I don't have any startup experience. Can I still be a founder?

Absolutely.  While many founders are serial entrepreneurs, or have worked in a startup setting before becoming a founder, there are just as many who jump into entrepreneruship with both feet having never worked in that situation before.  There is always a first time for everyone. 

The good news is that there are many resources to help a first time founder get started. Entrepreneurial hubs like Boston, the Bay Area, Austin, Boulder and so forth have healthy startup ecosystems full of programs and events to help you acquire new skills, and to meet highly qualified people who are willing and available to help while asking nothing in return. If you are a first time founder: Don’t be shy – lean on this support system. You will be surprised at how much free consulting you can get if you only asked.


Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful

      This website and all posts and content are intended for educational purposes only and for no other purposes. This website does not and is not intended to provide legal, financial or tax related advice. Although we take great care to make sure that all of our information is accurate and useful for it intended educational purposes, if you have a specific issue for which you need actionable advice, please come to the Martin Trust Center in person to speak to one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) or consult a licensed attorney or other professional. Despite the backgrounds and qualifications of our staff, mentors, lecturers, authors, EIRs and speakers no attorney-client, advisor, or other confidential/privileged relationship exists or will be formed between you and the Martin Trust Center or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Under no circumstances should any content be relied upon in making any decisions that could have any financial or legal impact(s).
Have more questions? Submit a request


Powered by Zendesk