Back in 2009, when I was graduating college I began working on my first start-up. After about 3 years I decided to shut it down before even getting a working product to market. Now I could go on and on about my mistakes that led to failures, but I’ll save those for another post. This post is about you my fellow entrepreneurs. So let’s jump to it.
What Classifies a Start-Up
The definition of a start-up is highly debated. It seems that every CEO, blogger and self proclaimed entrepreneur has their own definition of a what classifies a business as a start-up. Wikipedia describes a start-up as ” an entrepreneurial venture or a new business in the form of a company, a partnership or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model”. Others define a start-up as a company that was created to solve a problem. Both of those work for me and honestly, if you think your company is a start-up, that’s all that matters!
How to Get Exposure for your Start-Up
Getting exposure for your start-up is one of the most critical things you can do to jump start your success. This is easier said then done though. If you have a big personal brand, a strong network or a ton of money, it’s much easier. For those of us that don’t fall into this bucket, there are some fellow entrepreneurs who created a list of websites you can submit your start-up to for a little boost.
Top Places to Submit your Start-Up for Exposure
Aside from the link benefit, these websites help you expose your start-up to the world wide web. I don’t know how much traction these will provide in terms of link juice or traffic, but it’s definitely a nice starting point.
This list is provided courtesy of GitHub GitHub and mmccaff
Help the CommunityI’m sure some of these are outdated or you have others to contribute so please leave those in the comments. It’s much appreciated!
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