This week was brilliant from a product development point of view. On Tuesday, I got John, Michael Margolis (who is author of the Arduino Cookbook), Christopher Pett (who runs a wonderful consultancy helping product designers bring their ideas to market) and Adrian McEwen (father of the lovely Bubblino) together in a room to workshop next
This is my 3rd business and an essential part of having a business is actually getting it a bank account. Banks suck for small businesses as they take a lot and frankly don’t give a lot back but when you get your funding, allocate equity, pay VAT, employees, well you need a bank account. So
I had a lovely chat with Roberto Bonanzinga yesterday morning who talked to me about being able to prove that there is a market for the lamps. This led me straight back to thoughts about MVP (Minimum Viable Product). If I didn’t manage to find funding, how could I still manage to sell the product?
So John and I went to Alpha Tech Fest last Friday to show off our wired prototype (they didn’t have reliable wifi at UCL where it was hosted, so no use taking unnecessary risks). I got the lovely Ben Barker to take some pics and he’s working on a video for us too…very exciting. This