Startup Patterns: Bite-sized startup lessons for founders

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One of the biggest patterns for any startup is finding time to learn while growing the company. It’s hard enough dealing with growth and revenues, let alone resource to learn from experts.

Usually, that knowledge comes with being accepted by one of the world’s thousands of accelerators, where tech mentors exchange their expertise and contacts in exchange for equity in the company.

The biggest mistake many startups make is by giving away to much equity for knowledge, so it’s about time an app was released so founders can read little nuggets of wisdom without giving away the company.

The app Startup Patterns is now available for free on the Apple app store and while it won’t spell the end for the accelerator model, which is way OVERDUE for updating, it is still useful.

Featured on Product Hunt as one of the most upvoted Startup apps, the app gives founders small pills of knowledge from the best startup books, blogs and talks. It’s is designed for any entrepreneur and founder aspiring to the zero sum game.

Users are given three lessons per week and it is easy to swipe through lessons, undo and make them reappear. In its first week of release, the app was initially launched on Product Hunt and received more than 1,000 upvotes in six days, 3,400 downloads and 1,2200 daily active users.

The company’s mid-term strategy is to Our mid-term goal is to create the best go-to library of bite-sized startup knowledge and create a big startup community of startup founders, authors, experts, investors.

It hopes to bridge the gap between early-stage founders seeking the learning and the experts, gurus and contributors who are seeking an audience and looking to channel their knowledge to other people. It’s a good idea, let’s see how its stamina lasts.

Monty (624 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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About Monty

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.