In my last post, I shared my How To Build Your MVP presentation that I gave at Harvard. But of course I get it’s a little hard without the voice over… so, here’s a walk through for some of the MVP examples from real startups. If you have more, it’d be awesome if you could share them in the comments!
The Point – Before Groupon, Andrew Mason created a not-so-well-known startup called The Point. The Point’s vision was to harness the collective power of all of the people on the Internet.
Whether you’re raising money, organizing people, or trying to influence change: if you can’t do it alone, you can do it on The Point.
Awesome idea, right? Andrew and his team thought so. They went off and spent 10 months building it. When they put it out there only to find that people weren’t using it (at least not in any kind of numbers that could lead to a sustainable business), they spent another 10 months back tracking only to realize that the Right product to build was a totally different one (Groupon).
» Andrew Mason discussing what happened with The Point
Moral of this Story: Don’t be like The Point. Instead, try one of these MVP ideas…