I have seen people consider services companies as startups. Blogs are startups too, according to some. Is there any accepted definition of the term “startup”?
Their answer is here (22) What is the definition of a startup? – Quora.
How do you define a startup?. We can look up a definition, we can survey popular culture or we can ask the experts. One of the most respected experts in the field of entrepreneurial activity is Stanford Professor Steve Blank. This is how Professor Blank defines startups.
Defining your terms is always a tricky thing. Generally the exercise it academic but with Made in Vancouver people have been asking what is a startup?
Well we could go to a popular dictionary like Wikipedia to find the answer. Another approach would be to survey the popular history of the term. Luckily in 2012 we have a machine that can give us this history. This machine is called google and this is what comes up when you enter ‘startup’.
So what do you think? What is a startup? Is it different than a small business or is it the same?
Since the launch of Made in Vancouver there has been a great deal of discussion about the initiative. Many of the questions surround the definition of what a startup is. Let’s take a stab at answering that. Here is what wikipedia says:
A startup company or startup is a company with a limited operating history. These companies, generally newly created, are in a phase of development and research for markets. The term became popular internationally during the dot-com bubble when a great number of dot-com companies were founded.
What do you think? Is it too narrow to focus on digital media companies and Internet startups?