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Washington DC Autumn 2013
Sessions: 2013-11-19 - 2014-03-04
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Bad Markets Create Zombie Startups, by Kirill Makharinsky
Even though researching a market and its need for a product is one of the first steps to building a company, not doing this properly can spell long-term doom no matter how well you execute on all other aspects of the business. As a result, Russian entrepreneur Kirill Makharinsky explains in the video below that it's important to “begin with the end in mind."
Named by Forbes as one of the top 30 Most Influential People in the Russian Internet Industry, Kirill is the Co-Founder of Quid, YouNoodle, and the leading travel service in Russia, Ostrovok.ru. If you are interested in starting a company in Russia, register now for the first-ever Moscow Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications for the Summer Semester. To apply for free and qualify for Founder Institute scholarships, submit your application by Sunday, April 14th.
In this talk from the Brussels Founder Institute, Kirill shares insights on startup market research he gained from starting 3 companies in 3 different countries.
If you like the video below, follow Kirill on twitter @Kirill.