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Module 2: Idea

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Idea Sprint

Brain dumping:

In this lesson, we’re going to be looking for ideas.
As you go through the idea sprint, list your ideas in the table below.
There’s no such thing as a bad idea - we’re just brainstorming.

Ideas can come from:

Industry expertise
Validated pain points
Existing tools
Customer research
Technology inspiration
VC Research
Accelerator Research
A.I.

Industry expertise:

Macro vs Micro
You know specifically your job function, your pain points (shitty software)?
Tangental job - what are they experiencing?
In your current industry, what problems need solving?
What is outdated?
Where’s it heading?

Validated pain points:

What problems do you know exist?
What problems do you have?
Story: Enterprise SAAS
Macro > How does that relate (ways through research) →
Google search VC research (piggy backing off research)

Existing tools:

Look into existing A.I. tools already getting traction.
Google searches
AI Trends in X industry.

Customer Research:

Is there a particular Customer you want to go after?
Research them to find their pain-points
Using conversations, surveys or social media research (Reddit, Facebook Groups etc.) ask:
What problems are the experiencing?
What limitations are their current solutions giving them?
How could I save them time/ make them money?
Use the survey below if needed
Use AI Prompts below (if needed)

Trends:

Good signal, trending that’s not A.I.-related
General trend > new A.I. tech
Trendhunter
Google trends
Podcasts
Good for investors
(Onlyfans, FTMO, EAs)

Technology Inspiration:

Look into new technologies and see if they can be applied to new industries/ problems.
A.I.
Newsletters on A.I. (subscribe get an email every day)
Product hunt
Betalist

VC Research:

Use tools like Crunchbase, Pitchbook to find what kind of A.I. Startups VC’s are putting money into.
See if there’s ideas or industries you can copy.
AI Trends in X industry

Accelerator Research:

Look into websites like , Antler etc.
Accelerator tells you exactly what they will fund people for (dropbox, Airbnb) - if they say they will invest in these types of things then they know there is something there!

A.I:

With the right prompts, A.I. can find you ideas
Use the below to get hundreds of product ideas

Table:

Fill below (explainer for each)


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Action Items

Use the methods above to write down at least 10 solid product ideas.
Fill out the table below with your ideas.

Idea Sprint
2
Idea
Kindergarden Pitch
What problem is it solving?
Value Proposition
ICPs/ Potential Customers
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4
5
6
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10
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