What are the most important lessons learned from starting a company?

Jallé Dafa Co-Founder, Belaprint

June 12th, 2014

I  wrote an post on the lessons I've learned starting a company over the last year. Wanted to share it here in case it might be helpful to other folks: http://jalle.posthaven.com/determination

Kunal Mehta Program Finance at Charity: Water

June 12th, 2014

Really interesting Jalle - I recently published a book about the same after interviewing some founders. Check it out - www.DisruptorsBook.com

Anonymous

June 12th, 2014

Thanks Jalle.  You make some thought-provoking points.

Did you try out coworking spaces?  My impression from brief exposures to several is that they lack a meaningful community. One space was starting to build such a community, but then the owner closed it to focus on his other business.  

I'm curious to hear other people's opinions about coworking spaces.

Jallé Dafa Co-Founder, Belaprint

June 12th, 2014

Thanks Mark.

Our team meets in co-working spaces when we need a meeting room. Because most of our team is part-time for now we mostly work remotely. But we've met at the HUB SF and Oakland, as well as Workshop Cafe in the FIDI and had a great experience.

I think co-working spaces are really helpful if you need a place to meet. They are also great places to meet other entrepreneurs. In regards to community, I think it depends on the specific co-working space.

Theo Medeiros IT Generalist in NY

June 12th, 2014

Thanks Jall. This will be helpful. Best Regards, Theo Medeiros

Tiffany Liu Senior Director, Practice Enablement Services

June 15th, 2014

Here's my startup experience to share: http://women2.com/2012/10/29/realities-of-running-an-early-stage-startup/.  I wrote this during the early startup stage so it may not apply to others who may be further along in their journey.  Hopefully, it's helpful!    

Brahm Singh Eng Head - Deep Search at Quixey

June 16th, 2014

Like your domain name. Like your post better Tiffany Liu left a New comment