Webpuppies CEO Abhii Dabas shares insights on how to help a startup succeed
Abhii conducted a workshop called "Startup Success", a "two-day MBA" program, in which he discussed in elaborate detail what it takes to launch your startup idea and make it succeed in the market based on his extensive experience as a CEO of digital solutions company Webpuppies and as a mentor of various startups and various sectors across the globe.
The program was divided into a discussion of four key topics: the steps involved from having an idea to turning it to massive success, finding the right co-founder, the four filters of choosing the right business idea, factors that determine the success or failure of a startup, and emerging technologies to focus on.
Abhii put an emphasis to pay full attention to every stage of your startup journey to ensure that you are always on the right track. "I've seen so many founders and so many startups fail over the years just because they fail at different steps. All because they had the right idea, but they cannot find the right co-founder. Or they found the right co-founder, but they chose the wrong technology platform for their startup."
Many startup founders experience a dilemma on choosing the right co-founder to pursue their startup with. Abhii agrees that choosing the right co-founder is very difficult. In order to pick the right one, one must look for the following factors: complementary skills, similar mission and values, similar socioeconomic status, and similar stage and lifestyle.
Abhii concluded the workshop by discussing emerging technologies that many startups could consider venturing into when it comes to choosing the right technology platform.