Want to be a successful startup founder? Here’s some qualities you’ll need to have

Because it all adds up.

Startup founders in the tech industry are all the rage these days. More often than not, they are terrific hardworking people. Sometimes its easy for us to underestimate what they are made of, given how many there are in the present day and age. We might ask if they were born with a silver spoon because they seem to succeed in almost everything they do. While we tend to think in that way, there are many successful startup founders who started from nothing at all.

In the early days of their founding, be it in a dorm room or a garage, these successful startup founders wore a lot of different hats. On a typical work day, they can be seen doing the jobs of a chief operating officer, chief finance officer, chief technology officer and whatever titles you can think of. They have to be the one recruiting people, doing product design, working on marketing, and even managing public relations. It is amazing how they were able to do everything, achieving success at the end of their struggle.

Now make no mistake, most startups fail. The ones that survived are those with qualities that we often overlook. Here are three essential characteristics successful startup founders must have:

Hard Work and Self Discipline

There is no such thing as a free lunch because success requires hard work and self discipline. As a startup founder, you have to learn how to put in the long hours, structure your work so you can get to where you want to be. Self discipline will also aid you in finding out where the problem lies faster than the lazier founders. You want to be able to keep your company running like a well-oiled machine and as the only person in the company, self discipline determines how well you run your operations.


To transform your dream to a reality, you need a leader and in startups, the leader is no other than yourself. You will have to find the brightest minds to be a part of your team, lay the groundwork for your overall strategy and execute it as flawlessly as possible.

The founder of a startup is the kind of person who thinks out of the box and then invites other people to start something. You will have to start thinking like a leader and make sure that whatever happens, you will have to take full responsibility.


Great ideas are just great ideas but with flexibility, you can turn great ideas into not just reality but one that is successful and exceptional. For example, if you are quick to realize what features of your app is a hit, you can move ahead to focus on that feature and thereby having a higher shot at getting your app to succeed. Many startup founders know this and the ones who can easily adapt to the changing environment are also the ones who survive. If you want to get to the top and be the best, you need to know how to create a startup culture that nurtures that adaptability.

So…. do you have what it takes to be a successful startup founder? We at Blockchainara certainly believe everyone has a shot. Success is not driven from one but a myriad of things!

Written by Carl Fourtoy

Carl is a software developer with hands-on experience in data analysis, educational technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain. His key skills include knowledge of Java, JSON & XML Parsing. He's also a junk food lover so, you’ll either find him at his desk busy analyzing and churning out data problems or at a fast food chain trying out the latest fries.

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