We recently had a chat with Amelia Chen, founder of LoveByte. LoveByte is a mobile app that “provides a private space for two to communicate, share things and remember precious moments”. We talked to her about her journey as an independent start-up, and asked what advice she has for other budding entrepreneurs out there.
What made you decide to go down the path of an independent start-up?
I had no idea what I was getting into, but I was really passionate and excited to begin working on an idea in my head and turning it into a product that would be used by many.
How did you manage to gather all the people with the necessary skills?
How did you go about securing funding for your start-up – any tips?
What methods have you used to promote LoveByte, and which were the most effective?
What’s been the hardest part about running a start-up? The best part?
If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.
If you could go back and do things again, what would you do differently? What would you do the same?
Thanks for talking with us – I’m sure our readers will find your advice very useful. Anything else you want to add?
It’s important to fall in love with what you do. It’s good to have a idea, make sure you’re solving a problem that needs to be solved. Ask yourself ‘how’ you will do it, but it’s more crucial to focus on the ‘why’ – that will be an incredibly useful motivation/reminder during the journey.
It’s good to have a idea, make sure you’re solving a problem that needs to be solved.