How to Pitch Your Idea and Your Startup



At the Founders Institute in Athens, we are working with teams on pitching their ideas and try to develop them into viable startups. The teams get better and better as the number of pitches increases and the feedback they get gets more concrete, so here is a guide on how you can get a better pitch for your idea for different audiences. [Read more…]

How to Build Your first Ad Without Design Skills



One of the first things you will need to do as a Startup to test your idea, is to attract visitors to your website and test the conversion rates of signups and free or paid customers. And at some point you will need to create ads for that purpose. Let’s have a look at how you can create your first ad, without having any design or copywriting skills. [Read more…]

How to Build Your First Website, in 15 minutes. No coding required.


Many startuppers  who come from the business world, wonder how to set up their first website landing page, especially if they don’t know about coding. Here is a simple guide to get your first website up and running. It will take less than 15 minutes!Before we begin, lets start with the basics for the ones that are not familiar with launching websites: [Read more…]

30 Startup Buzzwords You Should Know


There is a specific language that is used in the startup world. Yes, it contains many buzzwords and there are also humorous infographics on them, while many people -who are many years in the space- make fun of new teams over(ab)using them (read posts at quora). However, you should still invest some time in learning and understanding them, in order to communicate more effectively. Here are the basic terms and their explanation: [Read more…]

I have a startup idea! Should I tell it to others?

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Yesterday we had a Startup Pitch presentation at Founders Institute in Athens (click) and one of the questions that came up was: “I have an idea for a startup. I am afraid that if I tell it to others, someone may steal it. Should I tell my idea and how can I protect it?”.

The short answer is “Yes – you should definitely share your idea as much as possible”. Let me explain the reasons: [Read more…]