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Acing University of Texas Entrepreneur Week, 2020

by Larry Chiang on November 10, 2019

By Larry Chiang
University of Texas Entrepreneurship Week, , will take place March 2, 2020 ~ March 17, 2020
image1.jpegUT Entrepreneur Week
Nothing is set in stone yet. These dates are based on extrapolations from 2019
How nearly everyone does #UTeWeek is that they kinda half-ass it. People will chase celebs and free food. Students will avoid real work. Participants will not do extra homework. At best, they will attend a meeting to help organize #UTeWeek which means meetings talking about setting up more #UTeWeek meetings. 
Problem: #UTeWeek is free and awesome. So people take it for granted. 
Solution. Pretend you paid $120,000 for #UTeWeek and need to get your ROI Before day 1 of #UTeWeek which could occur as early as February 25, 2020
image2.jpegSelling as a a Technical Founder
Do what Bob Metcalfe mentors us to do. Learn sales. But try in private so that if you fail, it’s a private failure between me and you. 
Selling is at the heart of entrepreneurship. It’s massively unpopular to teach because sales is emotionally hard. Selling makes you feel like a loser. 
Five things to try to sell before #UTeWeek (preferably over thanksgiving or Christmas and ideally take under 7 hours. Think of it as a Pop Up Internship That’s Self Study)

To convince you that sales are important, the Starbucks founders sold Peets beans. 
Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
Mr Adande. its larry chiang from the 3rd from the front, row of the jeremy Lin #10feb2012 presser. 
Did you know that starbucks did an #externalAPI to peets COFFEE BY SELLING THEIR BEans when they were stARTING
#guaGuaGuacamole #23 


Take an existing donut and add a Harry Potter twist
Kim Cung (@KimCungTV)
UHM YESSSSSS. Sugar Shack Donuts in Virginia Beach to sell Harry Potter inspired doughnuts. Donut worry, be happy! 


Tom Brady added to his tuxedo that’s a legal External API

Sell a Tuxedo where you add embroidery
CEO of Duck9, Larry at (650) 283-8008 (@6502838008)
Hey ⁦‪@MaverickHandley‬⁩, Tom Brady used to play your position! Remember, adding embroidery to a #tb12 Brioni tuxedo is strait Lec 16; #ENGR145 [#externalAPI]. 

One Peloton. 

Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
#OnePeloton is #sextupleEntendre and one part oxymoron bcc #ExternalAPI for the TwoCenturyClub shirt is $55 +32 s/h. and include a screenshot of your 200 rides

TwoCenturyClub shirt is $55 +32 s/h

Peloton gives you a OneCentury shirt. 
You can wrap an Hermès scarf on an LV bag…

Sell a purse. 

An #ExternalAPI because Ms Burch cant stop me from making a BBQ handbag made outta corrugated that transports my Grill 

Sell a Tory Burch inspired “purse” that carries your BBQ 
Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
Fashion shows de la ⁦‪@toryburch‬⁩ and a ❤️ for BBQ that #SoLoMo (Social Local And Mobile 🙂

An #ExternalAPI because Ms Burch cat stop me from making a BBQ handbag made outta corrugated that transports my Grill

Sell an Unofficial Season 8. 

Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
⁦‪@SiliconHBO‬⁩ I am doing an #ExternalAPI by doing a Season 7, “#SiliconValley

Season 8 picks up after the #SiliconValleyHBO movie. Season 7 = The Prequel To #Seas1Ep1 

bcc ⁦‪@MikeJudge‬⁩ with a ⁦‪@WestworldHBO‬⁩ like activation at sxsw 2020

Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
These guys are DJ’ing together hot sauce

This is how you brand a new brand of hot sauce without having to grow your own La(4) La(4) Ha(1) Ba(4) Nr(3) Ro(1)


This is how you brand a new brand of hot sauce without having to grow your own La(4) La(4) Ha(1) Ba(4) Nr(3) Ro(1)
Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
Some patriot family member of a family member is gonna pay $2,000 / night. #sbLiV

Remember kids, even under socialism where everyone is equal, sex market value gets traded ass currency  #cs183smv

Sell hotel rooms. Then, buy the hotel rooms

Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
If you’re a sales virgin as an undergrad engineer, sell this ticket

KTVA 11 News (@ktva)
A Minnesota college student has been going to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to sell in the Twin Cities area for $17-$20 a box.


Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
Sell a $600 FICO score prep program for $80. Offer 100% refund. Or a 100% rebate. U pick. Keep 100% revenue. #HTDWD9DWOHTHD9

#HTDWD9DWOHTHD9Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
Baby revenue. #cs183duckBk

3/12On your pen and paper, write:

** Braun power cord Part number 7030458. Consumer can barely read their own shaver model number such as 7546 or 8795 **

“Sell it first. 

And then buy it.”…


Larry Chiang @duck9 (@LarryChiang)
3 of my 20,000 San Francisco friends are coming to #Austin for South by BCC #UTeWeek ⁦‪@gregfenves‬⁩ 

P.S. Greg, Is there talk of me getting a “Lifetime Achievement Award”. I mean a founded #UTeWeek and #CalEWeek in the face of massive adversity and even curated #StanfordEweek

Student athletes usually excel at selling but the NCAA prohibits you from selling as per ncaa rules. 
Satoshi Nakamoto is an alias that a student athlete used to navigate his side hustle

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