Generating Seed Money for your Startup

"With great response from our members on Demo Day, with the highest ever attendees of 93 Members, we take pride to award our members with "Most Supportive Members" Award from Startups Club and we shall do this in this forthcoming event, so come be a part of this interesting event and be the one to experience the power of being a member in Startups Club."


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

12 noon - Registrations begin
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm - Welcome Note & DemoDay video
12:30 pm to 12:45 pm - Individual Introductions
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm - Seed Funding the the process of raising it by Vivek Srinivasan who works closely with Indian Angel Network & various other investing firms.
1:45 pm to 1:55 pm QnA Session
1:55 pm to 2:15 pm - Break and Free Networking
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm - Seed Funding Stories amongst us
2:45 pm to 2:55 pm - Announcement on the next event
3:00 pm Group Photograph & Free Networking

The registration charges will be Rs.350/- which will be the venue & snacks included.

Hope to connect with all, those who were not able to make it to the DemoDay and those who did.. many stories to shared, many experiences and topics to be discussed. Demo Day Chennai to be planned... make your self available from the planning stage as its more your Club than any body else's. Thank you.

Team Startups Club

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Salma/Vivek,

    Some points for a followup on this topic
    (a) How much seed money? (b) What does it take to build a minimum viable product (mvp)? (c) Elements of basic market research - competition, geo, pricing etc. (d) Distinguishing between basic, must-have and nice to have features (e) Using techniques such as Kano model while deciding on what features to build (f) Putting together the concept and presenting it and many many more...

    December 20, 2013

  • Atif A.

    Being my First meetup I was really wondering what will go on, But the group was really Interesting and I must say a it was such a wonderful time for me.. Thanks to Salma & Vivek.. Will surely connect to all soon.

    December 17, 2013

  • Rama K.

    Thanks guys, it was nice meeting you all and had a great session. Look forward for the forthcoming events. Thanks to Salma and Vivek for organising.

    December 17, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Thanks Rama Krishna, for being a part of the event.. Hope to see you more..

      December 17, 2013

  • L.SowmyaNarayanan

    It was a gr8 afternoon. Happy to get connected with you all. All the best for all you endeavours and a very happy new year.:)

    December 17, 2013

  • csvandana

    Loved meeting so many aspiring & established entrepreneurs, thx Salma & Vivek.

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Sheik Ershath K.

    Missed the great event and new friends this time :(
    Hope will join you all in next meet up.. ;)

    December 16, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Will be sending the mail with all links in a while and will be putting up our next meet as scheduled on the 19th. Please do connect with us through the various platforms and be a part of our next meet.
    Team Startups Club

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • sulil m.

    Great Platform! Thank you Salma & Vivek.

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Sulil.. it was completely our pleasure being their, connecting with so many of you and building associations. Thanks a ton. Happy week ahead.

      December 16, 2013

  • Padam

    Dear mentors, I was a grt session this afternoon. Knowing you all was my destiny. Wish the race begins and finds a first place for all the dream seekers. Thanks. Hope we all be connected for long. Keep in touch.:-) Best wishes. ...

    December 15, 2013

    • Swaminathan S.

      Thanks a lot guys it was nice meeting all of you and networking. Let us hope to have a long time association and see how we can help each other to grow.

      December 15, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Dear Padam & Swaminathan.. We shall surely grow into a strong association.. Thank you for making Startups Club and its platform stronger by being a part of the meet and building your networks. Have a great day and a week ahead...

      1 · December 16, 2013

  • Brejesh G A.

    Being a student, it is inspiring to see so may individuals "take the plunge" and follow genuine interests. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences today, Startups Club Chennai !

    2 · December 15, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Thank you Brejesh & Nishant for being a part of this meet..

      December 16, 2013

  • Vivek S.

    Funding option through loan without collateral for startups. http://www.cgtsi.org.in

    December 15, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Thank you Prakash.. For being one of most regular and active members.. U encourage us to work harder.. Please do let us know if you want to write about urself or ur company in the next edition of Speakout..

      December 15, 2013

    • Prakash

      Yeah salma i will give u the details by mail in a day r 2 as i have said this will b the right opportunity either before dec(service tax)or by jan (pure insurance or wealth creation)

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Rohit U.

