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Startup Weekend Dublin attracts a very high calibre of coaches and mentors with expertise and background in design, business, and technology. We reached out to 10 of them for tips and here’s what they said.

10. Don’t ask prospective customers if they will use your product. They almost always say Yes. Instead, ask about their experience, find the pain points and see if what you offer is really a solution – Louise Caldwell

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9. Co-Creation is very important when it comes to execution – David Tighe

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8. Never be afraid to ask – Lisa Domican

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7. Always remember to know nothing – Conor Nolan

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6. Tell a story, goddammit – Ed Fidgeon Kavanagh

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5. Have a killer tagline – Chico Charlesworth

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4. Kill every bias and expectations; and when it comes to coding, less is more – Adrian Mihai

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3. People are lazy and will keep doing the same thing, so build software that’d help them do things efficiently –  Ian Lucey

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2. Forget about the tech today and just focus on the consumer’s needs – Alex Beregszaszi

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1. Focus on one thing and keep it simple – Paul Watson & Serena Fistch

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