Tiny Startups are Different
One of the great things about Tiny Startup Camp is that we get to pull back and re-examine the idea of what a startup is. In general, startups are considered an online, fast-scaling business. But people often tack on some mandate that it has to be part of an incubator, and either be funded, or working towards funding.
Often times, people in the startup world are more interested in raising money than raising a great product, and people are more excited to tell you about their traction and plan, along with who their VCs are, than actually about their revenue and potential to be a long-term sustainable business. It’s like name-dropping who you dated in high school.
Why can’t startups be sustainable businesses? Why do startups *have* to have an exit in mind?
There are no answers to these questions, but one thing I’m excited about is at least revisiting the assumptions of a startup, and offering a second opinion to what seems like a cemented definition of a business genre.
Tiny Startup Camp is a two-day event that helps people learn how to create and run Tiny Startups.
If you'd like more information on attending, learn about the conference here, and register here.