    Great meetup. Excellent networking. Thank you to the organizers Salma & Vivek.

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Thank you Rohit, for making this event a successful one.

      December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Vivek. Just got back home in Tambaram. You have already posted the link
    http://www.cgtsi.org.in/schemes.aspx

    December 15, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Great networking and educative event

    December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Our first product opTEAMize is out for private beta. We are now looking for UX and product walkthrough reviewers to do a detailed review and give us feedback. In return, I can review your business plan, help chart marketing, pricing and alliance strategies or review your product back. I will be at today's event. Do contact me 90031 13436. More info at www.ideyeah.com

    December 15, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Welcome to the Club,

      December 15, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Looking forward to meeting with all of you.. Hope to connect with everyone so please try and make it..

    December 15, 2013

  • Padam

    Hey awaiting to see the action.......

    December 14, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Great Padam... We are waiting to connect with you...

      December 14, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Its tomorrow people... Please do be here by 12 noon.. You can come to the First Floor of Courtyard Marriott.. We will all be there..

    December 14, 2013

  • Arnab Pal C.

    Our best wishes as always with our team!

    December 13, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Awwwwww thank you Arnab.. This one thing we really feel bad about cross city events.. The complete core team is not able to make it.. We should plan a group trip soon man..

      December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Missed the mega event in Blore.. looking forward to tomorrow!

    December 14, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Awwww.. Great ur coming... Looking forward in connecting with you Ishmeet...

      December 14, 2013

  • Salma M.

    #StartupsClub core team heads to Chennai for its first Chennai meet post #DemoDay 2013.. Lovely weather and waiting to meet with lovely members of SC

    December 13, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Wat determines the investor to invest in ur startup?
    The biggest determinant of your startup’s value are the market forces of the industry and sector in which it plays, which include the balance (or imbalance) between demand and supply of money, the timeliness and size of recent exits, the willingness for an investor to pay a premium to get into a deal, and the level of desperation of the entrepreneur looking for money.

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Padam

      I recently joined the group, n would luke to get a brief bout it.if u can explain pls do let me know.

      December 11, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Happy evening Padam... Startups Club is a platform for aspiring, budding and established entrepreneurs to network, validate and market their products and grow with all of us. Attune the meet to know more..

      December 11, 2013

  • Swaminathan S.

    I am new to the group, so wanted to know how it functions and what should we carry on the day of meeting?

    December 11, 2013

    • Vivek S.

      You just need to carry yourself. The meeting costs 350 to cover for the venue. We have monthly meetings where we discuss various subjects based on the agenda set for the meeting. Also we give a 10 min slot for one of the entrepreneurs to present their business.

      December 11, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Welcome to the Club Swaminathan.. Hope to meet with you on Sunday..

      December 11, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Just 5 more days to go.. Will be mailing everyone personally by Thursday on wat you can expect from this one..

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Daranivasan

    Guess I can also join in...!

    December 9, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Yeahhhhhhh... Will look forward to connecting with you after a long time

      December 9, 2013

  • Padam

    I would like to join.

    December 9, 2013

  • Vivek S.

    Something I wrote about the Bangalore meet. http://bit.ly/18OhhUB

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Padam

    I would like to join.

    December 9, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Execllent meet got completed in Bangalore.. Next stop at Chennai.. Some memorable moments.. Most supportive members award to the group, promoting local small businesses initiative #SmallBizSatIn to be started, DemoDay2013 to be showcased... And we figure out how the seed money for our startups can be worked out..

    December 8, 2013

  • Prakash

    Salma wud like to putforth one information reg investment.as i said this month moat of our LIC policies which was in line from 1956 is closing and will be reintroduced with service tax.best opportunity now to invest before dec 31st.if u can inform the bangalore group also with my contact number i can help them with the total process.main highlight is come jan premiums are increasing and 100year term plans will be scrapped.iam going alk out this month ti do this service of giving the traditional benefits to one and all.require your help and coordination in this regard(as time is short)

    December 7, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Wpuld miss you all.. Bangalore event in just 4 hours..

    December 7, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Its quite silent here.. My favorite group, the Chennai group of Startups Club... Shhhhhhhhh dont say this to the Bangalore or Hyderabad....

