Your Startup Isn’t Really a Startup

I get tired of hearing this

Joe Procopio
5 min readMay 11, 2023

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I’ve been told that my startup isn’t really a startup several times over 25 years. Founders who come to me for help hear the same thing a lot. They’re told that their business, regardless of the innovation they’re fostering or even the money it’s making, isn’t really a startup.

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Joe Procopio

I'm a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. NLG pioneer. Building TeachingStartup.com & GROWERS. Write at Inc.com and BuiltIn.com. More at joeprocopio.com