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How to Start a Startup - For Entrepreneurs


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KEY LESSONS TO KEEP IN MIND

 1. THE STARTUP IDEA IS EVERYTHING. THE ENTIRE STARTUP SHOULD FEEL LIKE A MISSION

2. THE IDEA SHOULD COME FIRST, THE STARTUP SHOULD COME SECOND

3. BUILD SOMETHING PEOPLE LOVE

4. YOU WANT A TEAM THAT BELIEVES IN YOUR MISSION

 5. IF IT TAKES MORE THAN ONE SENTENCE TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU ARE DOING, IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS A SIGN THAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS TOO COMPLICATED

6.GOOD STARTUPS USUALLY TAKE 10 YEARS

7."AT YC, WE TELL OUR FOUNDERS TO WORK ON THEIR PRODUCT, TALK TO USERS, EXERCISE, EAT, AND SLEEP, AND VERY LITTLE ELSE." -SAM ALTMAN

8.GREAT FOUNDERS DON’T PUT ANYONEBETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THEIR USERS.

9.STARTUPS LIVE ON GROWTH, IT’S THE INDICATOR OF A GREAT PRODUCT. 

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