The Pros and Cons of Being a Young Startups Founder

Personal Advice from a Young Startup Founder

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1. The struggle of working with older people

When you are a young founder, you will be surrounded by older people that have been in the industry for a long time. This can be both good and bad.

2. Your social life

When you are a young founder, your social life is probably going to take a hit. When I started my company, I didn’t have much of a social life because I was too busy working on my business. This is something that I was not prepared for when I started my company.

3. Finding mentors

One of the hardest things about being a young founder is finding mentors who will help guide you along your journey as a founder.

4. The feeling of being alone

When you are a young founder, you will feel like you are alone in this field because most of your friends are still living their lives as normal college students, while you are trying to start your own company.

5. Finding capital

Finding capital for your business is one of the hardest things about being a young founder.

Founder of Cudy Technologies (www.cudy.co), a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.