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Why User Experience Matters for Startups


Discover why a product development process that prioritizes user experience saves resources, reduces risks, and helps your startup build the right product.

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Startup Metrics

TechEmpower - Product Management

When talking to startup founders or other innovators, we always ask questions to better understand their business as a core. Conclusion Startup metrics are an invaluable tool for founders and innovators. Focus on building an MVP to gather startup metrics. What does the business do? How does it meet customers’ needs?

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Startup CTO or Developer

TechEmpower - Product Management

What does it mean to be a CTO for a startup? Should a startup CTO spend their time programming? Here’s a graphic from Socal CTO that illustrates the roles as they change over time: In its earliest days, a startup’s top need is often to produce a product. What does the role demand? Exploring new technologies? It might be.

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How Continuous Discovery Works (and Doesn’t) in Early-Stage Startups

Product Talk

“I get that the continuous discovery habits framework works well for mature products, but does it work for early-stage startups?”. I spent all of my full-time employee experience at early-stage startups (many of them pre-product) and I relied on these same habits to figure out what to build. This question always surprises me.

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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

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. Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1%

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Essential Startup Product Manager Skills

The Product HQ

Product managers who work at startups have their work cut out for them. Nowadays, sharpening your startup product manager skills has become more of a priority than they have ever been. Based on startup statistics shared by Embroker , around 90% of startups fail.

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Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

Mind the Product

Yet there’s a specific role — the Startup Product Manager — the uniqueness of which calls for a deeper dive to fully equip and prepare professionals to manage themselves, and their employers, in a budding product group. [.] One of our universal truths in product is that the nature of the job varies greatly between organizations.

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Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

In both established organizations and “small” startups, leaders need to strike a balance between the speed and agility and scale and relationships that go into successful digital transformations. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Hit your number with 100 Pipeline Plays. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets. Close more deals with these winning plays!

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Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

What do startups and Fortune 500 companies have in common? An interactive guide filled with the tools to turn your data into a competitive advantage. They rely on data to power products, business insights, and marketing strategy.

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Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

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

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. Join UX designer and product management expert Laura Klein for a no-holds-barred Ask Me Anything session on UX design.

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How to Build Your Product Team's Second Brain

If you're doing it in a small startup, it's even more complex. Product management is one of the most complex knowledge jobs.

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How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Whether you're part of a new startup, or at an established organization looking to make the most of your next launch, you won't want to miss this webinar. You'll learn: Four common reasons why the best intentions fail. Five steps to successful product or feature launches. How to set your product or feature up for lasting growth.

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Scaling to the Masses - Fit Your Product for a Larger User Base

Speaker: Dustin Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Incubator

Whether you're running a small startup or trying to get your idea to take off in a large corporation, you'll need the right tools and perspective to scale your product. Romantic notions aside, the story neglects to mention the most essential variable to product success: scalability.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Every startup and innovation project exists within an ecosystem that either helps or hurts that project. As innovation managers, we need to keep a pulse of that ecosystem and make sure we're helping those innovation projects we're managing every step of the way.