10 things beginner startups don't need to do
Don't listen to experts on non-core issues, don't hide your idea from potential theft, and do your development last. CEO and founder of the startup Govar, Denis Yatsenko, wrote to Anywhere Club in our feedback form, shared his experience of launching a startup, and identified startup mistakes that you can avoid. We are waiting for your stories!
— In the autumn of 2021, I went to English conversation clubs offline. These clubs have several interrelated disadvantages: the schedule is often inconvenient; you have to spend time on the road; and there is not always a group. If you live in a small town or a district center, there may not be such a club at all. So, the idea was born to make our own conversation club, but on a larger scale: an online format for group meetings with free access and a choice of topics, including professional ones. That's how Govar came into being. It’s an app for the free practice of spoken English, where you can find people at your level of English from different countries.
10 things NOT to do when launching a startup
— I had worked in marketing for educational projects for several years before creating my startup, but I still could not avoid making mistakes. There was a lot of information on startups available, but it was scattered in different places and did not line up in a single system. Then, I heard about the startup incubator ZBORKA LABS and joined their community. Having created a startup, and having seen how others go about doing so, I can tell you exactly what NOT to do:
Tips for aspiring startups
— First and foremost, never give up and abandon your idea. Networking and advice from professionals will help you act more effectively. Ideally, you should try to use other people's experience so that you don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” and make the same mistakes they did. And don't forget about testing and analytics: there is nothing better for decision-making than figures that confirm or refute your hypotheses.
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