Generating Seed Money for your Startup

So, you are looking to start your own company or you already have set up your venture? Where can you find the initial (Seed) funding? As more and more entrepreneurs have started moving to starting out on their own, the biggest concern is about "Where do we find the Seed Funding?" & the issues entrepreneurs face with investors in the seed & early stage is that they take too much time to make a decision, they ask for too much of your company and wont fund anything pre-revenue.

Have any of you thought of generating Seed Funding for your startups?

I am sure, many of our members have tried and struggled through this phase. At this event, we plan to cover the subject of Seed Funding and the various methods that one can use to generate it without having to sacrifice too much.

As a prelude, we will also cover the various stages of funding in general before we dive into the topic itself.

Agenda

9:30 AM - Registrations
10:00 AM - Event Commencement - Short Intro
10:10 AM - Individual Introductions
10:45 AM - Seed Funding the the process of raising it
11:15 AM - Prof Balachndran of VIT TBI will address the gathering about seed funding
11:45 AM - Seed Funding Stories amongst us
12:30 PM - Conclusion & Final Remarks

The venue charges will be Rs.150/- and we request any member, who is willing to; to bring their laptops along with them, charged.

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  • Salma M.

    Some really interesting individuals and educative experience.

    September 7, 2013

  • Salma M.

    There were 120 RSVPs and around 30 have reached so far. Startups Club from the start has been saying that we need members, who are just not a name on the list. The core team and other active members put in a lot if commitment and work towards bringing you these opportunities. We shall surely think about how we can make sure Startups Club is for only serious members.

    September 7, 2013

  • Vineeth V P

    On d way...

    September 7, 2013

  • S S

    If I get up early enough to travel

    September 7, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Now what can I say Shyam.. Sleep well or keep the alarm.. :) hope you can make it...

      September 7, 2013

  • Salma M.

    3 hours to go.... Be there please..

    September 7, 2013

  • Raghu M.

    Was looking forward for this meetup, but am down with flu, so wont be able to attend :(

    September 6, 2013

    • Salma M.

      That's really sad Raghu, but please take care of your self, my son was just hospitalised for 3 days, which started like a flu ended being a dengue and at a point, it really got very bad. Please get your blood tested and if anything, please call.. I will call you post lunch.. Don't worry about the event, there will be many more in the future.. Your health comes first... Just remember, I'm just a call away... Take rest.. Get well soon dude..

      September 7, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Tomorrow morning it is.. Guest speaker arrives in Bangalore..

    September 6, 2013

  • Muthuraman A

    Hi Salma, My team just finished their event yesterda (Lots of Dancing and Fashion shows), we will soon be ready for the coming weekends presentation.

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Muthuraman A

      Hi Salma, Have emailed you our presentation. Our Video reel will be show directly during the presentation. What time is our presentation in the Agenda,

      September 6, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Muthuraman, will check the mail in 10 minutes and revert back..

      September 6, 2013

  • Arnab Pal C.

    Less than 24 hours to go for the Meetup! Super excited!116 RSVPs..Mindboggling! Do we need an indoor stadium next?? ;)

    September 6, 2013

    • Salma M.

      I do swear Arnab... Super cool na... So proud of our Members...

      September 6, 2013

  • Salma M.

    RSVPs have broken all records and we are hoping that the attendee list does it too.. We have a 50% turnout track record, are we about to break that too and take it to more than50%.. Core team super excited..

    September 6, 2013

  • Salma M.

    #StartupsClub - You don't become enormously successful without encountering and overcoming a number of extremely challenging problems. We back in action Starting tomorrow for the upcoming event on Saturday with 112 RSVPs and guest speaker traveling from Vellore Institute of Technology - Technology Business Incubation.. Loads in knowledge n excitement coming your way..

    September 5, 2013

  • ADIL S.

    anyone who is passionate to start a venture in Healthcare IT,plz mail me or contact me,
    [masked]
    M-[masked]
    Need a co-founder.Talk to me.

    August 26, 2013

  • Salma M.

    #DemoDay of #StartupsClub is an initiative to bring Seed, Angel Investors & VCs in person for our members to present their ideas directly.. First Hand.. www.demoday.doattend.com

    September 3, 2013

  • Arnab Pal C.

    SC has hit a maiden century on RSVPs from Bangalore!We would like to see max converts on Saturday :)!and oh yes, a 1000 + Startuppers!

