The Startup Dictionary – Learning the Lingo

UPDATE: Follow up post is now available here.


When you enter the realm of startups you discover the massive amount of terminology being thrown around. This is even more so in technology where acronyms and techno-slang are commonplace. Therefore we have decided to compile a short list of common words to help out.

If you don’t know an Angel from a Incubator, or a lean startup from a bootstrap, then these postings will probably help.

If you have some suggestions or corrections then drop us a line. As always we love to hear from you guys.

We will elaborate on the below in later posts.

Current work in progress:

Burn Rate
Business Plan
Business Model
Customer Development Model
Elevator Pitch
Lean Startup
Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Venture Capital (VC)


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+ The Startup Dictionary – Learning the Lingo #3

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