Last Friday I was one of two guest lecturers for the monthly public lecture at my alma mater Informatics Engineering ITB. The other one was a senior of mine from class of 1990. This monthly public lecture is a great event for the students to learn more about the field of Informatics Engineering in real life situation from experiences of its alumni. In fact, I moderated for one of the lectures few months before I was the one who gave the lecture myself.
For my session, I shared about what I have learned during the development of UrbanIndo and from my interactions with other people in the start-up environment. And for the conclusion I gave some heads-up for the students if they want to start their own web company, e.g. how to start, how to develop their ideas into working prototypes rapidly, how to raise money, what to expect from their early consumers, etc.
It was really nice to see that the students were so eager to learn from the experiences I gave them. I hope I can inspire them to join the start-up hype and build their own products.
The presentation can be accessed here.