I’ve read many stories about successful start-up founders. They are great, you can learn from them. Not so many failure stories, complete failures. Successful entrepreneurs talk about their past failures, but only once they have been successful. What about those entrepreneurs that completely failed and since then they have been working for other people’s companies?
Creating a company gives you the chance to imagine your unique way to your goals. You can certainly learn from what others did, but the most important thing is to be as you are, do not pretend to be anything else or do things you would never do. Idea, development, first client, product, more clients, everything surrounded by your values and the way your founding team likes to do things. It cannot be copied. So relax and have fun.
Do it your way.