I have a love affair with the Lean Canvas

by 5 days ago.

My life as a startup mentor has three constants: midnight anxiety, coffee and lean canvases. I deal with the first two with a combination of meditation and hard liquor, depending on how much time I have on my hands. Lean canvases, on the other hand, have become both a necessary evil and my favourite thing in the world. If you’re doing it right, running a lean canvas session is equal parts endless joy and cautious panic.

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Beware of the backyard patent attorney

by 25 days ago.

There are many myths and misconceptions regarding intellectual property law that seem to be fuelled by well-meaning amateurs – the backyard patent attorneys as we have called them. Relying on these myths and misconceptions can spell disaster for any business, but particularly for a new startup with limited capacity to pay for such mistakes.

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