Is My Idea Worthy of a Startup

Today I had the privilege of discussing with a group of researchers, students, professors, and technology commercialization professionals a subject titled, "Can My Innovation Become a Startup?"  As a conversation starter, I put together the following slides. Product vs Feature - Is the innovation a product or a feature? A Product has a shorter less complicated path to monetization since it had fewer interdependencies than a feature. Product - A product provides sufficient value on its own to be used by an end-user. It stands-alone on its own merits. Feature - A feature enhances a product and can't stand on its own. As an example, car brakes stop a car...