Startify's "Women Launchpad" Program!
The entrepreneur journey that starts from the “best idea ever” and goes through a roller coaster of ups and downs is what we strive to be part of.
01 Purpose and Goal
✔ The “Women Launchpad” program is one of a kind designed to handhold startups through their early years and focus on four key thrust areas of building a strong story, market access (GTM) and product & digital development while we strive towards raising capital and growth.
✔ Our goal is to make the startup with as little burn as possible. We do not believe in high burn startups at the early stage. We believe that PRODUCT, PROCESS and PEOPLE make an enterprise and we work towards making the enterprise scalable and refundable.
✔ The startup gets Startify as a partner, an approach that is very different from that of Accelerators and Incubation programs.
While we encourage all early Startups to apply for the “Women Launchpad” program, it works best for the startups matching the following criterion:
1. The startup moved beyond just a concept note and have at least reached a prototype stage.
2. The startup has funds to survive for at least one year.
3. Has a strong and dedicated founding team.
The “Women Launchpad” program runs for one year.
03 4 Key Areas of Delivery
Raising capital remains the primary focus of this program, we believe there are 4 key thrust areas which make an enterprise scalable and thus refundable.
1. Strategy or the Story: Monthly review meetings on business direction, action plan, milestones, roadblocks/challenges etc.
2. Product: Differentiation, Focus, Product roadmap.
3. People: Find mentors, advisors, co founders & employees.
4. Go-To-Market: We use our network of CXOs, Business Owners & Decision makers to generate sales/business and do strategic tie-ups for rapid growth.
You can use the network to find customers.
You can also use our network for digital marketing activities such as emailers, social media posts & PR.
Since raising capital is a continuous activity, we bring is our capability to engage parallelly for subsequent rounds so on-going capital raising for your startup becomes a lot easier and faster.
Your Guides to Success
CEO of Urban Blossom & CTO of Bigfix Gadget Care LLP
Dhevibala is the CEO of Urban Blossom, a business that offers home gardening goods and services to the contemporary gardener, as well as the CTO of Bigfix Gadget Care LLP, a business that offers gadget maintenance services via a network of franchise locations. She founded Urban Blossom after graduating from IIM-Bangalore to cater to the demands of home garden lovers who desire to cultivate their own organic food and flowers.
CEO of Organic Positive
Krithiga Prabakaran is the founder and CEO of Organic Positive, a company that provides authentic and organic ancestral foods such as millets, rice, powders, batters, spices and oils. She is an IT professional turned agripreneur who started her organic journey at home to provide healthy and nutritious food for her family. She is also an embedded system architect, an IIMB Goldman Sachs 10k alumna, a mentor and a health coach.