如何在百人創業週末活動獲得最多的收穫? (4個超有用的忠告) / How to make best out of Startup Weekend? (4 super sincere advice)


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從星期五晚上六點到星期天晚上八點,這很可能是你遇到最密集的周末之一!你將和新朋友/陌生人一起工作,充滿熱情的導師所提出的建議,不見的你會全部喜歡,現場活動主持人/主辦單位將致力於創造友好且快速發展的環境,為的是幫助培養並實現重大的點子!

創業週末大目標是找到一個共同創辦人和了解精實創業的理念與方法。無論是你真的打算開始一個新的合資公司,或是在這裡學習和結交新朋友!如何善加利用這54小時創業活動的經驗?以下為您準備好我們的建議清單:

From 6:00pm Friday night to 8:00pm Sunday night, it would probably be one of the most intensive weekend you have ever experience. You will be working with new friends/stranger, passionate mentors are going to give you advise that may or may not to your liking and event facilitators/organizers are committed to create a friendly fast moving environment to foster great ideas and implementation.

2 of the most objectives of Startup Weekend are to find a co-founder and to learn about lean startup concept and methodology. Whether if you are planning to actually start a new venture or here to learn and make new friends, below is a list of suggestions for you to make the best of this 54 startup event experience.

 

建議/Suggestion #1: 開放的態度和樂在其中 / Be Open Minded & Have Fun

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開放的態度和樂在其中

如果你從來沒有參與過創業活動或在新創工作,這個週末就可以是改變你一生的經驗!只要你下定決心要擁抱新的核心理念和工作方法,這裡可能完全跳脫你曾相信或曾做過的事情。有一個開放的心態,並試圖享受這場活動是不可或缺的。

我們不鼓勵「打擊」這些新的觀念,但做出判斷前務必要先聆聽主辦單位/協助/導師/評審的分享。結束一天後,對於全球經濟環境的變化,不是所有的建議、陳述都如我們所說的適用或正確。因此,只要有積極的態度、樂在其中且願意學習,就一定會是善加利用這54小時創業活動經驗的最佳選擇。

Be Open Minded & Have Fun 

If you have never been to a startup event or work in a startup, this weekend can be a life time changing experience, only if you are determined to embrace new core-concept and working methodologies that may be totally against what you used to believe or used to do.  Having an opened mind and trying to enjoy the event is essential. We do not encourage to “fight against” these new concepts, but to listen first before making a judgement in what the organizer/facilitator/mentor/judge are trying to share. At the end of day, not all the advise and statement would be applicable or be right as the global environment changes as we speak. Therefore, having a positive attitude to have fun and willingness to learn, will definitely be the right choice to get the most out of the 54 hours experience.

 

建議/Suggestion #2: 嘗試站上講台和叫賣你看見的問題 / Try to pitch a problem

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嘗試站上講台和叫賣你看見的問題

無論你的推銷在週五晚上是否被選擇,你花時間和精力參加活動一起叫賣的經驗已經值得了!當站在你不認識的人面前,對於你想解決的問題富有熱忱,這些將是創業的第一步。

對於第一次做創業評估的人,叫賣會是你往後人生中第一次且不斷在做的活動。所以要在這先拔頭籌,如果你的叫賣能在打動前面60至100個人,那麼你肯定能不費吹灰之力就能在未來50小時內推銷給接下來的100個人。

Get on the stage and pitch a problem

Regardless whether if your pitch is selected Friday night, the experience of pitching along is already worth your time and effort in attending the event. Standing in front of people you don’t know and be passionate about the problem that you would like to solve, would be the first step to startup. For the people who are evaluating doing a startup for the first time, pitching will be the first and a constant activity that you will do for the rest of your life. So, get a head start, because if you are able to pitch in front of 60 to 100 people, then you will be sure not to be intimated to pitch to the next 100 people during the next 50 hours.

 

建議/Suggestion #3: 社交和認識新朋友 / Network and make new friends

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社交和認識新朋友

實際上,早期新創的成功並不是仰賴在資金,而是可以使用的資源。當認識對的人,才可以真正協助你把價值提供給自己的團隊。因此,最好的機會就在活動中認識越多人越好,但同時還是專注在你的團隊。 一個不錯想法就是充分利用活動開幕、閉幕時和在吃飯休息中的時間。你參加的新創事業並不會在活動週日後就結束了,而是結束後的週一才真正開始。

當團隊在下週完成「坦承會議」後,可能才發現80%的隊友無法繼續。這絕對會是聯絡週末見過面的人的好時機,可以討論是否加入你的團隊。

Network and make new friends

The success of early stage startup is actually not funding, but the resources which you can access. Know the right people who can help you in any way is a value that you bring on to the table for your team. Thus, a good place to start is actually get to know as many people as possible while trying to be 110% focus on your team. What it means is to take advantage of opening and closing and as well breaks when you are eating. Your startup does not end Sunday night, but actually starts when the event is over.  What could possibly happen is a new team may be formed after the confession meeting taking place the following week, and you only to find out that 80% of your team mate will not continue the project. This would be a perfect time to reach out to people you met during the weekend, and see if they would like to work on your project.

 

建議/Suggestion #4: 做強而有力的決策 / Make Powerful Decision

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 做強而有力的決策

在整個54小時內,你將面臨無數個決定。有些選擇很容易,如決定在未來7餐吃什麼。但有些卻不是那麼容易,例如挑選未來50小時內你用全力以赴的心投入的點子或團隊。即使會在某個時刻,你將不得不做出離開一個團隊或禮貌地要求成員離開團隊的決定。其他的決定包含了選擇一個和你有緣份的導師,或者就以你的直覺來決定。

所有你將要做的決定,務必考慮潛在後果,因為它們會影響你新創的結果。我們唯一不鼓勵的就是依賴大家的建議,然後自己完全沒有自己的想法,因為在創業時,面對最大的挑戰就是在沒有充分資訊或經驗下做出決定。在這個週末要把握的就是做決定的機會,因為有機會練習做強而有力的決策,這一定會幫助你成為一個成功的企業家。

Make Powerful Decision

Throughout the 54 hours, you will be faced with countless decision. Some choices are easy to make such as decide what to eat in the next 7 meals. However some choices are not as easy such as picking the idea or team that you will be working the next 50 hours. Even sometime, you will be forced to make a decision to leave a team or politely ask one of your team member to leave the team. Other decision would be choosing a compatible mentor or even just choose to follow your gut instinct. All the decisions that you make, please do consider the potential consequence, because they will affect the outcome of your startup. What we do not encourage you to do, is to follow the crowd and not have your own opinion, because doing Startup is all about making decision without prior experience or knowledge. Having the opportunities to practice to make powerful decision, will definitely help you to be an successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

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