Session: Launching your product or startup: a framework
Thursday, 17:00 - 17:50
Launch. The process is vital to any product or startup's success, but it's difficult to get information from founders who've lived through it. Get answers to your questions, from the co-founder of a funded startup that recently had to answer all these questions: When should you launch? Should you launch a "lean MVP", or "wait till it’s perfect"? No generalized advice here - this talk will address common startup/product archetypes and help you apply direct learning to your product and your team.
How to know when to launch, how to determine what to launch (MVP or something else?), and lessons from launching
Colin Young is co-founder of Cloudbot, which makes mobile apps for everyone that needs to simplify their cloud data -- everything from your contacts to your pictures to your real-world experiences. Cloudbot is a venture-funded startup whose backers include the Groupon co-founders and is based in Chicago, USA. Before Cloudbot, Colin worked as an iPhone and web developer for several companies in the Chicago area. He studied Computer Science and Interactive Media at DePaul University, Chicago.