Startup Mistakes to Avoid & How To Validate Your Idea | Workshop: Chin Hing Chang (ClassyNarwhal)

May 14, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 AM

Are you thinking of, or perhaps you've recently started a business? More often than not, many of us entrepreneurs tend to think we know it all, but fall into this exact trap and end up making those same common rookie mistakes that others do. Join this workshop as our guest speaker shares about the most commonly repeated mistakes to avoid and how to do it better by applying the Lean Methodology.

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About this event

The problem with us entrepreneurs is that we're almost all Type A. We tend to think we know it all and won't make the same mistakes that others do. But more often than not, many of us fall into this exact trap and end up making some common rookie mistakes. Join us to learn about what to avoid and how to do it better. We'll also talk about understanding Lean Methodology and how we can use Customer Discovery to validate our ideas & assumptions.

You will learn about:

  • When and how to appropriately share your idea.
  • How to gauge if customers are really willing to buy your solution.
  • When and how to start raising money from investors.

Join this workshop if:

  • You are thinking about starting a business.
  • You’ve already started a business.
  • You are thinking about joining a startup.


Chin Hing Chang is the Founder of ClassyNarwhal. Coming from a rich background in startup consulting, Chin was the former Head of Growth at Spring, a startup Incubator/Accelerator focused on for-profit social ventures. His core values are Growth, Contribution, and Passion, and he has worked with over 400 founders & CEOs and supported them with validating their business ideas, mapping out their business strategies, and launching their products/services into the market. Chin is endlessly passionate about education and is on a personal mission to help guide others to further develop themselves in areas that traditional educational institutions overlook.


Founded in Silicon Valley in 2010, Startup Grind is a global entrepreneur community network. We partner with Google for Startups to connect, educate and inspire entrepreneurs around the world. There are 650+ Startup Grind chapters in 125+ countries hosting monthly Startup Grind events features successful local leaders in an one hour fireside chat interview to share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. As part of this global network of 650+ Chapters, Startup Grind Richmond hosts monthly fireside chats, workshops, and socials, to highlight and celebrate local entrepreneurial success stories in the community as well as to cover topics that are top-of-mind for startups on the grind. Organized by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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  • Chin Hing Chang





Thursday, May 14, 2020
1:00 AM – 2:30 AM UTC


Q&A + Discussion
Wrap Up


  • Kenneth Ip


    Startup Grind Richmond Director


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