Running a creative startup for the last two years, I have realized that most of the startups or entrepreneurs are not what they seem. They are not that happy, confident and fine faces that they appear to be. Contrary to the hype that these so-called incubators, mentors, entrepreneurial events and co-working places are creating, the startup journey is not a glamorous one. These players in startup ecosystem, are actually creating pretenders rather than real entrepreneurs.
“Pitching”, “Investors”, “Business & Financial Plans”, “Awards”, “Seed Money” are too shiny words for this journey and are actually the most bottom level stress that you need to worry about and prepare for. The actual battle and most of the war would be you vs. you. Totally opposite to the impression that you are getting about these so-called mentorship and seminars, these events are actually businesses themselves. These startup events are just making money out of startups like yours.