Another one of the lessons I learned from my day at Startup Weekend DC is that if you’re going to create an app or do a startup it should be about solving a problem or filling a need it shouldn’t be about creating something for the sake of creating something.
We make things not because it’d be cool… but for our users. It’s our job… it’s our responsibility if we want to be successful entrepreneurs that we have to understand people. We have to understand people’s problems. We have to understand the technology and how it can be used, morphed, and manipulated to meet people’s needs.
I have to constantly be asking myself… why is someone going to be using this product? Why will they care? How does this help them?
It’s easy to answer the who, what, when, and where but what about the the so what.
It’s easy for me to get myself stuck in my alpha geek technology never leave my computer bubble. I’m glad that I have friends who’ll slap me upside my head when that happens. It’s crucial that I’m out there and forming relationships and listening ot people.