How did you start your business?

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– Yes all the things I've built have started as side projects– Elpha started at a side project at work that was funded by my employer (Y Combinator). Other side projects I've worked on have been self funded, but since they were software and I'm a software engineer, they didn't cost very much to run.– Yes for most of them we've started earning revenue to cover costs early. With Elpha that wasn't the case.
gabriela's profile thumbnail
Thank you for sharing
DianePrince's profile thumbnail
Hi Gabriela, -For most of my startups I dedicated myself 100% and did not do it parallel to another job. However, I'm now building my entrepreneur resources business on the side of my other job. - I either started with a friends & family round or personal funding, then worked out deals with people who worked in the business but also bought in, then funded by revenue- I usually created profitable businesses from near the beginning. However, one didn't work out that way.
gabriela's profile thumbnail
Hello Diane :) Thanks for sharing your story.
DianePrince's profile thumbnail
It's my pleasure. I looked at your profile. What are you building now?
gabriela's profile thumbnail
This month I am participating in the WomenMake 30days challenge to create and ship something and I am redoing my website (digital garden) and participating in a Hackathon as well.
DianePrince's profile thumbnail
Hi Gabriela, how did the challenge go?
gabriela's profile thumbnail
Hey, thanks for asking! It's a marathon type of challenge :) I co-founded a technical consultants company that offer services for other startups and we create MVPs, POCs or full-on Saas projects. Fully booked at the moment. In parallel, I am learning new tools and creating a website for our small business at the moment.
stephhxtran's profile thumbnail
Hi Gabriela! This is such a great question.My first venture: -Yes, I started in parallel with another job (for 5 months)-No funding; personal-Profitable from the first year My second venture: -Started it without a job-no funding; personal-Profitable from the start
gabriela's profile thumbnail
Wow, you are great! It's absolutely great to be profitable from the start.
MelBlatt's profile thumbnail
indipop is my first start up and came out of my own struggle to find affordable healthcare, launched this past year.I started with my own savings.I was consulting on the side.Next came an angel investor.Covid impacted the beginnings as 8 out of 10 of my market was looking for a job, not healthcare. Now we have momentum and partnerships.
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Nice, it sounds great! Glad things are coming around and there is momentum.