Starting your own tech startup

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Written By Charlotte Miller

Tech companies have played a remarkable role in modern society. Companies like Instagram, Facebook, Apple, Adobe and Microsoft have all made an undeniable impact in recent years, evolving with changing consumer habits.

People all over the globe use tech in various different ways, whether at work or in their spare time, which makes it a great market to tap into. Having said this, the technology market is becoming more saturated each day, with new companies popping up and entering the arena.

While it may be tough, it isn’t impossible. You just need to make sure you have a watertight strategy that will help you push through. Here’s what you’ll need to consider.

Build the product 

Firstly, your product needs to be spot-on. After all, this is what you’ll be selling to the masses. Take your time to review the market, assess consumer needs and identify gaps. Technology is a broad sector, spanning the development of technologically-based goods and services.

A tech company could create and sell mobile devices, appliances and other innovative products. Or, they could sell a digital platform or concept. This could cover social media (building custom Facebook banners), e-commerce, content creation with corresponding examples including, TikTok, Etsy and Spotify. Other tech companies will focus on business products and services, with examples like Zoom and Slack, or knowledge and learning concepts such as Udemy and other eLearning platforms.

Whatever product or service you choose, you need to have a clear niche and extract clear USPs. Don’t hold back with documenting the development process or building a portfolio to showcase past work and experience. You’ll be selling yourself and your passion just as much as the product itself.

Clear focus 

When setting up any new business, you should set yourself clear short-term and long-term goals to help you stay focused at each stage. You should develop these in line with an overall vision. This way, you’ll be more inclined to seek out and spot opportunities that help to propel your business forward.

Remember it’s ok to fail

Any new business venture is a risk – and with this, there should be an understanding that not everything will go to plan. In most cases, you’ll be able to learn from your mistakes and implement these lessons next time around. In some instances, you may benefit from specialist legal support from experts who are knowledgeable in supporting startups and the challenges they face.


Networking is a hugely important part of launching a start-up. Without it, you’ll restrict your pool of support and could miss out on opportunities. You could meet potential investors who could take things to the next level with valuable funding, or even a potential partner who could bring valuable insight into your venture and help it grow.


To ensure your start-up can function smoothly, you need to make sure you have the right resources. Beyond a good amount of capital to get things moving, you may want to consider growing a team, which means hiring the right people. On top of this, marketing strategies should be put in place so that you reach the right audience and make each penny and minute count.

Consider any equipment you might need to help bring this to life, including platforms and software that will help you execute everything effectively.