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Technology: What are/were your greatest blockers to getting launched?

I'm doing some research for a writing project and I'm looking to better understand some of the technology issues entrepreneurs are having at the earliest stages of starting. I'm mostly curious about the ones that become major blockers that might be holding you up from launching and making the first sale. If you made it past this stage, I'm also curious about how you may have overcome that blocker as well.

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Martin Omansky
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Money, time, confirmation of comparative advantage, institutional practices (universities, hospitals), timing, patent office actions, government regulations, engineering perfectionism, competition activity. Sent from my iPhone
Sebastien Mirolo
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Sebastien Mirolo Entrepreneur
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Getting a web product built, launched and an initial sale weren't that hard (I am an engineer). The technical challenges I hadn't anticipated and that take a lot more toll than expected are constantly fighting scraper bots, marketing bots and others of the more nefarious hacking kind.
Tom DiClemente
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You, the entrepreneur, are usually the major stumbling block. The solution is realizing it.
Rob Gropper
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Our biggest 'technical challenges" are usually personnel related, i.e. finding and vetting application development technical resources and getting them up to speed. We typically have customer commitment and orders prior to starting development. The biggest 'technical' challenge is really a resource issue - getting an MVP then rev 1.0 built and tested. Finding developers who are dependable and have a sense of urgency who do good work at a reasonable price. Identifying early on when/if the resources you have are not the right ones and making changes - i.e. the tools/insight necessary to evaluate how far along the application should be given the size, scope and complexity of the tasks.
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