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7 Essentials for a Perfect Elevator Pitch
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7 Essentials for a Perfect Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch grabs people’s attention and makes them remember you and want to talk with you further. Whether you are trying to raise money for your business or just want to perfect your business strategy, an elevator pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goal. Think of an elevator pitch as an executive summary that provides a brief overview of your business which can unlock a new business opportunity. In short, it can ideally be a one-page overview of your business. But crafting the perfect elevator pitch requires 7 essentials fundamentals to keep in mind. 1)The Problem Try and refine your customer's problem down to its simplest form. You should be able to describe the problem you are solving in one or two sentences or potentially a few bullet points. Be as brief &am...
Free Startup Participation:10th Medica Startup Competition
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Free Startup Participation:10th Medica Startup Competition

India spends the lowest on healthcare globally. So, it is more important than ever to strengthen the infrastructure, capacity and financing for the healthcare sector in these uncertain times. Expenditure on healthcare should be given the topmost priority. The Covid-19 pandemic has attracted the government’s attention towards the inadequacies of the healthcare systems and made it realize the importance and need to invest in medical research, diagnostic services, AI & robotics in healthcare etc. Earlypad brings you one such FREE handpicked startup competition which is searching for the most outstanding solutions in the Healthcare industry. About the Competition The 10th Medica Startup Competition aims to take the connected medical innovation to an advanced level by easing the ...
How to pitch to investors to keep your business dream alive?
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How to pitch to investors to keep your business dream alive?

An entrepreneur must pitch a potential investor for what the company is worth as well as sell the dream on how much of a profit can be made. Having a solid elevator pitch ensures that you know your business very well. Keeping that in mind, you should have a short version to speak within 10-minutes as well as an extended version that includes everything you’d like to give potential investors access to. Begin your pitch with a compelling story. It should address the problem you’re solving in the marketplace. This will engage your audience right out of the gate. You will also need to detail how much capital you are seeking, how much money is already invested in your business and how much you plan on using the money. Build a user persona or your ideal customer when spe...
Learn from the success story of India’s best Payment Platform : Paytm
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Learn from the success story of India’s best Payment Platform : Paytm

The founder of one of India’s most trusted technology brands,Vijay Shekhar Sharma has come a long way. As an entrepreneur, he has put his 110% effort to make his startup a success.Paytm is a payment gateway that provides payment services for customers and merchants. Year of Launch:2010 Founder:  Vijay Shekhar Sharma Industry: Fintech Estimated Valuation: $15 billion Investors: SoftBank, SAIF Partners, Alibaba Group, and Ant Financial. Paytm started out as a digital wallet in its initial days but has transformed into a completely new payments platform. It has been able to emerge as the top fintech company even after facing fierce early competition. Vijay had built his first company- ‘XS Communications’, a college-based startup that created Conte...
Introducing Angel Investor: Girish Mathrubootham
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Introducing Angel Investor: Girish Mathrubootham

Funders Gallery When looking for funding, don't just look for cash, look for right people. A new venture can raise money from Angel Investors who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Girish Mathrubootham founded Freshdesk in 2010, and as the CEO, has been setting the vision and direction for the company since inception. Prior to founding Freshdesk, Girish was the VP of Product Management at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp, where he was responsible for setting worldwide product strategy and overseeing product marketing, product management, and customer support. Companies He Invested Girish made 28 investments. Their latest investment is Seed Round- Hashnode on Dec 15, 2020. He invested $2.1M in Hashnode. Some of the companies he invested are Hubilo, inFeedo, Sec...
Important Steps Startup Founders Must Follow to Raise Money
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Important Steps Startup Founders Must Follow to Raise Money

According to a recent survey, 94% of new businesses fail during the first year of operation. Lack of funding is one of the major reasons. Capital is the backbone of any business. Entrepreneurs usually ask how to raise money for their startups. Here we have listed some of the steps on how to raise startup capital for your business. 1) Decide on your Main Feature(MVP) What is the one thing that your product does very well? MVP is based on the concept that you can provide sufficient customer value by delivering minimal features that early adopters will use. A lean team can usually build one feature fast than burning out. 2) Create a prototype The prototype not only shows how the product will work but, even more importantly, it proves that you’re a knowledgeable entrepreneur de...
Opportunity to learn from Startup Online Event: Application of Kaizen Concept for Startup Success
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Opportunity to learn from Startup Online Event: Application of Kaizen Concept for Startup Success

Kaizen is a Japanese term meaning "change for the better" or "continuous improvement." It is a Japanese business philosophy regarding the processes that continuously improve operations and involve all employees. If you are a business owner and want to create improvements within your company, keep reading. We are here to navigate your entrepreneurial journey. Earlypad Handpicked Events Learn from the Live Interactive Workshop on Kaizen for startups by Jayanth Murthy, Joint Managing Director, Kaizen Institute. He has over 24 years of focused training & consulting experience in the “improvement domain”. He has trained and consulted in over 30+ countries and his key area of interest and expertise lies in Kaizen/ Lean/ Operational Excellence. Start Date: 17 Dec 2020 Time: 4.00 ...
Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra
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Introducing India’s Angel Investor of the week: Sunil Kalra

Funders Gallery A startup requires money for various reasons ranging from seed capital, to promote products and to acquire technological equipment and so on. In today's world, apart from banks and financial institutions, there are various ways through which a new venture can raise funds for its requirements. One such method is to raise money from Angel Investors who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Mr. Sunil Kalra is a Board Member of Innoveda Biological Solutions. He is also a Board Member of Powermat Technologies. He has a BBA degree in Marketing and International Trade from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of Indian Angel Network and Harvard Business Angels. Professional Accomplishments Between 2003 and 2013, he was an active member of...
Earlypad Introduces Indian Startup of the week:ShareChat
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Earlypad Introduces Indian Startup of the week:ShareChat

It doesn't matter if you run a small shop or a big company. Social Media is a very important part of your business marketing strategy. India's vast regional diversity has been an issue for most brands. But, networking by the utilisation of regional content has proved to be highly beneficial for most brands. It helps in more innovation and boosts business productivity. Hence, this week we have come up with one such interesting information about a Social Networking and Regional Content Platform, ShareChat. About ShareChat ShareChat is India's own Social Media App with more than 100 million users. It offers the content consumption and sharing platform only in Indian vernacular languages to cater to over 1.17 billion wireless network users of India. It is available in 15...
Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera
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Introducing India’s Budding Angel Investor:Ankush Gera

Funders Gallery Founders are responsible for building companies for creating the right culture to promote innovation and growth. The company’s vision should be an interpretation of their own ideas and execution. An idea requires funding in its journey and angel investors are the ones who provide capital for startups to grow. Who? Ankush Gera, the Founder/CEO at Junglee Games is a stage agnostic angel investor. He previously founded Monsoon Company, a boutique software company that was acquired by Capital One which helped Yammer, TOMS, Zazzle, HP, and other fortune 100 clients launch their mobile experiences. Ankush is a limited partner in funds Metastable, Upshift, Fearless.vc, Tandeme, Kae Capital and a Venture Partner at Unshackled. He is on the board of Kunai, Kintohub and ...