Startup Saturday 13th March

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  • 1. Why Web Startups Need To Think Small - Startup Saturday Kolkata, 13 th March, 2010 Mayank Dhingra (http://mayank.name)
  • 2. About Me
    • Electronics & Communication graduate from Delhi College of Engineering (2001-2005)
    • Worked as a software developer for Fidelity and startups like Slideshare and Mpower Mobile.
    • Co-Founded kwippy.com with 2 colleagues in early 2008.
    • A blogger since 2005, have been writing about social media and marketing at http://mayank.name for about 3 years now.
    • Currently working as a freelance Social Media Consultant.
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  • 3. Context (Blog Post) http:// mayank.name
  • 4. Context (Talk by DHH) http:// mayank.name
  • 5. With VC Money on my Mind
    • Raising Money: Pitching VC, Getting Angel Funding
    • VS
    • Making Money on your own: How to be Viable/Profitable?
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  • 6. The Free/Paid Dilemma
    • Giving away your core offering for free to get more traction like say Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
    • VS
    • Charging users for using your service
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  • 7. small is the new BIG
    • Mainstream: Building a product that will be used by millions of users from around the world
    • VS
    • Niche: Building a product that only a few hundred or thousand users from a specific geography/profession use
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  • 8. The Math
    • Revenue: 50,00,000/Year
    • Charge: 1,000/Month
    • 5000 Customers
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  • 9.
    • Questions/Comments?
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  • 10.
    • Thanks !!!
    • Mayank Dhingra http ://mayank.name
    • [email_address]
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