Don’t just follow the herd. Figure our what’s right for you and your startup by asking yourself these essential questions.
By Jess Dang (Founder, Cook Smarts)
When I first started my company in December of 2011, I admit to being under the influence of Silicon Valley’s bubble. I did a lot of things that I thought I should be doing because it was what other entrepreneurs were doing instead of first asking myself, “Are these the right steps for my company?” Luckily, I soon course corrected by asking myself these five fundamental questions:
Co-hosts of Founder Friday Buenos Aires agree you don’t have to be technical to launch a tech company.
By Gina Bianchini (Guest Contributor, Fortune)
I know beyond Zuckerberg at Facebook and Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Google (GOOG). What is the background of social and consumer technology founders, my peer group? Are they more technical than I am?
And by the way, did they get it right on their first try, or did they fail first and try again?
If you disregard gender, they actually look a lot more like me than like Mark Zuckerberg, who was a computer science
By Becky Cruze (Co-Founder, BeCouply)
I am the co-founder of BeCouply, the app that helps couples have epic social lives by making it easy to discover new date ideas, capture special moments and connect with other couples. I never imagined I’d wind up co-founding a tech startup… and there have been many twists and turns on my journey to BeCouply!
After graduating from George Washington University with a degree in political communication in 2008, I took a job as a paralegal at a small law firm in Washington, DC. The firm handled family matters, primarily divorce and child custody disputes.