Once at a Dreamstake event I met a very enthusiastic ‘entrepreneur’ who had 5 great startup ideas he was working on. He was trying to talk to everyone at the event to get feedback and understand which one would be the best.
Ideas are cheap. There are hundreds of websites with really sexy ideas for new businesses. It’s not the idea that makes a great business – it’s the execution. Without a doubt. There will be a lot of ups and downs and when ‘downs’ happen there has to be something what brings you up – and that is a passion.
So you have a great idea, that you are passionate about? How do you know that it is really a promising business? How do you test it and avoid failure after spending years and years on building what you think MAYBE a brilliant business?
A couple of years ago I had a similar struggle. I wanted to start an online business, but I didn’t know what to do, where to go, how to do it. That is one of the main reasons why we started Dreamstake. This is the motivation behind our free Dreamstake Academy workshops.
Digital entrepreneurs are much more fortunate these days. There are books like lean startup, networking events, great resources for learning online. Accelerators are popping out like mushrooms. So why not benefit from free and really valuable advice? We start our first of many sessions today – From Idea to Reality. It may seem too good to be true but it’s free!
Blog by Marina Atarova – Co-Founder of Dreamstake an online network, that provides end-to-end support for entrepreneurs wishing to get a startup funded in the shortest possible time. The startup rating system allows entrepreneurs and investors to monitor progress.
Dreamstake Academy provides guidance on how to create a successful startup. Dreamstake will link startups with suitable mentors and professional advisors. Startups that have successfully achieved an acceptable rating will be given the opportunity to feature at monthly demo days and investor pitching events.