on one Anyone experience this?
Yes, I have seen in a several pitch events where 2 startups are working on the same problem. But ultimately each one is trying to solve it in their own way. Each one bring in different vale proposition. At the end it all depends on the customer value that the startup is creating. If you are making a moon shot killer app but it has no use to the customer, then there is no point of doing it. I would suggest to do a market research and validation before you even start working on the product.
No, didn't have anything like that ... yet.
Every business deliver something new to its customers, so and your business can. Engage your customers with service/product they need
It happens. And it's probably a sign that you're looking at a problem that needs to be solved, which is why there is more than one group looking to be in the market space. That's a good thing. The point is that you don't attempt to compete with another business. You differentiate. Don't acknowledge competitors directly. Focus on what you are, not what you aren't. Describe the benefits, not the features of your product. Eliminate all the -er words from your vocabulary (better, faster, stronger, etc.) and use the things about which you are first, best, and most.