    September 2, 2013

    • Anshil Rajan J.

      Yea!!!!! Congrats team.. your efforts is commendable. . All the best

      September 2, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Congrats to the whole club.. Correct Arnab, we hope to see many more members this time at the upcoming event.. Why are we so excited for the 1000 numbers, hope the members understand that this means every members of Startup Club from any of the cities have a direct reach to 1000 entrepreneurs (aspiring, budding & established) to validate, promote or sell their idea/product too.. So congrats SC members on this great milestone..

      September 3, 2013

  • Asutosh

    Congrats

    September 2, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Thanks Asutosh.. Would not have been possible without you.. Please do attend the Meetup..

      September 3, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Yeppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeee.... 1000 members in #StartupsClub thank you members.. Each one of you and every one of you for making this possible... Great going DOERS...

    September 2, 2013

  • Vivek S.

    This is just great! 1000 members, 700 members in the Bangalore Chapter and 100 RSVPs for the Bangalore event all at the same time!!!

    September 2, 2013

  • Kumar S.

    Guest Name: Gaurav Kumar

    September 2, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Ur not a guest Kumar, ur a member, this is more ur Club than anyone else's. you make its events successful and its you who connect with your co-members and make it work. Welcome to your Club Kumar..

      September 2, 2013

  • Salma M.

    #StartupsClub - Just 3 more to go for touching 1000 members....

    September 2, 2013

  • Salma M.

    RSVPs reach 93 for the first time in Bangalore.. Hoping for attendees to be more than 45, breaking the Chennai record of 45 Attendees..

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Members, Prof Balachandran from VIT - Technology Business Incubation will be the guest of honour at this event and he would be addressing to all of you, we feel its just perfect as the theme of the event is Seed Funding and VIT-TBI has until this date funded around 13 startups and this has been headed by Prof. Balachandran from the time the program was initiated. He is traveling all the way from Vellore to meet up with all of us, so use this opportunity offered to you by Startups Club & VIT TBI and make your RSVP count. Thanks, Team Startups Club

    1 · September 1, 2013

  • Salma M.

    We have 84 RSVPs... We would like to know what are the expectations of our Members who have RSVPed here from this meetup? What are you expecting when we say GENERATING SEED MONEY FOR YOUR STARTUP?

    August 31, 2013

    • Salma M.

      I am sorry Benison, when you comment something to a post, it is always assumed to be an answer for the post put up and so I assumed that you were referring to the post. Hope you would understand but what I wrote about the prize winners collecting their prizes from the events by attending the events is just a rule which I brought to yours and other members notice.

      September 1, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Nothing directly, just an information passed.

      September 1, 2013

  • Salma M.

    19 more members to make it 1000 prestigious members for #StartupsClub ... Fingers Crossed ...

    September 1, 2013

  • Rajesh e

    Myself

    August 30, 2013

  • Salma M.

    "Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules…
    You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…
    they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - GOOD MORNING MEMBERS...

    August 30, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Dear Members, I am just floating an idea and before the core team meets for decision making, we would appreciate suggestions and options... Startups Club is 60 members less to 1000 members across Chennai & Bangalore.. We request you to post ideas for the celebrations. The same idea of celebrations will be done in both the cities separately.. Let us have your celebration ideas members.. Thank you.. Team Startups Club

    August 29, 2013

  • Kenosis F.

    continued--------------Please reach me to know more about and you will surely feel to experience. Because NVC is not only for making our business successful, but in our personal, family and professional life. If any one of this gets disturbed, i am sure and u too agree that other two areas of life also get tormented and ends without any outcomes. Please write to me just to know what NVC means and how it can work in us. Mention subject in email address as Inquiry about NVC to life, in Bangalore. Address to Coordinator or chairman at ID:[masked]

    August 27, 2013

    • Salma M.

      I had received a mail from you to know abt Startups Club, sorry could not mail back as I was on the move and will be doing so this whole week but as I previously mentioned to Badrinath, it is exactly that and we do encourage marketing by our startups in this forum but a more streamlined than just putting pots up. You need to attend the meetings, connect with the members and then try and promote your brand but acceptance of your brand is completely our prestigious lot members choice and we leave it at that. Thanks

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • Kenosis F.

      like to brief about why the questions asked from me and also clarification , the reason behind is to share that Dear Friends, at young aged started foundation and i am being the Chairman of kenosis Foundation, do little what i can do for girl children to adults. Foundation based in Bangalore,working for street girl children, support entire cost of providing employment skills training and placement for those dropouts girls above 18 to 25 aged,micro credit for widows etc Plz any own interested to involve and support in kindness, reach us at kenosisfoundation(at)yah­oo.com Mob: [masked]

      August 29, 2013

  • Kenosis F.

