Insights From the Founder of Cleantech Startup Scrapp

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Any entrepreneur can tell you, launching a startup is a learning process. Therefore, one of the best things you can do prior to launching a startup of your own is to learn from those who have blazed the trail. We were fortunate enough to hear some valuable insights during our interview with Dan Marek of Scrapp that will inspire, motivate, and teach aspiring and established entrepreneurs alike.

What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

“I know it can be daunting at first, but don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’ve just got to ask yourself, what’s the worst that can happen?

In my experience, most people are more than happy to share what they know, given that you’re polite and grateful for their time.”

What is your advice for entrepreneurs in your industry specifically?

“Working on climate-related solutions is great. But, make sure you can match it with a viable business model (i.e. you can identify a group of people who are willing to pay for the service or aspect of a service you’re providing). Then speak to them, lot’s of them. Only once you’ve validated a hypothesis should you commit your resources into making it happen.”

What is your advice for coming up with a unique startup idea?

“Most successful entrepreneurs don’t begin with brilliant ideas – they discover them (Jordan B. Peterson)

Don’t search for ideas, be curious. If you can identify a genuine problem and people are willing to pay you to solve it, then you’re onto a real winner.”

What is your advice for overcoming challenges and failure?

“It’s pretty cliché, but people who fail the most are also often the most successful at what they do. Because they’re willing to try.

Get comfortable with setbacks and failure, especially people telling you ‘no’. It’s normal and all part of the journey.”

What is the biggest lesson you learned and what can aspiring entrepreneurs take from it?

“The importance of executing on a clear plan. With so much going on, it’s very easy to get side-tracked or distracted. Especially when building/working within a team, it’s critical you’re all shooting at the same goalposts!”

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