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Episode 102 – Insights into Startup Success! Part 2

Boris Manhart has been behind several successful startups. For the moment, taking a break from creating his own startups, he is currently helping others with their startups and assisting with seed funding in some cases.

In this interview, Boris provides us with an inside view as to what it takes to succeed with startups. With only 10% of all startups succeeding, this is an interview you don’t want to miss!

Either watch the video in full or listen to the interview as a two part series.

1:18 How Boris got into startups.
3:41 What’s it like to be on the other side of a startup?
6:50 Listening to the right feedback.
10:02 How important is the initial idea?
11:22 What are you looking for in startup founders?
13:02 How important is age with startup founders?
14:46 What was the keys to Boris’s success with startups?
19:22 What part of the startup process do you prefer?
22:22 At what point of the process do you become bored?
25:53 Do you need to be a little naive to succeed?

PART 2 (Video timings on the left and Podcast timings on the right)
28:25/0:45 Can you get a sense of who will succeed?
32:46/5:06 Key mistakes you made with your startups.
40:38/12:58 With startups – what is the trend with working remotely?
42:44/15:04 Getting the timing right for investors.
47:06/19:26 Suggestions for those considering a startup.
54:56/27:16 Books recommended to read.

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