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How to Raise Your First $100k Before Building an App or Product

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21 November 2018


10:30am - 2:00pm


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How to Raise Your First $100k Before Building an App or Product


The reason that 96% of startups fail is due to the inability to find product-market fit, which is a product that solves a significant need in the market. Instead, a lot of businesses build a prototype or Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and launch before realising that no one wanted or needed their product. What’s the best way to create, test, and launch a product without wasting time and money? Pitchblak has helped startups raise $100,000 – $200,000 by helping entrepreneurs create viable products and gain business momentum. Using their experimentation process, Pitchblak has helped startups validate ideas, raise funding, and successfully launch. Learn their process of experiments from ideation to investment to: - Quit your job to focus on your startup - Hire your own coder (or create your product if it's physical) - Launch your idea the right way Brought to you by Pitchblak Adrian Osman is the co-founder and CEO of Pitchblak, Australia’s largest supporter of idea-stage entrepreneurs. The owners of Pitchblak have raised $20M for their own startups and learned plenty of hard lessons along the way. While continuing to launch their own ventures, they now help founders across Australia to validate their ideas and build a compelling story to get pre-seed investment.


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