How are startups different from other projects? Startups at the beginning of their journey are usually broke. Fifteen to twenty thousand dollars are budgets they often work with, but in the world of IT that may not be always realistic, unless you pick Python. The second standout feature is that startups don’t have a lot of time on their hands to convince partners and investors in the potential of the project. Third, they have to start making the product work immediately in order to survive and make their first money. And, as you will learn next, startups are almost always complex undertakings, adding fuel to the fire.