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What is Lean Canvas: Definition and Examples

Learn everything you need to know about the lean canvas, its building blocks, and how it can help you in your entrepreneurial journey.

Emil Tabakov
Jun 219 min read

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From Big Corp to Startup: The Product Manager's Transition
corporate vs startup

I've been on quite a journey in the product world, starting in big companies with 200+ employees and recently diving into the startup scene with the awesome folks at Icanpreneur. This switch got me thinking – are startups and corporate gigs really that different, especially in product management?

Emil Tabakov
Dec 8, 20236 min read
The Power of Purpose: Building a Better World Through Business
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Time is our most previous resource and we spend significant amount of our lifetime working. So, this raises a crucial question - how can we ensure we are investing our work hours in the best possible way?

Emil Tabakov
Oct 6, 20235 min read
The Land of the Never Started Startups
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Have you ever had this great startup idea and you never did anything about it? Do you feel like you get work done only when the deadline is approaching at you with supersonic speed? It sounds like you are a procrastinator! And so is the majority of humankind in some shape and form.

Emil Tabakov
Mar 17, 20237 min read
Great Startup Teams Are Built, Not Gathered
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Behind every great startup there is a great team of talented individuals. However, a great startup team requires more than just bringing the right people with the right expertise together. It also requires deliberate effort of team building at a basic human level.

Vesko Kolev
Jan 6, 20236 min read
Not Doing Solution Validation Because of Henry Ford
principles

Principles are a very powerful tool for reasoning and decision making and are especially important when it comes to complex areas like entrepreneurship. However, to successfully apply principles it is important to make sure that we interpret them correctly and understand their true meaning.

Vesko Kolev
Dec 23, 20226 min read
The Connection Between Customer Needs, Problems & Outcomes
problem solution

How should I think about what I’m solving for my customers? Should I focus on customer needs, customer problems or desired outcomes? The goal of this article is to provide a conceptual model that clarifies the differences between each of these concepts and how they are connected.

Vesko Kolev
Dec 9, 20225 min read
Don’t Build Products for Everyone
customer segmentation

Entrepreneurs often believe that addressing a broader market and targeting practically everyone is the strategy that gives them the best chances for success. The reality is that a startup cannot effectively build and market a product for everyone. Here is why.

Vesko Kolev
Dec 2, 20227 min read
You Validated Your Startup Idea With Customers, Right?
validating with customers

Most of the founders talk to customers in an effort to validate their ideas. In the majority of cases startups still end up building stuff nobody needs or wants. In this article we will share some of the typical mistakes that we see founders making when talking to customers in order to validate their startup ideas.

Vesko Kolev
Nov 18, 20224 min read
These Are NOT Your True Competitors
competitors

Being an early stage tech startup focused on improving the odds of success of other early stage tech startups puts us at Icanpreneur in a really unique position. In a typical week we get to talk with a lot of aspiring and early tech entrepreneurs. In this article we will focus on one of the most typical early-stage mistakes that we see - answering the question of who your true competitors are.

Vesko Kolev
Nov 11, 20226 min read
Demystifying the Startup Funding Rounds
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Way too often in our conversations with aspiring and early tech entrepreneurs we see a huge knowledge gap when it comes to fundraising. In this article we will focus on providing some clarity on the different startup funding rounds and how to think about them.

Vesko Kolev
Nov 4, 20228 min read
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