Startup – what is that again? All you need to know

There are entrepreneurs who build high-quality cars or Hotels on the beach. So the cost of things at the Start, a lot of time and even more money: You need a plot of land, infrastructure and personnel you have to deal with the bureaucracy. And after 5-6 years can pay for itself a Business and make a profit.

And there is such a simple game, called “Angry Birds”. Thus, the Finnish Startup “Rovio Entertainment has earned” 55.5 million euros (2012). The initial investment in the project at that time amounted to about 100 Thousand Euro.

So it’s no wonder that today, everywhere from Startups. But what is a Startup? Or a Start-up, so Facebook, for example, might be a Online company. Where did the word Start-up and which Start-up was the first? In this post, I’ve made myself on the search for answers.

What is a Startup? (Not) the whole truth:

  1. The word Startup (engl. start) refers to a straight or Recently created firm.
  2. Behind a Startup with an innovative idea or technology is often.
  3. Two things distinguish a Startup: the Lack of Finance and an uncertain and thus risky Position on the market.
  4. Most of the Startups are founded in the U.S. of students who are implementing their first Startup ideas in a Garage. Therefore, such companies are also called garage company. What is important here is that Startups don’t need to be an IT company!

More statistics at Statista

The first Start-up – a (very) brief history:

The word saw in front of some 70 years, the world. And so s is expired’at the time:
We write the year 1939: In the USA, from San Francisco (Santa Clara, California) to shoot numerous High-Tech companies such as mushrooms from the ground.

Two students of Stanford University to start a small project and call this whole story then Startup. Today the two guys and their project, under the name of Hewlett-Packard Company, better known as HP.

Strictly a Startup is…

Often, Online projects and web sites as Startups, if they differ by “that certain Something” to other Services or portals. This is not entirely true. Services such as Facebook, Google+ and other social networks are here thrown in a pot. Strictly speaking, a Startup has to be unique and a free niche to occupy.

In this sense, is not call today the only Facebook as a genuine Start-up (even if it is the first of its kind). All of the other social networks are therefore copies or clones of other, already existing Start-ups. How Start-ups successfully copy , I have here on the Blog before in detail.

Must be a Startup necessarily an Online project?

One of the most well-known Start-ups also Wikipedia – the biggest encyclopedia in the world. The number of contributions is more than 30 million articles and is growing daily. What bloggers can keep up. 😉 Even YouTube, the most popular Video platform in the network, is one of the great Startups, as well as the photo platform Flickr and the short message service Twitter.

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