- the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion.
- a new business venture, or a new commercial or industrial project: a small, 5-month-old Internet startup.
- of or relating to the beginning of such a venture or project, especially to an investment made to initiate it: high start-up costs for construction of a new facility.
Origin of startup
First recorded in 1550–60; noun use of verb phrase start up
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Examples from the Web for startup
McCaslin likened the energy at ARNN to that of a startup, with the handsome salaries to match.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
One reason Israel is so successful in the startup world, says Ophir, is because its citizens are known for speaking their minds.
A small country of roughly 8.2 million people, Israel has been dubbed the “startup nation.”
The Uber for Gentleman Companions By Julieanne Smolinski, Matter A new San Francisco startup promises “what women really want.”The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2014
November 2, 2014
The $17 billion startup has been plagued by accusations that safety is not enough of a priority.Can Rudy Giuliani Rescue Uber?
July 16, 2014
Had I been condemned to death I would not have expected a man to startup and take my place.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)
Ida Husted Harper
Mr Startup was also a very good young man, but he was of a fiery calibre, whereas Frigidy was naturally mild.
Startup was already an open-air preacher, whereas Frigidy lacked nerve to speak a word above his breath.
On such an occasion as this no servant, no friend, no Mr Startup, was allowed to interfere with her filial piety.