The survey is based on the leadership assessment diagnostic of 150 start-up leaders. The research reveals that the top 3 common traits amongst the selected entrepreneurs possess are: Achievement Orientation, Creativity and Action Orientation.
This Is How AirBnB Was Rejected By Investors In Early Days [“The Market Does Not Seem Large Enough”]
If you are a startup founder and facing rejections from investors, worry not. AirBnB which is currently valued at more than $20Bn faced similar rejections from several investors.
If you are starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, here are some words of wisdom from those who’ve been there before. These were lessons entrepreneurs parted with at earlier editions of UnPluggd, our mega startup conference.
Meenakshi Datta is the CEO & Founder of Thread Turner and a makeover expert who started her apparel & fashion ecommerce platform at age 60. Meenakshi gave up her job to devote her time to bringing up her children and once they flew the nest, that’s when she got started. She took an active interest in honing her skills and joined theatre workshops, did voiceovers, conducted communication skills workshops, held sessions as a motivational speaker and created initiatives to empower underprivileged women. Every step was learning for her, which all put together culminated in her starting up Thread Turner.
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“For me, opposition is just another opposition”
“I didn’t build discipline around costs and business metrics enough into our culture.”
What if I had chosen the path of getting drunk to cope? What if I had believed my boss, who said I lacked something vital?
Many startups don’t apply because they make assumptions about how YC or other accelerators think. This applies to business development activities as well.