Are we all ready to witness the biggest day of the crowdfunding in India? Catapooolt through their initative The Economic Times Catapooolt Changemakers Season 2 is making an attempt to create an Asian Record by launching crowdfunding campaigns of around 35 Startups.
Its a first of its kind initiative in the country with 30+ innovative leaders,50+ startup ecosystem,800+ investors and mentors,1 million+ Indians to crowdfund with an amount of 1 Million USD+ assured crowdfunding.
The competition plunged into their journey through CATAPOOOLT ROADSHOW on first stage travelling to 8 different cities followed by a unique Startup Pitch and LIVE crowdfunding series giving an opportunity to early stage disruptive startup ideas and for all those interested in supporting the next big ideas, to come together and catapooolt to growth! Each Roadshow was spearheaded by a panel discussion by leading startup investors and ecosystem partners on the local startup challenges and growth hacks.
This is just the initial hustle, a much bigger picture is yet to come
The Economic Times Catapooolt Changemakers Season 2 is hosting Round 2 which will see winners of 1st round holding opportunity to be given a representative target of Rs 75,000 to be raised via crowd funding as a qualification.
All campaigns will be provided Crowd Funding Coaches and mentors which includes Sudeep Singh-Country Head Start-up Grind, Nitin Bajaj- Country Head f6s, Bhavesh Kothari- Co-Founder Mentorpreneur, Shraddha Patil-Co-Founder Mentorpreneur, Rohit Sardana-Head of BWDisrupt, Shivam Ahuja-Head of Delhi Start-ups, Aprna Mishra-Founder CEO Club Cafebiz,Abhinav Tandon- Co creator at Gurukul.
The mentor guidance will be on deck improvement and how to raise funds via crowdfunding, how to market their product, how to strategise alliance and how to channelize their product. The reward based crowdfunding campaigns on Catapooolt will help them in Market Buzz, Idea Validation and gain new customers.
The startups would be given an opportunity to raise funds on their disruptive ideas from 19th may till next one month and weekly announcement of winners in this one month will be made to keep the spirits high of each startup by providing special advantages. The competition is also in process of making an Asian book of record for having maximum number on campaigns uploaded on a single day. To emphasise round 2 qualified startups will see many advantages, mentioned in brief below-
* Media Buzz
* Idea validation
* Mentor support
* Crowdfunding coach
* Marketing & Takeoff: Guides and webinars
* Special advantage to weekly winners
Post successful completion on raising their successfully targeted goals on round 2,top 15 startups get an opportunity to reach the final stage
Round 3 will have Top15 startup pitch to over 30 serious investors for equity investment. The event will also be graced by A-List Celebrity, Relevant Government Officials, Prominent International Speakers and others.
The top 15 startups who make it round3 will be given a special F6s Alpha Card, any founders of member companies that have graduated from top accelerator programs, or have raised funding automatically qualify for Alpha membership. The program is invite-only and there is no membership fee.
What are the benefits of Alpha membership?
Alpha members get exclusive elevated benefits from partners that are unavailable to the broader F6S community. Only Alpha members are able to access and view these benefits. Additionally, Alpha members get access to exclusive invite-only startup event.
What is the membership card used for?
Members show their cards for priority access to startup events, free entry to co-working spaces around the world, and to redeem certain member benefits. With benefit partners, they can forge mutually beneficial partnerships with leading companies that provide services which are relevant to the startup ecosystem and the needs of our members businesses.
So now you know successful crowdfunding campaigns are not an accident. Surely you need to have a start with the idea but apart from a good idea for a product or service you also need: a great video pitch introducing the product, photos and videos of the product, good branding, customer service system, great perks or updates, a prototype, the price estimate,market planning,community building,media mileage and strategy to penetrate into the market.But above all, you need to present yourself as a professional company in order to instil confidence in your potential.
So if you wish to be the next big change, come join us at Catapooolt Changemakers by witnessing and contributing in being a part of the next big revolution.A new chapter is going to be inscribed, stand a chance to be a part of it. Our country has been preaching the concept of Digital India for quite long now,its high time we put into practise the concept and start contributing to the change.
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