It has been held in 3 cities, Surabaya, Semarang, and Denpasar, The NextDev 2018 as an early stage startup platform in Indonesia have witnessed the birth of many potential new startups. The widest opportunity is given to support the development of startups which are often in the form of ideas, ideas, and concepts. Building a startup is indeed quite challenging, but having the spirit and willingness to learn, it is not as difficult as imagined. To make the startup start from scratch, there are some tips that can be applied.
Start From A Simple Idea
Sometimes successful startups come from simple ideas that are even considered trivial. Like Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp who built Uber after having difficulty ordering a taxi. They believe that if this is a problem experienced by other people every day and are encouraged to solve it through startup. Start thinking of concepts that you think can provide solutions and bring social impact with the help of technology.
Find The Right Partner
After getting an idea, find someone who has the same vision and mission in building a startup together. This is very important to develop a startup from scratch because you will experience many difficulties if you just run it alone. Find the right partner from the nearest environment, like a friend or someone you meet at other startup events.
Slowly But Surely
You don’t have to have many team members or big funds to set up a startup. Sometimes, startup success is built on small things, such as creating a simple application or website that only requires minimal funds. Furthermore, services that are increasingly recognized by the public will make your startup more developed.
Even though you already have startup ideas and designs, you still need to have an open mind by paying attention to feedback, especially from users. However, this startup is made by utilizing technology to answer the problems experienced by the community. therefore, there is no harm in launching a startup in the beta stage or pre-launching so that you have the opportunity to correct the shortcomings.
Increase Ability And Relationships
Satisfied with the abilities that are now owned will make it difficult for you to progress. Keep your skills sharp by participating in seminars or workshops that can improve your understanding of building a startup. Also, develop your ability to expand networking. This will pave the way for collaboration with other parties so that they can benefit. Start diligently visiting coworking spaces, where you can meet many people from various professions, such as startup founders, freelancers, programmers, and even investors.
Things You Can’t Do
- Do Everything Alone
How many successful startups have only one founder? Maybe only Oracle was founded by Larry Ellison. Building a company requires hard work, so you can’t do it all alone. Even though the business is yours, forming a solid team is one of the best ways to build a successful business in the future. Remember, every part of the business must be handled by experts, especially complicated matters such as taxes and legal issues.
- Inability to Take New Steps
In order for startups to succeed and last a long time, sometimes you have to change business concepts and ideas. Therefore, set the strategy in the form of short and long-term plans, and prepare a backup plan that is useful if the initial strategy does not work as desired. Conversely, if your startup does not innovate and follow market demands, it can become difficult to develop.
- Fear of failure
The biggest mistake that many make when building a startup is the fear of failure. This feeling must be removed from the mind of every startup. Moreover, failure is the key to your success and can have a positive impact on the future of the business if you learn from mistakes made.