I am convinced, the founder of a startup must focus all our attention on its product, minimizing the social activity.
Of course, the project needs money, so you need to meet with investors, talking to the press, to present his project. But every such “access to the people” must be preceded by a preliminary evaluation of the potential benefits of the upcoming meeting.
Ask yourself: Is this the investor is interested in my project and start-ups in general? He is a professional or aspiring business angel with ten thousands of free dollars in your pocket? What this particular meeting will help my startup?
For Russian startup hangouts such a situation characterized by: very few investors are very few real startups and a lot of professional party people. A party-goers, those who not only spend their time and pick up yours!
Job SearchHalf of those who can be found on the start-togethers, in fact, are seeking jobs in big companies. Many more just want to find a client that you can sell your project and, again, on a course to find work in big companies.
Building a startup
- Building a startup – it does not parties, no meetings, no discussion of ideas and business models.
- Building a startup – it is primarily the work and very hard work.
- Start-up demands from its founder, the limiting concentration and focus on their problems, so this time – a critical resource.
A few tips on the subject:
- When possible, use a conference call
I understand that personal contact is no substitute, but it is sometimes useful to remember that in nature there is Skype and other opportunities for a remote video link. If the problem can be solved over the phone – do not waste your time on patrol.
- Do not waste time – order your project
Moscow traffic jams – it is hell in its purest form. Keep yourself away from its “charm.” Instead of collecting more stress on your heart and head, do something useful for your project.
- The sooner you can start the project, the better
Remember, you live in a very big world. Ideas of many people – the twin brothers of your ideas. You can be sure that somewhere someone is developing the project, which is almost the same as yours. How many of you will be able to bring the first product to market, and that will attract more attention. So stop wasteful to do!