In my last blog post, I wrote about our experiences when starting Testbirds and what I’ve learned from evaluating business ideas. You obviously will need a really good idea if you want to found a company. But another important aspect you have to consider is asking yourself if you have what it takes to be a founder. In this post, I will talk about the top 5 characteristics that, from my perspective, make a good founder.
The Testbirds founders Markus Steinhauser, Georg Hansbauer and Philipp Benkler in the early days
When you want to start a business, at the very beginning there is only an idea. Back in 2011, we had a completely different idea before we started thinking about Crowdtesting and Testbirds – we looked into mobile payment.
In a fast growing firm, there is often a lack of clarity concerning who is doing what and who is in charge of what – between and even within departments. This is because new tasks and challenges come up on a nearly daily basis and a lot of the functions that huge companies have are not ready to be filled full time yet.