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How To Start A Startup [Infographic]

A lot of people out there who want to start a startup often retract for mainly two reasons. Sometimes because they actually don't want to take the risk of starting a business. Sometimes because they don't quite understand the process, how a startup works, how different it is from starting a regular business. Basically, there is no difference between a startup and a regular business. We call early stage companies startup except one thing: startups are high growth companies.

It means, growth is what separates a startup from a regular early stage company. Being said that, starting a startup is no different from starting a regular business. One thing you have to keep in mind that you have to choose a relatively difficult problem and a big market.

The infographic below, prepared based on an essay of Paul Graham of YC and designed by Funders and Founders, explains the process of starting a startup pretty clearly. It breaks down every possible step and illustrates it brilliantly.


Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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