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The 4 must-have qualities of a startup founder!

Often, the role of a successful startup founder is overlooked. People tend to look at the surrounding circumstances and the product which catapulted a startup to success, but hardly, if ever do they notice the huge role played by the startup founder. The rapid increase of startups across the globe shows that the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and particularly among millennials. However, before you take a plunge into this world here are four qualities you must possess to succeed.

 

  1. Passion - “The only way to do things well is by loving what you do.” You are going to face a lot of obstacles along the way, so you better be passionate about your idea as at times it would be the sole driving force which would help you get out of bed every morning.

  2. Never Give Up - “If you do not give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the biggest failure.” More than quality, it is this attitude which every founder should have. There’s always an obstacle round the corner whether its rejection by a potential customer, inability to raise funds or outright denial by a potential channel partner.  Never pay attention to anyone that says ‘give up’.

  3. Focus - “You get what you focus on, so focus on what you want.” Focus is very important if you wish to be an entrepreneur. Primarily when you start, you will be taking responsibilities of almost everything and soon you will be exhausted leaving all your work pending. Focus on very few tasks and you will have more chances of achieving your goals. Hence prioritize your work.

  4. Confidence - “All our dreams can come true if we have the confidence to pursue them.” You must be confident in what you say, without which it is difficult to pitch your idea and convince investors to invest in your startup. Never hesitate! Never shy away from knocking on doors! If you don’t see any door opening, create one and break it down!

 

There’s no lying, being a startup founder is going to be extremely challenging at the beginning. But if you work passionately, never give up, focus on your goals and inspire confidence, SKY IS THE LIMIT!

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POSTED BY

Sunitha Jassim

Program Manager - Mentorships

Impact Accelerate

Being a start-up founder herself, the experience that Sunitha has gained along her entrepreneurial journey has helped her inculcate these qualities which she believes are the most essential for any founder.


Being a start-up founder herself, the experience that Sunitha has gained along her entrepreneurial journey has helped her inculcate these qualities which she believes are the most essential for any founder.