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Indian Startups. a 100,000+ member community, is a startup ecosystem bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and partners throughout India and across the globe to help nurture, nourish and empower new and growing startups.

Indian Startups has a big community with membership running into several 1000s. Indian Startups community members get the opportunity to connect with co-founders, startup team members, mentors, advisers. incubation facilities, co-working spaces,  agencies in seed funding, crowd funding,  high networth individuals and other essential startup partners.

Indian Startups aims to primarily make entrepreneurship affordable for every deserving entrepreneur regardless of financial status and geographical location. We wish to reach out to even remote cities & towns where not many organizations have ventured to extend startup help. We strive to nurture & nourish a great idea where ever it emanates and help it to see the light of the day. 
Indian Startups Network seeks to build partnership with organizations geared to play a vital role in building the entrepreneurial ecosystems in India. Along with its partners, Indian Startups believes that Startups can bring a fundamental growth across the country and provides a platform to sustain the growth.
Indian Startups Volunteers have very simple short term goal. The goal is to answer:
Did my volunteering work help a deserving entrepreneur?
Indian Startups has chapters across the globe. Some of the most active chapters being Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Houston, Texas, Edison, Chicago, and many more coming up.
Note: Most of Indian Startup events are free events.  As Indian Startups tries to make things happen for free we may have to be agile to circumstances and hence we ask the participants to be agile with the dates and venues. Please always check your event status frequently. 

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Upcoming events (4+)

Entrepreneur Development Program-EDP 2022: (17th-29th Jan) - Two Week Program

EDP 2022 PROGRAM DETAILS

Indian Startup’s Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) has enabled thousands of executives across the globe to get started with highly successful, inspiring and innovation-driven ventures.

Renowned for its basic to advanced learning from Industry’s Top Startup Mentors, EDP offers exposure to solving the biggest business challenges in the entrepreneurial journey.

In this two week EDP Program, you’ll learn about the startup journey, company formation, taxation & legal compliances, financial planning, sales strategies, Information Technology, IP, Patents, financial & fundraising strategies, and many more topics.

EDP-2022 PROGRAM DETAILS LINK:
https://indianstartups.com/events/details/?id=6a7c134b-befc-469e-b74b-aa2800126119&referral_code=meetup

EDP-2022 January Session list :
https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/

EDP-2022 (Jan) TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
17th Jan: Startup Journey & Effective Communication
18th Jan: Goal Setting, Objective & Key Results Management
19th Jan: Branding: Steps To Make A Brand Plan For A Start-Up
20th Jan: IT & Cyber Security Basics
21st Jan: IP, Patents & Trademarks
22nd Jan: Legal Basics for Startups & Small Businesses
24th Jan: Finance Strategy for Startups & Small Businesses
25th Jan: Fund Raising for Startups and Small Businesses
26th Jan: Debt Funding Strategy for Startups & Small Businesses
27th Jan: Effective Marketing and Branding Secrets
28th Jan: Franchising for Startups & Small Businesses
29th Jan: Co-Founder Search, Networking & CLOSING
30th Jan: Sales Strategy for Startups & Small Businesses

**EDP-2022 Sessions are tentatively scheduled from 6pm to 9:30pm IST

BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS
- Industry Recognized Participation Certificate to attendees
- Free access to subsequent EDP Programs for 6 months
(worth Rs.50,000) (Conditions Apply)
- Free Appointment with Mentors (worth Rs.20,000)
& many more

ADDITIONAL PERKS
-- Promotion of your startup in lakhs of email campaigns
-- Promotion of your startup on Indian Startups platform
-- Promotion of your startup on Indian Startups Meetups
-- Promotion & support for cofounder / team / employee search

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EDP-2022 PROGRAM FEE
- Rs.20,000
- Discount Offer Pay just Rs.7500 to register for EDP-2022-
https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/pay

STARTUP TEAM (UPTO 4 PARTICIPANTS) REGISTRATION
- Rs.40,000
- Discount Offer Pay just Rs.15,000 here - https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/team/pay
- Upto 4 startup team members can attend complete EDP-2022 (Jan)

