledge.

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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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 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.

Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

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

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.

“Is your startup idea taken?” — and why we love X for Y startups

Andrew Chen

and finally, what happens when my “X for Y” startup idea is taken? People love describing startups as “X for Y” — why? Here’s the list of the most common startup comparisons: “X for Y” comparisons are popular!

You X History: Oda Nobunaga and the disruptive startup you need to know

TryMyUI

Startups are essentially synonymous with "disruption," a term plastered on every unoriginal idea that comes out of silicon valley. Why not give Japanese history a shot at inspiring contemporary startup disruption culture?

Product Manager at a startup vs Big Company

The Product Coalition

years back, I moved from working at a startup with ~150 people to a company with 17000 employees. Below are some observations about being a PM at a startup versus a PM at a larger company. startup product-managementAbout 2.5

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

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.

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.

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. .

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.

10 Proven Sales Techniques from Top Business Owners and Startups

The Product Coalition

Now, we are sharing the 10 best, proven sales techniques that real business owners and fruitful startups are utilizing to develop their brands. 10 proven sales techniques from top business owners and startups 1. startup sales app-development-company

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.

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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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.

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.

How a Product Manager can survive the 3 pivotal startup phases

NextBigWhat

A Product Manager at a startup has to typically deal with 3 main phases – formation, validation and growth. The post How a Product Manager can survive the 3 pivotal startup phases appeared first on NextBigWhat.

The Startup Lifecycle: How To Win At Each Stage

The Product Coalition

Every startup goes through three basic stages as it strives to become the next Uber or Amazon: idea, launch, and growth. The secret to becoming a successful startup lies in knowing your strengths and weaknesses and overcoming all the obstacles you will face along your journey.

The Difference Between Startup PMs & Big Corporation PMs

The Product Coalition

While all Product Managers are tasked with providing delightful solutions for customers, there are distinct differences between the work of PMs in startups compared to PMs in larger, more established businesses. Do you have experience as a PM in a startup or big business?

Value Based Pricing for Saas Startup

The Product Coalition

Value Based Pricing for SaaS Startup We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.– your startup won’t last long without monetization. startup pricing-strategy saas value-based-pricing saas-marketing

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.

Founder Exposed: Opening Up About Startup Failures and Vulnerability

First Round Review

Jeff Wald knows firsthand that behind every startup success story is a stack of seldom discussed defeats. The investor and three-time founder opens up about why leaders should embrace vulnerability, and offers tools for extracting lessons from failure and getting back in the game.

What To Expect as a PM from Startup to Scale Up, to Corporates (Part 2 of 3)

The Product Coalition

In my last blog, we talked about being a PM in a Startup. Now that you’ve learnt a bit about Product managers in a startup. lean-startup innovation scaleup startup product-managementIn this chapter, we’ll be talking about what to expect as a PM in a Scaleup.

What Can Product Managers Learn from Startup Pitch Decks?

DevelopmentCorporate

Product Managers can learn a lot from startup pitch decks. The post What Can Product Managers Learn from Startup Pitch Decks? Corporate Development Product Management product manager startup pitch deckA pitch deck essentially tells a story of why a company should be funded.

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

Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics

First Round Review

Reboot.io founder and professional coach Khalid Halim has guided the leadership at Coinbase, Lyft and Checkr through some of the steepest parts of their growth curve. Here, he shares the two promises every founder must make before hypergrowth. Continue reading at First Round Review »

What To Expect as a PM from Startup to Scale Up, to Corporates (Part 1 of 3)

The Product Coalition

Working as a Product Manager In a Start-Up: A startup is an organisation that is built for hyper-growth. This is typically the structure you’ll find in startups. What to expect as a PM in a Start-Up: How to strive as a Startup PM: Be careful of jumping into solutions.

My Lessons from Interviewing 400+ Engineers Over Three Startups

First Round Review

Engineering leader Marco Rogers (Lever, Yammer, Clover Health) debunks some of the most common recruiting tropes and walks through his four top interviewing practices for startups.

It’s Elementary: Startups Gaining Independence

ProductCraft

This is part three of Growing Up is Hard: a series on the stages of startup evolution and how they mimic human development stages. The post It’s Elementary: Startups Gaining Independence appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Most startups don’t starve, they drown. Here is why, and how to survive.

The Product Coalition

Startups don’t starve, they drown. It was 2010 when I watched the online stream of the Startup Lessons Learned conference, initiated by Eric Ries. At some stage the now famous Shawn Carolan quote came up: Startups don’t starve, they drown. Most startups don’t starve, they drown.