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How does a developer become an entrepreneur?

Hi all. I wrote a blog post for FounderDating about how a developer becomes an entrepreneur.

Does anyone else think I missed anything?
Has anyone made the switch from dev toentrepreneuror vice versa?




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Bon Franklin
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Bon Franklin Entrepreneur
Co-Founder of Morphid
Being able to develop is a skill, trade, and tool. Being an entrepreneur is a state of mind. I think someone being an entrepreneur has little to do with their skills and tools except for the ease with which such tools aid in the execution of an entrepreneureal vision.
Ayush Jain
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Ayush Jain Entrepreneur
Co-founder & CEO at Mindbowser ♛ Chapter Director at Startup Grind
I think that being an entrepreneur, it is very important to use your time well and delegate.
Bon has answered right that its a state of mind.

So anyone can be an entrepreneur. Having a development background can help at some places, such as understanding the language of rest of the development team and be able to communicate with the right tech words.

Hire a marketer, and a developer should be all set
Jonathan Barronville
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Jonathan Barronville Entrepreneur
Software Engineer at npm, Inc.
Why switch from developer to entrepreneur? Why not be both simultaneously :) ?

- Jonathan
Neal Myerson
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Neal Myerson Entrepreneur
Product Management & Engineering Executive | Developer of break-through products and processes at Microsoft
I can dabble as a developer, but I wish I was one. To me, a developer can whip out a prototype of any thought. Once a prototype is there and validated, the world is wide open. People will jump on without any thought. I have tons of ideas, I wish I could code. One thing a developer could do is say, "look to work on a cool project... partnership/equity only required." you will find people knocking down your door. then choose one and learn.
Sean Hurley
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Sean Hurley Entrepreneur • Advisor
Strategic Marketing Leader with strong financial results for growing organizations
It amuses me that people think that anyone can be an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is willing to take risk,while having an innate ability to recognize and capitalize on business opportunities. It is truly more than just a "state of mind". It is a talent and ability. Too many wanna-be entrepreneurs have failed as a result of ego driven decision making.
Tom Lemmons
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Tom Lemmons Entrepreneur
Founder - Nimbus, Ltd
Sean, I hear what you are saying but my question is how do I (as a developer/entrepreneur) figure out when/why to bring someone else in. As a developer I can easily quantify the hard needs for development and/or product design. As an entrepreneur it is very difficult to figure out what I can do vs what needs I have. I can of course know that I need legal help to set up the business, marketing help to promote it, but the idea of taking risk and recognizing opportunities is almost self contained. In other words to hire you or any other partner is in itself a major risk since I cannot quantify what you can bring to the partnership. In other words how can I figure out how much you can reduce the inherent risk of the project and what that service is worth.
Bon Franklin
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Bon Franklin Entrepreneur
Co-Founder of Morphid
Maybe I am being pedantic, but you cannot fake a state of mind. It naturally emerges from your experience and vision and confidence. If you got it, you got it. Some people have it but don't realize it. That second group are the ones that can "learn" to be an entrepreneur. What they learn is actually more about themselves than any aspect of business.
Tom Lemmons
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Tom Lemmons Entrepreneur
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Thanks Sean, but I do have several friends that have proved themselves with multiple startups. My main concern is again quantifying the help they give for any type of payment or reward for their help.
Sean Hurley
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Sean Hurley Entrepreneur • Advisor
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First, figure out what your core competencies are and try and fill the gaps with the skills and talents required to grow your business i.e. business development/marketing/sales and investor relations. You quantify by blending your instincts of the value the individual(s) bring to the table and what your cash allows you to invest. It's not easy. A good entrepreneur is able to be surrounded by risk and make good decisions... --- Sean M. Hurley, Founder & CEO Hurley Associates Growth Partners www.hurleyassociates.net [removed to protect privacy] [removed to protect privacy] "Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Bring Exceptional Products To Market"
Bon Franklin
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Bon Franklin Entrepreneur
Co-Founder of Morphid
I'll also add that you may benefit well from using a Business Model Canvas to get a concise map of where you're at and what your needs currently are. This can do well to identify which core competencies are immediately required and which have prerequisites.
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