Competition Questions


4 Votes
5 Answers
1.06K Views
Create identical product and sell for half price?

I would like to compete in the software market and I thought that if I just present a product that provides the same functionality and is as good as its competitors and sell if for half the price...

asked Feb 1 '12 at 16:08
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Cj7
124 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
511 Views
News source of companies who have received funding

As a CEO of a startup, I would like to stay informed about potential competitors. One source of such information would be to read news about startups that have received funding from investors. I...

asked Jan 16 '12 at 07:35
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David
1,567 points

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1 Answers
728 Views
How a vertical search engine can enter the market, since the main content source provider doesn't share their data?

Here is the case, There is a market that we want to enter as a vertical search engine (think of indeed.com). It is a classifieds search engine. However, the market's biggest classified site that...

asked Dec 27 '11 at 17:48
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To Rr0t
69 points

11 Votes
4 Answers
1.18K Views
Running an aggressive promotion against a competing product

We want to run a promotion on our website. In the promotion, if someone can provide us proof of purchase of a competitor's software license, we will give them a free software license of our...

asked Dec 2 '11 at 04:01
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James
58 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
397 Views
Online marketing blog and ressources

First, this site has a wealth of info. Thanks for putting it up (whoever did). I have an idea in the area of online advertising. It is pretty straightforward but I have not been able to find any...

asked Dec 6 '11 at 17:26
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User14750
8 points

0 Votes
2 Answers
775 Views
Taking the next step: Analysis of competition turns up demoralizing results, proceed on?

First of all thank you to everybody for my previous questions on this site, you inspire me to think about problems differently. My father and I had a great idea for a web based startup, we have...

asked Nov 15 '11 at 23:40
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Maple Shaft
323 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
891 Views
How to determine competitor's pricing model when impersonating a customer is challenging

This question accompanies my recent previous question, Are there any methods you can think of to determine a comptetitors pricing model under these stipulations: The pricing sheet is not publicly...

asked Nov 16 '11 at 01:58
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Maple Shaft
323 points

7 Votes
1 Answers
660 Views
competitor requested software download for a niche market product, should I oblige?

We are in stage of market validation and working with few early adopters to mature our software product that targets a niche market. Potential customers can fill out a form for a trial download and...

asked Nov 19 '11 at 02:35
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Sonu Bansal
68 points

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2 Answers
565 Views
How to approach new competitor to my copyrighted product?

I have an LLC and developed a copyrighted program that I sell online. I frequently enter in various terms online and see how I'm doing in the search results vs. my competitors. All of a sudden, I...

asked Nov 6 '11 at 07:56
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User6492
1,747 points

5 Votes
2 Answers
750 Views
How to sell start-up to a competitor?

I have a startup that has developed a few software products. I'm finally having a decent amount of success in getting people to use the products, but I am tired of putting money into this and would...

asked Oct 31 '11 at 03:36
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User6492
1,747 points

5 Votes
3 Answers
894 Views
Should I make my service free?

For the past year I have been developing a VERY niche based review/community site, in the healthcare field. I did as much h/w as possible in searching for competitors, and there were zero direct...

asked Nov 2 '11 at 14:09
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Jdh
182 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
594 Views
Are There Any Internet-based Regular Startup Hackathons?

Like most of you, I have some good start-up ideas I feel are both good and easily realizable. Of course, I have plenty of 'real' work to do for more mature projects, so I have difficulty convincing...

asked Nov 3 '11 at 16:59
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Hss
157 points

0 Votes
1 Answers
935 Views
How to Approach Potential Customers Without Tipping off the Competition

We are working on a service that endeavors essentially to provide an advertising forum for a certain class of goods and services whose providers we consider our key customers. There are others...

asked Oct 20 '11 at 08:31
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D Moore
174 points

7 Votes
2 Answers
802 Views
Is there any reason to scrap a start-up, when you find out there is more competition then originally thought?

When initially researching the competition during the early stages of the product development, there did not appear to be very much competition, other then two larger contenders. However, as this...

asked Oct 6 '11 at 01:47
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Rob R
58 points

3 Votes
3 Answers
729 Views
When/How Often Do Startups Join Together?

I asked this on my blog, but then realized this would be a good forum for discussions so am asking here as well: How Often Do Startups Join Together? In talking to and mentoring dozens of startups...

asked Oct 6 '11 at 08:57
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Tig
204 points

3 Votes
3 Answers
520 Views
Similiar startup appeared before mine

Possible Duplicate: Finding out another start-up has the same idea Is there any reason to scrap a start-up, when you find out there is more competition then originally thought? My partners and I...

asked Oct 11 '11 at 05:58
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Guy
16 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
771 Views
Should I use my competitor's videos on my website before scaling?

a bit of background before my question: I've built a video sharing website that is specific to extreme sports, where users currently embed videos from third-party websites like Vimeo or Youtube....

asked Sep 26 '11 at 10:11
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Nick Budden
129 points

5 Votes
7 Answers
1.09K Views
But can't that big competitor with lots of money do what you're doing?

I have a startup idea that improves upon an existing idea in a uniquel and differentiated way. Let's call my idea "David". However, there exists a very large, well-known competitor,...

asked Sep 19 '11 at 23:46
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Li Zhou
323 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
3.92K Views
Should I let a potential vendor know which of his competitors I'm also considering?

So this is a "how much information should I reveal when making a deal" type of question. Obviously when one requires a service, one shops around to all of the different vendors that offer that...

asked Sep 20 '11 at 06:19
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N Reilingh
106 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
934 Views
How to find information about competitors?

I am interested in finding information about a competitor and I am curious if anyone knows of any good resources for this type of thing. Information I'd like to know: How much money they made...

asked Sep 12 '11 at 05:05
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Abe Miessler
264 points