Do You Need Peer Review of Your Product?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 2:17 PM
Dear Silicon Alley Council Members,
Do you need Peer Review of your product?
As we all know, one of the top tech challenges to new product development is robust peer review.
Developing a product for market launch requires this step - but not all of us have angel funding in-hand, ready to pay for a "robust peer review"...Or even a series of focus groups...
Still, it has to be done...
So most of us reach out to our networks virally, for feedback.
This often works pretty well.
But it'd be even better if we could get feedback live, on the spot -- from our peers who not only understand our language and appreciate our skills, but could also be our potential near-future customers -- or even as mini-evangelists of our work!
The NY Tech Community has lots of experience & perspectives -- most people are willing & able to share their valuable time to give useful feedback to each other.
Silicon Alley Council is one of these groups of people who are supportive of your work and would like to see you succeed.
Our last Roundtable had impromptu show-n-tells of several extremely useful and interesting products-under-development or products-basically-ready-for-prime-time.
We'll continue to host Entrepreneur Roundtables for the informal discussions, people seem to really like these.
To accomodate the many other interesting products and developers in our group, I'm going to add to the schedule more time for Peer Review Sessions so that we can have more focused attention devoted to each product's developer so that they can fully introduce their product & get feedback from the audience.
I'll work on getting a seating arrangement so that everyone can clearly see the developer's demo.
If you're interested in presenting in June, please drop me an email asap.
Good luck to everyone & best wishes to your endeavors. As it's said by one particular NY Shaolin Gong-Fu Buddhist Master -- More Chi!