Building a startup out of scratch can be exhausting for the entire team and there shall be times when the entire team shall be clueless of where they are going. Handling a startup is not a cake walk, what requires the most in any startup is persisting perseverance and determination. With endless lows and handful of highs, it gets difficult to keep the faith up. Building a strong team is an essential element you must consider while building your startup because it is the team that takes your empire ahead into a successful corporate.

What are the core skills a startup team must consist?

Multiple skills

Startups are usually short of resources be it workforce or capital. This is the reason that you must build a team that is proficient in more than one kind of skill. For instance hiring a content writer who can also design graphics reduces your investment of the graphic designer. In this way, you would end up creating a team that has honed their skills in more than one arena becoming an integral asset to the company.

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Working in a startup requires a constant passion that shall keep your team on toes. While the startup can encourage them with various tactics it is equivalently vital for the team to get themselves driven through their inside passion. Working in a startup without passion can be mentally tiring and discouraging. Hence, while preparing your troops to make sure that you only recruit extremely passionate people.


Multitasking is another key skill that you must look at while recruiting for startups. Unlike the corporate here in startup one person would be required to do more than one task as its core job. The small set up of startup especially becomes demanding in this sphere. Hence, you need to recruit candidates who can swiftly perform multiple tasks at a time without goofing up with their work.


Some of us are way too adamant to adapt the changes. When it comes to startup culture, the environment is ever changing. The stringent and unavoidable competition in the market makes it extremely volatile to the external factors. Hiring a team on board that can easily adapt to changes and can stand on toes is important.

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Aware of the market

A team that is aware of what is going on surrounding the company turns out to be an asset in log term. Such team knows what the trends are in the respective fields and where can we improve on the contrary to the team that is less aware and needs to be directed every single time. A well-versed team works well even without the directions.

These were some of the core skills apart from the conventional ones that you must scrutinise while building a team of yours in the startup. Wish you all the best for the future endeavour and do let us know if there is any core skill that we did not talk about.

Bhavik Sarkhedi

Author of The Weak Point Dealer & Will You Walk A Mile?

Being bibliophile in nature and engaged in personal diary writing since I was 9, the enthusiasm I have for writing can be expressed clearly when I write about the intersection of Technology,Startup, Entrepreneurship and Juggle themBohemian by nature, Rapper by Passion, Story-Teller by Soul, and a Wanderlust, he wants to explore the intersection of philosophy and psychology. He is smartly dumb, genius moron, dynamically stubborn and occasionally an engineer.