Looking at raising money for a start-up or any new tech is, to put it mildly, hair-raising. There are so many options such as bootstrapping, angel investors, VCs or begging friends and family. There is also another way called crowdfunding, and this is how you can raise money in a fairly low risk way. So, let’s explore how you can raise money for that new tech while you’re still in university.
12 Sep 2013
Modern startups must often go mobile. They also benefit from seeking minimum viable products (MVP) that can get to market quickly and immediately create value for customers. However, in the rush to get to market, it is very easy to ignore performance issues.
An application that works well in a test environment may grind to a halt if a user has been running it for a while. In order to avoid user performance complaints down the road, a mobile startup should pay attention to the following topics.
At the beginning of every startup is some kind of product or service idea. For example, it may be inspired by a quirky observation made by a founder one day on the way to work. It could also be created by an engineer who realizes a niche and decides to head out on their own in order to develop this new tool. The new product or service may also be the product of a brainstorming session meant to create ideas for submission to an incubator like Y Combinator. Wherever the idea comes from, it is at the heart of a startup and there is no way a nonviable idea is going to gain traction on the market.
09 May 2013
Is the “indie” spirit directly translatable to business? We traditionally think of business as stuffy, rigid, top-down and concerned with continuity over innovation. However, due to technological changes, shifts in attitudes and crowdfunding, some experts are noticing a relatively new kind of entrepreneurship that has been dubbed “indie capitalism.”