Startup Nightmares

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We asked 17 students what their biggest startup fears were.

1. Failing miserably.

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2. Someone copying your idea, and doing it better than you.


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3. Manufacturing…. Anything.


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4. FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS.


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5. Realizing your financial projections are utter bull-shit.


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6. The University claiming they own your idea.


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7. Being so engulf/dedicated that I lose touch with loved ones.


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8. Leaving my old job to pursue [my startup] full-time.


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9. Stuck with a bad partner or having to fire someone you care about.


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10. Getting into a bad deal.


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11. I don’t know how to do x, y, or z about a business (website building, marketing, pitching).


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12. Moving forward without having a solid plan.


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13. No safety net (monetary).


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14. Not being happy in the end, after investing and pursuing.


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15. Not being good enough/having what it takes.


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16. Being rejected/having idea rejected by a lot of people at once.


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17. Never actually giving my idea (or myself) a real chance.


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Wondering, “what if?” Don’t let fear of launching your idea hold you back. Find support in our FREE student startup community here.

SPUR Team

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