Organic Ideas

Paul Graham (Y Combinator) wrote a helpful post on organic ideas for startups.  He says, “There are two types of startup ideas: those that grow organically out of your own life, and those that you decide, from afar, are going to be necessary to some class of users other than you.”  And, “So if you want to start a startup and don’t know yet what you’re going to do, I’d encourage you to focus initially on organic ideas. What’s missing or broken in your daily life? Sometimes if you just ask that question you’ll get immediate answers.”

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  • Mona Torib said : This article reminded me of 37 Signals' Basecamp. According to them, they started the project to answer to their project management needs. Eventually, they rolled it out to the public and became very successful. April 15, 2010 |