| ||Ask HN: Are startups diluting their own market?|
27 points by akanshmurthy on Oct 25, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 16 comments |
|Some of favorite quotes from Sam Altman's class at Stanford (CS183B) were:|
1. Don't start a startup for the sake of starting a startup.
2. Product should solve a personal pain.
3. Build something users love.
4. Live in the future.
5. Learn powerful things.
6. Get users.
7. Dominate small markets.
8. Make everyone do customer support.
9. Do things that don't scale.
Particularly though, I thought #1 was the most interesting, as every college now has an entrepreneurship course and PG says that college students shouldn't be starting startups. I'm curious about the dilution of real (whatever that means- can be measured by future success metrics) startup ideas with ones that people are coming up with just for the sake of starting a company. Will this have any effects on the market, funding attainability, customer acquisition? And will the pot of ideas get so saturated at some point that it drives innovation away?
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