Lessons learned from 10 failed startup ideas

During last 7 years I have been involved in many projects and along the way I have learned some stuff from building and promoting them. I will look atĀ some of mistakes that were madeĀ and hope it helpsĀ someone interested in starting his own venture.

1. Krabjiem.lv

fail_krabjiem

Idea:Ā 9gag type of site in Latvia

Started: May 2007

Results: developed and promoted it for several years, got into Top 20 sites in Latvia according to Gemius Audience, and made up to 2000 USD per month from ads, then stopped all activities because earnings were too low. Since then the site is a living zombie ā€“ nothing is updated or added, it gets some traffic from Google and generates enough money to pay for hosting and some beers.

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Silīcija ieleja

Pateicoties TechHub Riga atbalstam, no 18. maija līdz 4. jūn. devos uz San Francisko, lai iepazītu Silīcija ieleju. Par to jau bija pāris raksti citur, bet te uzrakstīŔu nedaudz plaŔāku aprakstu.

Mērķi

1. Vairāk iepazīt startup vidi Silicon Valley un saprast, kā tur viss darbojas
2. IegÅ«t kontaktus potenciālajiem reklāmdevējiem un partneriem (mājas lapu Ä«paÅ”niekiem)
3. Iegūt atsauksmes (feedback) par savu projektu no vietējiem mentoriem, nozares pārstāvjiem

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