Top tips for successful  social start-ups CSO workshop – 14 th  September 2009
Who are UnLtd India?
Seed funding + support +  shared workspace =  UnLtd India: an incubator for start-up social entrepreneurs.
What are our top tips for successful social start-ups?
Understand the change you want to make <ul><li>What is the problem you want to solve? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know th...
Be an outstanding communicator <ul><li>Can you describe your project in 30 seconds? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you articulate w...
Don’t do it alone <ul><li>What are your strengths or skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Who else do you need in your team? </li></u...
Understand  your finances <ul><li>Where is your funding going to come from? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your major costs? <...
Stay 100% focused <ul><li>Are you focusing on your core mission? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you taking up side projects? </li><...
It’s hard work <ul><li>Do you sometimes feel like giving up? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you feeling emotional ups and downs? </...
<ul><li>Are you taking care of yourself – physically, mentally, spiritually? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you taking breaks from ...
UnLtd India finds,  funds and supports start-up  social entrepreneurs To find out more write to  [email_address] Visit  ww...
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Presentation on Tips for Social Startups made by UnLtd India in CSO Partners Workshop "Opportunities in Challenging Times - A Workshop for NGOs" held on September 14-15, 2009 at Secunderabad

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Un Ltd India Top Tips For Social Startups

  1. 1. Top tips for successful social start-ups CSO workshop – 14 th September 2009
  2. 2. Who are UnLtd India?
  3. 3. Seed funding + support + shared workspace = UnLtd India: an incubator for start-up social entrepreneurs.
  4. 4. What are our top tips for successful social start-ups?
  5. 5. Understand the change you want to make <ul><li>What is the problem you want to solve? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know there is a problem? Why is it a problem? </li></ul><ul><li>What will your venture do to specifically solve this problem? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know that your approach will work? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Be an outstanding communicator <ul><li>Can you describe your project in 30 seconds? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you articulate why you are different? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you bring the project to life for your audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you give concrete examples of your impact? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Don’t do it alone <ul><li>What are your strengths or skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Who else do you need in your team? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you need on your board? </li></ul><ul><li>Which partners can you approach? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Understand your finances <ul><li>Where is your funding going to come from? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your major costs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know how you’re going to manage your cash flow? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stay 100% focused <ul><li>Are you focusing on your core mission? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you taking up side projects? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your implementation plan realistic? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you applying the 80:20 principle? </li></ul>
  10. 10. It’s hard work <ul><li>Do you sometimes feel like giving up? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you feeling emotional ups and downs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you wonder how you’re going to get everything done? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Are you taking care of yourself – physically, mentally, spiritually? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you taking breaks from your work? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you spending time with your family? </li></ul>Make sure your lifestyle is sustainable
  12. 12. UnLtd India finds, funds and supports start-up social entrepreneurs To find out more write to [email_address] Visit www.unltdindia.org

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