    Dear Friends,
    I'm Isaac, at young aged started foundation and i am being the Chairman of kenosis Foundation, do little what i can do for girl children to adults. Foundation based in Bangalore,working for street girl children, support entire cost of providing employment skills training and placement for those dropouts girls above 18 to 25 aged,micro credit for widows etc Plz any own interested to involve and support in kindness, reach us at kenosisfoundation(at)yahoo.com Mob: [masked]

    August 29, 2013

  • Salma M.

    On lighter notes - Most STUPID questions people usually ask
    in obvious situations...
    1. At movies:
    Hey! What are you doing here?
    Me: I sell tickets in black here. Don't you
    know?
    2. In bus: A fat lady steps on my feet:
    Sorry did that hurt?
    Me: No not at all. I'm on local
    anesthesia. Why don't you try again? ?3. When i get woken up at midnight by a
    call: Sorry! Were u sleeping?
    Me: Na! I was doing research on
    monkeys in Africa. You
    thought i was sleeping, u stupid fool? ? 4. When they see me with shorter hair:
    Hey Have u had a haircut?
    Me: Nah! Its autumn. my hair's shedding.
    5. When someone call's on land-line n asks
    where r u?
    Me: M in market with telephone around
    my neck...!!! ?6. When i m washing my car..
    Neighbor: Hey, are u washing ur car?
    Me: No, i m just watering it so that it grows into a big bus

    August 29, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Watched the movie JOBS. Was like drugs for my entrepreneurial mind. Felt the high to excel for my company. WATCH IT TO FEEL IT!!!

    August 29, 2013

    • Salma M.

      The movie would have failed... I don't go for the flop or hits.. They are nothing but a seed from the media... For me, good movies are those which inspire you, which pushes you to do better and which you are able to connect with but that is me. I cannot talk for others. I feel our entrepreneurs put here who struggle every single day finding hope and encouragement in different forms to go on, this is a must..

      August 29, 2013

    • Salma M.

      How much I was impressed - I just bought a 40k portable projector so that I could watch this movie very night on the bigger screen.. I will do this till it fires me. Why did I do this, I am crazy, I believe I am so crazy that I can change this world and I have set out to do so.. So anytime my dearest members of startups club say they want an exclusive screening of this movie for them, I shall arrange it at a very high end class for free..

      August 29, 2013

  • Salma M.

    First question for all members here.. How many of you generated/ planning to generate the seed money for your idea/startup? If yes, how did u do that?

    August 26, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Wow... That is a inspirational story. Thanks Amit, for sharing with all of us.

      August 27, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Members- I am sure there are more such great stories.. Common forward with yours..

      August 28, 2013

  • Kenosis F.

    Dear friends and fans on Meet up, Does any body know or heard about NVC concept and how does it works out in our life as we are all very passionate about starting our own business and becoming entrepreneurs of our own? NVC can make all of our dream and deepen our thinking, ideas and suggestions becoming action oriented. It works every one of us as it worked in many decision makers life in the ITs, MNCs, Educational departments and NGOs heads. Same way it can make us also to reach our life bond inspired dreams or goals to reach to make difference in our life before making in the society through us. Even NVC works with Children , why can not like us and in us!!!.

    August 27, 2013

  • Kenosis F.

    Plz keep update us with program details to [masked]

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Salma.

    August 26, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Ur welcome Ameer... Ur visitor's ticket is done but will mail it to you closer to the event as we have not yet printed out The tickets, awaiting for further sponsors..

      August 26, 2013

    • Salma M.

      For the demo day on Nov 16th

      August 26, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Happy week ahead and a productive Monday to all....

    August 26, 2013

  • bharathkumar

    i just checked this meetup.com website i got lot of events.. but this event is unique.. i dont know anyone here, i am new here, i started my venture from my home, as freelancer web developer, i have plans to start my office in new building.. i am looking for this event.. this event was helping lot of them to start their own startup.. still i am humble to meet a entrepreneur in event.

