Individualism is at the heart of the entrepreneurial experience. A founder has an original idea for a business, refines it in collaboration with a partner or several, solicits funding from a wider but still select network of venture capitalists or angel investors, and then builds the product in relative isolation.
That’s the way it should be. Like an orchid, early stage start-ups are delicate and unique, and a lot of individual attention and nourishment is needed for them to bloom. But what happens later? Don’t start-ups, like every plant, need an