The second annual Young Sustainable Impact conference hosted 25 innovators – all under 25 years’ old and from around the world – to develop solutions for global issues.
Student entrepreneurs do not have it easy; launching your first venture while balancing a full-time college course load is like working a dozen full-time jobs.
Taking that leap to become a full-time entrepreneur is not an easy decision. Launching a business is a long, difficult process where you must evaluate your determination, positivity and patience.
In last week’s Founders Flash, we discussed accelerators and the benefits it can give early-stage startups. This week, HubSpot, an inbound marketing and sales platform, launched HubSpot for Startups for seed-stage startups in an incubator, accelerator, or VC program.
While it’s just one option in your startup journey, joining an accelerator has its perks. Once a startup is accepted into an accelerator program, a new world opens up for you, the founder. Accelerators connect you with a new network of entrepreneurs, provide you with a mentor, and free up your time to focus on product development.
Launching a startup requires extreme organization, attention to detail and dedication. It also requires founders to decode complicated legalese, mountains of paperwork. Even in the earliest stages, you want to protect your company, your product and your ideas.
In theory, every company is started with a product, an audience and preferred outcome in mind, but a growing number of startup founders are unable to answer a very simple question – “who is this for?”
Long before the dotcom boom of the 90s, entrepreneurs have been sharing advice – and myths – among themselves. Whether it serves as a warning, a boast, or even as an excuse, leaders often quote the saying – startups fail 90% of the time.
For technology startups, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. With something so intricate as new technology, founders can’t always envision the end goal – a real, thriving business. That’s about to change.
Ever since the term “Lean Startup” entered the business lexicon in 2008, businesses have followed a consistent trajectory: go flat or go home. The lean startup methodology follows the philosophy that if startup companies invest their time in building products/services to meet needs of early customers, they can reduce market risks and sidestep the need for large amounts of initial project funding.