I'm about to launch a social travel network PhD colleague. It uses a complex algorithm to rank results and recommendations. We've just concluded the development and must say that we made mistakes by not launching the MVP earlier (I read Lean Start-up too late).
Now that everything is ready, how do I go about launching considering that I am based in Prague? Does it help to pitch to blogs and is this something you would advice? I mean, we are not Stanford/MIT folks - we are just from a tech university in Prague and no experience of building something before. We think that we have a fantastic product backed by the unique algorithm and several nice features. The question is how to push it out?
Launch and try to scale first, for the following reasons:
One last thing, please don't choose a "velvet rope approach" to increase awareness. Lower unnecessary barriers for early adopters. Be open to possibilities. You may just stumble upon a market you didn't expect.