This is the first of a multi-part series featured on Silicon Prarie News, authored by The Startup Collaborative co-founding team: The Death (or Evolution) of Startup Accelerators and Incubators as We Know Them!
When I worked in San Francisco, every startup I knew or interfaced with had multiple founders. Bigstep, the first startup I worked at, had five cofounders. And if you look at the most successful local startup players, they all have multiple cofounders. Flywheel, BuilderTrend, Hudl, Bulu Box, opendorse, the list goes on and on. Can you name one scaling startup with a single founder? Not an easy task.
For new concepts starting up in this ecosystem, more times than not it’s a single founder. An independent mind with a clever concept. However, without any partners, that founder is reliant on service-providers (in some capacity) to advance the position of the idea.
It takes both skills in-house (business and tech) to persevere. So if you’re a business-minded founder, start looking for a technical companion. And if you’re a technical wizard, start looking for a business-savvy individual.
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Author // Nathan Preheim