Five Key Elements to a Startup Story: The Obstacle

Five Key Elements to a Startup Story: The Obstacle

December 29, 2020 by investor

There are five key elements to a startup story. Today we’ll talk about the obstacle.

The obstacle stands between the hero and the goal.

All good stories have a conflict that must be overcome.  

Obstacles could be competitors, lack of knowledge, regulations, and more.

The obstacle creates tension which holds the audience’s attention and helps them experience the story for themselves.

For your startup story, show the CEO facing the challenge in bringing the product to the market.  Investors will empathize with the plight as they have been there themselves.

Show how the CEO overcomes those challenges as the investors look for grit, determination, and persistence.

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