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How to Start a Startup

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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“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. Join Alex de la Fuente, Station’s Director of Programming, to learn his data-driven approach to validating ideas, building products, and launching startups.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone interested in starting a startup

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

About the Speaker – Alex de la Fuente:

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, finding product-market fit and product development.


May 2
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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