10x Xelerator mentors, entrepreneurs, investors, and the like. The feedback was great. While everybody was certainly positive about the business we're building, one thing was apparent.
We have a lot of work to do.
I don't mean that as a dig on us. I actually think we positioned ourselves quite well. Even still, it was apparent that all of the 10x teams have a lot of work to do if we all plan on building and growing sustainable businesses. It's just the reality of a startup. It's not about writing 10,000 lines of code. It's not just about finding a couple of bizdev deals to close. It's not about choosing a couple of buzzwordy marketing methods to toy with.
It's about the whole package. Putting it all together. Taking a great idea that solves a real problem, wrapping a sound business model around it, getting feedback from customers, and just flipping doing it. Good ol' fashioned execution.
Time to roll the sleeves up...