How does one start a start up?

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  • I have an idea for a social media app that could actually be a big thing if done correctly

    I'm a CS student so It's not random to have projects like this

    But it's a SOCIAL media app. You don't get to a successful sm app without people actually using it.

    How do you get people to start using your app? Do you have to start with fake users so that the "first" user won't be the only one using the app?

    How do you get funding? One man can't build a successful cross platform app for masses. Of course I could (and will) try to create a draft, an MVP. But there comes the time when I need more help and nothing is free.

    How does all of this work?

  • build it first

  • Monster

    build it first

  • Monster

    build it first

    Okay but the first thing I mentioned

    If I build a social media app that requires a lot of traffic to be useful and I'm the only one using it than it's not gonna take off

    Let's forget for a sec I'm talking about my project

    How do social media apps take off in general?

    Instagram would s*** if it was only 5 people posting there
    Twitter would s*** if it was Jack Dorsey and friends tweeting

  • worthit

    Okay but the first thing I mentioned

    If I build a social media app that requires a lot of traffic to be useful and I'm the only one using it than it's not gonna take off

    Let's forget for a sec I'm talking about my project

    How do social media apps take off in general?

    Instagram would s*** if it was only 5 people posting there
    Twitter would s*** if it was Jack Dorsey and friends tweeting

    i mean twitter did s*** back in 2007 before people were on it lol

    social media takes off because of network effects. they start with 2 people, then 4, then 16, 256, etc.

    just put something together. there's industry events and incumbators like Y combinator that introduce people to investors. tech bro investors love to throw money around

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  • tell us more, @op

    what is the main draw of your site?

  • Monster

    i mean twitter did s*** back in 2007 before people were on it lol

    social media takes off because of network effects. they start with 2 people, then 4, then 16, 256, etc.

    just put something together. there's industry events and incumbators like Y combinator that introduce people to investors. tech bro investors love to throw money around

    True

    Start with myself
    Introduce it to my friends and go from there

    But you're right first I gotta have a product people would like to use

  • worthit

    Okay but the first thing I mentioned

    If I build a social media app that requires a lot of traffic to be useful and I'm the only one using it than it's not gonna take off

    Let's forget for a sec I'm talking about my project

    How do social media apps take off in general?

    Instagram would s*** if it was only 5 people posting there
    Twitter would s*** if it was Jack Dorsey and friends tweeting

    Read this
    https://www.eugenewei.com/blog/2019/2/19/status-as-a-service

  • notesfromphilo

    tell us more, @op

    what is the main draw of your site?

    ngl man I really think this s*** could fill a whole in social media platforms and I'm keeping it low key for now

    Don't want some mfcerk steal this s*** from me

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  • Legendary

    Read this too
    https://www.lennyrachitsky.com/p/how-the-biggest-consumer-apps-got

    Thanks! will peep it soon

  • Move to CS

  • Fuc social media

  • MistaLonely

    Fuc social media

    Truss me this ain't like mindless post a selfie get a like type of social media s***

  • worthit

    Truss me this ain't like mindless post a selfie get a like type of social media s***

    If it’s some like healthy form of social media I wish you a lot of luck we needa get instagram and Twitter tf out of here

  • worthit

    ngl man I really think this s*** could fill a whole in social media platforms and I'm keeping it low key for now

    Don't want some mfcerk steal this s*** from me

    aye i respect that

    if you ever get to a point of wanting people to test it for feedback

    let me know

  • Come to Brrrrr

    Move to CS

    let my mans get his s*** off

  • read zero to one

  • watch The Social Network

  • notesfromphilo

    aye i respect that

    if you ever get to a point of wanting people to test it for feedback

    let me know

    Cool! Thanks man!

  • MaseratiMalik

    watch The Social Network

    Haha that's exactly what I though

    Got that on my watch list and gonna peep it tmrw

  • pseudocode and what's your design going to be look like.

  • Heard start ups pay their employees with equity

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