Customer Development: Getting Honest Feedback About Your Products and Services

'The Mom Test' Book
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A couple of weeks ago I learned all about Customer Development, by attending another fantastic Founders Network event. Once again, superbly put together by Tech North. The event was delivered by co-founders of Lyst; Rob Fitzpatrick and Devin Hunt, and Rob kindly gave us a signed copy of his wonderful book ‘The Mom Test‘, which gives some wonderful insight into assessing what…

Starting your own Business and the Law

Andrea Cropley Stood in-front of the 'Founders Network' sign
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This week I delved into the legal side of starting your own business, by attending the “Founders Network Masterclass on Legals” event, superbly put together by Tech North. The event was held at the Chimney House, Kelham Island, Sheffield. A cozy little building that I haven’t been to since I wrote a report about the River Don Engine on a school trip…

A Hackathon in Barnsley

Cheer the Duck Up - Photo by Shaun Bellis
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Featured photo by Shaun Bellis. On Saturday 6th July 2013 my company Make Do, held their first ever hackathon at the Barnsley DMC to great acclaim, which incidentally was the first ever event of its kind to be hosted in Barnsley. The ‘Layershift‘ (our event sponsor) hack day brought to the borough a mixture of entrepreneurs, technology enthusiasts, designers,…