Bootstrapping a Startup? Have you done your Homework?

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Presentation at Startup Saturday Mumbai on 8th Nov, 2008 by Brajeshwar Oinam of oCricket.com on the topic of how to booststrap a Startup.

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  • Why Startup? It has not been done before? Faced with an insurmountable opportunity. A humongous market to tap.
  • Bootstrapping a Startup? Have you done your Homework?

    1. 3. Bootstrapping a Startup? <ul><li>“have you done your homework?” </li></ul><ul><li>Startup Saturday (Mumbai) 8th Nov, 2008 </li></ul>
    2. 4. Brajeshwar <ul><li>Founder - oCricket.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ex-Mixercaster - mixercast.com </li></ul><ul><li>Founded Oinam Software Pvt. Ltd. </li></ul>
    3. 6. What is a Startup?
    4. 7. Are you for Real? <ul><li>Quit your day job? </li></ul><ul><li>Commitments, Sacrifice? </li></ul><ul><li>Risk? No reward without it! </li></ul>
    5. 8. Team, Co-Founders
    6. 9. Lead by Example <ul><li>Accept Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Be a “decider”, resist becoming a “dictator” </li></ul>
    7. 10. Let’s do it
    8. 12. Open Source <ul><li>Commercial Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting Edge Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Free and darn Cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition Friendly </li></ul>
    9. 13. “ Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.”
    10. 14. “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish”
    11. 15. Links & References <ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://macenstein.com/default/archives/562 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://brajeshwar.com/2007/steve-jobs-at-home-in-1982/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/photos/phitar/152462547/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/photos/album-de-alberto/481931292/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com/photos/asam/436122446/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Articles, Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gobignetwork.com/wil/2007/8/23/stop-pretending-you-can-start-a-company-while-avoiding-sacrifice-and-risk/10187/view.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://girlsintech.net / </li></ul></ul>
    12. 16. Brajeshwar www.oCricket.com www.oCricket.com <ul><li>www.ocricket.com (code: startupsaturday) </li></ul><ul><li>Call me on my email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.brajeshwar.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/oCricket </li></ul>

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