**Also with the registration, gain free access to upcoming EDP Programs for Next 6 months!! (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Contact Indian Startups for any queries: https://indianstartups.com/whatsapp/contact

FEEDBACK FROM EDP-2021 PARTICIPANTS
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Very informative Intellectual Property session. Helps shape our thinking to understand how important IP aspects are. Complete value for money.
Very informative and useful EDP sessions! Thanks to Vandana for the Legal session. And thanks to Indian Startups for organizing this!
- Duhita Dharwadkar

Mentor Chinmay explained financial management very precisely. The level of the Australian education system was very clearly reflecting.
I am feeling blessed to attend EDP. Really I got full value. Thanks to EDP's administrative and management team.
- Vishal Narang

Wonderful session. Legal Session was the Best of all sessions. The presentation, speaker and everything is very good. Paying for the EDP Program was worth it.
- Komal Kathuria

ABOUT INDIAN STARTUPS COMMUNITY
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Indian Startups, a 100,000+ member community, is a startup ecosystem bringing together entrepreneurs, investors & partners throughout India and across the globe to help nurture, nourish and empower new and growing startups.

Mastering Finance Before Pitching to Investors

Online event

MASTERING FINANCE BEFORE PITCHING TO INVESTORS

**Note: This Session is also a part of the Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP-2022). For those who registered for the complete EDP-2022 Program, this session is free.

SESSION DETAILS:
When a lion roars, only other lions can understand. Similarly, if you want investors to understand your idea and give you an opportunity to pitch, then you should have mastered the fundamentals of finance as it will equip you to communicate effectively using the language of business – numbers!

SESSION TOPICS
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm: The fundamentals of a balance sheet, profit & loss statement, and cash flow statement
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm: The difference between profit & cash, debit & credit, expense & asset
8:45 pm – 9:30 pm: Break-even point and contribution margin, Budgeting & Forecasting
9:30 pm – 9:40 pm: Understanding the terms ROI, ROE, ROA & ROCE with examples

After this session, participants will have a new perspective on the subject finance and will never again shy away from numbers, instead will be able to confidently interact with financial experts and investors.

All attendees will get lifetime access to the online video program “Business Finance Essentials” and will get a hard copy of the bestselling book - FUNdamentals of Financial Statements.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This masterclass is designed for startup founders in the pre-revenue stage, the second-generation family business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs.

ABOUT SPEAKER
Chinmay Ananda, B.E, MBA, CMA
Financial educator – Business storyteller – Author – International speaker – Investor – Startup Mentor
Proud owner of six failed startup ventures
Finance Lecturer at RMIT University, Torrens University & University of Canberra in Australia
National Treasurer of Professional Speakers Australia [masked])
Author of the bestselling book – FUNdamentals of Financial Statements.
To date, he has personally trained & consulted over 1500 businesses in Australia, India, China and Indonesia

SESSION DETAILS: https://indianstartups.com/events/details/?id=de1807c0-66c0-4a76-95c9-10305007a174&referral_code=meetup

HOW TO ATTEND
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OPTION 1: AS A SINGLE SESSION ONLY
- Register for this Session for Rs.2500 at the below link
https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/session/pay
**Gain Bonus One Additional Session For Free from https://indianstartups.com/events/edp

OPTION 2: AS A EDP-2022 SESSION
EDP-2022 Two Week Program Fee (Rs.20,000)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OFFER FOR EDP-2022!
- 15 slots reserved for early birds@ Rs.5000 (5 remaining) and thereafter fee increases to Rs.20,000
- Pay just Rs.5000 (75% DISCOUNT OFFER) here - https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/pay

**Also with the EDP-2022 registration, gain free access to EDP Programs for Next 6 months!! (Conditions Apply)

After making the payment, an associate will contact you in 2 days.

