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Technology selection is a critical success factor for any startup. If you are a startup founder and responsible for the technical strategy, what is the process and the criteria you follow when picking the technology for your MVP? (if you are running an innovation lab in an enterprise, you might facing similar challenges that come under conditions of extreme uncertainty)

There is no formula for this selection. However, keep two things in mind. Scalable - does the technology stack provide scalability. You do not want to start big but you do not want to change technology when you become big. Flexibility- does the technology let you change quickly? Does it let you integrate with other technology?

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There is no formula for this selection. However, keep two things in mind. Scalable - does the technology stack provide scalability. You do not want to start big but you do not want to change technology when you become big. Flexibility- does the technology let you change quickly? Does it let you integrate with other technology?
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I may be an outlier but my choices were always driven by my customers or the user base I saw as the customer as the first criterion, what would give me the best opportunity to meet their demands.  The MVP and final product may be different but the MVP is the first impression for the alpha/beta user and the vc community. So the more feature/function rich the MVP the better the released alpha. The second was scalability - how easy is it to scale- the third, developer community - was it large, vibrant, involved.  In short imo MVP and production release are simply iterations between ideation and reality.
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