Recently I was at an event with a number of successful entrepreneurs that had profitable, operating businesses. It’s always fun to catch up and hear what’s going on, learn about new initiatives, challenges, etc. One of the interesting things that I hadn’t experienced before is that no less than four different non-tech entrepreneurs I know came up and mentioned that they were working on or about to start working on a new company idea around a web/mobile product for their business that they want to sell to other businesses.
As web/mobile continues to take over more and more aspects of business, the number of tech entrepreneurs per capita is going to increase. Here are a few implications regarding the proliferation of tech entrepreneurs:
- Demand for software engineering talent is going to increase (it’s estimated that there are four open software engineering positions for every one engineer looking for a new job)
- Apps and devices are going to become evan more pervasive (we’re only scratching the surface of how technology is going to change our lives)
- Technological rate of change is only going to increase
- Lean Startup, the Business Model Canvas, and other ideas will continue to gain in importance
Entrepreneurs are already incorporating more technology into their business, and soon they’ll be a tech entrepreneur.
What else? What are some other implications when every entrepreneur is a tech entrepreneur?