Self-fund minimal MVP... slowly snowball earnings from MVP into product improvements and self-fund each stage of company growth.
You aren't selling off your company to investors, but you have to maintain growth on your own revenue.
lead on product instead of MVP of core product
Burritos are easy to make and easy to improve
You own the whole company when you go to talk to your Series A investor!
TTP is when you take the product of a research grant (often, but not always a government grant) and spin it out into a startup, a nonprofit, or a community project. In other words, you take it from the lab to the real world.