day 1: problem to solve

When building a startup, don’t start by looking for a business idea. Instead, find a problem and then create a tool to solve it.

When building a startup, don’t start by looking for a business idea. Instead, find a problem and then create a tool to solve it.

To increase your chances of success, follow these guidelines:

  1. The problem should concern you – at worst, if the startup fails, you will be left with a tool that makes your work easier.
  2. The problem should relate to professional activities – people are more likely to pay for a tool that either increases revenue or reduces costs.
  3. There are only so many solutions on the market to solve the problem – creating another to-do list is probably not a very good business idea.

case study

In my job recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time on prompt engineering, creating queries for AI models. The work would be much easier with a tool that:

=> This is how the idea of creating an application for storing and managing prompts came about.

Tomorrow, I will perform a pre-validation of my idea. I’ll check if anyone besides me is struggling with a similar problem and looking for a solution.