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Using ChatGPT as a guide to build an example startup: “Text to Startup”

In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle) walk through asking ChatGPT how to help me start building a startup called “Text to Startup”. I share my screen and show the live chat session where it not only tells me generally how to build the startup, but - when I prompt it to give me specifics - I’m able to all the way to having it print out Ruby on Rails code and HTML/CSS for a landing page. Along the way, it also gives me specific examples about how to do user testing and it gives me taglines and a 1-paragraph description for the startup, which I used to generate a logo with tailorbrands.com.

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0:03 - Continuing the product and code series. Setting up the episode. Training ChatGPT to help me build an example startup called “Text to Startup”

1:10 - Using the free version of ChatGPT, walking through all the prompts I gave it to help me get the idea started.

2:43 - “ChatGPT can be programmed” - what does this mean?

3:22 - Can ChatGPT help me pump out the Ruby on Rails code?

4:14 - This could involve conducting market research. I asked it which service it would recommend. Learn more at: https://www.usertesting.com/ 

5:36 - Can ChatGPT design me a logo? I asked it to give me the prompt. Taglines.

7:00 - tailorbrands.com // Asked for a description - so I asked ChatGPT to give me a 1-paragraph description (it did!)

8:17 - Asking ChatGPT me the code step-by-step to build the code in Rails.

9:00 - What to do when ChatGPT stops in the middle of a response (example of having it give me the remaining CSS).  

9:45 - Walking through the Ruby on Rails files for this example.

10:25 - Wrap up, this will be a significant value-add as Generative AI gets more advanced.