We have heard it all too often: No matter badly a product fails in the beginning, a founder who has a solid vision will succeed at achieving his or her goals. One example is the NeXT debacle for Steve Jobs. But without a solid product, will a startup even get people interested? Thus the question: What makes a startup successful? Is it the vision and commitment of the founders? Is it the team's mindset and passion to perform? Or is it a superior technology or product? Also Read: New Makara Innovation Fund unlikely to invest in Singaporean startups Pitch in with your ideas at the comments below. — Copyright: miluxian / 123RF Stock Photo