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I'm after my first startup fail and main reason for that was lack of experience, hard idea and due to my age, limitations. Right now my partner wants to create next company, but I've started considering other idea - I'm 16. Cannot I delay my startup for 2 years, for example, and during this period actively learn, gain contacts, do other projects (Currently, I've started one very experiencing) and so on? Also - I'm on a good way to become front&back end developer and I think, mastering it, before getting into startup could be very helpful for my future startups. What do you think? Thanks

Hi-

I want to start off by saying good for you in terms of taking the first leap into the startup world at such a young age. I've worked at technology companies for almost a decade now and can tell you what my developer colleagues go through on a day-by-day basis if you are interested.

You have already answered your own question in your first statement. Your first startup failed due to lack of experience, contacts, etc. Here is your chance join your industry of choice and learn the inner workings of how a business/company/startup works as a front-end developer.

My advice to you is join a company to gain valuable experience but keep working on your dream job in your free time (after work, weekends, etc.) According to inc.com, the average age of an entrepreneur is 40 years old anyway: https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/attention-millennials-average-entrepreneur-is-this-old-when-they-found-their-first-startup.html. Most likely, they have usually worked for a couple of years before starting their own venture. It would be a good idea to gain some business skills at a corporate job and in parallel, work on your startup on the side. To quote the great Nick Loper, "Your 9-5 May Make You a Living, But Your 5-9 Makes You Alive!" (https://www.sidehustlenation.com/side-hustle-show/).

Good luck and let me know if you want to jump on a call to learn more about the pros and cons of joining the corporate world.

Best,
Kevin


Answered 7 months ago

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