EDP-2022 Program Details: https://indianstartups.com/events/details/?id=6a7c134b-befc-469e-b74b-aa2800126119

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS EDP-2021 PROGRAM

Very informative Intellectual Property session. Helps shape our thinking to understand how important IP aspects are. Complete value for money. Very informative and useful EDP sessions! Thanks to Vandana for the Legal session. And thanks to Indian Startups for organizing this!
- Duhita Dharwadkar, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Mentor Chinmay explained financial management very precisely. The level of the Australian education system was very clearly reflecting along with the interpersonal skills of the mentors were also very impressive. He connected easily with everyone during the session. I am feeling blessed to attend EDP. Really I got full value. Thanks to EDP's administrative and management team.
- Vishal Narang, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Wonderful session. Legal Session was the Best of all sessions. The presentation, speaker and everything is very good. Paying for the EDP Program was worth it.
- Komal Kathuria, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Note: Just RSVP on this meetup does not confirm your participation, you need to register at the link provided in the details above. Also make sure to provide your phone / whatsapp and email. RSVP without contact info will be rejected.

Members from not only this chapter from other chapters will be attending.

Fundraising Strategy for Startups & Small Businesses

Online event

FUND RAISING STRATEGY FOR STARTUPS

**Note: This Session is also a part of the Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP-2022). For those who registered for the complete EDP-2022 Program, this session is free.

SESSION DETAILS:
Any entrepreneur wishing to set up a business/startup and make it successful needs to take care of 3 things i.e., Product, Distribution and Funding. They will have a brilliant idea which will become the product and they may have found the sweet spot at the intersection of creating value for customers and profitability by distribution. But to really get the startup off the ground, you need capital. And to attain capital, you need to fundraise without which the business will just stagnate and lose track.

Majority of the entrepreneurs start their business journey with a small capital of their own and then start looking to raise funds to grow the business. Fundraising is a complicated affair and needs a lot of strategy and planning.

Fundraising can be a lonely, anxiety-ridden, and frustrating process. An entrepreneur needs to prepare to handle a lot of rejections. The time will seem to be dragging on and whenever a potential investor says ‘let’s keep in touch’ it will weigh heavy on you.

Most of the entrepreneurs assume that their business idea will be appealing to the investors, and they tend to overlook the efforts and complication involved in raising funds. This leads to many businesses timing the funding wrong and coming to a standstill due to lack of funds.

This session will give you deep insights into how to come up with an appropriate fund raise strategy for your business. It will help you understand the why, who, how much, when and how for a fundraise strategy.

SESSION TOPICS
Why
• Why are you raising capital?
• How to determine whether you need capital or not? 30 Mins
Who
• Who are you raising the capital from?
• What are the type of investors?
• How to decide the type of investors? 45 Mins
How much
• How much capital will you raise?
• How to determine the amount to be raised?
• Different stages of fund raise and average amounts 30 Mins
When
• When should you raise capital?
• How to time your fund raise? 30 Mins
How
• How will you go about raising the funds?
• What is the process involved 30 Mins
Q & A 40 Mins

SESSION DETAILS: https://indianstartups.com/events/details/?id=cec59f80-89d8-42be-b575-bf7770443ce3&referral_code=meetup

HOW TO ATTEND
OPTION 1: AS A SINGLE SESSION ONLY
- Register for this Session for Rs.2500 at the below link
https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/session/pay
**Gain Bonus One Additional Session For Free from https://indianstartups.com/events/edp

OPTION 2: AS A EDP-2022 SESSION
EDP-2022 Two Week Program Fee (Rs.20,000)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OFFER FOR EDP-2022!
- 15 slots reserved for early birds@ Rs.5000 (5 remaining) and thereafter fee increases to Rs.20,000
- Pay just Rs.5000 (75% DISCOUNT OFFER) here - https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/pay

**Also with the EDP-2022 registration, gain free access to EDP Programs for Next 6 months!! (Conditions Apply)

EDP-2022 Program Details: https://indianstartups.com/events/details/?id=6a7c134b-befc-469e-b74b-aa2800126119

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS EDP-2021 PROGRAM

Very informative Intellectual Property session. Helps shape our thinking to understand how important IP aspects are. Complete value for money. Very informative and useful EDP sessions! Thanks to Vandana for the Legal session. And thanks to Indian Startups for organizing this!
- Duhita Dharwadkar, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Mentor Chinmay explained financial management very precisely. I am feeling blessed to attend EDP. Really I got full value. Thanks to EDP's administrative and management team.
- Vishal Narang, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Wonderful session. Legal Session was the Best of all sessions. The presentation, speaker and everything is very good. Paying for the EDP Program was worth it.
- Komal Kathuria, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Note: Just RSVP on this meetup does not confirm your participation, you need to register at the link provided in the details above. Also make sure to provide your phone / whatsapp and email. RSVP without contact info will be rejected.
Members from not only this chapter from other chapters will be attending.

