The community for ventures designed to scale rapidly | Read our rules before posting ❤️

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Welcome to /r/startups, the place to discuss startup problems and solutions. Startups are companies that are designed to grow and scale rapidly. Be sure to read and follow all of our rules--we have specific places for common content and requests.

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#Wiki FAQs, lessons, and resources

Welcome to r/startups, a community for all backgrounds, levels of expertise, and business experience. ####What is a startup? Startups are designed to scale/grow rapidly. Startups utilize tech to do this. Startups can be non-tech companies that utilize tech. Startups are information era companies and they are creating the new best practices in business.


We share interesting discussions and stories about our startup journeys, both the failures, the successes, and the embarrassments. Our best traits are authenticity and integrity.

#Ask Someone Anything! ###We want to know who you want to ask anything! We are working on a consistent AMA schedule. Tell us who you want to interview in that thread.

#Flair Message the mods for instructions on how to get flair verifying your experience.


#####1.Relevant Content Only

We are a community of discussion based around startups, not traditional businesses.

All content must be relevant to startups.

You are welcome to ask how to apply startup methodologies to your traditional business if you frame your question in a non-promotional way. We want you to be able to ask any question that helps your startup.

#####2.No direct sales, advertisements, or promotion

No direct sales, advertisements, or promotional posts of any kind. We have designated places that are an exception to this rule and they will always be stickied at the top of /r/startups.

  • You MAY share your startup in the Monthly Share Your Startup thread

Self-promotion is anything you have an interest, stake or relationship with including being friends with someone at the company.

At the end of the day, /r/startups moderators have the final say if your comments are promotional or not.

#####3.Submissions Serve a Specific Purpose

Submissions are for discussing methodologies, experiences, tactics, strategies, techniques, markets, and other such things WITHOUT tying them directly to your own project using its name or URL.

Titles must be clear and descriptive.

Submissions must have at least 250 characters of content. The more details you provide us the better support our community can provide you with. Life life, the more you put into something the more you get out of it.

#####4.Feedback Has a Place

All Feedback Requests (including surveys/polls) belong in our Feedback Thread or other appropriate weekly thread and on our Discord

You are invited to repost each week.

Be sure to contribute to the others in the thread and ask them to return the favor to increase engagement.

You may not publicly offer feedback or direct support outside of the Stickied Threads.

#####5.Rules for Links in Comments/Discussions

Sometimes you think the best solution is simply to link to a resource that might answer someone's question. We want you to be able to link in discussion to relevant content. We also don't want the discussion to turn into a self promotional mess and link farm.

If you are going to link to something in the comments please make sure to:

  • Write at least a sentence explaining why the link is relevant to the discussion.

  • Link only content you have no affiliation with. Affiliate links = banned.

#####6.Do Not Solicit PM Requests

The purpose of making a submission or comment is to engage in a public discussion with the community.

It is not to request a PM/DM from someone.

You are more than welcome to engage privately with one another, but it is up to you to take the initiative directly.

#####7.Sharing Your Blog is To Start a Discussion

Sharing your blog is not a means to self promote.

A link to the original blog post is allowed with prior Mod approval.

If you are submitting your own blog content, the full body of the content must be included in the post, properly formatted for reddit.

Include an outline & timestamps with a video.

If your blog is over 2000 words you may ask for an exemption.

All other rules still apply.

No blogs about your "startup" journey allowed.

#####8.Always Be Kind and Supportive

The goal of this community is to encourage people to learn and be inspired to pursue ventures related to startups.

Do not troll, harass people, or be an asshole. This does not mean to lie. It means to give support and explain why you don't like something.

Try to remember people likely do not have much experience yet or might be simply ignorant to what you know.

Be willing to hold a discussion and try to explain your opinion or point of view to the benefit of the entire community.

#####9.No Unscheduled AMAs

We do not allow unscheduled AMAs.

We need to verify and approve all AMAs.

If you wish to do an AMA you must use the "Message the Moderators" feature in the side bar and you must give us at least TWO (2) Weeks Lead Time to organize it with you.

If you wish to suggest someone for us to schedule an AMA with please do so here: https://goo.gl/forms/gDwtn6kPjcvMk2Jj1

#####10./r/startups is a curated space

The mods have the final say on things. They can exercise their best judgement at any time to help make this sub more beneficial to the subscribers.

Never message a Moderator directly. Use the "Message the Moderator" feature in the side bar.

#Similar communities

  • /r/StartupAccelerators

  • /r/entrepreneur

  • /r/forhire

  • /r/kickstarter

  • /r/business

  • /r/hwstartups

  • /r/smallbusiness

  • /r/marketing

  • /r/sideproject

  • /r/growmybusiness

  • /r/shutdown (startup graveyard)

  • /r/venturedcapital

  • /r/AlphaAndBetaUsers (post your 'can you test my new product' posts here!)

  • /r/telecommuting (subreddit about remotely working)

  • Want more? Hacker News

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