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Customer Development & Startup Research

Silicon Valley Spring 2013 Semester

How do you articulate and then test your hypothesis about the customer's problem? How do you test if the product concept and minimum feature set solve that problem? Does your product/service as spec’d solve a problem or a need customers have? Is the solution compelling enough that they want to buy it or use it today? What are the proper techniques for doing good customer development interviews? Also, how do you do proper market research?

Goal:
Do you have a problem / customer fit?

Date:
2013-04-09, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Chris Hogg
Founder & CEO, 100Plus

Chris is the Founder of 100Plus, a consumer health startups that leverages large health datasets to build models of a user's future health. The company has raised money from Founders Fund, Greylock, and Felicis Ventures. Prior to 100Plus, Chris was the Director of Comme...

9.19
Jeff Bonforte
CEO, Xobni

Jeff is the CEO of Xobni, a company focused on helping you manage and use your relationships, with a focus on mobile. Prior to Xobni, he was VP of realtime communications and social search at Yahoo! and has founded multiple startups such as Gizmo5 (acquired by Google) and...

8.53
Gagan Biyani
CoFounder, Fresh

Gagan Biyani is CEO and co-founder of Sprig, which is like Lyft for food. Previously, he was co-founder and President of Udemy, where he led supply acquisition (6,000+ instructors teach on Udemy) and demand acquisition ($6M+ courses sold). Udemy has raised $16M in three r...

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