No entrepreneur goes into their software or hardware technology startup with the idea that it will fail. But sadly, more often than not it will. I’ve written repeatedly about the key qualities and activities required for startup company success. Before you read on, remember that NOT giving up easily is VERY high on the list! […]
Handling the Emotions of the Startup Journey
You’ve had a great idea for a new product or service and have decided to act upon it by forming a new startup company. You’ve enlisted a couple of co-founders with complementary skills, gotten some seed capital and built a prototype or MVP. How exhilarating! Also physically exhausting, emotionally draining and potentially straining on the […]
Tech Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
When you’re starting a hardware, semiconductor, mobile software or SaaS company there is more often than not a need to create some very early traction. There are a few startups that are able to get strong external funding from a standing start, notably successful entrepreneurs on the second or third startup, companies with a strong […]
Do You Have The Startup Support System To Go The Distance?
Sometimes what seems like the smallest of things can actually be the most important. I find this particularly true in a tech startup environment, where the margin of error for success is very thin almost by definition. When starting up a software or hardware company the focus is rightly on critical topics like product strategic […]
Does Blockchain Fit in Your Technology Stack?
Bitcoin and by corollary it’s key underlying technology – Blockchain – have been all over the news this year. Not just the financial news or the business news, but pretty much every media outlet of any kind has rarely gone more than a few days without some type of BitCoin or Blockchain coverage. And why […]