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Idea to Beta: Tips and Tools for making your idea a reality


Most of us have an idea for an app or website but don’t know how to make it a reality or even where to start.

This session will focus on the tools and tips picked up over the last two years taking an idea to a working beta.

Tips and Tools will be shared for each of these:

  • Ideas
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Finding Co-Founders
  • Technical Co-Founders
  • Managing the process
  • Money
  • Q&A / Feedback


Below is the old agenda before abbreviated to the above

Topics will include:

  • How to know you have a good idea
  • How to test an idea
  • How to adapt an idea based on feedback
  • Tools to build an MVP (both technical and non-technical)
  • How to find co-founders
  • How to find a technical cofounder
  • How to manage the process
  • How much money do you need?


Minnebar 9 (2014-04-12)


Brandon Rothe, Phil Mackey