This post is for the first time budding entrepreneurs though probably applies to everyone who hasn’t figured this out, that there is NO glamour in Startups. Surviving on ramen noodless, working 80+ hours a week and the desire to build the next big thing works well for first 6 months but after that we all realizes that it is just life and business.
Being in Bangalore and after attending so many startup events (I don’t attend them anymore as I have passed that “phase”), I can see so many people chasing glamour which is perfectly fine as it is their life and their priorities and anyway soon they will find out that chasing the glamour is worthless. What people should chase is Business. Startups are fun but there is no glamour in it, you seeing your name in newspapers/TV will be exciting for the first time but unless it convert into company growth, it is meaningless.
I learnt this the hard way (after burning few lakh rupees) that you should look to build a business, a self sustainable, scalable business and the rest will follow.