Most of the startup founders are techies. Why?
Because for a non-tech founder, the startup world appears way harder to conquer. Startups take birth and die. 1000s of them. Every single day. Techie or non-techie? Doesn’t matter.
It’s hard to say for sure what is it really that makes some succeed beyond all expectations while others fail miserably. It is definitely not just knowledge of engineering.
At Indiez, we have spoken to over 600 non-tech founders who shared their product ideas and apprehensions with us. We hear the challenges that they face all the time.
But, the most successful founders don’t stop. “What makes a non-tech founder successful?” This question was really bugging me and I started reading about it.
Did you know Apple, AirBnB, Snapchat were all ideated by non-technical founders? Their stories are inspiring!
Most importantly, I noticed that it really isn’t all about the ‘tech’. There’s a lot more that goes into building a successful startup.
As a non-tech founder, the fear of not knowing and understanding enough tech is intimidating. To beat this fear, these learnings from the successful non-tech founders will help you come a long way —
While it is probable that you don’t know enough about technology, it’s good to remember that even the best of people learnt by doing, failing and learning.
Steve Jobs’s wife, Laurene Powell, called him a “learning machine.” He learned in many ways, but most of all he determined to learn a lesson from every single one of his failures in technology.