Chris Kay, Multiplicity Co-founder   TwitterLinkedin-Logo

Chris is an active member of the Toronto tech start-up community. Chris is a two-time mentor at Techstars Startup Next Pre-Accelerator program, the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world. Prior to co-founding Multiplicity, Chris acted as the Group Manager of the Ryerson Angel Network where he was responsible for deal-flow generation and initial screening.


I have been very fortunate to have been a mentor at the Techstars Startup Next Pre-Accelerator program for two cohorts. Also over the last couple of months I’ve had a number of conversations with people who are looking for advice. They have an idea for a startup and just don’t know where to start.

Here are my common bits of advice or insights on how to think about starting a startup, and where to start.

Here are your goal posts as an early-stage startup Founder:

  1. How to think about a startup
  2. Validate the Value Hypothesis and Build an MVP
  3. Get early customers by experimenting with channels
  4. Build a viable business model
  5. Reach product/market fit