Best Advice for a Startup Founder

As a startup founder, the view from the top can get lonely, especially if you’re running solo. One of the most common early startup mistakes that founders make is to go at it alone for as long as possible to save money, minimize costs and efficiency. But the problem with that is the inevitable burn-out, inspiration depletion and downright loneliness.

Entrepreneurship is an uphill battle with many obstacles and you too deserve support. When you’re just starting out, it’s normal that you’re alone — lets face it, you were the one with the idea, the dream, the big vision.

The most important thing to moving forward with that is to find people who’ll support you. And they do exist!

Here’s a few tips we have for helping you find your tribe, dream team, business partner, and network so your startup can take off!

1. Attending Networking Events/Workshops in your Field

This is one of the surest and fastest ways to meet like-minded people. People who’ll be attending these events will not only already have the predisposition of having interest in your field but because they’re there, they’re likely also looking for opportunities and are open to new challenges.

Facebook is one of the easiest way to find your local city events and of course, we’re always keeping up with them- check out our favorite events for September in Lisbon.



2. Join an entrepreneurs network

Almost every city with a developed entrepreneurial eco-system has an entrepreneurial network. In Portugal, we’re big fans of Made of Lisboa which has a growing list of innovators, founders and professionals in the local startup eco-system! Also we’re loving the Startup Lisboa eco-system, which supports startups only based in the country.

3. Get professional help

We’re here for you!! We’ve been in your shoes and know what it’s like to be solo-founders, working on a dream and needing help. At Bravuz, we work with founders through all stages of entrepreneurship and we’re especially keen on helping early founders get into their groove. This means finding the right business partner or even investor who will not only support you, but give you the energy and boost your startup needs.



Reach out to us at hello@bravuz.com at any point and come down to our office in sunny Lisbon for a coffee — we’d love to meet you!