How far can pure technical skills take a startup? Not very far, according to experienced startup founders. Soft skills are essential for founders who are trying to take their business forward while looking ahead, yet still managing day-to-day tasks. Skills such as communication skills, motivational skills, public speaking, sales, and customer service can become a critical point in a startup. Discover the most necessary skills with our panelists and you may be surprised at the soft skills most important for startups.