Startup Research

Seattle Autumn 2012 Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is the target market big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research, such as surveys? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Choose your business and market.
Date:
2012-10-16, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Dan Shapiro
Dan Shapiro - Founder, Sparkbuy (Seattle FI) , VSCO

Dan Shapiro sold his most recent company, Sparkbuy, to Google where he is CEO of the Google Comparison subsidary. Previously he founded Ontela (now Photobucket) and worked at RealNetworks, Microsoft, and Wildseed (acquired by AOL). His companies have been named Dow Jone...

Bryan Starbuck
CEO & Founder, Empower.me

Bryan Starbuck is the Founder & CEO of Empower.me, a B2C education startup for 5th to 12th grade students. Empower.me brings online learning videos from sources like Khan Academy, TED Conferences, PBS and many more to teens. Empower.me allows teens to earn extra spendi...

Dave Parker
Serial Entrepreneur, 5X Founder, Code Fellows

Over the last 20+ years Dave's career success has included both product and service industries, selling both tangible and intangible technology products and professional services. Markets have included software, wireless and hardware. An Alumnus of the University of Washi...

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