Why do you want to give shit about value proposition at an idea stage?

When a new wannabe founder is excitedly sharing his new business idea and how it is going to revolutionise the world, all goes well right through when he is talking about the problems his startup aims to solve.  Technology, product, target audience, and growth plans. Then I hit the wall when he is asked a… Continue reading Why do you want to give shit about value proposition at an idea stage?

6 Reasons you didn’t cross paths with early adopter by choice

  While it is fairly straightforward that you need early adopters to build a new product successfully, it’s also usually true that founders find it hard to seek them and work with them. Existence of problem Before we get into that, let’s just recap few things and set a context to understand the situation in… Continue reading 6 Reasons you didn’t cross paths with early adopter by choice

Christopher Columbus and his business plan

Christopher Columbus’s entrepreneurial journey offers lessons for anyone trying to innovate today. Let’s just have a look at his story from an entrepreneurial perspective. At the end of the 15th century, it was nearly impossible to reach Asia from Europe by land. The route was long and arduous, and encounters with hostile armies were difficult… Continue reading Christopher Columbus and his business plan

4 Signs to know if you are not with early adopters

When you’re just starting you have one main priority: validating that the problem you are trying to solve is in fact real. In other words, you want to find those people who currently have a pain point that you want to solve. Figuring out who that someone is therefore crucial to your survival. Who they… Continue reading 4 Signs to know if you are not with early adopters

The 3 Things This Week, 11th January 2018

Hey, How are you doing? I am happy to bring this edition of “The 3 Things This Week”, packed with the three equally interesting stuff to you. As you know, “The 3 Things This Week” is a free, short, curated list of useful articles, tools and other resources for building startup businesses. These 3 things would… Continue reading The 3 Things This Week, 11th January 2018

How do I get my first 100 users for feedback, after building the MVP?

(Adopted from replies to two questions on Quora over past few months) There are two kinds of people that you may seek – (1) Early adopters — These are the people who you need desperately at an early stage to validate and evolve your business model. These are the people who are already trying to solve… Continue reading How do I get my first 100 users for feedback, after building the MVP?