Why we believe in Entrepreneurs
I realized the importance of focusing StartupBlvd.com on serving startups.
After talking to more than a dozen entrepreneurs in Boston in the past couple of weeks, three main facts emerged: A) most of them are first-time entrepreneurs (with a few being second or third timers after failing prior ventures), B) they are deeply committed to solving a problem that is important to them; and C) they want guidance and support from more seasoned professionals / entrepreneurs.
These facts seem obvious. Despite this, most professionals and investors give little attention and support to first time entrepreneurs. The startups I talked to face a journey riddled with obstacles and uncertainty, and find little support from trusted sources on a continued basis. Unless they are lucky entrants to well-known accelerators in town or are friends with a VC or a successful founder, they are pretty much on their own trying to figure out the way forward.
We believe there’s an opportunity to help all startups succeed by providing timely and right-sized advice through the use of technology. Our focus is to prepare entrepreneurs for connections to leaders in corporations and governments that could lead to real synergistic partnerships.
By reaching out to a startup in a brief call or email, we can change the course of their business towards success by making a introduction to the right professional and/or executive at the right time. Entrepreneurs see this value, thus are very open with us about their needs and wants. It’s a big responsibility, and we are very happy to take it.
We are working on institutionalizing this model on our website, so make sure to follow us in twitter (@startupblvd) to receive updates.
More later, as I am heading down to MIA for a 2 day conference…