We all love startup memes as it can relate to our experiences. This is especially the case for entrepreneurs as most people won’t get you, unless they started their own business. While everyone can give out advice to entrepreneurs, chances are they never went out to start a business on their own. It’s just so damn brutal out there! As an entrepreneur you have be extremely selective in terms of which advice do you take and where is it coming from. Some questions to ask yourself include: Have they done a business before? Was it full-time? Do they have build more companies? Regardless of whether it was succeeded or not, experience is the best teacher. This is why we need more actual entrepreneurs at startup accelerators and programs. Chances are if they walked that path, they can share their experiences with you!
This meme, which I originally posted on Twitter on media for startups has resulted over 3 million views. What does the actual media landscape look like for startups or in that case bootstrapped startups? It is all crickets, isn’t it? No much coverage and it’s mostly 99% on fundraising news.
The struggle for media coverage is real as this meme resonated with so many entrepreneurs, but that moment that really went really viral was when Elon Musk liked the meme! The scale of this type of reach is absolutely insane! There were so many messages that had to turn it off.
Did this meme resonate with the audience on Twitter? You bet! As a matter of, we’re still getting messages on this. Here’s the break down of the tweet stats:
Later on this meme got shared by some notable startup folks both on Linkedin and Twitter. So if you see this meme on startup media, you know the original story!