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10 Startup Ideas Turned Into Real Companies

Are you curious about 10 startup ideas turned into real companies? If yes, you are in the right place. Startups solve problems. Great startups solve big problems that are shared by many. For the last six months, I interviewed London’s startups and their founders on their business ideas and how they turn that into realities. You will see a compilation of ten of those ideas. While watching them remember and think about the problem and, if you were the founder, how the solution could be different. Enjoy!

Watch the vignette of 10 startup ideas turned into real companies:

Creativity is great for finding solutions, but it is also great for finding problems. You might just be inventing a problem no one has. So, remember to rely on market research to figure out what the problems people share are and then rely on creativity to find the solutions to those.

Any founder out there will tell you the best way to learn is actually experiencing it. You might fail, but that’s okay. In one of the businesses I have launched and failed, I learned three key lessons that I knew, but it was just a high definition explanation to experience that. The first one was the importance of timing. This is crucial. The second one was the product-market-founder fit. It needs to fit in with your own reality of the situation. It might be a good idea but maybe not a good idea for you to implement. The last one was to differentiate what your customers want and what you think they need. It is an important point, and I could only learn by experiencing and failing.

So, what are you waiting for? Go out there, create something, build something. Of course, you might fail, but that’s okay!

10 Startup Ideas Turned Into Real Companies

How to survive Covid-19 as a startup?

As we all know, Covid-19 affected London’s startups in direct and indirect ways, and it has permanently changed the landscape for London’s technology businesses like the rest of the world. So we are interviewing key people of the startup ecosystem to ask them about their challenges and survival strategies in this hard time.

We hope that this interview series will be helpful and insightful for other startups in London out there. Because we believe that the most important thing is to learn from each other and be helpful to others, within this direction, you are welcomed to the first episode of our “Vignettes” series. You can reach all of them from here.

Also, you can find the full interviews in our “How to Survive Covid-19 as a Startup?” interview series. You can reach all of them from our Covid-19 Interviews YouTube playlist.

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I'm very envious of the handful of companies that are really benefiting from this. Anything in online delivery, anything in communications such as Zoom. They are the heroes of this crisis. They're really riding the wave. Fintech will generally be okay and I know London has a fantastic hub for fintech. So many great companies came out of the 2008 - 2009 crisis and there's always opportunity again. The big challenge with this particular thing is, everyone feels like when the measures ease up, things will we don't know how quickly but things will also return to a pre-crisis day. The only question is the timing and how long will it be."

Startups Surviving Covid-19 #3: Jacob Wedderburn of Stasher

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