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How to Start a Startup | Michael Sklar (Managing Director, Station Houston)

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Presented by The Kauffman Foundation

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

You have an idea…now what? Before you start looking for funding, it’s important to make sure that your idea is both viable and valuable — if it doesn’t have a sound model and a market willing to pay for it, investors won’t be interested, anyway!

Who Should Attend

  • People with an idea for a startup, but unsure what to do next
  • Early stage entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs testing ideas for a pivot

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify problems, needs, and trends worth pursuing
  • How to create and evaluate possible solutions to these problems
  • How to determine the viability and market opportunity for your solution
  • What metrics and data you should collect and monitor to improve decision-making

Michael Sklar

Managing Director, Strategy @ Station Houston

Michael Sklar is the new Managing Partner of Strategy & Product at Station Houston. Most recently, he was the CEO of Graylog, an open source log management software company. He has been a founder and investor in startups and small businesses across multiple industries focused on both B2B and B2C. He earned his MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in English from Haverford College.Michael Sklar is the new Managing Partner of Strategy & Product at Station Houston. He is an investor, director, and consultant in many companies. Most recently, he was the CEO of Greylog, an open source centralized log management alternative to Splunk. Previously, he was President, Co-Founder, and Board Member of Vartopia, and a Director at VMware. He earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in English from Haverford College.

This is part of Station’s “How to Start” Series, held the First through Fourth Tuesday of every month:

  • Part 1: How to Start a Startup
  • Part 2: How to Start Ideating
  • Part 3: How to Start Building
  • Part 4: How to Start Selling

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