met. You might think that anyone in a business must, ex officio, understand. However, the way that you work with your stakeholders will in part be determined by your team's organization. You want to live at the office in a startup, so why not have a place designed to be lived in as your office? We talked to a number of VCs, but eventually we ended up financing our startup entirely with angel money. There are few sources of energy so powerful as a procrastinating grad student. BSAs will also explain technical/architectural complexities to project stakeholders, such as why your html-based application can't have as slick of a user interface as a Visual Basic application. One of the best tricks I learned during our startup was a rule for deciding who to hire. Since this was the era of "get big fast I worried about how small and obscure we were.
And for a startup location is very important. As Figure 1 shows, in practice there proves to be two critical aspects to this role: first as a stakeholder proxy within the development team and second as a project team representative to the overall stakeholder community as a whole. I'll try to give an outline of how it works. 5 A friend who started a company in Germany told me they do care about the paperwork there, and that there's more.
I was, I now realize, exactly the right sort of person to start a startup. Financially, a startup is like a pass/fail course. As if to emphasize the point, Google never did any advertising. 4 Corollary: Avoid starting a startup to sell things to the biggest company of all, the government. Having previous development experience is critical for a BSA because it grounds them in reality. So why not make work more like home? Every couple weeks I would take a few hours off to visit a used bookshop or go to a friend's house for dinner. An idea for a startup, however, is only a beginning. Some angels, especially those with technology backgrounds, may be satisfied with a demo and a verbal description of what you plan. Plus he introduced us to one of the two angel investors who supplied our next round of funding.