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

October 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


“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!

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Who Should Attend

  • People with an idea for a startup, but are unsure how to test it
  • People working on a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • 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 whether you have a viable and a valuable idea
  • What metrics and data you should collect and monitor to improve decision-making
  • What tools and resources could help you execute and manage the pretotyping process

Michael Sklar

Managing Director, Strategy @ Station Houston

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.

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