How to Build a Community like Lyft, Airbnb and Github

How these giants built three pillars into their businesses (and how you can too). March 24, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your startup won’t be either. That’s why it matters to invest early in your community. It’s a long game, but it is one of the most powerful tools you can invest in. For a lot of grown-up unicorn startups, including Airbnb, Lyft and Github, the community was always an important factor. The founders and early team understood the importance of having a core community message and user empathy as a part of product design and business growth. Brian Chesky, the founder and CEO of Airbnb, said the best advice he ever got was from Y Combinator’s founder Paul Graham. “Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like,” Graham said. The core community […]

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