"You can have an idea and it can seem really far away for it to become an actual company. That distance can make you scared to take that first step. But once you take that first step, I think it gets you just a little bit closer. Maybe it's finding a cofounder; maybe it's just writing a prototype and showing it to some friends. And once you get that feedback, you are one step closer. And that, I think, is the best way to take that." -- Lucy Zhang
How do you turn an idea into a business?
Lucy Zhang is a software engineer at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook she co-founded Beluga, a cross-platform mobile messenger that enabled simple, instant, and rich group messaging from any phone. Beluga was acquired by Facebook in March 2011.