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Finding a startup idea

Whenever I tell anyone about what we’re working on, alot of them typically ask “How did you come up with that idea?” followed shortly by “Startup ideas are so hard to come by, everything’s been done.  If I had a great idea, I’d definitely do a startup.”

To which I usually respond by saying: “ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?  There’s so many ideas out there I wish I had a longer life so I could do a couple more.”

Don’t believe me?  Take a look at this list from YCombinator to spark some creative juices.

And btw, what really matters isn’t the idea.  It’s funny how much our idea has changed since I initially pitched it to my partners.  Your idea will change too, but what won’t change is the problem you’re solving and the passionate people that will bring that vision into reality.

So stop making excuses.  Just do it.  You don’t need a great idea.  Just a great team and a real problem.