Most founders have been through a stage of questioning themselves and the way they see the world. Should I leave my job and work on that idea I had? Will I be able to make it work? How long will it take? How will I build a team? Will I be able to raise funds? Will anyone buy my service/product? Are just some of the questions they all struggled to answer.
And with no doubt, there is a myriad of articles and books out there underlining founders’ challenges or portraying how to’s. But along the years, we’ve seen that some of the most valuable insights are coming from those who have been in this stage of questioning their future themselves.
After spending some years in the startup and innovation ecosystem, one very straight forward piece of advice is: get out there and talk to directly to other founders. Have a coffee or a call one day. Reach out to your network and find mentors. And for those of you who have made the decision to start, do join existing communities, hubs or accelerators in your cities or remotely – most of them offer the possibility to join no matter where you’re based nowadays. It’s the easiest and fastest way to learn and see if entrepreneurship is for you.
If you want to check out what successful founders and VCs, check the full article published on Eu-Startups.com. They have very different backgrounds, pursued career paths or industries they are performing in.
Until next time, stay safe and think positive.