    December 7, 2013

  • Prakash

    Good photos salma and a good initiative

    December 5, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Prakash, I know you will be a part of this initiation as well. I know I will receive a lot of photos from members in Chennai as well this Saturday, shopping at their local business... I know u will be one of the first.. Do this and lets rock the world.. #SmallBizSatIn

      December 6, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Many Things to happen this 15th... #DemoDay short video, #SmallBizSatIn initiative to promote local and our member's small businesses, Newsletter launch and all we need is to ensure you be a part of this event...

    December 4, 2013

  • pazhanivel

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    December 4, 2013

  • Salma M.

    To become a part of #SmallBizSat by #StartupsClub all you need to do is visit any local small business, on the first Saturday and purchase something, every month and e-mail a picture of your shopping and we shall post that picture of yours in all out platforms and the members who shopped for the most saturdays will be awarded by the Startups Club.. Start now.. From this month's first Saturday.. At ur city near you..

    December 3, 2013

  • Salma M.

    #StartupsClub starts a tradition, bringing what the Americans do to the Indian culture, from this Saturday, every month, first Saturday, we will request our members to visit the local small business and make some purchase, #StartupsClub initiatives its #SmallBizSat on the 7th and will shop books from Atta Gallata, koramangala, a local small business.. Members are welcome to join in with any size of purchase coz it could be your business next month.. Join us in #SmallBizSat to promote our small businesse

    December 3, 2013

  • Vivek S.

    Members! I want to know what are the main problems you have faced with seed funding a business?

    December 2, 2013

  • Vivek S.

    Glad to announce the first Newsletter put up for Startups Club Check it out at http://startupsclub.org/newsletter.html

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Salma M.

    congrats people... we are now a club of 1504 members.....

    December 1, 2013

  • Salma M.

    4 less for 1500 members in #StartupsClub .... Join now www.startupsclub.org/aboutus

    November 30, 2013

  • sahil

    Salma I'm on the look out for finance / accounting interns.

    November 30, 2013

    • Vivek S.

      Just provide your email Id to salma. Or mail her at startupsclub.com

      November 30, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Have connected you and Deepthi though a mail Sahil, all the best.

      November 30, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Somebody looking to hire intern in Finance in Chennai.. Prakash???? ALet me know.. Someone is interested and i will connect her to you.. Aadesh???

    November 30, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Lot of members traveling to Chennai for this event...

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Vivek S.

    We are extremely happy to announce the redesigned website for Startups Club - www.startupsclub.org

    1 · November 25, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Damn good.. Killer Vivek.. Great effort

      November 26, 2013

  • Vivek S.

    Hi Members, I want to know how many of you have attempted to raise seed money for your respective businesses?

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Hello Members, I have taken the event to 14th of December instead of 21st as Vivek and I will be attending the TIE Entrepreneurship Summit on the 18th, 19th & 20th of December to Hyderabad and we intend to conduct the Hyderabad event on the 21st and return to Bangalore. So, we are sorry if we are giving you any inconvenience but I want to meet with each one of you and so I have done this. Please do be a part of this event on the 14th December. Thanks.

    November 22, 2013

  • Prakash

    Yeah Salma!!! When I wanted to be on my Own through LIC Advisorship, this moment had come to me. I was working for Private companies and the Salary Savings was the source of Fund.Now that I am on my own when I feel that I would like to start expanding with my own office and also improve Business Lifestyle, the similar situation has come!!!Hope to Cross over this time with some innovative Idea!Working on the same!!!

    November 21, 2013

  • Salma M.

    Every time we start or think about starting something, the first thought which haunts us is, DO WE HAVE THE MONEY TO DO IT? Have you had this moment and if yes, how have you over come it????

    November 21, 2013

  • Prakash

    Salma i would be attending the meetup.hope the demo day went on well was unable to join because of prior appointments.hope to see u in dec!!!

    November 19, 2013

    • Salma M.

      Yes Prakash.. Demo day went extremely well and many members from Chennai had travelled to Bangalore exclusively for te event.. We missed you all.. Have taken a video of the whole event.. Will be putting a short video of the event at this one and this upcoming event we will be launching our Newsletter as well in all three cities.. I will be there in Chennai and Hyd as well in the upcoming events.. Cannot miss meeting all of you.. This one month seems like ages gone by..

      November 19, 2013

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