How To Start A Tech Empire In 3 Easy Steps

Pen Magnet
6 min readSep 25, 2020
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Many of my friends love to take entrepreneurship coaching. They brag about it in their LinkedIn feeds. They often advise me to take one.

AltMBA, Seth Godin’s famous entrepreneurial coaching program costs $4450. It has supplied extremely bright executives to companies like Microsoft, Dell and PWC.

I have often seen AltMBA’s ad in my Facebook feed — marketing it as a Harvard Business Course alternative. Irresistible, isn’t it?

However, before it existed, most of us thought MBA is a must have if you want to be a career entrepreneur — despite numerous examples of successful dropouts.

Here goes the essence of what they aim to teach you in those schools.

(Of course, you can head over to other places, having taken the gist.)

#1: Build a barebones (tech) product yourself:

A startup for entrepreneurs is like a baby, and I have five babies so far — experienced father.

Jack Ma, Founder, Alibaba

Many of my tech friends believe this step should be outsourced, just because it can be.

Children become more comfortable with their nannies than the working parents.

While everyone has the best idea of what they can/cannot build, we have often heard stories about children becoming more comfortable with their nannies than their working parents.

When you decide to outsource development, it is equivalent to having a surrogate mother.

But ultimately, it’s your choice.

Being a tech professional/student, you are bombarded with ideas everyday. Schools, Facebook groups, tech meets, Reddits, and online tutorials provide you with ample tech resources + ideas.

If you want to clone super popular tech products with minuscule twists in the business model & branding, you can get complete code templates that you could ship after modifying the assets.

With one month of dedicated effort, you could build a solution to a problem that is well-known in the tech industry. You could build an Instagram clone just learning from Youtube…

Pen Magnet

Author of Comprehensive Approach to Senior Developer Interview), Startup writer, Programmer, Tech Career Blogger, Education Engagement Enthusiast