    August 25, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Hi Bharath, welcome to startups club. Looking forward to connecting with you in this Meetup. Our meetings is all about the journey of an entrepreneur. From the time you think about starting to successfully move on. Rest in person...

      1 · August 25, 2013

    • Anshil Rajan J.

      Your flight has landed in the right airport.. Have a beautiful stay in startups club.. looking forward to get connected. .

      2 · August 25, 2013

  • Anshil Rajan J.

    Would like to personally connect to Mr.Kushal Jain .

    August 24, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Ops.. Kushal Bro.. Our member off course ..

      August 25, 2013

    • Anshil Rajan J.

      Thanks Kushal will get connected

      August 25, 2013

  • Salma M.

    I woke up this morning and was suddenly feeling a chill in my heart, was I putting my hands into many things and I would not be able to do good any where and then I opened my mail box and a friend had sent this video to me.. Got my fears flying out the window.. Thank you God and thank you friend... So to all my dearest members of Startups Club - watch this one.. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LjwEfaxM4Bc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DLjwEfaxM4Bc

    August 25, 2013

  • Salma M.

    The news is.... With some great response from the Startups Club Members from Chennai, VIT - Technology Business Incubation (VITTBI) head, Prof. Balachandran is keen to attend this event in Bangalore on the 7th September and the theme being Seed Funding, and VITTBI does bring in seed funding to startups, he is keen to take discussions forward with Startups Club members for their requirements of any Seed Funding our members would be looking for.. get you startup plans together members...

    August 24, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Naaaa.. No big trouble.. Just tied him down and bullied him to come to Bangalore.. How could he come to the Chennai event and not Bangalore, Right? :)

      August 24, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Kidding kiddo.... Prof Balachandran was super sweet and volunteered himself to meet with all of you..

      August 24, 2013

  • Anshil Rajan J.

    Hello Members let me take this opportunity to tell you something about Mr. Balachandran from VITTBI.. I had an opportunity to personally meet him during my visit to VIT. He is very patient in hearing your idea and his feedbacks were really valuable with his experience in meeting with many startups. His feedbacks has helped me to understand the level of my idea and also helped me to change few things in the system. Wonderful person to meet and interact, very down to earth person. Dont miss this opportunity. Thank you core team to invite him. Looking forward.

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Thank you Anshil to taking the effort to introducing Prof to the members..

      August 24, 2013

  • Salma M.

    The venue would be changed as we would require more space and more facilities with VITTBI coming in... Will update in the next week..

    August 24, 2013

    • Anshil Rajan J.

      Thats a great news Salma.. waiting to meet Mr. Balachandran and his team. Great opportunity for Bangalore club.

      August 24, 2013

  • Benison T.

    :) Am excited to hear the Big news

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Salma M.

    It's been very very silent in here.. Will be coming back from Chennai with a great news for Startups Club Bangalore Meetup on Seed Funding... Await an update from me by tonight.. Big news...

    August 24, 2013

  • Salma M.

    We say money talks but its do silent out here when the topic is seed funding and MONEY....

    August 20, 2013

  • Madhukar

    Sure , I will attend

    August 19, 2013

  • Srinivas

    I would be attending and would like to know how I can get some seed funding and what kind of help can be provided for aspiring people.

    August 16, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Welcome to the group and the meet Srinivas... I am sure you will be able to get few of your answers in this meet. Look forward to meeting with you at this event.

      August 16, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Name the 5 Indian companies which got their seed funding? The company name, product, when they got funded? Shoot your answers...

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Benison T.

      Salma, once you meet me you would come to know that I am a hardcore tech freek business guy, and i love collecting data like these

      August 14, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Looking forward to connecting with you.

      1 · August 14, 2013

  • Brinda Gita P.

    Hello guys make some noise, here is a question for all of you:
    what are the nine mantras for generation seed money?

    Here is the twist the first 3 right answers will get a surprise gift... so what are you waiting for, shoot out your answers.

    2 · August 12, 2013

    • Benison T.

      Salma, Well When i give RSVP's that obviously conveys that I am bound attend, not just for the sake, and I love to attend startup events and am really looking forward to it

      August 14, 2013

    • Salma M.

      That's good to hear...

      1 · August 14, 2013

  • Arnab Pal C.

    The tagline of our meeting will be " Show me da money!" :)

    August 13, 2013

  • Muthuraman A

    Hi Salma, Would like to do a presentation on this date, can I have your email id so that I can send an email about this presentation.

    August 12, 2013

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