What is a “Startup”, after all?

October 12, 2008 by Abhishek Bhardwaj
Filed under: Startup Review 

Namaskar . Hello . Howdy . Hola

Welcome to Concept Curry. This is my first blog post ever, “officially”, so in a way I am just starting-up this blog and it is a nice example of a startup!

Technically or Wikipedia_ally

I believe that

A startup is any concept or any business idea for profit or non-profit that is unique in it’s own way.

Preferably, I would call an innovated idea a startup which is bound to change the world and it’s inhabitants (at least the guy whose idea it is, thinks so). However, it could be a replica of any pre-existing concept but unique to it’s geography or market. The concept could be selling the same product as others but with a different flavour.

A startup could be an organism or an organisation i.e. being run by just one person or two, ten or fifty… the size does not matter here; it is only the newness in that concept and it’s virtue of being unique that differentiates it from rest of the crowd.

Generally, a startup has a goal / a mission like any other organisation and it also should have one anyway. The goal could be a profit earning business, a social cause or anything that is crazy enough to get a bunch of people attached to it ready to work 20 hours a day, 8 days a week (8 here just shows how passionate a startup can be) and 465 days a year (same reason). Trust me! People who run the to-be-fortune-500-company startups are that crazy or may be I just over did it. Never mind.

Concept Curry is also a startup. The idea is to provide a curry with a fine recipe of startup tips, career advice, Internet, startup reviews and a lot of other things that I want to write about; I just am not able to recall everything that I had thought of.

I just got started.

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7 Responses to “What is a “Startup”, after all?”

  1. Sarika on October 14th, 2008 12:21 am

    Congrats!!!
    Keep going great guns.
    Initiating anything with whatever objective u have in mind is a ’start up’. I agree completely.

    :-)

  2. Rajarsi on October 14th, 2008 11:40 am

    I am looking forward to this blog, Start-ups are making big worldwide especially in India. Great job! About time something like this started.

  3. Rohit on October 16th, 2008 3:13 am

    All the Best.

    Blogging start-ups are the hottest on the web and I wish I could see you making good in this area.

    Well,I am a stranger to you.I feel I am a bit experienced with things related to Web.So,feel free to contact me.

    Good luck once again!!.

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