A few years ago I decided to turn an app into a business. I was completely lost and I didn’t know where to start. So if you are at that point I hope this post will help you in your journey to find out how to do it. Disclaimer: “I’m still in that path.”
Nowadays there is a huge hype about the startup ecosystem here in Europe, but first of all, we need to differentiate between what is a startup and what is any other kind of business. There are plenty of definitions about what it is a startup like:
A “startup” is a company that is confused about 1) what its product is, 2) who its customers are, and 3) how to make money. As soon as it figures out all 3 things, it ceases to be a startup and then becomes a real business. Except most times, that doesn’t happen. By Dave McClure
But I will narrow more the definition so for me:
A startup is a technology-based company with an exponential growth possibility.
Ant there are two main words:
- Technology base: its main asset should be its technology.
- Company: should be created to make money, not only to grow its user base.
Once we have this clear let’s begin with the resources, here are some of the links I use most, but if this post success I will write a post for each section:
- 7 books I love about entrepreneurship
- How to: Fuck it up at TechCrunch Lisbon
- How to: Fuck it up II
- What a nice trip, Farewell Videona! My first failure
ACCELERATORS (they have plenty of resources in their web pages)
- Alex Iskold’s blog Entrepreneur, former Techstars MD, Investor.
- Miguel Arias’ blog Entrepreneur, Business Angel, Global Entrepreneurship Director at Telefonica. (Spanish)
This blog post is a live document, if you want me to include any link, please add a comment, maybe each section could grow enough to have its own post.