June 22: Startup idea: solve a problem you have

“When you have an idea for a startup, ask yourself: who wants this right now?"

Source: Paul Graham
Published: November 2012

Startup idea: solve a problem you have

“When you have an idea for a startup, ask yourself: who wants this right now? Who wants this so much that they'll use it even when it's a crappy version 1 made by a two-person startup they've never heard of?” –Paul Graham of Y Combinator, seed funding provider.

Paul Graham’s advice on how to generate startup ideas:

•Work on a problem you have (that way you know it exists).

•Look for things that seem to be missing.

•Stick to areas where you have some expertise.

•Ask yourself if there’s an idea that would have made a previous job easier.

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