Thinking about a startup? Here are 3 things you should do.

July 15, 2015

Have a startup or thinking about launching one? What do you wish you knew before taking the plunge? Advice is easy to find, but good advice from someone who has been there is a bit harder. That's why we decided to sit down with Jon Birdsong.If you are in the Atlanta tech community, you have probably heard of Jon. Part of the early team at Salesloft, he and Kyle Porter traveled to TechStars. A driven, charming guy, Jon is the quintessential entrepreneur and is one of the best networked folks I know.He is passionate about the Atlanta startup community and has long been a voice speaking in favor of our great city, and bringing the tech community together. Taking his experience at Tech Stars, Jon created Atlanta Startup Village which is the largest regular gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast and is currently the CEO of Rivarly.In this Village #TeachingTalk learn why Jon chose to get involved in startups and the three steps he believes will help you build a story you can take to investors.

1. Build personal credibility. Ask yourself, where can I add value?

2. Focus and build relationships with the best.

3. Build your product, not in a silo, but with a customer and feedback.

Watch Jon share these three points and learn how to work your way into a successful startup.If you were entering the startup community tomorrow, what would your next steps be?

July 15, 2015
Karen Houghton