5 principles for early stage startup success from Airbnb Co-Founder

In a talk given at Stanford University, Brian Chesky, the co-founder of Airbnb went into detail about the company’s origin, operations and success. With the benefit of hindsight he said that succeeding in the early stage of a startup is simple if you follow some principles. He defined the early stage of the startup as surviving. If you fail at this stage you don’t die you just stop working on the project. If you get through this stage, the next stage is “growing”.

1. Solve your own problem