When we announced our Google for Startups Accelerator on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in November, we did not foresee how dramatically day-to-day life would soon change. The COVID-19 pandemic and its widespread health, social and economic consequences have made the goal of the program—to help founders build technology to solve serious issues facing our world—even more pressing.
Running your own business is no easy feat. It takes a healthy dose of passion, discipline, and commitment. Ever wondered what a day in the life of a business owner and founder is like? We’re here to give you a glimpse! In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), we will feature a female entrepreneur every week for the entire month — giving you an exclusive, first-hand look into 24 hours of their day.
How late are hardware startups to ship? Are all of them manufacturing in China? What is the biggest challenge that they face when it comes to fundraising? As we grew the community from zero to 410+ active members over the past four years, we saw the same questions being asked again and again not only within the club but also in the tech ecosystem. It’s why we decided to survey our community to cast light on the different aspects of running a hardware venture. This is what we found out.