Starting a new business, developing a new technology, identifying new markets and satisfying new customers is never easy. Putting them together makes you wonder how anyone succeeds in the world of startups!
It is often who you know – and their willingness to help – that can make a difference. Anyone who has been to the Valley is witness to the value of community – as is anyone who has built on a platform or contributed to open innovation or development.
Communities offer support, help find the right resource, provide counsel and a million other things that help Founders keep all the plates spinning while products and markets mature.
As an example, one of my favorite startups here in Ottawa, Openera, is looking for its first enterprise prospects to trial its product. This is a great opportunity for the community to get together and help out!
First of all, it is a great product. If you are a user of cloud services, applications or storage, Openera simplifies management between team members. I haven’t met anyone who isn’t excited about how simple and powerful Openera makes cross-cloud computing!
signing up and we encourage all our partner companies to do the same. Let’s see how many partners we can get by Oct 15th. My 20+ years of experience in startups has proven -you always get back what you put into the community!