Where did you get the idea for your start-up?
Darren Douglas. – “While working for one of our biggest competitors, I entered a competition to solve a huge problem that many of our clients were having. I presented the solution to the senior management and they told me, ‘You’re trying to solve 10 problems instead of 1.’
I was laughed at, told, ‘no, it’s impossible.’
That’s what inspired us to create Modus3, an adaptable workflow platform to solve multiple problems!
What are the required qualities to launch your start-up?
“Get ready for the fight, launching a start-up is extremely tough. As Mike Tyson once said, ‘As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.’ You must be willing to take the hits and keep moving forward. Learn to persevere and be flexible and be willing to take the necessary risks. Learn to turn a negative into a positive and have a ‘win or learn’ attitude.
Making the best use of your limited resources is crucial. Learn to collaborate and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Most importantly, keep believing in your vision, keep smiling and enjoy the ride!
We often hear that it is essential to make mistakes. What do you think of that?
“Mistakes are both necessary and inevitable. It’s how you learn from them that really matters. It’s also how you respond to them and adapt your approach. Mistakes enhance your resilience and determination to succeed. For example, when we first set up, we had a team that was very strong on paper. However, we overlooked their characteristics and personalities.
They lacked the fight, struggled with the harsh realities of the start-up life and they lost belief early. We had to adapt, find a new team that was ready for the challenge and believed in our vision. Learn from them, adapt and keep moving forward.”
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