267: Risks and Rewards of Building on OpenAI

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Should you build an indie business on top of OpenAI? Absolutely. It's not in OpenAI's interest to build niche solutions that compete with indie hacker startups. It's in their interest to enable them.

Today, we dispel a myth about building AI startups.

The community is caught up in a strange back-and-forth between “look at all these amazing opportunities” and “don’t build, OpenAI is just going to make your startup evaporate.” If you’re an indie hacker and you wonder which of these is actually helpful for your journey, I’ll try to help clear things up.

This episode is sponsored by Acquire.com

The blog post: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/risks-and-rewards-of-building-on-openai/
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Arvid Kahl
Arvid Kahl
Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
267: Risks and Rewards of Building on OpenAI
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