Harvard i-lab | Discovering the Right Product for Your Startup with Abby Fichtner | Summary and Q&A

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November 5, 2013
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Harvard i-lab | Discovering the Right Product for Your Startup with Abby Fichtner

TL;DR

Learn how to find the right product for your startup by understanding your customer's problem and designing a solution that resonates with them.

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Key Insights

  • 🏛️ Startups often struggle with finding the right product to build, facing challenges such as building something too minimal or building something nobody wants.
  • 🗯️ Understanding your customer's problem and validating your ideas are crucial steps in developing the right product.
  • 😑 Methods such as landing pages, surveys, and pre-orders can help startups validate their product ideas and determine if there is a market for them.

Transcript

hello everybody so like Neil said I'ma be Fichtner a lot of people know me as hacker chick because I did a hacker chick blog on how to develop that our software and better startups and hacker and residents here at the iLab as a developer you could say product development is pretty much my specialty and in getting to work with hundreds of early-stag... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: What is the biggest problem startups face when trying to figure out the right product to build?

Startups often struggle with finding a problem worth solving and fail to validate their product ideas before building them.

Q: How can startups determine if there is a market for their product?

Startups can use landing pages, surveys, and pre-orders to validate their ideas and gauge customer interest before building the product.

Q: How can concierge tests help startups understand their customers' needs?

By providing personalized, manual services to potential customers, startups can gather valuable insights and feedback for building a solution that resonates with them.

Q: What is the importance of customer interviews in the product development process?

Customer interviews allow startups to understand the specific problems their customers are facing and gather feedback on potential solutions, helping refine their product offerings.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Many startups struggle with finding the right product to build, either building something too minimal or something nobody wants.

  • Understanding your customer and their problem is crucial in developing the right product.

  • Validating your ideas through landing pages, surveys, and pre-orders can help you determine if there is a market for your product.

  • Using concierge tests and customer interviews can provide valuable insights and feedback for building a product that meets customer needs.

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