The Roadmap Slide helps investors gain clarity on where you have been, where you are, and where you are going with your company. This slide should include a timeline with; What you have done, what you are doing, what you will be doing, and simplistic date ranges in which these things will happen in. Typically, the Roadmap Slide is either located after the Market Slide or after the Traction Slide.
Without a clear picture of where you have been and where you are going, investors will have little clarity on what their money is going towards in the future of your company. Remember, “Money loves clarity.”
The Roadmap slide is all about painting this picture in a clear, simplistic manner that can be logically followed and connected to the points that you’ve made before about traction, new markets, etc.
The purpose of the Roadmap slide is to paint a short term, actionable picture and a long term, big vision picture (this can be broken into two slides).
Can be included in the Roadmap Slide:
The How Fucked am I Matrix (or HFI Matrix) was designed for team members to not only learn about how they optimally operate, but also about their fellow teammates.It monitors each member’s energy level and workload each week which gives both them and you a good idea of where everyone on the team stands. This does three things for the entire team: In the short term, it allows you to see who might have too much on their plate and who might have too little on their plate for the week. In the long term, it helps you learn about each member’s energy and work cycles (EX. John is typically really motivated and has lots of stuff to do for two-ish weeks. Then he usually has very little energy the next week and needs some help getting...
The Team Slide is the most important slide in your deck because it is where you need to show why you are the team to build this company. It should include; each team member, their info (name, photo, position), reasons/data as to why they should be on the team, and potentially your advisors (can be broken out into a second slide). The Team Slide is typically located before the Ask Slide or after the Intro Slide...
College is one of the best times in your life to get started in entrepreneurship. Why? Time, freedom, and free resources. I spent my time in college as an entrepreneur falling face first, making mistakes time and time again. From creating a free food locator for students on campus, to a marketplace for popup stores, these experiences are still some of the most valuable to me today. I utilized college in a nontraditional way compared to that of an average college student and I encourage you to do the same. From my four years in undergrad at the University of Colorado Boulder, I look back on how I personally approached taking my first steps into entrepreneurship and break out a few lessons that will hopefully help you on your journey...