I started Startizer 5 years ago, so borderline maniacal obsession.
I threw Lean pretty much out of the window. There was a lot to learn, a lot to experience, and much more to come.
I approached it from both sides, working with founders and investors, as well as taking in the usual suspects: articles, books, videos, etc, etc.
It started by accident really, it wasn’t meant to be a startup, it was meant for my own education and to use when working with startups. It was a collection of notes and templates, based on what I read, experienced and got told.
The thing evolved from those small seeds to a private blueprint to guide founders including me, for when the time came. And it did come, and went.
I made MVP v1, which covered all the steps in Excel, and released a part of it to rapturous acclaim. Tumbleweed rolling all over the place. It was not unexpected, I didn’t follow any of the guidelines nor recommendations. I needed to hit that milestone of having done it and released it. That was at the start of 2019.
So, 10 months later I finish MVP v2, which this time was not the whole thing. From Excel to Access; I am all about the tech-stack.
Next year 2020, work will start on the web version, MVP v3. ETA 2025 I reckon, haha.
Anyway, like I said before, there is still much to learn, and I am open to working with others, feedback, suggestions, etc.