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How to Start a Startup

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”—Mark Twain

You’ve got an idea…now what? Before you start hitting the pavement looking for funding, its important to make sure that your idea is both viable and valuable.

Who Should Attend

This event is intended for startups that meet the following criteria:

  • B2B / B2C — Either
  • INDUSTRY — Any
  • BUS. MODEL — Any
  • STAGE — Future Founder; Problem-Solution Fit (self-funded; no product development yet)
  • BUS. FUNCTION — Strategy

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify problems, needs, and trends worth exploiting
  • Process for brainstorming possible solutions to these problems
  • Difference between a viable and a valuable idea
  • How to launch

Alex de la Fuente

Director of Operations, Station Houston

Alex de la Fuente first entered the entrepreneurship arena in high school when he co-founded a clothing brand that catered to the action sports community. Since then, he worked in a renewable resources startup, was a middle-market business analyst for a commercial bank, and helped lead the OwlSpark (Rice University) and RED Labs (University of Houston) accelerators. Alex is currently the Director of Programs at Station Houston, and co-teaches the RED Labs Pre-Accelerator course at UH. He is also on the organizing team for Startup Weekend in Houston.

Alex’s superpowers include branding & graphic design and finding product-market fit.

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