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I'm considering applying for YC but I think my idea (a fairly simple time management app for smartwatches) might be a bit too modest. How small of an idea is too small?



We don't mind ideas that start off sounding modest if you have a great answer to how it could possibly develop into something huge. In fact, we like ideas like that.


From pg's How to Get Startup Ideas[0]:

> Just as trying to think up startup ideas tends to produce bad ones, working on things that could be dismissed as "toys" often produces good ones. When something is described as a toy, that means it has everything an idea needs except being important. It's cool; users love it; it just doesn't matter. But if you're living in the future and you build something cool that users love, it may matter more than outsiders think.

[0]: http://paulgraham.com/startupideas.html




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