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How to validate your startup idea

I’m very interested in how startups validate their ideas. I’ve mentored nearly 100 startups in one-to-one sessions in the last six months. But I’m finding that actually a huge amount of them barely validate their ideas at all. Or just do it very badly. So, how should a startup validate whether there is a market […]

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Your “good idea” isn’t necessarily a good business…

Over the last few years I’ve mentored hundreds of startups and founders, most of them in the early-stages of building their business. The single most common issue I see is that founders don’t make a distinction between a good idea and a good business. They think that because there’s a problem, then inevitably people will […]

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Community during Coronavirus – CreativeMornings/Cardiff

I’ve been a fan of Melin’s for some time. Ever since I landed back in Cardiff at the beginning of 2019, I’ve been religiously attending CreativeMornings/Cardiff, of which she is the current custodian. It’s a huge, international network of events, and Melin runs the Cardiff chapter with great energy and humour. I’ve spent many Friday […]

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