Concurrence et marchés naissants
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Someone once told me at a tech meet-up some months back that competition is the best way to judge if an idea is good or bad. “When there are other entrepreneurs interested in building a similar product to what you have, pat yourself on the back and get to work” he said. Competition is everywhere these days, some startups fail to keep up and ultimately fold, see wesabe and Mint .
Par Mano Malu (chroniqueur exclusif) - Présidente de Mano Consultant La compétition. En tant qu’entrepreneur, on en a peur. On la surveille. Et c’est vrai il est primordial de connaître son marché et ses compétiteurs afin de se bien positionner.
I’ve noticed a tendency of some early stage tech companies to be excessively distracted by what their competitors are doing, or what they think they are doing. Understanding the landscape and differentiating your product – or approach to the market - is of course essential and there could be a number of areas of head-on competition. Competing for key words on Google as key distribution channels are examples of these.
Last weekend I was at SxSW to give a talk on Startup Pivots at the Lean Startup event held there. It was an excellent event put on by Eric Ries and Dave McClure . All the stars of the game were there; I was honored to be included. I have been trying to decrease the number of startup events that I speak at and attend this year so I can focus all my energy on Performable . Despite this I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to share tacos and margaritas with my friends down in Austin. While I was there I experienced something that has happened to me many times before.