You’ve thought about it over & over. You’ve spoken to family, friends & colleagues, and everyone’s been supportive. You’ve got great potential and have displayed it in some way or the other in academics or job. People who matter believe in you. You’re much better than most so-called founders these days. If they could do well, you’ll do great.
Media says this is the golden era of startups. Cost of starting a tech company is very little now. And of course, those who take no risk get no rewards.