You’d find many of the articles on bootstrapping ridiculous in the Indian context. That’s because we have a totally different set of problems.
The center of gravity of our conversations, is moving towards funding, exits and related activity and the stars are the wheeler & dealers for these, and those seeking to build personal brands.
Ask any founder or co-founder of a company and they will be able to tell you more than one mistake they would’ve made either while starting up on their own. No startup can become successful without their fare share of startup mistakes.
While there are entire books written on the subject of negotiation, a few simple rules have served me well over the years, writes K Srikrishna, the Executive Director of National Entrepreneurship Network.
Lessons Learnt : Story of a Non-Technical Founder Trying to Build ["You must get your hands dirty with the code"]
It’s incredibly hard – and takes longer than you had thought and more money than you would have. There are far too many variables for one to be able to plan. But you are not alone (if that is any consolation) and you need to have faith.
Are India’s entrepreneurs making too much of a big deal of bootstrapping? Refusing venture money and selling themselves short? Asks Indus Khaitan, the co-founder of BitzerMobile and the founding partner at The Morpheus, one of India’s first accelerators.
A lot of companies thing culture is about nice perks but it’s really about your Mission Statement and the Teams excitement. I think it’s impossible to have great company culture if you have a Mission that doesn’t really matter.
To get mentored, first be a mentee, be a seeker. If you have a ‘know-it-all’ attitude, you are better off not wasting your time with mentorship.
Brad Stone’s new book “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” sheds light on what makes Amazon the success that it is today. Here’s an excerpt.
Spencer Waldron, the Chief Marketing Officer & Co-founder at Zoostr shares his learning as a startup founder. “Every week seems to teach me something new about the world or about myself.”