Branding Secrets & Effective Marketing for Startups

Online event

BRANDING SECRETS & EFFECTIVE MARKETING FOR STARTUPS

**Note: This Session is also a part of the Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP-2022). For those who registered for the complete EDP-2022 Program, this session is free.

SESSION DETAILS:
Whether you are looking to start a new company or have an existing presence, your product or service needs to be defined with certain parameters considering customer perception and customer empathy.

How does one evoke this? Why is it important? What does it mean for your business in the short and long-run?

You could have the best product, the most reliable in the segment you are entering. But how will your end-users know about it? What will they refer to it as? What will be the recall factor? And how will you reach an audience that is relevant and interested?

BRANDING TOPICS (2 Hours)
• What is a brand? A product or a service or an individual?
• Brand identity vs Brand Image -Perception - why it’s important? NANO VS RE.
• Academic notes & references to brand building and brand importance.
• Curate a brand - A case study.
• Market the brand not the product or service - work on consumer perception.

MARKETING TOPICS (1 Hour)
• Know your product/ service.
• Analyzing competition
• Defining the USP
• Do a basic SWOT analysis
• Determining the Target audience based on the above information.
• Penetration Geographies.
• Detailed Demographics.
• Choose a medium – traditional/ digital/ online.
- Drill deep into the medium
- Budget the cost of advertising.
- Test for initial 1 month to gain insight into ROI.
- Optimize for better performance. – time, channels, sections, mediums.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
- A sound understanding of branding techniques.
- A clear approach to marketing
- Clarity on how to achieve the advertising goals
- What impact do both branding and marketing have on a business.

ABOUT SPEAKER
- Junaid has over 16 years of experience across three countries
- An international Branding specialist with Advertising

SESSION DETAILS: https://indianstartups.com/events/details/?id=896ca01e-24fc-4a89-a903-86e6f5cd16be

HOW TO ATTEND
*******************
OPTION 1: AS A SINGLE SESSION ONLY
- Register for this Session for Rs.2500 at the below link
https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/session/pay
**Gain Bonus One Additional Session For Free from https://indianstartups.com/events/edp

OPTION 2: AS A EDP-2022 SESSION
EDP-2022 Two Week Program Fee (Rs.20,000)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OFFER FOR EDP-2022!
- 15 slots reserved for early birds@ Rs.5000 (5 remaining) and thereafter fee increases to Rs.20,000
- Pay just Rs.5000 (75% DISCOUNT OFFER) here - https://indianstartups.com/events/edp/pay

**Also with the EDP-2022 registration, gain free access to EDP Programs for Next 6 months!! (Conditions Apply)

After making the payment, an associate will contact you in 2 days.

EDP-2022 Program Details: https://indianstartups.com/events/details/?id=6a7c134b-befc-469e-b74b-aa2800126119

FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS EDP-2021 PROGRAM

Very informative Intellectual Property session. Helps shape our thinking to understand how important IP aspects are. Complete value for money. Very informative and useful EDP sessions! Thanks to Vandana for the Legal session. And thanks to Indian Startups for organizing this!
- Duhita Dharwadkar, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Mentor Chinmay explained financial management very precisely. The level of the Australian education system was very clearly reflecting along with the interpersonal skills of the mentors were also very impressive. He connected easily with everyone during the session. I am feeling blessed to attend EDP. Really I got full value. Thanks to EDP's administrative and management team.
- Vishal Narang, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

Wonderful session. Legal Session was the Best of all sessions. The presentation, speaker and everything is very good. Paying for the EDP Program was worth it.
- Komal Kathuria, EDP-2021 (Oct) Participant

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Legal Basics for Startups & Small Businesses

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