Hi All, I am a bit worried. I have a viable startup with some small traction & growth. I built the startup by myself. The problem is I have no co-founder & I just graduated college & I don't have any "serious," network connections. Iv'e exhausted my network. What would you recommend I do? I don't want this startup to fall through the cracks because I am the only founder. Also-It's late to apply for a majority of incubators. What would you recommend I do? I'm committed to the start up but I don't have any real connections
At this point, move on from dealing with this. Focus on the business. Grow it. Traction solves most problems.
I would recommend you check out https://www.cofounderslab.com. See if you can attend one or more of their Matchup Events if possible. If you have something to offer and you can get other people interested in your idea, you might consider that validation of what you believe to be a great opportunity.
However, if you attend some matchup events and you can't seem to get anyone interested, perhaps this is validation that the opportunity isn't as exciting as you might believe it to be.
Beyond this, I would recommend getting involved in a local startup community and engaging in more networking. You may need to expand your network in order to find the partnerships and relationships you need in order to become successful.
I would recommend you continue to build on the growth. If you need another name on the project I would be happy to review what you have and put a name on the project if it would help.