Entrepreneurship · Founders

What is your biggest challenge as a startup founder?

Diana Bugai Marketing Strategist. Head of Marketing at @Splento

December 16th, 2017


Neil Harvey Founder

January 4th, 2018

Finding the right people with a high level of commitment after the excitement of a new idea has worn off.

Steve Owens Startup Expert

December 17th, 2017

Finding the best people in the world and getting them to work together as a functional team.

IKRAMA SHAIKH Owns an event management entity, passionate to be an entrepreneur and student of CA

December 19th, 2017

I personally believe, the biggest challenge for me to start-up my venture is, having a reliable and competent team to work with, and proper understanding of the market conditions because in Pakistan, conditions are not of consistent nature.

Jay Dawani Founder & CEO @Goofy Goldfish Productions, former pro athlete, disruptive innovator, marketer,

December 17th, 2017

Raising seed capital. That’s always been the hardest for me. I have a strong technical background and lots of experience in marketing, as well as the perfect team, but not enough know how for fund raising.

Sarthak Pokharel Founder & CEO, Selestek Inc. Pvt. Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal

December 17th, 2017

The biggest challenge was to know and understand the market. Some applications and programs seemed good to the developers and promoters but customers may not use it as expected.

Ambroise de La Gorce CEO @RecoHero, B2B sales expert | looking for a tech co-founder for an e-commerce SaaS product

December 19th, 2017

On the personal side it's the creative mindset: how to find new selling techniques, growth hacks and unique emotional contents to differentiate the company from others in the customers' perspective.


However in my opinion, tasks are hard if they don't fit our own skills and type of entrepreneurial profile. An extrovert will find it hard to analyse data constantly while an introvert can struggle building a team. A creative mind will have a hard time focusing on financial analysis and planning while a trader will find it hard to communicate his vision to the world.


Rather than doing everything by ourselves I think it's important to know our own strengths/weaknesses, find (a) complementary co-founder(s) to deleguate our "biggest challenges" and focus on using our skills to accomplish the tasks we master and enjoy. Prsonal opinion and happy to read your thoughts.

Olatowun Candide-Johnson Former corporate lawyer, now luxury lifestyle guru

December 17th, 2017

Huge difficulty raising capital

Abhishek Mall Co founder at int-i

December 17th, 2017

to make a meaningful team .

Fortunas Wilbard Cofounder & CEO Millionfortune

December 17th, 2017

Getting your first customer, especially on service industry, that has been a really big challenge

ELUIGWE VICTOR Founder and CEO

December 17th, 2017

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