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There isn't a lot of published information that I've seen (or can quickly find) on how washio and postmates validated their business model, but I definitely agree that starting fairly lean and validating your business first even if that means a lot of manual effort up front is a better approach t...

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I do not believe you should incorporate your company yet as there is a chance you will scrap the idea or iterate on the assumptions after analysis. I suggest you run your initial testing on a very minimal MVP to see if there is interest. I would go further in saying that you should not even allow...

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Product designer for 10 years. Chief Product Officer for 4. Validated many MVPs and product concepts pre and post funding raise, with current customers and without. In almost all cases, you can validate the product idea through non-technical means. The notion that you must raise before you can ...

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Well this totally depends what your MVP is? What's the functionality? I'd suggest something like http://www.squarespace.com/ our designers with very little technical knowledge have had great success with this. Another option if it's just for demos/feedback is to use something like http://www.in...

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It sounds like you already have an MVP, awesome. Now you need some evidence that people want to pay for it. Make a landing page from your MVP which shows visitors its main exciting features. Have a link called 'Learn More', which leads to a form asking for user info (name, email, etc.). To make ...

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Exciting stuff! I see a few questions here: 1. When is the right time to look for seed funding? 2. How do I appropriately talk to angel investors about said funding? As for the first question, consider what your goals are and whether this funding can help you achieve those goals. Hopefully, ...

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Ask your parents. I know that sounds glib, but honestly in today's rich technology access landscape you should be able to build a prototype of anything for free or at least under $50. In many cases you don't even need to know how to code. Here are some examples: SiteGround - Wordpress hosting p...

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Unless you are a founder with prior successes that are notable or relevant to your new startup, the answer is a clear no.

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Using Google Places API and storing the results in your own database likely violates the terms of service. Likewise, you are limited to the number of calls per day to the API. If you expect users to appreciate (and pay for) the software you are generating, you should do likewise. Go with the l...

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This is an awesome question! As a fellow entrepreneur and strategist I can tell you that this is way more common than you may expect. I think social media and public figures like Gary V and the like have built sense of quick scalability by simply getting going and that is simply not the case. In ...

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