Proceedings of the Conference Towards ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 (T-A-C 23 2021)

Why Start-ups Fail: Cases, Challenges, and Solutions

Authors
Anastasia Kusumaningtyas1, Edgar Bolo2, Istianah1, Steward Chua2, Mahendra Wiratama3, Nyayu Lathifah Tirdasari1, *
1School of Business, IPB University, Indonesia
2College of Business, Economics and Accountancy, Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines
3Business Management, Binawan University, Indonesia
*Corresponding author. Email: nyayu.lathifah@apps.ipb.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Nyayu Lathifah Tirdasari
Available Online 7 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.211207.024How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Start-up; Shell Methodology; Failure Factors
Abstract

This study revealed the top three characters of failed start-ups by analyzing five cases from unfulfilled market to team disharmony. This paper proposed three purposes. First, to analyze the primary factors why most start-ups do not succeed. Second, to identify the challenges faced by the leaders in establishing the start-ups. Last, to create solutions in minimizing the failure risk. This research collected data by observing and reviewing several academic works of literature. It presented five case studies. A SHELL methodology was employed to identify the start-ups’ failures. Findings reveal the main failure factors, such as lack of funding and products or services that do not meet market needs. This paper presents different solutions for early start-ups to minimize risks, as follow (1) focus on delivering value for cash, (2) aligning skills with the product or service you intend to sell, (3) keeping a stream of income, (4) surrounding yourself with mentors, and (5) avoid unnecessary expenses.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Conference Towards ASEAN Chairmanship 2023 (T-A-C 23 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
7 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-478-0
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.211207.024How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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