The 2 Harsh Realities that no Startup Founder is Ever Prepared For
For young entrepreneurs, one of the biggest shocks of being a startup founder is that life at the top is lonely. Imagine a startup that was birthed from a university incubator or accelerator. The entrepreneur gets money (from family, friends, angel investors, or even venture capitalists) and starts to grow the business. Quickly, she finds that the environment is much lonelier than she thought. In school, she might have had the ear of other students, experts, and teachers, but now, it’s much more of a solo gig, and one in which she isn’t really allowed to express doubt or ambiguity.